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Old 09-Sep-2008, 10:07   #49
andy
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1) He's beaten Nadal, Federer and Djokovic this year. Less could be said for many of those now below him in the rankings, some of whom have won a Grand Slam.
2) Federer was 22 (about to turn 23) when he won his first Grand Slam (Wimbledon) - Murray is 21 and has already reached the final of a Grand Slam, 'beating' Federer on this. Rusedski was 24.
3) Judging by his improvement this year, he's still learning and he's at just the right age to have plenty of scope for further improvement; when you compare his performance vs Nadal at Wimbledon with that at the US Open it's a staggering improvement in the space of two months.
4) With your record in predictions he's now almost a dead cert to clinch a Grand Slam. The Brits are losers in general Olympics prediction was a high point .

It all depends on his attitude. Reigning it in and channelling it correctly has allowed him to progress this far in such a short space of time; it wasn't long ago he'd slipped out of the top 10. If he goes back to how he was before he'll waste his talent. I suspect, however, this will open his eyes to his potential. He doesn't seem to display the characteristics of a loser from what I've seen thus far. With a stellar 2008 tour he has a promising 2009 ahead of him.
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