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Post by venice1 on Fri Jun 29, 2012 2:05 am

What? No Wimbledon post even though everyone knows that tennis is the 'soft' country club sport with the ultra-light rackets and yellow bouncy balls where as golf has irons and clubs and rock hard balls unless one is playing with the pink or yellow or glow in the dark types.

Question: what's the real take on Andy Murray and his favorability in the U.K.? Currently good match against Dr. Ivo and his nasty serve in the 2nd set. And no noticeable advantage yet among the Big 3 but Federer beginning to show very slight hints of age creeping in this past year or so. At this moment I would rank them for this show: 1. Rafa, 2. Djoko, 3. Roger.
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Post by diggers on Fri Jun 29, 2012 2:45 am

Id love Murray to win a slam, it would probably be my sporting wish for the year. Always going to be a serve fest today for him, Karlo never rolls over for anyone.
Id still have Djoko ahead of Nadal but not by much and hard to split Fed and Murray as they hardly ever play these days, once in 18 months or something like that.

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Post by BlueCoverman on Fri Jun 29, 2012 3:53 am

Sorry can't stand Andy Murray and never have. Be more than happy to see him knocked out quicker than an England football team at a major championship...
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Post by LondonJonnyO on Fri Jun 29, 2012 3:58 am

He's a scottish twat.
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Post by venice1 on Fri Jun 29, 2012 5:07 am

Rafa just barely won another tough first setter. Seems to take a long time to warm up on the grass courts and then suddenly he's in cruise control. Not a healthy program to keep following against the top guys but then he seems to defy the odds more than once. Have to move Djoko back into the #1 spot now ala Diggers' picks above.
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Post by Davie on Fri Jun 29, 2012 5:31 am

I sense there is little more love for Murray these days - but obviously not from some of the Golf Chat regulars, and I must confess to being on their side. There is just something that makes him SO hard to like

That, and the fact he looks like one of those velociraptors from Jurassic Park
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Post by diggers on Fri Jun 29, 2012 7:56 am

This Rosol bloke is playing out of his skin. Unreal , can he close it out though.

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Post by 1GrumpyGolfer on Fri Jun 29, 2012 8:01 am

Seems like an amazing match, Murray must be willing him on.

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Post by 1GrumpyGolfer on Fri Jun 29, 2012 8:06 am

Wow, guess Rosol will be getting thank you cards and gifts from Djoko, Federer and Murray

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Post by diggers on Fri Jun 29, 2012 8:07 am

Bloody hell. Murrays side of the draw wide open now. Del Potro maybe the threat but Murray has his number usually.
But one of the biggest upsets ever at Wimbo, the guy held out without a sign of any nerves, fantastic.

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Post by Mary_S on Fri Jun 29, 2012 8:37 am

Looks like I'm in the minority, but I'm happy to see Andy Murray do well. Saw him on Soccer AM a couple of years ago, and he came across as having a good sense of humour, and not adverse to a bit of mickey taking.

Remember, he's a Brit ........... until he gets knocked out!
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Post by diggers on Fri Jun 29, 2012 9:24 am

Mary, you will rarely here a bad word about Murray from a journalist. Even though he is cagey with the media they all recognise and will say he is a genuinely nice guy.

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Post by venice1 on Fri Jun 29, 2012 10:00 am

The way things are shaping not sure that Djoko and Fed will survive to the finish and Murray has crowd pleaser and sometimes brilliant Baghdatis next up after Marcos barely broke a sweat when his 2nd round opponent Dimitrov retired. Should be a good one. And then it gets worse with the winner meeting either Cilic, Querrey or Raonic. Noboby wants to tackle Raonic with good cause.
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Post by diggers on Fri Jun 29, 2012 8:28 pm

Raonic looks like a prospect...then again so have plenty of others, like Tomic, who have flattered to decieve. He has to much game for Baghditas though it might be another 4 setter.
Murray has been incredibly consistent in the Slams for a long time now, you can be sure that nobody want to play him unless they have to either.

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Post by 1GrumpyGolfer on Sat Jun 30, 2012 6:41 am

Could another top seed be on their way out? Fed Express playing another big hitting monster: Julien Benneteau.

Big hitter took the first two sets, Fed roared back to win the third but has to hold serve to take the fourth set to a tie break.


