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3 Consecutive Slam Finals. Only 5 have bettered that! « on: January 25, 2013, 01:15 PM »
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Andy has now been in the final of Wimbledon 2012, USO 2012 and Australian Open 2013.

The only players to have beaten 3 consecutive Slam finals are Fed, Nadal, Joker, Agassi, Connors

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ATP_World_Tour_records

Hes on a par with Borg, McEnroe, Lendl (whose he?), Wilander and Courier.
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Re: 3 Consecutive Slam Finals. Only 5 have bettered that! « Reply #1 on: January 25, 2013, 01:34 PM »
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Great achievement. We'll never see the likes of Andy Murray from these shores again. Sometimes you forget that it's a pleasure just to have someone so consistently good.
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Re: 3 Consecutive Slam Finals. Only 5 have bettered that! « Reply #2 on: January 25, 2013, 02:06 PM »
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Now can Andy do the unthinkable? I think he can.
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Re: 3 Consecutive Slam Finals. Only 5 have bettered that! « Reply #3 on: January 25, 2013, 02:21 PM »
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The other interesting stat from these tables is he is 6th all-time in consecutive Slam quarter-finals with 9. Behind Fed, Joker, Rafa , Lendl (whose he?) and Sampras.
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Re: 3 Consecutive Slam Finals. Only 5 have bettered that! « Reply #4 on: January 25, 2013, 03:56 PM »
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I want him to have the most consecutive slam titles.
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Re: 3 Consecutive Slam Finals. Only 5 have bettered that! « Reply #5 on: January 25, 2013, 04:55 PM »
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Great achievement. We'll never see the likes of Andy Murray from these shores again. Sometimes you forget that it's a pleasure just to have someone so consistently good.
A fitting tribute to a great sportsman.  Bagpipes
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Re: 3 Consecutive Slam Finals. Only 5 have bettered that! « Reply #6 on: January 25, 2013, 05:01 PM »
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I remember a while ago there was a debate on MW as to whether it was valid to call Andy one of the greats.  With stats like that  and the USO and gold medal under his belt I believe we now  can. Do others agree?
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Re: 3 Consecutive Slam Finals. Only 5 have bettered that! « Reply #7 on: January 25, 2013, 05:06 PM »
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I didn't think he'd make me cry again.

But he has.   Heart Heart Heart

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Re: 3 Consecutive Slam Finals. Only 5 have bettered that! « Reply #8 on: January 25, 2013, 05:08 PM »
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I remember a while ago there was a debate on MW as to whether it was valid to call Andy one of the greats.  With stats like that  and the USO and gold medal under his belt I believe we now  can. Do others agree?

I've heard from good authorities that 4 slams is the minimum before you can start to talk about all-time greatness.
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Re: 3 Consecutive Slam Finals. Only 5 have bettered that! « Reply #9 on: January 25, 2013, 05:10 PM »
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I think Andy should win the next 16 slams in a row.
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Re: 3 Consecutive Slam Finals. Only 5 have bettered that! « Reply #10 on: January 25, 2013, 05:11 PM »
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 oh I didn't realise there was an official definition of all time greatness Nigel.  Well I feel pretty confident he will now.  Interestingly Inverdale was saying he was the greatest  Britain has ever produced ie greater than Perry implicitly.
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Re: 3 Consecutive Slam Finals. Only 5 have bettered that! « Reply #11 on: January 25, 2013, 05:12 PM »
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I've heard from good authorities that 4 slams is the minimum before you can start to talk about all-time greatness.
I think Andy is far from an 'all time great', but he's the greatest from a British point of view, surely.
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Re: 3 Consecutive Slam Finals. Only 5 have bettered that! « Reply #12 on: January 25, 2013, 05:15 PM »
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I remember a while ago there was a debate on MW as to whether it was valid to call Andy one of the greats.  With stats like that  and the USO and gold medal under his belt I believe we now  can. Do others agree?

I think we can definitely call him one of the greats. For me he certainly is. I mean, I know it's obvious to say, but he is there with players widely considered to be the best ever to pick up a racquet, so he has to be up there. I know cynics will look to him 'only' having the one major win (so far!) but to win one at all in this era has been so tough - just ask Del Potro. The thing with Andy, I think, is that there is a strong sense that one will lead to more, maybe many more.

It's not 'just' the majors though. Andy's consistency in the game as a whole has been phenomenal. When you look at the tables for the number of Masters wins he has had, his name is right up there with a number of those considered to be all time greats.

I think Andy is right there with many of those considered to be greats, and I'd like to also say that he is the best we've ever had in Britain by a country mile, and the stats are really starting to show it.
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Re: 3 Consecutive Slam Finals. Only 5 have bettered that! « Reply #13 on: January 25, 2013, 05:15 PM »
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I didn't think he'd make me cry again.

But he has.  Heart Heart Heart

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Re: 3 Consecutive Slam Finals. Only 5 have bettered that! « Reply #14 on: January 25, 2013, 05:16 PM »
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I would put Andy in the top 12 best ever players.
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