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Murray the Most Over-rated Player? « on: November 01, 2011, 10:15 AM »
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The Bleacher Report, which can sometimes be amusing, has compiled a list of the top ten most over-rated players. While I agree that having names like Cilic, Roddick and Fish in there is good, they've made Andy numero uno.

Credibility might be stretched, though, by the fact that they seem to think Verdasco has exactly the same game as Ferrer and that Roddick has an 'above-average net game'.

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/765171-10-most-overrated-tennis-players#/articles/765171-10-most-overrated-tennis-players/page/11

'Andy Murray has all the talent in the world, but his mental toughness may be the poorest of the tour. If, and that’s a big if, Murray can overcome his jitters when he steps on the court, he can be one of the best tennis players in the game.

He has the second best backhand, next to Djokovic, and a decent serve. He could have easily beat Nadal at Wimbledon. In the first set, he completely outplayed Nadal because of his aggressive play. Once he started getting into rallies and not finishing points, he started losing.

Murray is overrated because people still think he can win a grand slam. He has failed to beat anyone on a big stage to date and he won't win in the future.

A couple of years ago, analysts made a big deal about Murray’s new conditioning. Being in good shape is a given for all athletes. It does not constitute a breakthrough strategy.

Moreover, every time Murray won, he flexed. This shows a lack of maturity. Murray’s immature behavior will be his downfall. He resorts to smashing rackets and yelling at himself.

Those antics don't help and they often indicate to opponents how little confidence Murray has.'
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Re: Murray the Most Over-rated Player? « Reply #1 on: November 01, 2011, 10:49 AM »
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Murray is highly under-rated mentally.
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Re: Murray the Most Over-rated Player? « Reply #2 on: November 01, 2011, 11:37 AM »
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Yes.......He's highly under-rated period!
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Re: Murray the Most Over-rated Player? « Reply #3 on: November 01, 2011, 12:14 PM »
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This has been on Bleacher for months. Yet another article based on supposition and personal prejudices. Far more interesting are the current ones based on stats relating to Ros.
Based on those, not supposition, I agree with Caz and could easily write an article..."Andy Murray- the most under rated- player on Tour."
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Re: Murray the Most Over-rated Player? « Reply #4 on: November 01, 2011, 12:14 PM »
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He certainly seems to be the most talked about player!
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Re: Murray the Most Over-rated Player? « Reply #5 on: November 01, 2011, 12:33 PM »
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They don't like Murray much on there, do they? Why don't they just have done and hunt him down and shoot him?

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/912885-roger-federer-is-a-better-tennis-player-than-andy-murray-10-reasons-why#/articles/912885-roger-federer-is-a-better-tennis-player-than-andy-murray-10-reasons-why
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Re: Murray the Most Over-rated Player? « Reply #6 on: November 01, 2011, 01:19 PM »
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I saw this some time ago and just brushed it off. I saw a TV program at the weekend that was taking the micky out of Andy, on about a new computer game that gets you "right to the end" ie. the semi final!!  Made my blood boil a bit, they are implying that Andy is a failure simply because he has not won a Grand Slam yet. Well if it was that easy they would not have to keep going on about Bunny Austin in 1938 all the time....
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Re: Murray the Most Over-rated Player? « Reply #7 on: November 01, 2011, 01:38 PM »
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I saw that too and it made me angry. When are the media in this country going to lay off Andy. What a load of CRAP its time they gave him credit were credit is due. He is the only play in the UK who has reached the top in the game. No wonder the media in this country stink.
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Re: Murray the Most Over-rated Player? « Reply #8 on: November 01, 2011, 01:39 PM »
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I saw a TV program at the weekend that was taking the micky out of Andy, on about a new computer game that gets you "right to the end" ie. the semi final!!

I posted it up here last week. I thought it was hilarious.


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Re: Murray the Most Over-rated Player? « Reply #9 on: November 01, 2011, 02:27 PM »
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Just can't be bothered to read such utter rubbish. They are small mealy mouthed morons, who have done nothing with their lives, and are so jealous of Andy and his achievements they resort to writing such senseless, hurtful articles. ranting hammer yuk
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Re: Murray the Most Over-rated Player? « Reply #10 on: November 01, 2011, 02:30 PM »
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Thought that was reasonably funny, just a bit of fun.

It's stuff like this that I never get: "Murray is overrated because people still think he can win a grand slam. He has failed to beat anyone on a big stage to date and he won't win in the future."

Aside from the strange idea that he's never beaten anyone on a big stage, I never get the idea that somehow letting nerves get the better of you a few times means you'll never win a slam. Nerves tend to get better the more you're exposed to a situation. For instance, I remember Murray playing arguably the biggest match of his career until that point against Djokovic in a Masters Semi-Final a few years ago, struggling to cope with the situation and getting absolutely hammered. However that didn't mean he was "never going to win a Masters" - after he'd been in that situation a few more times it just became routine for him and now he obviously has no trouble winning these tournaments. Why should slams be any different?

In any case, when that article was written he was generally regarded as being the 4th best player in the world. I doubt anyone could seriously argue he's any worse than that (he's actually been clearly the 3rd best player in the world by a distance this year) so how does that result in him being overrated?
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Re: Murray the Most Over-rated Player? « Reply #11 on: November 01, 2011, 02:38 PM »
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Yes, I never understood the phrase 'over-rated', period. Rankings and achievements don't lie.

You can surely only be over-rated if someone says you're something that you're clearly not. For example, if someone said 'Murray is one of the all-time greats', you'd be able to dispute that, based on what he's achieved to date.

But nobody is saying that. So I don't really get it.
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Re: Murray the Most Over-rated Player? « Reply #12 on: November 01, 2011, 03:02 PM »
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21 Tour Championships.....  €18.5 million in prize money..... 7th man ever in Open era to reach semis in all four slams in a year... .  

Along the way helps his country get DC promotion, and helps his brother get some doubles ranking points.....

Beautiful girlfriend..... multi-millionaire..... jet set lifestyle....

Wish I was such a failure!

Anyway, the Slams will come, I have absolutely no doubt about that.
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Re: Murray the Most Over-rated Player? « Reply #13 on: November 01, 2011, 03:03 PM »
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Murray should pin it on his locker room door and use it for motivation.
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Re: Murray the Most Over-rated Player? « Reply #14 on: November 01, 2011, 03:11 PM »
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I suppose a Slam is the only thing that will put him up there with those three in the eyes of some. But what about his brilliant achievements? His returning, his cross court backhand, his improved forehand, his net game, his unbelievable lobs, his ability to vary shots to totally mystify an opponent, his serve, when it works and lately his consistency. Do some of these people ever see his matches? I dont know why we give houseroom to these idiots!
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