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Re: Andy at Olympics 2012 « Reply #105 on: July 19, 2012, 03:56 PM »
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Breaking News

Nadal has pulled out the Tournament.
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Andy Murray - US Open and Wimbledon champion! :)

Re: Andy at Olympics 2012 « Reply #106 on: July 19, 2012, 04:08 PM »
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Feel sorry for Rafa. Frown He was really looking forward to carrying the flag for Spain, his knee injury must be serious for him to miss the Olympics.
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Re: Andy at Olympics 2012 « Reply #107 on: July 19, 2012, 04:10 PM »
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Sad news! Feel sorry for Rafa, hope he will recover soon.
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Re: Andy at Olympics 2012 « Reply #108 on: July 19, 2012, 04:37 PM »
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That's too bad about Rafa.

Telegraph Agassi interview with video:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/olympics/tennis/9382257/Andre-Agassi-Olympic-tennis-gold-matters-more-than-any-Grand-Slam.html

For Andre Agassi, if he could have only "one trophy in the trophy case, between all the Grand Slams and the [Olympic] gold medal", he says that he would "lean towards winning the gold medal."
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Re: Andy at Olympics 2012 « Reply #109 on: July 19, 2012, 05:21 PM »
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Aileen, Andy has said that he is not decided whether to enter the mixed doubles and with whom. He also added that Jamie is a far superior mixed player than he could ever be and given the option would probably stand down on his brother's behalf.
Thanks OSS.  I hope he does.  He'll be playing enough tennis as it is and that with a back problem.  Also Jamie might win another Slam to follow up his 2007 success.


Nadal has pulled out the Tournament.
From The Guardian Online -

Rafael Nadal has pulled out of the London Olympics, saying he is "not in condition" to compete.

Nadal, who won gold at Beijing four years ago, said in a statement that it was one of the saddest moments of his career and that he will not travel with the Spanish delegation to the Olympic Games. He was set to be Spain's flag bearer during the opening ceremony.

Nadal has not played since his shock defeat by the then 100th-ranked Lukas Rosol in the second round at Wimbledon. He has been struggling with a knee injury since the French Open but had been working hard to be fully fit for London 2012.

"I have to think about my companions, I can't be selfish and I have to think of what's best for Spanish sport, especially tennis and Spanish players and give fellow sportsmen with better preparation the chance to compete," the 26-year-old said. "I tried to hurry my preparations and training to the very last minute, but it was not to be."

He said that the decision "is one of the saddest days of my career as one of my biggest ambitions, that of being Spain's flag bearer in the opening ceremony of the games in London, cannot be. You can imagine how difficult it was to take this decision."
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Re: Andy at Olympics 2012 « Reply #110 on: July 19, 2012, 05:35 PM »
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Now that my Rafaelito is out I'm sticking up 200% for Andy.
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Re: Andy at Olympics 2012 « Reply #111 on: July 19, 2012, 06:10 PM »
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Now that my Rafaelito is out I'm sticking up 200% for Andy.
I feel very sad for Rafa, but I'm hoping Andy gains a few more supporters like yourself!
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Re: Andy at Olympics 2012 « Reply #112 on: July 19, 2012, 06:29 PM »
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Apparently Andy will be carrying the Olympic torch onto Centre Court on Monday. Smile
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Re: Andy at Olympics 2012 « Reply #113 on: July 19, 2012, 06:33 PM »
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Apparently Andy will be carrying the Olympic torch onto Centre Court on Monday. Smile
yay  Any idea what time?
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Re: Andy at Olympics 2012 « Reply #114 on: July 19, 2012, 07:18 PM »
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Gutted for Rafa Frown
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Re: Andy at Olympics 2012 « Reply #115 on: July 19, 2012, 07:47 PM »
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yay  Any idea what time?

I'm not sure of the time - just read on Twitter that it would be on Monday.
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Re: Andy at Olympics 2012 « Reply #116 on: July 19, 2012, 08:12 PM »
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Tactical move by Rafa imo, he dosen't want to make his injury worse by playing Olympics...if it will upset his USO preparation. remeber he already has Olympic gold so it surely can't mean as much to him as it does Fed/nole/Andy. Rafa will be a beast at the USO!

Just knowing Andy will fight tooth and nail for this gold is a bit like...ohh dont overdo it or injure yourself Andy we need you fit as a daisy for US!

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Re: Andy at Olympics 2012 « Reply #117 on: July 19, 2012, 09:05 PM »
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Apparently Andy will be carrying the Olympic torch onto Centre Court on Monday. Smile

Olympic torch timings for Monday
17:10 Wimbledon Court Pathway
17:13 All England Lawn Tennis front doors
17:19 Promenade Steps
17:21 Henman Hill Steps
17:27 The Championship Wimbledon Garden Sign
17:27 Wimbledon pathway
17:29 Church Road

http://www.bbc.co.uk/torchrelay/day66 (click on street by street)

Presumably David Ferrer will now be seeded 4th, so Tsonga, Berdych, Tipsy and Delpo will be seeded 5 - 8 (with Tipsy opposite side of draw to Djoko, as they are from the same country)

There was a very nice picture of Andy and Dani taking up quite a lot of the front page of yesterdays London Evening Standard. No article - just "Murray in a hurray for gold" and a picture of them looking relaxed and smiling, "warming up for the Olympics"
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Re: Andy at Olympics 2012 « Reply #118 on: July 19, 2012, 09:47 PM »
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Thanks for the timings Elena. Smile
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Re: Andy at Olympics 2012 « Reply #119 on: July 19, 2012, 10:33 PM »
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Gutted for Rafa Frown

Me too, but massive opportunity to close the points gap on #3.
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