The Murray Files

Discussing Andy Murray's quest for a grand slam title.

Andy are you okay, are you okay Andy….

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There is no point getting too worked up over one defeat.  You don’t become a bad player, or even a failure, from one match.  Andy didn’t play well and lost to a quality player.

We are living in a time where two players — Mr. One Dimensional and Nadal — are playing with a consistency not seen for many years.

Andy isn’t at that level.  On his day he can beat anybody, but I think the media have Murray believing winning one grand slam title would have Murray remembered as a great.  Wrong.  So, so wrong.

A great player, in my opinion, will win a grand slam title in three different years to show that they can consistently finish of all competitors on the big occasion.

Murray showed yesterday that he is tense, spoiled, and perhaps not hungry enough.  I don’t want to go so far as to say he’s a quitter, but he gave up very easily.

His mum obviously loves him very much, but he needs to cut her out of the tennis coaching equation fast.  You could tell he wanted to breakdown in to ‘therapy tears’.  When he started talking (see – screaming conversation) to his hand, it was almost a very sad public meltdown.

Andy needs a new direction.  He can overwhelm all other players, yet he doesn’t believe it.  His ‘team’ cannot be trusted or taken seriously.  They’ve taken him as far as they can — the odd masters series title — but he needs a new motivator and tactician to allow him to play a full-on power game.  The drop-shot must die.

He not getting any younger and there are plenty of young players who can play to his level on most days (See Del Potro, Berdych, Soderling, Novak, etc etc).

Hopefully Andy gets some rest and comes back his best and with a renewed desire to succeed in Melbourne.

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Written by The Murray Files

06/09/2010 at 7:54 pm

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