Andy Murray: Brit Still Looking for a Title and a Break

Diana Sir LouisContributor IIIAugust 10, 2011

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This year's US Open is approaching and Andy Murray may not even find himself a contender. Murray has one just one title this year—2011 AEGON Championships—and was sent home after losing his second round match at Roger's Cup in Montreal.

Murray who is ranked fourth in the world lost to 35th ranked South African Kevin Anderson 6-3, 6-1 after receiving a bye in the first round.

“I’ve always played very well here and today I couldn’t get anything going,” said Murray. He had 19 unforced errors in the match.

“If he serves well, it’s a very fast court, it’s tough to break, he can be dangerous,” Murray said. 

Murray is the 2009 and 2010 defending champ of Roger's Cup and with this loss, one is left to wonder if he hasn't given up on himself.

Murray who has been ranked as high second in 2009, has not played consistently enough to break back into the top three.

Murray's saving grace is that he is most proficient on a fast surface such as grass and hard courts. This could go in his favor at this year's US Open.

Murray's best US Open showing was in 2008 when he made the finals. He would go on to lose in straight sets to Roger Federer.

Murray has all the physical weapons that make a player great. It appears he lacks the motive however. Once he gets in his head, he gets lost and cannot turn around a match.

I think Murray has the ability to win a Grand Slam. The question I guess is, does he?