I'm not a murray fan but who gives a damn about form in warm-up tournaments. Look at Federer, the only time he won a warm tournament or exho and the AO was in 2006. In that year Roger won Doha and then won the AO playing some of his worst tennis ever in a slam that he won.
In 2005 and 2011 he won Doha and lost in the AO.
In 2004, 2007 and 2010 he didn't win any tournament before the AO and ended up winning the AO. Look at 2007, Roddick was all pumped up after having MP against Roger in the 2006 TMC and beating him in Kooyong. We know what happened in the famous 2007 AO semi.
Despite all this I truly believe murray will go slamless in 2012. lol
yeah but Fed was known for winning Slams before all that ....
I think having a couple of tough initial matches and coming through is a good thing. Ultimately what the top 3 does so well is to play at 60% first 5 matches, then in the SF turn the dial up to 100% and then 120% in the final with attacking tennis. Here's hoping Lendl can drill this attitude into Andy and cut out the mental lapses.