Was actually just thinking about this thread last night and wanted to dig it up myself. On the first page I said Murrray would do well to have half the career Henman had.
I've just been reading that page and it makes me appreciate what Murray has achieved even more. To think back then people were wondering how high he could go and you yourself were speculating how difficult it would be to get to the top.
And yet not only has he comfortably surpassed the likes of Monfils, Gasquet and Baghdatis, but he's in a league with three of the greatest player to play the game, worlds above those guys who had started their careers so much brighter yet peaked so much earlier.
It's also amazing how many young players there were breaking through at that time. Nadal and Djokovic winning Slams by the age of 20, Murray reaching a final and breaking the top 5 at 21, Tsonga, Gasquet, Monfils, Cilic, Berdych all around the top 20 from such a young age. Del Potro winning a slam at 20. Now all these people make up the top 15 (bar Monfils who is injured) whilst the rest of the top 100 is filled with weaker players from the same age bracket or players peaking in their late 20's, with just a handful of young 20's and two teenagers (are Harrison and Tomic still teenagers?).
You just wonder who the next guy is that's the going to break through and compete with the current guys at the top of the game, because not one player is out there who has achieved anywhere near what even Monfils or Baghdatis achievedin their teens, let alone Murray, Djokovic and Nadal.