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Who will win a major first: Murray or Jankovic?

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Murray vs Jankovic: Who will win a major first?
« on: September 08, 2008, 08:12:10 PM »
Both Andy Murray and Jelena Jankovic just made their first ever major final at the US Open. Both lost in straight sets against a juggernaut (Serena/Federer). Both are still relatively young (23 for Jankovic, 21 for Murray). Both are ranked in the top 4 in the world (2 for Jankovic, 4 for Murray). Who will win a major first?

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Re: Murray vs Jankovic: Who will win a major first?
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2008, 08:42:01 PM »
Andy Roddick.

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Re: Murray vs Jankovic: Who will win a major first?
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2008, 03:57:26 AM »


Jankovic doesn't seem to have the attitude to won in big moments. Atleast, that is the impression I have got. She seems happy to make it to the big ocassion and then lose.


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Re: Murray vs Jankovic: Who will win a major first?
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2008, 08:12:10 AM »
I say JJ because she is more likely to get to a final and play against someone she can beat than Murray is.  Murray will have to beat at least 2 or 3 really tough players to get it done. 

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Re: Murray vs Jankovic: Who will win a major first?
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2008, 08:18:12 AM »
I'd have to say Murray is more capable, but I think Janks is more likely.
Murray has to get through at least 3 dedicated professionals in Nadal, Federer and Djokovic, in addition to a host of up and comers.
Janks' competition are the Williams sisters, who seem to have dedicated themselves to tennis, but still don't play enough, Shrieks, who is injured, Ivanovic, Kuznetsova and perhaps Dementieva. All of who suffer from nerves, and none of whom can hold their serve in a big moment.
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Re: Murray vs Jankovic: Who will win a major first?
« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2008, 09:52:06 AM »
Jankovic, because the women are just unpredictable at times...She has a real shot at the French Open in my opinion. 
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Re: Murray vs Jankovic: Who will win a major first?
« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2008, 12:23:47 PM »
Jankovic might be the most likely to win the French Open.   I really cant see a Williams ever winning that particular slam again.    I would like her chances in a rematch with Ivanovic even if Ana gets back on track.   Dementieva might never win a slam at this point, she really blew her shot at the French and U.S Open both this year, she is getting old to keep doing that.     Safina is looking more and more like a headcase in the big matches.
Sharapova wont win the French even if she returns healthy as a big force on tour.   

I actually think Jankovic will win the French next year probably.   So I think the only way Murray gets in first I think is if he wins the Australian Open, and while he could it is more likely not to happen then to happen.  Anyway Jankovic could be in the top 3 or 4 to win there herself, and while the Williams are more capable there then they are at the French at that point they are also much more vurnerable there then Wimbledon or the U.S Open, in fact Venus hasnt been past the quarters there in forever it seems.   
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Re: Murray vs Jankovic: Who will win a major first?
« Reply #10 on: September 09, 2008, 10:51:35 PM »
Murray has Nadal, Roger and Novak.......one of them will eventually get him on hardcourt Slams, no chance on clay or grass!

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Re: Murray vs Jankovic: Who will win a major first?
« Reply #11 on: September 10, 2008, 01:27:32 AM »
My vote for Jelena, Andy had a great chance, it might be a long time before he has a second one.

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Re: Murray vs Jankovic: Who will win a major first?
« Reply #12 on: September 10, 2008, 10:55:18 AM »
Jelena if I had to pick one. Too many tough guys to wade through for Murray to get a Slam in the next 3-4 years.

However, she seems to be more content showing off her flexibility and watching t.v. then she does really committing to the task at hand. I'd of thought she would have outgrown that type behavior by now. But the comp. isn't as strong so I could see her winning one before Andy.

I wouldn't be surprised if neither ever won a major.
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Re: Murray vs Jankovic: Who will win a major first?
« Reply #13 on: September 10, 2008, 10:02:37 PM »
Jankovic.

Even though Murray is a better player, it is harder to win slams for men these days than for women now .... WTA is so unpredictable anyone can win....
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Re: Murray vs Jankovic: Who will win a major first?
« Reply #14 on: September 11, 2008, 09:31:55 AM »
It seems pretty strong in Jelenas favor so far.   What is in her favor is more the WTA field vs the ATP then her own abilities vs Murrays.

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Re: Murray vs Jankovic: Who will win a major first?
« Reply #15 on: September 14, 2008, 12:39:11 AM »
I said Jankovic just because of the disarray the WTA is in right now.  Heck, with so many injuries, there may be a lot of different winners.  I think it'll be easier for her to win first since there are not a lot of higher ranked players that she has to go through.  Murray will possibly have to still go through the big 3 before he can win... (which may happen), but Jankovic has a better shot (to me).

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Re: Murray vs Jankovic: Who will win a major first?
« Reply #16 on: September 14, 2008, 07:53:15 PM »
Jankovic most likely will win a slam first.  Murray has no chance to win RG, and I don't think he would win Wimbledon either.  His best chance is on hardcourts but I think Djokovic and Federer are still better than him on hardcourts. 
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Re: Murray vs Jankovic: Who will win a major first?
« Reply #17 on: September 16, 2008, 07:16:36 PM »
Jankovic most likely will win a slam first.  Murray has no chance to win RG, and I don't think he would win Wimbledon either.  His best chance is on hardcourts but I think Djokovic and Federer are still better than him on hardcourts. 

If Murray fit i Fancy him 2 win the Australian Open,so i think he win a slam first.

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Re: Murray vs Jankovic: Who will win a major first?
« Reply #18 on: September 16, 2008, 08:47:41 PM »
Jankovic most likely will win a slam first.  Murray has no chance to win RG, and I don't think he would win Wimbledon either.  His best chance is on hardcourts but I think Djokovic and Federer are still better than him on hardcourts. 

If Murray fit i Fancy him 2 win the Australian Open,so i think he win a slam first.


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Re: Murray vs Jankovic: Who will win a major first?
« Reply #19 on: September 07, 2010, 02:53:03 PM »
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