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Re: Andy at Olympics 2012 « Reply #30 on: June 22, 2012, 04:42 PM »
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You're going a bit too far about this i think EJ.
Tell federer that a  golden slam means nothing, I doubt he'll agree until/unless he fails to win it. Or nadal who has.
And yet why hasn't he won it before.
Lets not include the Olympics in the list at all.
But it is a really nice icing on the cake and def more memorable to a slam winner than a 250, given its national implications.

Olympics for me is something nice to have. It's definitely not a must have and will most certainly not define Andy's career if he fails to win a Slam by the time all ends for him. Because Olympics represent the notion of a country more and tennis is more like an individual sport, it really doesn't capture the true essence of the sport. Once Olympics ends, most will forget about it and Andy will still be judged by the same standard (not good enough to win a Slam). This has no real value to one's true tennis career. Other than Nadal, I don't even remember who won the Olympics medal in the past, but I do know, both Sampras and Federer never cared for this title and that says a lot – given that these are the true champions of the sport and their names always come first in every category. You can now see how insignificant Olympics medal is in grand scheme of things. Olmpics is a great event for all other sports as far as they don’t have a greater event that outshines Olympics. 
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Re: Andy at Olympics 2012 « Reply #31 on: June 22, 2012, 08:17 PM »
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Forget tennis.. I say ANY sport in the Olympics is surely a doddle, compared to what poor old Hercules had to labour through: flex

1.Slay the Nemean Lion.
2.Slay the nine-headed Lernaean Hydra.
3.Capture the Golden Hind of Artemis.
4.Capture the Erymanthian Boar.
5.Clean the Augean stables in a single day.
6.Slay the Stymphalian Birds.
7.Capture the Cretan Bull.
8.Steal the Mares of Diomedes.
9.Obtain the girdle of Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons.
10.Obtain the cattle of the monster Geryon.
11.Steal the apples of the Hesperides (He had the help of Atlas to pick them after Hercules had slain Ladon).
12.Capture and bring back Cerberus.

Now THAT deserves a Gold Medal, don't you think? clap
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Re: Andy at Olympics 2012 « Reply #32 on: June 23, 2012, 05:32 AM »
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Brilliant Scot.......but you left out 'Finding and destroying the horcruxs'!  Whistle
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Re: Andy at Olympics 2012 « Reply #33 on: June 24, 2012, 07:34 PM »
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Olympics may ordinarily not be that important to Andy but this is London 2012 so for that reason, I think it does rank quite highly for him.
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Re: Andy at Olympics 2012 « Reply #34 on: June 24, 2012, 09:48 PM »
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Forget tennis.. I say ANY sport in the Olympics is surely a doddle, compared to what poor old Hercules had to labour through: flex

1.Slay the Nemean Lion.
2.Slay the nine-headed Lernaean Hydra.
3.Capture the Golden Hind of Artemis.
4.Capture the Erymanthian Boar.
5.Clean the Augean stables in a single day.
6.Slay the Stymphalian Birds.
7.Capture the Cretan Bull.
8.Steal the Mares of Diomedes.
9.Obtain the girdle of Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons.
10.Obtain the cattle of the monster Geryon.
11.Steal the apples of the Hesperides (He had the help of Atlas to pick them after Hercules had slain Ladon).
12.Capture and bring back Cerberus.

Now THAT deserves a Gold Medal, don't you think? clap
Yes but Hercules didn't have to put with the British media and the great English Andyphobic public sn Whistle
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Re: Andy at Olympics 2012 « Reply #35 on: June 25, 2012, 12:39 AM »
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Olympics may ordinarily not be that important to Andy but this is London 2012 so for that reason, I think it does rank quite highly for him.

Makes sense. And if he doesn't win Wimbledon, then he may end up winning Olympics. That won't be so bad. He'll be keen at least.
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Re: Andy at Olympics 2012 « Reply #36 on: June 25, 2012, 01:02 AM »
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Yes but Hercules didn't have to put with the British media and the great English Andyphobic public sn Whistle
A much more challenging feat. yes
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Re: Andy at Olympics 2012 « Reply #37 on: June 25, 2012, 09:56 AM »
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I don't think Andy's going to say anything different other than what he had said so far about Olympics. If he says, for example, that he doesn’t care as much, then he'll be a complete fool. He’s simply being diplomatic. How he truly feels about it is something only he knows.

