Thinking Lines: Is Now Andy Murray's Time?

Thursday, January 14, 2010

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The Australian Open starts this coming weekend so its time to start thinking about just who is going to win the tournament. The main contenders are obviously Roger Federer (2:1) and Rafael Nadal (2:1) whom combined have won this tournament seemingly every year. But honestly who wants to gamble at 2:1 odds and are either truly a lock to win the tournament? Federer has come back to the pack some over the past year and showed vulnerability against people not named Nadal when he got crushed by Juan Martin Del Potro at the US Open. Nadal and his lingering knee issues will have to show me something before I jump back on the bandwagon.

Nope my pick this Aussie Open is Andy Murray (4:1). He has the skillset to compete with any of the top players from Roddick to Del Potro to Federer. Novak Djokovic, Andy Roddick, and Del Potro have all gotten their break through major victory at some point in their career but not Murray. I think this tournament will be that breakthrough for the 22 year old.

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