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I think he peaked at the AO 2012. Shame it wasn't enough to beat Djokovic and wouldn't have been enough to beat Nadal in the final anyway.

In recent months he has looked out of form physically even if he is mentally starting to improve.

I think even when he beat Djokovic, that was a case of Djokovic having a bad day at the office rather than any blistering display of form by Murray. Murray looked poor throughout that tournament, and his decline was highlighted by Federer's beatdown of him.

Historically, grinders like Murray have always peaked early (see Hewitt).

Can we expect Murray to steadily fall down the rankings in the coming months and years?
 

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Could be. His legs are getting too thick for his own good. Can't be easy running around when you legs are the size of tree trunks.
 

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I think he peaked at the AO 2012. Shame it wasn't enough to beat Djokovic and wouldn't have been enough to beat Nadal in the final anyway.

In recent months he has looked out of form physically even if he is mentally starting to improve.

I think even when he beat Djokovic, that was a case of Djokovic having a bad day at the office rather than any blistering display of form by Murray. Murray looked poor throughout that tournament, and his decline was highlighted by Federer's beatdown of him.

Historically, grinders like Murray have always peaked early (see Hewitt).

Can we expect Murray to steadily fall down the rankings in the coming months and years?
Yes. This time next year Murray will be nothing, occupying the lower echelons of tennis, when you begin searching for another player to waste your life trolling over.
 

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No, his fitness was always overrated for a grinder.
 

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Nah. He's just a mental midget.
 

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No. He will still be at his peak for Miami but the decline will be steep once the dirt season kicks in.

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So he peaked in January of this year and by mid-March, he's in permanent decline?

ActuaLOL.
He peaked at the Bangkok final when he defeated his eternal nemesis, the great Donald Young.
 

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I think he is. Watch the Murray-Cilic AO match and you'll see that movement is gone

Ferrer and del Potro are challenging him for #4 in the race, with Ferrer ahead before the European clay season
 

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Could be. His legs are getting too thick for his own good. Can't be easy running around when you legs are the size of tree trunks.
thick legs actually account for better leg strength.....tennis players have massive upper bodies and puny legs would only trigger chronic cases for knees and joints.....fed has puny arms, average upper body weight but has got tree trunk like legs.....the weight carried by his legs is lesser compared to his peers, that's why he is still able to zoom all over the court like a speedy old wicked witch.....
 

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thick legs actually account for better leg strength.....tennis players have massive upper bodies and puny legs would only trigger chronic cases for knees and joints.....fed has puny arms, average upper body weight but has got tree trunk like legs.....the weight carried by his legs is lesser compared to his peers, that's why he is still able to zoom all over the court like a speedy old wicked witch.....
You're right. I know that, man.

I was just messing because the OP is ridiculous. Murray is at his prime years.
 

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Havent seen any signs of that, 24-25 years old usually are prime years. I have only seen people decline at that age because of injuries, like Ferrero and Kuerten.
 
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