Andy Murray

Discussion in 'general sports' started by bi0boy, Jan 30, 2011.

  1. Red Cat

    Red Cat Well-Known Member

    Oh that's a real shame.
     
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  2. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    He was flipping great. I hope he just concentrates on getting to Wimbledon fit one more, nothing else. Don't worry about the rest of them.
     
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  3. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    Feel really sad for the lad :(

    A great career regardless but he would have achieved a lot more without these setbacks.
     
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  4. Jon-of-arc

    Jon-of-arc Fully self-actualised

    First page of this thread is classic Urban. People getting in arguments about whether tennis is shit/middle class, and whether Andy Murray is any good or not, and just getting really bitchy almost immediately about it all. Wouldn't happen these days...

    E2A Looking back, it was bioboy mostly. The signs were always there, it seems.
     
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  5. littlebabyjesus

    littlebabyjesus one of Maxwell's demons

    Eleven finals altogether in all four slams, so eight runner-up. The Australian was the one that got away really. Being greedy, it's a shame he didn't win that. Add to the list 14 Masters 1000 titles, including 7 out of 9 of the tournaments, two on clay. Plus one Tour Finals victory and year-end number 1. That Tour Finals victory over Djokovic, a winner-takes-all contest for the year-end no.1, was the end really, we now know. Again, being greedy, another great year after 2016 would have been ace, and deserved.

    Still, not done badly since the start of this thread, that's for damn sure. ;)
     
  6. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

    Every top sports star has had those setbacks at some point, it goes with the territory. His great problem was being great at the same time as Federer, Nadal and Djokovich were being just out of this world.
     
  7. littlebabyjesus

    littlebabyjesus one of Maxwell's demons

    We almost take it for granted that players will remain at the top into their 30s nowadays. Very few of the greats of the past won slams past the age of 30. If you look at Borg, McEnroe, Lendl, Becker, no slams after 30 at all. Edberg won one a few days after his 30th, Sampras one after 30. Fed, Djokovic and Nadal are exceptional not just for their level of play but also for their longevity. Murray running out of steam around 30 is actually the norm.
     
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  8. littlebabyjesus

    littlebabyjesus one of Maxwell's demons

    Double-edged sword, that. Early in his career, Murray was very passive in his play. He had to change and improve otherwise he would never have won any slams. He was forced to raise his game by the greatness all around him. Maybe in a different era he would have finished with a similar record but just playing at a slightly lower level. He was both cursed and blessed to be playing when he did - forced to beat the greats to win anything, each victory given extra meaning by the fact that he had to do it the hard way.
     
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  9. kazza007

    kazza007 Bunned

    Press conference was heart breaking to watch. Please make it to Wimbledon. Thank you for the memories Andy Murray.
     
  10. TheHoodedClaw

    TheHoodedClaw acknowledging ur soup leg

    Great sportsman, good lad, the driest of senses of humour

     
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  11. bellaozzydog

    bellaozzydog rolling turds in glitter

    I’ve got sky news on Loop in the clinic and this has me grinding my teeth

    My heart bleeds purple piss, multi millionaire ball hitter Andy Murray has a sore hip and it hurts when he plays tennis isn’t a valid tear jerker

    He plays tennis, got paid very well for it and has a sore hip which is so bad he still manages to play tennis. Whining on about having an operation to improve his life quality.......

    I know all pain and suffering is relative but sky are playing this like the ficking queen has died

    Kill me now
     
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  12. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    Pretty sure the Queen won't get the same reaction on urban.
     
  13. Sasaferrato

    Sasaferrato Thank fuck it's not over.

    The second story on the ITV news tonight was an incredibly dignified woman who had had her son murdered in an arson attack.

    She put Murray to absolute shame.
     
  14. starfish

    starfish No dialogue. Just plot.

    Be a real shame if the Aus Open is his last tourney. An absolute legend in our lifetime. Deserved more but im sure he's happy with what his lot.
     
