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RE: Will Andy Murray be a Grand Slam champion in 2016?


I don't think he will. Just can't see him getting past Djokovic. I can't even remember the last time he beat Federer?

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Bob in Spain wrote:

I am sure that most of the replies that you get, will be exactly the same as in the other thread you started very recently with the same title and a link to the same article.

But to answer your main question - YES.


 Two posts, both identical, both advertising his blog. What's the general approach to spammers on here?



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His blog? It's just an article he came across

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I love spammers and have bought a whole new kitchen and got my own Universal tennis ranking!!!

If the wind is blowing in the right direction and the planets align the answers a Yes from me.



-- Edited by Oakland2002 on Thursday 14th of January 2016 06:02:32 AM

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Decentish article in the Telegraph

www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/tennis/andymurray/12093936/Andy-Murray-Winning-Australian-Open-is-my-No-1-goal.html

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Yes :)

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No won't happen 



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Only if Djokovic is somehow taken out of the equation through, say, injury or being beaten by another player on his way to the final. cry  I'd dearly love to be proved wrong, of course... 



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Wimbledon remains Andy's best shot vs Novak. Andy beat him in straight sets in the Olympics SF and Wimbledon final the following year so Novak has yet to take a set off him there or on grass full stop. The Wimbledon surface and support for Andy ( and against Novak in a head to head ) makes that likely to be a far from unequal contest.

I really thought more than for any Slam I recall that Andy would win Wimbledon last year. An on-form Fed put paid to that. But it could happen this year with some dependence on Andy's approach as a new father - maybe reduce that angst that can surface.

I'd still have it not far off 50/50 though with one down moving a bit to odds against, but not hugely.



-- Edited by indiana on Sunday 31st of January 2016 12:46:17 PM

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No he won't make another final this year.

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I actually think the French could be an opportunity for Andy, though, for me, he'll need to keep hold of his WR2 ranking to give himself a decent shot

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thejester wrote:

I actually think the French could be an opportunity for Andy, though, for me, he'll need to keep hold of his WR2 ranking to give himself a decent shot


I had been thinking the same thing.  Andy is dealing with lower expectations at RG whereas Djokovic has all of the pressure of trying to complete the career slam.  With the Rome title today and the clay court season he has put together this year I am starting to believe it can happen. 



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He definitely has a much better chance here or at Wimbledon than he does on the hard, where Djokovic is almost unplayable. Will still be some task to beat Djokovic (and Nadal) over five sets. Andy of course is very capable of doing so, but he'll have to play, well, like he did today - and sustain it over 3-5 sets.

I would place him as second favourite for RG, some distance behind Djokovic and just ahead of Nadal. Wawrinka will be a real wild card. No idea where to place Federer given how little he's played.

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Jaggy1876 wrote:

No he won't make another final this year.


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Rome win is surely the best possible timing to get such a psychological blow in. Hoping it can start some momentum in Andy's favour in their rivalry at the most opportune time there's been for it in for 4 years given the cluster of big tournaments coming up now.

Even if Murray looses to Djokovic in Paris if he keeps that close enough I think he might have and edge at Wimbledon (if not mentally just game style-wise/home support-wise) - I still think that despite the string of losses to Djokovic Andy has a kind of edge there based on the fact that when he beat him at the Olympics and Wimbledon he won all 5 sets they played.

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