Sport 'I've been better than them' says Andy Murray talking about Federer, Nadal and Djokovic

09:40  19 june  2017
09:40  19 june  2017 Source:   International Business Times

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It means Federer will arguably be favourite at Wimbledon to clinch a 19th grand slam title while Nadal and Djokovic are gunning for their 16th and 13th I ’ ve been better than them for the last 12 months, that’s how the ranking systems work.” Andy Murray ended 2016 on top of the world (Adam Davy/PA).

London: Andy Murray has slammed John McEnroe's claim the world number one should be seen as 'a distant fourth' behind old rivals Roger Federer , Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic . I ' ve been better than them for the last 12 months, that's how the ranking systems work."

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Andy Murray did not completely disagree with John McEnroe's comments about him being a 'distant fourth' among the big four which includes him, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, but made it clear that it does not hold true in the last 12 months.

The Scot is currently the world's top ranked men's singles player and has won more tournaments than Federer, Nadal and Djokovic since his triumph at the Queen's Club last year. Murray won four tournaments in a row at the end of last season to take the top spot from Djokovic and despite struggling for form this season he has maintained his place at the top.

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London: Andy Murray has slammed John McEnroe's claim the world number one should be seen as 'a distant fourth' behind old rivals Roger Federer , Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic . I ' ve been better than them for the last 12 months, that's how the ranking systems work."

I never heard any of them saying anything bad about the other. Here are few words by federer for rafa and a proof of their good bonding. federer - " I ' ve done and lived the most with him [ Nadal ]. From five-set matches on court, to promoting a tournament in Qatar

"He's always been top four, but it's been a distant fourth. In a way, he's still a distant fourth," McEnroe said, as quoted by the Metro.

Murray has been at the top of the world rankings for 32 weeks and is a long way off from Federer (302 weeks), Djokovic (223) and Nadal (141). Even on the Grand Slam front, the Scot, who has won just three titles, trails the trio who have a combined 45 major titles between them. The 31-year-old, who is preparing to defend his Aegon Championship title at the Queen's Club this week, admitted that he would swap careers with them for the records, but maintained that he has been superior in the past 12 months.

"I think for pretty much all of my career that would have been the case," Murray said responding to the American's comments, as quoted by the Guardian.

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Nadal and Federer are chasing Murray in the rankings (Picture: Getty). I ’ ve been better than them for the last 12 months, that’s how the ranking systems work. Andy Murray John McEnroe Novak Djokovic Queens Club Rafa Nadal Roger Federer Tennis Wimbledon.

For what seems to be the umpteenth time, the Fab Four – Novak Djokovic , Rafael Nadal , Roger Federer and Andy Murray – are back into a major tennis tournament semifinal. Actually, it’s the sixth time this quartet has filled a Final Four (most recently at the French Open)

"I've always been behind them in the rankings. If you look at the titles and everything those guys have won, I can't compare myself to them. There's maybe one or two things I have done that they won't have but, for the most part, I would have been fourth. That's if you look at a whole career. But it's not true of the last year, because I'm ranked No1 in the world.

"I've been better than them for the last 12 months, that's how the ranking systems work. It took me a long time to get there. It's not true of the last year. But, in terms of the career as a whole, then I would, if I could, swap careers with those guys. I obviously would because they've won a lot more than me," the current world number one explained.

Murray 'proud of my career' .
Andy Murray 'accepts' his record does not match that of Federer, Nadal or Djokovic but remains proud of his achievementsAndy Murray 'accepts' his overall career record does not match that of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal or Novak Djokovic, but the Scot remains proud that he has reached No 1 in the world.

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