Posted by kirsch17 on August 15th, 2012
After being in the top four in the world for five years in a row, being in four grand slam finals and after winning Gold in the 2012 London Olympics in Singles you would think it would come as no surprise that you would be considered one of the top guys in the game. But that’s not always been the case for Britain’s Andy Murray, until now. Many people have questioned whether or not there should even be a “Top Four” in the world statement in men’s tennis because the same three people keep winning slams, Roger Federer (Number 1), Novak Djokovic (Number 2) and Rafael Nadal (Number 3). Murray has been to the finals of four slams, including the 2012 Wimbledon Final which he lost to Federer in four sets (Murray beat Federer for Gold at the Olympics a month later). Getting to the final of any tournament never mind a Grand Slam is a huge feat but Murray still has many doubters.
Although many people think there should only be mention of a “Big Three” or “Big Three Plus One”, Murray still has one person who thinks otherwise. Djokovic was asked about the debate he said that the four top players seem to win 90% of the time, the fourth player including Murray. And there was no hesitation from the Serb explaining his viewpoint. He later added that he thinks Murray should always be considered in the top because of the finals he has been in and with him winning Gold a few weeks ago. There shouldn’t be any arguments on whether or not Murray is a top player in the game, it just isn’t fair to be stuck behind the three best players that rarely ever lose.