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#101 Dave T

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Posted 07 July 2013 - 10:00 PM

Sometimes I just shake my head when I read some posts on here...

Glad it's not just me then! Thought I'd missed something!



#102 Johnoco

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Posted 07 July 2013 - 10:16 PM

Just watched the replay. That took real talent and balls. Brilliant.
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#103 Johnoco

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Posted 07 July 2013 - 10:17 PM

Well done to the BRITISH no1, Andy Murray.

Maybe he'll dedicate his win the the dead in his Dunblane school, or maybe not.

What on earth? ????

#104 gingerjon

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 05:26 AM

Well done to the BRITISH no1, Andy Murray.

Maybe he'll dedicate his win the the dead in his Dunblane school, or maybe not.


Maybe it's up to him how and when he chooses to talk about or acknowledge being at Dunblane. Just as it's up to every child who was there who is now an adult how they live their life today.
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#105 gingerjon

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 05:33 AM

The guy did also donate all his Queens winnings (about 73k) to cancer research at the Royal Marsden.
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#106 JohnM

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 08:26 AM

Well done Andy Murray..  Without reservation and unconditionally. Just remember, he has just beaten the player justifiably ranked number one in the world. 



#107 Bleep1673

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 08:33 AM

The 7th day of the 7th month, 77 years after the last Brit Man won Wimbledon Singles.....


Edited by Bleep1673, 08 July 2013 - 02:19 PM.

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#108 MikeW

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 08:34 AM

I always thought he'd win a couple of US and Aussie Opens, but the pressure of Wimbledon would be too much for him ( he'll never win in France), so he has shown real strength of character to do this. 

 

Also, what's the sudden deal whereby if you don't donate all of your winnings to charity, you're worse than Hitler?  He won the money, and if he wants to burn it live on centre court, that's his choice.



#109 West Country Eagle

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 08:45 AM

I always thought he'd win a couple of US and Aussie Opens, but the pressure of Wimbledon would be too much for him ( he'll never win in France), so he has shown real strength of character to do this. 
 
Also, what's the sudden deal whereby if you don't donate all of your winnings to charity, you're worse than Hitler?  He won the money, and if he wants to burn it live on centre court, that's his choice.


He can get some tips on million-pound burning from another Scot, Bill Drummond of the KLF/K Foundation, who famously torched a load of cash for reasons that few can understand.
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#110 Amber Avenger

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 08:53 AM

Maybe it's up to him how and when he chooses to talk about or acknowledge being at Dunblane. Just as it's up to every child who was there who is now an adult how they live their life today.

 

True. If anyone is desperate to know his thoughts on Dunblane, it's covered in the excellent "Behind the racquet" documentary which is repeated on BBC One tonight at 9pm.

 

Anyway, well done to the guy. He's just a bloke who wants to play tennis, and he plays it well and has pretty much ignored all his critics. Long may that continue.


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#111 gingerjon

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 09:12 AM

True. If anyone is desperate to know his thoughts on Dunblane, it's covered in the excellent "Behind the racquet" documentary which is repeated on BBC One tonight at 9pm.

 

Anyway, well done to the guy. He's just a bloke who wants to play tennis, and he plays it well and has pretty much ignored all his critics. Long may that continue.

 

I'll try and catch that.

 

And, yes, I do like that he's still somewhat rough around the edges media-wise and let's his on-court results do the talking.


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#112 Methven Hornet

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 09:50 AM

I always thought he'd win a couple of US and Aussie Opens, but the pressure of Wimbledon would be too much for him ( he'll never win in France), so he has shown real strength of character to do this. 

 

Also, what's the sudden deal whereby if you don't donate all of your winnings to charity, you're worse than Hitler?  He won the money, and if he wants to burn it live on centre court, that's his choice.

 

I always feared that the pressure of Wimbledon would be a problem, but he does seem to have become mentally stronger. It will be interesting to see how well he does now that the "first British champion in 70-odd years" barrier has fallen. He can go into grand slam tournaments concentrating soley on his performance rather than having the added burden of creating history.

By the way, why won't he win in France (I don't really know anything about tennis)?


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#113 gingerjon

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 09:54 AM

The 7th day of the 7th month, 77 years after the last Brit won Wimbledon.....

 

A Brit won Wimbledon last year.


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#114 Futtocks

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 10:01 AM

Lisicki should take some comfort from the fact that, towards the end, she loosened up and started playing decently, if not brilliantly. Another thing she can take from it is a quick look at Bartoli's first Grand Slam final, where she suffered an even more one-sided beating. If Lisicki gets to another Slam final, she'll handle the occasion much better. Very few players (Boris Becker is an exception) win their first Slam final.

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#115 MikeW

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 10:03 AM

I always feared that the pressure of Wimbledon would be a problem, but he does seem to have become mentally stronger. It will be interesting to see how well he does now that the "first British champion in 70-odd years" barrier has fallen. He can go into grand slam tournaments concentrating soley on his performance rather than having the added burden of creating history.

By the way, why won't he win in France (I don't really know anything about tennis)?

He's (relatively) not very good on clay I believe.  It's to do with the type of game he plays., it doesn't go well with the slower surface. Someone who's knows tennis should be able to fill in the details hopefully. 

 

Edit: to add relatively


Edited by MikeW, 08 July 2013 - 10:04 AM.


#116 Futtocks

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 10:04 AM

By the way, why won't he win in France (I don't really know anything about tennis)?


While Andy honed his game in Spain, which is a stronghold for clay court Tennis, his style suits the faster, harder courts more. I think he could win the French Open, but it would be unlikely and very difficult for him, as there are so many clay court specialists in today's game.

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#117 Methven Hornet

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 10:10 AM

Cheers.

Ah well, there's the next challenge!


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#118 gingerjon

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 11:50 AM

Well done to the BRITISH no1, Andy Murray.

Maybe he'll dedicate his win the the dead in his Dunblane school, or maybe not.

 

Andy Murray and Dunblane


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#119 Bleep1673

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 02:15 PM

Thanks, thats what I meant


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#120 Bleep1673

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 02:20 PM

A Brit won Wimbledon last year.

Changed it GJ


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