Murray Wins In New York And Officially Makes The Big 4!

Sep 13, 2012

Scotland’s Andy Murray has finally secured that elusive maiden Grand Slam title and in doing so he has finally put to rest the argument about whether we have a Big 4 in men’s tennis or not, prior to his victory in Flushing Meadows, New York I did not consider Andy to be among the so called Big 4, until Murray nailed his first major title I believed we only ever had a Big 3 in the men’s game, but with his exciting five set victory on Arthur Ashe Stadium against his friend and rival Novak Djokovic the 25 year old Brit has now confirmed his place among the elite quartet in the men’s game.

Surely the pressure valve on the Scot would have now been released completely with his US Open victory and that can only benefit the man many were previously considering calling the best player to have never won a major title, he is now free from having to answer the age old question of “do you think you can win a Grand Slam title?” It will be interesting to see if this success now gives Andy the confidence to go on and win more major titles in the years ahead, I for one think that it will, how many title’s though I wouldn’t like to guess because he will still be battling the likes of Djokovic, Federer and Nadal in the foreseeable future.

I expect that Murray will now be talked about as a serious contender before each Grand Slam event in 2013 and it’s certainly apparent that he enjoys the hard courts in both Melbourne and New York, on top of that he has an adoring fan base at SW19 which will possibly lift him to even greater heights at Wimbledon next year so already the outlook for Andy in season 2013 looks very promising indeed, and we can’t forget that he trained on clay in his early years too so he certainly can’t be totally discounted on the red dirt at Roland Garros either, could his US Open victory do for Andy what Novak’s Davis Cup win in Serbia did for Nole, we will watch and see.

Once Rafa returns to full fitness and we have the Big 4 back, fit and raring to go at each of the major events, I believe that there will be renewed interest in the men’s game, it has already been a stellar time for men’s tennis over the past decade and with Andy now joining the fray it can only create more interest and excitement in the global game that we all love, we can no longer just toss a coin between two players at a Grand Slam and be confident that one of them will most likely win, we now have four Grand Slam Champions at the top of the men’s game and that will make predicting the eventual winner of each major that much tougher, exciting times are ahead for all tennis fans as we continue to watch the Big 4 dominate on the big stage.

Written by: Tono

(2) Comments

Adunar says:
Sep 14, 2012

You’re right, this will take out the HUGE pressure on his shoulders. I guess he’ll be fully confident now going into big finals. I believe he has some more majors to win. His all-around game can allow him to go deep at every Grand Slam. melbourne is where his chances are the best after the US Open.

By the way, it is the first time since 2003 (Agassi, Ferrero, Federer, Roddick) that 4 differents players have won the four Grand Slams! And I think they all won “their” Grand Slam. I mean where they play their truely best.

I expect now a four-way battle for the World Number One spot in 2013. How GREAT would that be?

Tono says:
Sep 14, 2012

Yeah you are right Adunar the battle for the top spot should intensify next year alright, it’s interesting that each of the Top 4 have two or three Slams where their game is more suited to the conditions….For Roger it’s Wimby and Flushing Meadows….for Novak it’s Aussie, RG and the US Open…..for Andy it’s Aussie, Wimby and New York….and for Rafa (when he is fit) it’s Aussie, RG and Wimby.

How they fare in the BIG events will soon determine who holds that No.1 spot in 2013…..the battle to see who ends the 2012 season at No.1 will be interesting too, will it be Roger or Novak?….or will Andy go on a BIG run and finish up top in London??

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