> Murray made the quarters in Paris once? Not sure... however, with Lendl,
> his natural game of defence,
> breakthrough in majors completed, with great backhander down the line and
> improving serve and all court > assertive power hitting, can Murray make a
> serious imprint on the FO this year?
He has played the semis in RG. He absolutely should be, on paper, able to
compete for the title in Paris. He fancies that he has a shot this year, if
he serves well. I dunno....I have suspected for a while that he will do well
at the French eventually - like you say, we need only look at his skillset.
The only problem I forsee is his movement. He is fast in a line, as we
know....but he is a big unit going at full speed....and has never quite
mastered changing direction on the clay. I fully suspect that Lendl has been
geeing him up re. the French and doing plenty of clay work. We shall have to
wait and see....his new, more attacking counterpunching shtick might be the
> If NOT, then why not?