Roger Federer has won 17 Grand Slam single titles, while Rafael Nadal has won 14 titles. Novak Djokovic recently joined the two-digit league with 10 titles to his name. All three of them have been World No. 1 in the past (Djokovic is the current one).
Andy Murray, the current World No. 2, has only two GS titles to his name. Does this contradict the statement that a player is successful only if he/she has multiple Grand Slam titles? Or is success beyond the titles & more about consistency and the level of play?
Is writing off Murray as ‘lucky’ for his number two ranking actually justified? Let’s find out whether Andy Murray deserves his spot.
Murray became the World No. 2 on October 12, 2015 but this is not the first time he has achieved this feat. Times were different when he first became number two in August 2009 after he made his debut semi-final appearance in Wimbledon. Now, he has two Grand Slam titles, which are the 2012 US Open and 2013 Wimbledon ones respectively, along with an Olympic gold medal in singles and silver medal in mixed doubles. Luck cannot take you far in the absence of talent and hard work.
Here are the top five reasons why Murray deserves to be the world number 2, despite not having as many wins as the top guns.