Re: What Murray needs to surpass Safin and Hewitt?
Career-wise, he needs just one more Slam to surpass Safin:
-Both will have 2 Slams
-Murray's 6 (or more) finals > Safin's 4
-No world tour finals wins/Finals
-Murray is way more accomplished in Masters and smaller tournaments
Safin has #1 ranking over him, which is clearly not enough.
Against Hewitt it will be a closer fight career-wise once Murray wins another Slam. Murray has more Slam finals and Olympic gold, but Hewitt is a 2 time Masters Cup champion, world #1, and has more titles (but most of them from small tourneys).
Doesn't matter though, because it's pretty NID that Murray will be better than both of them in a couple of years.
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