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Post by Mary_S on Sat Jun 30, 2012 6:44 am

Tie break it is - nail biting time!
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Post by 1GrumpyGolfer on Sat Jun 30, 2012 6:57 am

So Swiss Tony lives to fight another set.

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Post by Mary_S on Sat Jun 30, 2012 7:50 am

Game, set and match. Rather spoilt by the injury to Benneteau though.
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Post by venice1 on Sat Jun 30, 2012 8:01 am

diggers wrote:Murray has been incredibly consistent in the Slams for a long time now, you can be sure that nobody want to play him unless they have to either.

Definitely. Always under the radar when the other 3 are in the same tourney. Murray's best chance is suddenly this year with Nadal out of the way. Hard to imagine him not winning at least one major during his career.

A modern day mini miracle taking place as 4 U.S. players still remaining. Roddick with the least chance of advancing against David Ferrer, everybody's favorite little player who might make Andy look silly if things get out of hand early.
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Post by venice1 on Sun Jul 01, 2012 5:22 am

Murray / Baghdatis. Pure entertainment. Can't but help Marcos' reactions, mannerisms, shot selections, though ill-advised sometimes, and energy. Tennis needs more like him.
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Post by Davie on Sun Jul 01, 2012 5:47 am

Has wee Jimmy Krankie lost yet?
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Post by venice1 on Sun Jul 01, 2012 7:06 am

And the roof closes... on Murray?
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Post by venice1 on Thu Jul 05, 2012 3:43 am

Murray / Ferrer is modern tennis at its best competition-wise. That said, Murray is his own worst enemy on certain shot selections when he's controlling the pace of the point.
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Post by Davie on Thu Jul 05, 2012 5:58 am

The wee scrawny git is through to another semi - that means at least two more says of Murray Mania in Britain Sad
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Post by Mary_S on Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:20 am

Have to admit, I thought that we were settling in for a 5 setter but Murray dug deep to pull it out of the bag.
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Post by venice1 on Sat Jul 07, 2012 9:32 am

Murray / Federer in the finals? What were the odds a few weeks ago?
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Post by BlueCoverman on Sun Jul 08, 2012 3:57 am

Apparently a pair of tickets for tomorrows final are exchanging hands for around 20k Shocked
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Post by oldparwin on Sun Jul 08, 2012 11:15 am

Nice to see Murray clean shaven for the semi's which he won, could this be a trend setter, big star players, actually shaving before a big televised event.

Must admit I hate to see so called athletes, or sportsmen, not even taking the trouble to shave before a big televised event, to me they are just lazy, and lack self esteem.


So come on have a go at me for being old fashioned
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Post by diggers on Sun Jul 08, 2012 8:42 pm

Come on Muzza, I don't give a toss if you shave or not, just win the bloody thing !

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Post by Mary_S on Sun Jul 08, 2012 8:55 pm

Steady on OP - even the debonair Mr Howell is sporting the unshaven look at the moment!

I know what you mean though, on some players it just looks dead scruffy and unkempt. Still, I'd happily cheer a win, whatever Murray looks like today.
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Post by BlueCoverman on Sun Jul 08, 2012 9:34 pm

They say that it is not lazy or lack of self esteem OP, apparently it is called stylish...
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Post by diggers on Sun Jul 08, 2012 10:24 pm

It's just a matter or personal preference really. It matters to some people and not others but I wouldn't judge anyone by whether they shave regularly or not.

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Post by oldparwin on Mon Jul 09, 2012 6:08 am

Mary

Yes saw Howel, thought he looked very scruffy, I mean he looked like he had slept the night in the hedge row.
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Post by Mary_S on Mon Jul 09, 2012 6:15 am

OP - LOL - well, hopefully his winnings will help him to afford a hotel room next week.

Gutsy performance from Andy Murray, no disgrace to lose to Federer in that form.
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Post by BlueCoverman on Mon Jul 09, 2012 6:19 am

That's not where Mary would have preferred him to have slept OP! Innocent
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Post by MustPuttBetter on Mon Jul 09, 2012 11:53 pm

I tend to have a bit of a stubbly beard most of the time. I figure if that's the worst thing anyone can think of to say about me it can't be all bad!

Re Murray, the only surprise for me was that he didn't pick up a mysterious 'injury' having had his serve broken in the 3rd

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