While Djokovic keeps adding wins, titles and smiles to bolster his No. 1 ranking, Murray has soaked in the defeats with the internal seething of a star student who plots for the day he can turn the tables on his master.
He has inched maddeningly close to Grand Slam glory and a share of tennis' ruling triumvirate, but it is not enough.
His consolation prize reads "0"—as in the number of Slam victories he holds.
This will not do.
Murray is a conundrum, an unusual blend of patient skills and effervescent emotions. This is his talent and personality, and he will not apologize to fit your classy image. He is ready to win at all costs.
Here are six strategies of winning tennis especially suited for Murray in his appetite for destruction.