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Andy Murray: How much longer before it becomes unfulfilled potential?

September 6, 2010

How many more seasons can Andy Murray go on failing to win a Grand Slam event before he has to start being looked at as a disappointment? How much longer can it go on before his potential starts to go unfulfilled?

Bursting onto the scene with two victories at Wimbledon in 2005, Murray has always been touted as the player that can end the wait for a British winner at either the Headquarter of Tennis, the French Open, the US Open or the Australian Open. Its been said numerous times that he is the man to follow Fred Perry.

But as of yet, it hasn’t happened.

Sure he has had to deal with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal bossing matters as far as titles go. Everything has seemingly gone their way. I say seemingly everything because along the way Novak Djokovic and Juan Martin del Potro have squeezed into the winners circle. So why not Murray?

All of the tennis experts have fallen over themselves time and time again to insist that he possesses the skills to be a Grand Slam Champion. He has proven on a number of occasions that he can compete with and beat two of the greatest players of all-time; he’s even done it on occasions during the same week. And his prolonged stay within the Top 5 in the world since climbing in August 2008 has shown that he is nothing but consistent on the Tour.

At the very least, he always has a chance when he walks onto a tennis court no matter the opponent. Though maybe there is no sense of urgency in Murray’s head. He’s always heard talk of eventually becoming a Grand Slam Champion and maybe that is always at the back of his mind. Confident that it will one day all fall into place, maybe he’s just waiting on it to happen.

Sadly, it hasn’t happened in 2010. And what if it never does?

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