Extremely tough to win a Grand Slams now, says Murray

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London, Sep.17 (ANI): World Number three Andy Murray is of the view that winning a Grand Slam title in the present day and age is far more tougher than it was before, given the kind of talent on show in the tennis circuit.

He said that when players are competing against the likes of Roger Federer, Raphael Nadal and now Juan Martin Del Potro, winning a title was not easy.

"It's really, really tough to win the slams now so Del Potro's effort was pretty good. There's no question that Roger (Federer) and Rafa (Nadal) are two of the best ever. Roger's people say he's the best of all time; that's not really up for debate. And Rafa, providing he stays healthy, I'd expect to get to double figures on slam wins," The Telegraph quoted Murray, as saying.

"That's better than any two rivals have managed together and then behind them the standard is very high. There are guys like (Andy) Roddick who's only managed to win one slam right at the start of that career and he's a great player," he added.

Murray, who exited from the US Open in the fourth-round, also said that he wanted to take his mind off his disappointment and move on.

For the moment, he is only concerned about defeating a couple of Polish journeymen to provide Britain with the platform for a victory which would ensure they do not get demoted to the Davis Cup's third tier for the first time in 13 years. (ANI)

Story first published: Thursday, September 17, 2009, 12:06 [IST]
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