sorry, I missed this earlier post
I don't think Murray is pinning his hopes on Federer retiring; but it is an obvious prospect.
I meant you, pinning your hopes on his career stretching out just long enough (although i'm sure it's also crossed AM's mind)
Murray should have every reason to hope for a career as long as Federer's. This should mean a stretch clear of one of his major rivals.
The Jimmy White analogy is not really appropriate, as he won just about everything except the world championships, which in Tennis terms does not exist as such in one tournament.
I disagree, Murray has won plenty of the 'other' tournaments too. But the one he missed out on, 6 times, the one i'm sure he'd be the first to admit he really wanted, the one all his fans deeply wanted him to win, is regarded the pinnacle in World Snooker.
In fact, Murray has 4 chances at a pinnacle every year..
Would White swap every other tournament win for 1 World Championship? Possibly/Probably
Would Murray swap all of his for 1 slam?....
My all time favourite tennis player is McEnroe. Who gives a fig about being 'nice'?
There's a huge difference, McEnroe was a born winner. He did whatever he could/needed to get ahead and win the truly important matches.
Yes, he sulked.
And yes, he had personality. A true legend.