In another scenario, let's say, if Andy wins only Olympics and no Slam in his entire career, then very few people will remember it in the future. But if he wins a Slam, then that will put him on whole another bracket. It's just two very different scenarios in terms of prestige. People’s opinion of Andy will change overnight. That won’t happen with Olympics.

Nigel was generous to put it before a 250 event. For me, it's more like an exo. Whether he loses or wins, makes no difference to me. I’ll be happy that he’s won an event but it won’t raise my blood.


Is that a Canadians view about the Olympics? I wouldn't know any Canadian Olympic winners but I'm damn sure I can name plenty of Brits and only for the reason that they had a gold medal placed around their necks.


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Re: Andy at Olympics 2012 « Reply #38 on: June 25, 2012, 12:38 PM »
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Canada loves the Olympics, hosting the summer games in 1976 in Montreal. We especially love the winter games tho' (well, it is Canada, eh!) and usually clean up at this event. Hosted 1998 in Calgary, and 2010 in Vancouver.
Off the top of my head, here's just a few famous Olympians (and I won't even name their sport because I'm sure you'll know them):
- Ben Johnson (more infamous than famous, unfortunately)
- Donovan Bailey
- Clara Hughes
- Lennox Lewis
- Simon Whitfield
- Jamie Sale & David Pelletier
- Tessa Virtue & Scott Moir
- Patrick Chan
- Kurt Browning
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Re: Andy at Olympics 2012 « Reply #39 on: June 25, 2012, 12:40 PM »
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Ben Johnson yes

Lennox Lewis was Canadian 1st was he? Whistle

Other than that, nah
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Re: Andy at Olympics 2012 « Reply #40 on: June 25, 2012, 12:45 PM »
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^Aww. c'mon Bev. You can do better than that!
btw. Lennox Lewis was born in West Ham and moved here when he was 12yrs old.
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Re: Andy at Olympics 2012 « Reply #41 on: June 26, 2012, 01:27 AM »
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I did google after you'd mentioned Lennox as I hadn't been aware of him moving to Canada and taking on dual citizenship but sorry, still nah for the others lol
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Re: Andy at Olympics 2012 « Reply #42 on: June 26, 2012, 01:56 AM »
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Is that a Canadians view about the Olympics? I wouldn't know any Canadian Olympic winners but I'm damn sure I can name plenty of Brits and only for the reason that they had a gold medal placed around their necks.

I don't get it. Why would I want to speak for the whole Canada? lol This is strictly my personal opinion. This is a forum after all. Geez
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Re: Andy at Olympics 2012 « Reply #43 on: June 26, 2012, 03:11 AM »
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Ben Johnson yes

Lennox Lewis was Canadian 1st was he? Whistle

Other than that, nah
Bevster.. allow me to educate you (missing my day job, so cut me some slack Smile )
- Donovan Bailey (sprinter): 2 xGold 1996
- Clara Hughes (speed skater/cyclist.. best known for speed skating): 4 bronze, 1 silver, 1 Gold (2006)
- Lennox Lewis (boxer) : Gold 1998 (sorry... Canadian Gold lol)
- Simon Whitfield (triathlete) : Gold 2000, Silver 2008
- Jamie Sale & David Pelletier (pairs skaters) Gold 2002
- Tessa Vitue & Scott Moir (skaters, dance) Gold 2010
- Patrick Chan (skater) : Ooops, I made a mistook here, Patrick is World Champion for past 2 years but bottled it at Olympics But 2014 is HIS!
- Kurt Browning (skater): Ooops again.. but Kurt is so well loved here. 4 time World Champion.
btw Bev.. I'm a huge skating fan along with my tennis Smile
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Re: Andy at Olympics 2012 « Reply #44 on: June 26, 2012, 03:18 AM »
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I don't get it. Why would I want to speak for the whole Canada? lol This is strictly my personal opinion. This is a forum after all. Geez

I did say A Canadian's view but I did miss my punctutation also. 
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