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can he defend his title there in 2013?


the floor is at your disposal. have at it.


what are his chances of making the final and even defending his crown there?

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Re: Andy Murray: The Great Highlander And His Chances At the U.S. Open
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2013, 10:50:59 PM »
can he defend his title there in 2013?


the floor is at your disposal. have at it.


what are his chances of making the final and even defending his crown there?

He can but hasn't shown much all year now.
 
Here's the deal: Djokovic, then Murray. After that Fed/Nadal/DelPo.
 
 

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Re: Andy Murray: The Great Highlander And His Chances At the U.S. Open
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2013, 10:55:14 PM »
del potro is the x factor at the u.s. open this year.
 
he could make some waves. he has done it there before.
 
watch out if he gets a kind draw and gets on a roll.

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Re: Andy Murray: The Great Highlander And His Chances At the U.S. Open
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2013, 09:01:06 AM »
I think Andy has better chances to win at Wimbledon. Nole in his current form and peak Rafa are better HC players than Andy, and also Roger can still be just as good as Andy on HCs. Of those players, grass favours only Roger, so I believe Andy has a better chance to beat Nole/Rafa on grass.

Also, DelPo is also a serious threat for Andy on HCs but he's not too impressive on grass. On grass, there might be even more serious threats like Tsonga and Berdych, on the other hand they are so inconsistent that Andy would still be the favourite against them.

And, I think home crowd at Wimbledon is a huge help for Andy. AO final showed he isn't at his best in GS finals, yet he played very well in Wimby final until getting broken in 2nd set at 5*-6, which destroyed him.

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Re: Andy Murray: The Great Highlander And His Chances At the U.S. Open
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2013, 09:14:13 AM »
of course I will cheer for the clay warrior at Wimbledon but I don't mind seeing andy win Wimbledon this year.
 
he has to find a way to step it up and challenge the very best and go after glory also. Wimbledon glory for andy will help him make that next step.

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Re: Andy Murray: The Great Highlander And His Chances At the U.S. Open
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2013, 10:04:11 AM »
I don't know what to think about Murray any more. very poor clay results. people say he is great on grass, better than Novak (although Djokovic did win Wimbledon and played a couple of semis there) ... there is this discussion going on MTF ... with Nadal being back it's gonna be hard. As much as I love Andy he is simply not as good as Djokovic, Nadal or 'grandpa' Federer. I hope my friend Sid doesn't hate me right now, but I say it the way I see it.

and no, I don't think he'll defend the USO.

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Re: Andy Murray: The Great Highlander And His Chances At the U.S. Open
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2013, 03:32:37 PM »
Don't you think it is a little early to think about USO?  :)

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Re: Andy Murray: The Great Highlander And His Chances At the U.S. Open
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2013, 03:43:53 PM »
its never too early to think about the slams and how things might unfold there.

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Re: Andy Murray: The Great Highlander And His Chances At the U.S. Open
« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2013, 03:53:04 PM »
I still maintain that Nadal will win it and secretly give a giant finger to all his doubters, just like he did at IW, but even bigger since it's a slightly faster court and it's a slam. Murray, in my opinion, is still far more suited for grass. His unbelievable analyzing skills to know what his opponent's going to do as or even sometimes before they do it makes the speed of grass courts much less of a factor.

Rafa is the FIRST to qualify for WTF this year! :D

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Re: Andy Murray: The Great Highlander And His Chances At the U.S. Open
« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2013, 07:58:48 PM »
I still maintain that Nadal will win it and secretly give a giant finger to all his doubters, just like he did at IW, but even bigger since it's a slightly faster court and it's a slam. Murray, in my opinion, is still far more suited for grass. His unbelievable analyzing skills to know what his opponent's going to do as or even sometimes before they do it makes the speed of grass courts much less of a factor.

Nadal has bigger problems now, it's a critical time in his career.
 
I think Murray has a much better chance at the USO than Nadal.
 
 

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« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2013, 08:29:51 PM »
agreed. for the u.s. open, its either murray or nole.
 
it is what it is. those 2 are the top guns on hard courts.

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Re: Andy Murray: The Great Highlander And His Chances At the U.S. Open
« Reply #11 on: April 24, 2013, 09:43:57 PM »
agreed. for the u.s. open, its either murray or nole.
 
it is what it is. those 2 are the top guns on hard courts.

Nadal still has a decent chance there, he's just coming back so much can improve for him.
 
He'll be working to get back into full flight without a doubt.
 
