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After Olympic success, will Murray win the US Open?
Andy Murray looks to be in good form to clinch his first Grand Slam title after his London Olympic Gold medal performance against Roger Federer. It is not going to be an easy task with tough fixtures ahead of him. Will Murray win the US Open title?

ANDY MURRAY has never won a Grand Slam title. Will this be the year? How many times have we heard this question in the past? We have got bored by hearing the same question again and again, and so must have Murray. He has been one of the best players of the modern era who has not won a Grand Slam title. The million-dollar question once again resurfaces, as the US Open is scheduled to start from August 27th 2012. Will Murray win his first Grand Slam at Flushing Meadows?

The answer remains, yes, he can, for he has been playing impressive tennis in the current season, which just needs a Grand Slam title to top it up. But, the player has to be at his peak, if he even thinks of winning the title, where he is facing a tough draw, which includes the likes of Milos Raonic, Tsonga and Federer in the same pool. If he wins all these matches he might have to face Djokovic in the final, provided all these players also win their respective matches. The route looks even more tougher with Djokovic and Federer breathing down his neck after their Olympic loss. it is revenge time for them too.

The British player must be high on confidence after winning an Olympic medal defeating Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic, which is a huge achievement in itself. Murray defeated Djokovic, where the score read 7-5, 7-5 and Federer lost the gold medal match with the score reading 6-2, 6-1, 6-4 in favour of Murray. It proves that the player can defeat such players at a grand stage, but what happens to the player during a Grand Slam match? Only he would be able to answer this question. Surely, it is not a question of nerves after winning a Gold medal in front of his home fans.

Andy Murray has all the shots in the book to rattle top players in the ATP circuit. He has one of the best backhands in the game. His opponents are aware of the fact so make sure that they do not give him easy shots on his backhand, else the player drills it down the line or cross court. He generally waits for his opponents to commit errors and he has been successful in playing a waiting game. Though, his game has been gradually changing of late, where he has become more offensive playing attacking shots from the baseline. His new coach, Ivan Lendl has been working closely with him to improve upon his weaknesses and he has been successful till date. At least, his Olympics performance reflects his improvement.

The player, who started his career in 2005, has reached the Grand Slam semi-finals six times along with four finals. The latest final being Wimbledon 2012, where he lost to Roger Federer. World Tennis has, for long, been dominated by Nadal, Federer and Djokovic. The world needs a new champion to intensify competition in the ATP tour. Is Andy Murray up for it?

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