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  15. Sasaferrato

    Sasaferrato Thank fuck it's not over.

    He is a graceless, dour and charmless individual who hit a ball over a net for a living.

    TBH, I rate the chap who keeps our area clean, by picking up litter five days a week much more highly.
     
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  16. littlebabyjesus

    littlebabyjesus one of Maxwell's demons

    Rubbish. He is gracious, funny and charming. You probably don't follow tennis much, I'm guessing. Murray has been on the right side of many tennis-related debates over the years.
     
  17. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    Is it 'cause he's Scottish? :(
     
  18. Sasaferrato

    Sasaferrato Thank fuck it's not over.

    He's Polish actually. The previous guy was Scottish, and didn't do nearly as good a job.

    Murray you mean? I'm Scottish, why would I have any antipathy towards him because he is Scottish. He'd be more suited to being South African I think, they are Boers too. :)
     
  19. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

    Nonsense. He has a monotonous voice, but has been a charming, passionate advocate for his sport and for equal rights within it. He is a stupendous athlete with an incredible tactical brain. His performance in his first Wimbledon final was out of this world and could only be bettered by someone playing the finest tennis ever.

    It’s not his fault elite athletes in popular sports are ridiculously overpaid, nor that a populist news outlet puts the story higher up the running order than it deserves. He did his job to the best of his ability and then went and found new ways to improve more, whilst supporting people in his profession who weren’t as lucky as him. Not sure how much more he could do.
     
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  20. DexterTCN

    DexterTCN Well-Known Member

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  21. MrSki

    MrSki Who am I to say you're wrong

    I warmed to him when he admitted that he sounded like a right boring cunt. Yes he is rich & has earned a good few quid in his career but he feels pain like anyone else. If it hurts to put your socks on? Would you slag off someone on ESA who was in pain putting their socks on?

    Reading the early posts on this thread he managed to shut up a few posters. Thanks to him the news does not go on about a first British winner since Fred Perry. I know he played his early years in the warmth of Spain but I bet there are a few nippers who have taken up tennis properly on the back of his successes. He has also done a his bit and spoken out about sexism in tennis. Good luck to him & may he go on to teach & coach others.
     
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  22. TheHoodedClaw

    TheHoodedClaw acknowledging ur soup leg

    Counterpoint:

    murray.jpg
     
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  23. DexterTCN

    DexterTCN Well-Known Member

    from wiki ;)

     
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  24. DexterTCN

    DexterTCN Well-Known Member

    He survived Dunblane then went on to with the US Open), Wimbledon twice and the Olympics twice.

    He never had the skills that most of his hardest opponents had...Federer, Djokovic and Nadal werel much more talented. He got there through determination and hard, hard work and it bust his body to do it.

    Kudos.
     
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  25. Sue

    Sue Well-Known Member

    In the spirit of Andy Murray, first British men's singles winner since Fred Perry.
     
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  26. Sasaferrato

    Sasaferrato Thank fuck it's not over.

  27. Sasaferrato

    Sasaferrato Thank fuck it's not over.

    He is not smiling, indeed, he looks quite annoyed. Don't blame him in the slightest. :)
     
  28. DexterTCN

    DexterTCN Well-Known Member

    So all-in-all he did quite well.
     
  29. TheHoodedClaw

    TheHoodedClaw acknowledging ur soup leg

    Oh well, if you can't see the humour of him posting that out to his millions of social media followers while round at his gran's bit for Christmas, then I don't know what to say to you.
     
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  30. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    Roger Federer, 20-time Grand Slam champion, being very nice but possibly overdoing it a bit:
    Really, Roger? Anyone? :hmm:

    (For the record, I think Murray has not only had a fantastic career but has proven himself to be a pretty decent guy all round. "Oooh, he's a bit miserable" - get te feck; he's paid to play tennis, not be a song and dance man :p )
     

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