Murray  needs to get things moving again and haven't seen much lately that is encouraging.
 
 

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Re: Andy Murray: The Great Highlander And His Chances At the U.S. Open
« Reply #12 on: April 25, 2013, 03:44:03 AM »
agreed. for the u.s. open, its either murray or nole.
 
it is what it is. those 2 are the top guns on hard courts.

Nadal still has a decent chance there, he's just coming back so much can improve for him.
 
He'll be working to get back into full flight without a doubt.
 
Murray  needs to get things moving again and haven't seen much lately that is encouraging.

It's just the clay time now. I wouldn't have believed last year after his Raonic loss at BCN that he'll reach two GS finals in the following four monts, wins one of them, and wins Olympic gold. But I don't think his last year's form is enough at SW19 and USO, Nole is this year too good.

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Re: Andy Murray: The Great Highlander And His Chances At the U.S. Open
« Reply #13 on: April 25, 2013, 04:12:05 AM »
agreed. for the u.s. open, its either murray or nole.
 
it is what it is. those 2 are the top guns on hard courts.

Nadal still has a decent chance there, he's just coming back so much can improve for him.
 
He'll be working to get back into full flight without a doubt.
 
Murray  needs to get things moving again and haven't seen much lately that is encouraging.

It's just the clay time now. I wouldn't have believed last year after his Raonic loss at BCN that he'll reach two GS finals in the following four monts, wins one of them, and wins Olympic gold. But I don't think his last year's form is enough at SW19 and USO, Nole is this year too good.

Djokovic too good? He was impressive in MC, but his HC results have so far been worse than last year. Too early to take for granted he'll ge in great shape come US Open imo.

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Re: Andy Murray: The Great Highlander And His Chances At the U.S. Open
« Reply #14 on: April 25, 2013, 06:28:59 AM »
agreed. for the u.s. open, its either murray or nole.
 
it is what it is. those 2 are the top guns on hard courts.

Nadal still has a decent chance there, he's just coming back so much can improve for him.
 
He'll be working to get back into full flight without a doubt.
 
Murray  needs to get things moving again and haven't seen much lately that is encouraging.

It's just the clay time now. I wouldn't have believed last year after his Raonic loss at BCN that he'll reach two GS finals in the following four monts, wins one of them, and wins Olympic gold. But I don't think his last year's form is enough at SW19 and USO, Nole is this year too good.

Djokovic too good? He was impressive in MC, but his HC results have so far been worse than last year. Too early to take for granted he'll ge in great shape come US Open imo.

Yeah, last year his HC results were GS W, 500 SF, M1000 SF, M1000 W. This year it's been GS W 500 W M1000 SF, M1000 R32.

But I wouldn't say he's been worse this year, two losses in early-season HCs in both years, and DelPo and Haas aren't bad players to lose against. And last year Murray had a five-setter against Nole at AO, this year it was a quite comfortable four-set win for Nole.

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Re: Andy Murray: The Great Highlander And His Chances At the U.S. Open
« Reply #15 on: April 25, 2013, 06:41:40 AM »
agreed. for the u.s. open, its either murray or nole.
 
it is what it is. those 2 are the top guns on hard courts.

Nadal still has a decent chance there, he's just coming back so much can improve for him.
 
He'll be working to get back into full flight without a doubt.
 
Murray  needs to get things moving again and haven't seen much lately that is encouraging.

It's just the clay time now. I wouldn't have believed last year after his Raonic loss at BCN that he'll reach two GS finals in the following four monts, wins one of them, and wins Olympic gold. But I don't think his last year's form is enough at SW19 and USO, Nole is this year too good.

Djokovic too good? He was impressive in MC, but his HC results have so far been worse than last year. Too early to take for granted he'll ge in great shape come US Open imo.

Yeah, last year his HC results were GS W, 500 SF, M1000 SF, M1000 W. This year it's been GS W 500 W M1000 SF, M1000 R32.

But I wouldn't say he's been worse this year, two losses in early-season HCs in both years, and DelPo and Haas aren't bad players to lose against. And last year Murray had a five-setter against Nole at AO, this year it was a quite comfortable four-set win for Nole.

Well, I suppose two losses are two losses....even though it's better to lose in the SF than R32, and better to win a Masters than a 500.

Anyway, I am certainly not writing him off, far from it, but I really don't see him as a bigger favourite than last year.

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Re: Andy Murray: The Great Highlander And His Chances At the U.S. Open
« Reply #16 on: April 25, 2013, 10:54:36 AM »
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