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Will Andy Murray be a Grand Slam champion in 2016?


If Andy could get to a final against Novak at RG, and clearly they will be in opposite halves, then Novak seems absolutely desperate to complete the career Grand Slam, maybe too desperate.

The scheduling did probably help Andy's Rome win, but he is playing very well and just getting that win could also help.

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indiana wrote:

... just getting that win could also help.


 

I think the psychological benefit of finally beating Mr. Djokovic is massive. Now Mr. Murray just has to avoid getting knocked out of RG before the final!



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yes, oh yes, yes

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Nah.

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Well, that's really it, isn't it? I love the picture of Andy Murray with Kim Sears at the Champions' Ball. He looks more relaxed and 'arrived' than I have ever seen him. Not relieved, as he often has, but just very, very happy. And he should. When he won his first GS, I thought that was it - the monkey off the back, everyone would recognise his greatness. But it was 'only' one Grand Slam ... and there was still Wimbledon. And then he won that. But even then, there was a sense that he 'only' had two Grand Slams (and Olympic gold), and wasn't quite on a par with the others. And then he won the Davis Cup. And now this. And no one, but no one, can question that he's anything other than one of the greats. More Wimbledon wins than Borg. As many GS finals as McEnroe, Edberg and Wilander. Three Slams, Olympic gold and the Davis Cup. And all with a genuine humility (how many champions would spend as much time genuinely complimenting their opponents in their victory speech?), an inspiring work ethic, and a sense of real groundedness and honesty. And in an era of greatness. Well done, Andy Murray.



-- Edited by Spectator on Monday 11th of July 2016 05:40:50 AM

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Well said Spectator biggrin



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Yes indeed

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Absolutely.
Andy is a national treasure!

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Very well said Spectator.

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If Novak has a longer than expected hangover from completing the career grand slam, numero uno isn't out of the question, now that would be the icing on the cake !!

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Well that's that then!

Not meaning to be ungrateful but "please sir can Ihave some more".

If Andy can stay fit I sense some more GS opportunities over the next couple of years, Despite his great win in Paris Novak also had a bit of wobble in the clay season and essentially has fallen off the grass.

I know there are plenty of gongs up for grabs this summer but for me a second US open should be Andy's priority. If he can finish his career having won a couple more slams, he will be one of the world tennis greats, and he has come so close in Melbourne Ina number of occasions and is now a real threat on clay so all being well he should get another 10-12 good shots at slams, obviously he is already the best British tennis player of the modern era.

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Spectator wrote:

Well, that's really it, isn't it? I love the picture of Andy Murray with Kim Sears at the Champions' Ball. He looks more relaxed and 'arrived' than I have ever seen him. Not relieved, as he often has, but just very, very happy. And he should. When he won his first GS, I thought that was it - the monkey off the back, everyone would recognise his greatness. But it was 'only' one Grand Slam ... and there was still Wimbledon. And then he won that. But even then, there was a sense that he 'only' had two Grand Slams (and Olympic gold), and wasn't quite on a par with the others. And then he won the Davis Cup. And now this. And no one, but no one, can question that he's anything other than one of the greats. More Wimbledon wins than Borg. As many GS finals as McEnroe, Edberg and Wilander. Three Slams, Olympic gold and the Davis Cup. And all with a genuine humility (how many champions would spend as much time genuinely complimenting their opponents in their victory speech?), an inspiring work ethic, and a sense of real groundedness and honesty. And in an era of greatness. Well done, Andy Murray.



-- Edited by Spectator on Monday 11th of July 2016 05:40:50 AM


 Who is 'Kim Sears'?



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I think she still uses her maiden name - the convention in the press and LTA certainly appears to be to refer to her by it, and I presume that's based on the couple's own preferences. Could be wrong, though.

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Interesting, I'm sure I'd heard her to referred to solely as Murray since they got married.

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Random googling finds a lot of articles in press referring to her as Sears. But googling also finds a lot of articles in press (sometimes same papers) referring to her as Murray. LTA refers to her as Sears, and she just published a children's book under her maiden name. Sounds as if she'd probably answer to both

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