Discussion in 'general sports' started by bi0boy, Jan 30, 2011.
Oh that's a real shame.
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.
Feel really sad for the lad
A great career regardless but he would have achieved a lot more without these setbacks.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Press conference was heart breaking to watch. Please make it to Wimbledon. Thank you for the memories Andy Murray.
Great sportsman, good lad, the driest of senses of humour
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
Pretty sure the Queen won't get the same reaction on urban.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Is it 'cause he's Scottish?
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.
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.
You mean this guy?
Wimbledon 2013: Andy Murray breaks down at Dunblane memory - BBC Sport
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.
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.
In the spirit of Andy Murray, first British men's singles winner since Fred Perry.
Good Lord no. I know what he went through there, I wonder if anyone truly 'gets over' something like that.
He is not smiling, indeed, he looks quite annoyed. Don't blame him in the slightest.
So all-in-all he did quite well.
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.
Roger Federer, 20-time Grand Slam champion, being very nice but possibly overdoing it a bit:
Really, Roger? Anyone?
(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 )
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