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Does Andy Murray deserve the title as one of tennis’ all-time greats?

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Often considered the bridesmaid of Grand Slams, Andy Murray knows better than most the feeling of agony, desperation and bitter disappointment after losing a Grand Slam final.

Until the US Open Final 2012, Andy Murray had lost in four previous finals, winning only one set in the process, and many began doubting whether he had what it takes to topple the likes of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. Since that US Open triumph, Murray has gone on to win Wimbledon in July 2013, a host of other ATP tournaments as well as consistently reaching the latter stages of Grand Slams, all whilst combating a severe back operation which put him out of action for the best part of a season.

However, more noticeably for Murray, he has lost a further two Grand Slam finals since that famous night in New York in September 2012, both at the hands of Djokovic who happens to be Murray’s most common opponent in Grand Slam Finals, winning two and losing three times. He has participated in 8 Grand Slam Finals, and after the first four finals he had won none, but the most recent four finals have seen him triumph twice, a ratio of 50%, which has seen his career Grand Slam ratio rise to 25%. This shows a positive trend for Murray, and represents how he has consistently become increasingly comfortable playing against the very best on the biggest stage of all.

Here at The Sports Lowdown, our writer Dan Culyer takes a look at the career of Andy Murray so far, and analyses whether or not he belongs on the list as one of the greatest tennis players of all time, and predicts what we can expect to see in the coming years from the British number 1.

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About Dan Culyer

I am a 17 year-old sport fanatic - particularly when it comes to football, formula one, tennis and swimming/ water polo! I am a part-time sports journalist, as well as a fully qualified football referee! I particularly enjoy doing in-depth opinion pieces, with detailed analysis of players, teams and tournaments!

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