ronuds wrote:My point is that losing can increase your mental fortitude rather than having the opposite. It's not just stating 'someone else did it so can he', that someone else happens to now be his full time coach and mentor.
What is the point, though - that someone did it, so Murray can too? If that's what you're hanging your hat on, then you're hanging it on a prayer.
Lendl was the #1 player, even before winning his first GS and was one of the most dominant players ever. Murray has always played 4th fiddle to the other 3.
I don't expect Murray to fully repeat the success of Lendl, but he is reportedly paying the guy an absolute fortune with a 7 figure bonus if he wins a slam, so both of them will be putting everything into making that relationship work. Murrays greatest weakness has always been his in game mentality and reduced risk play during key moments, along with his serve. As someone who has watched him consistently (i.e.) all year round throughout the last 5-6 seasons, all of these have improved noticeably under his new coach.
#1 player isn't everything, how often has the #1 womens seed won Wimbledon in the last few years? Hardly ever.