Oh boy, he is was so close to winning it! And not once, but three times he got into the final of a Grand Slam tournament, but that’s not good enough to become immortal.
In those three finals (2008 US Open, 2010 and 2011 Australian Open) it seemed that he was far from winning it. Each time losing in three straight sets. It surely didn’t boost his confidence and if there is going to be another opportunity to knock on that final door sometimes in the future, he will be better off erasing those past memories.
But in my mind he has got what it takes to become a Grand Slam champion and at only 24 years of age, he has got plenty of time to prove it.
His best chance to win a Slam could easily come at this year’s US Open, where he lost toFederer in the 2008 final. Murray likes that surface (just like he does the one in Melbourne) and if he gets himself in the right swing, watch out everybody!
The Brits would love him to capture the Wimbledon title as no British tennis player has managed to do so since Fred Perry in 1936. Murray, three times a semifinalist at the All England Club (2009, 2010, 2011), will need to keep a cool head in the most heated moments and with Ivan Lendl by his side, he has got the perfect mentor and a tennis legend to advise him.
Murray is capable of beating all the top players as he has proved so many times, but the the million dollar question is, can he defeat them in a final of a Grand Slam?