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Andy Murray became only the seventh man in the Open era to reach the semi-final of all four Grand Slams in once season in 2011, including the French Open at Roland Garros.

The British number one has yet to win his maiden Grand Slam title but he has been in three finals now, beaten twice by Roger Federer and denied by Novak Djokovic in the other.

Murray’s best chance of winning one of the four major is likely to be in the Australian Open, where he has reached the final twice. The 24-year old works as hard as anybody in the off season to ensure his game is as sharp as it can be for the opening tournaments of the year in January. Those looking at the Roland Garros odds online should remember this.

No British player has ever made the final at Roland Garros so the Scot will be hoping to go at least one step closer than last year and make history on the clay surface in the upcoming season.

Murray is also reminded every year that there has been no home winner of the Wimbledon Championship since Fred Perry won the prestigious tournament in 1936. The hopes of the nation will be resting on his shoulders once again in 2012 as he looks to end that baron run without a British winner.

It was in the US Open in 2008 that Murray established himself as a Grand Slam contender when he beat Rafael Nadal in the last four at Flushing Meadows to reach the final against Federer. The Scot was well beaten by the former world number one, but it did not undo what had been a great two weeks by the runner-up.
 
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