US Open – Andy Murray Seeded Fourth
Andy Murray has been seeded fourth for the forthcoming US Open at Flushing Meadows.
Currently without a coach Murray’s tennis seems to be improving, though somewhat erratically. It seems that at the moment when he is good he is very, very good but when he is bad he is terrible. He has always shown a touch of petulance in his play and he can have more mood swings in a match than your typical manic depressive has in a month, but he does seem at the moment to be bobbing about much like a cork on a stormy ocean. Perhaps his coach added a greater degree of stability to his game and kept him on a more even keel, though perhaps at the cost of stifling some of his creativity.
Murray reached the quarter finals in Cincinnati after having previously beaten Roger Federer in the Toronto Masters, though Federer himself was not playing at his best, but these results must give Murray hope that he might be close to finally winning his first Grand Slam.
Seeded in top position for the US Open is Rafael Nadal, the world’s top ranked player. So far this year Nadal has won two Grand Slam events which were Wimbledon and the French Open, which he has now won on five occasions. He has twice played in the US Open semi finals, but has yet to win.
Seeded in second place is Federer who has won the US open five times. Although he has 17 Grand Slam victories to his name, this year might be a little more difficult for him. Novak Djokovic is the third seed.