Home Search Calendar Help Login Register
Did you miss your activation email?
MurraysWorld Discussions  >  Murray Community  >  Andy Talk  >  News Articles 0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic. « previous next »
Pages: 1 ... 486 487 488 [489] 490 491 492 ... 712 Go Down Reply
Author

News Articles

 (Read 410328 times)
Ruthie
Veteran
******
Posts: 8,339

Gender: Female
Location: East Midlands


Touch the sky - and touch it he did.

Re: News Articles « Reply #7320 on: August 24, 2013, 07:29 PM »
Reply

and he has said that he felt the most nervous before the USO final last year and look what happened there. Occasionally the nerves do get the better of him and his legs seize up but I think that's rare these days.
IP Logged
Elena
Seed
****
Posts: 3,782

Location: London

Re: News Articles « Reply #7321 on: August 24, 2013, 07:49 PM »
Reply

Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic have varying recipes for US Open success
Britain's No1 is less obsessed with diet than his great friend and rival from Serbia but his sacrifices are no less extreme

http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2013/aug/23/andy-murray-novak-djokovic-us-open

Andy says energy drinks are important, but will make no difference if you haven't done the gym work.

Djoko does a lot of stretching.
IP Logged
The Gnome
ATP Level
***
Posts: 2,534

Gender: Male
Location: Winchester, England


Re: News Articles « Reply #7322 on: August 24, 2013, 09:16 PM »
Reply

I think the  nervous emoticon should be banned on this forum, just seeing it makes me more nervous than i should be, the tournament hasn't even started yet  shocking
IP Logged
Aileen
Murraymaniac
**********
Posts: 34,014

Gender: Female
Location: Edinburgh


Re: News Articles « Reply #7323 on: August 24, 2013, 10:05 PM »
Reply

I like the fact Andy is talking about possibly being nervous early on. To my mind that is sending out a very clever signal. I think he's telling opponents that he will be there, still up for it, and that it still matters to him, even now he's won a couple of majors.

All of them are nervous in the first round. If you introduce me to a player who says they aren't, I will introduce you to a liar.

Andy got through the nerves and tension of that last game in the Wimbledon final. After that I think he will be able to handle anything his nerves might throw at him this week.
Good posting!


Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic have varying recipes for US Open success
Britain's No1 is less obsessed with diet than his great friend and rival from Serbia but his sacrifices are no less extreme

http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2013/aug/23/andy-murray-novak-djokovic-us-open

Andy says energy drinks are important, but will make no difference if you haven't done the gym work.

Djoko does a lot of stretching.
8 hours training ... fainting 
[ Last edit by Aileen August 24, 2013, 10:23 PM ] IP Logged
Connor
Grand Slam Champion
********
Posts: 14,975

Gender: Male
Location: Great Britain


The great British player will be back!

Re: News Articles « Reply #7324 on: August 24, 2013, 10:52 PM »
Reply

Good posting!

8 hours training ... fainting 

I did 6 hours everyday this week, its not that bad honestly. Smile
IP Logged
angiebabez
Veteran
******
Posts: 7,173

Location: glasgow


Andy Murray Wimbledon Champion 2013

Re: News Articles « Reply #7325 on: August 24, 2013, 11:47 PM »
Reply

I did 6 hours everyday this week, its not that bad honestly. Smile

You didn't  nah
IP Logged
xxdanixx
Seed
****
Posts: 3,899

Gender: Female
Location: Ireland


Dream big, because little dreams have little magic

Re: News Articles « Reply #7326 on: August 24, 2013, 11:58 PM »
Reply

Andy Murray will drag us to the edge as he defends his US Open crown
Briton defends a grand slam title for the first time and whichever way it goes he will put himself and his fans through an emotional roller-coaster

For as long as he plays, Andy Murray will bring uncertainty and struggle to his tennis, a fact confirmed in the seeming absurdity that betting sentiment has not lifted the defending champion to favouritism in this US Open.

This doubt, paradoxically, serves him well. It simultaneously eases expectations – ever so slightly, it has to be said – and it encourages the doggedness in his nature. Murray is at his best when he has something to prove, to himself, his peers and the wider tennis community and, even though he has beaten the tournament favourite, Novak Djokovic, in two of their past three grand slam finals, being regarded still as the outsider suits his nature.

Murray takes nothing for granted in any match he plays, be it against Michaël Llodra, his opponent in the first round here – and who has taken just one set off him in three matches, that in the first round here five years ago – Djokovic, Rafael Nadal or Roger Federer.

This is the sainted quartet, now and for the short-term future. Most odds-makers have put their faith in the seedings, which go with the world rankings, so Djokovic is seen as the toughest to beat, followed by Nadal, who is on the most blessed of runs, then Murray. Federer? He has fallen with no little suddenness or sadness to No7 in the world and would have to beat Nadal to reach the semi-finals, so those dreaming of a Swiss renaissance should keep their money safe. If Federer does not win here – and he shares 10-1 faith with Juan Martín del Potro – his season will be dramatically re-shaped in the lead-up to the ATP World Tour Finals at the O2 Arena in Greenwich in November.

None of this speculation bothers Murray. When Charlie Rose, of CBS, asked him this week if he thought he could win here again, he flat-batted: "Uh … I hope so, but it's gonna be difficult."

For Murray, tennis is a trial, a job as much as a sport, and those watching empathise with his struggle, as if locked in a life-long contract of furrowed brows and muttering against the gods. There is considerably less angst now than there was before Ivan Lendl arrived to form one of sport's most successful and unusual partnerships, a meeting of taciturn spirits.

"It's been a bit busier," Murray conceded when we spoke in New York this week, "everything that goes with entering a tournament like this as defending champion. More people recognise you, you have to do things like the draw. I guess that is just what you expect.

"You need to make sure you are very well organised this week. Getting in and out of the city is obviously pretty busy so you need to make sure that the time you have during the day you are using properly and not using up too much energy. There is even less going around the city or out in the evenings. It is just getting your stuff done and all the extra bits and pieces you need to do."

This rush to problem-solving is also classic Murray. It is as every moment is a challenge, not just those on court, because success brings the obvious, unwanted dividend of increased celebrity. He has enjoyed his grand time, of course, yet he remains detached from some of the craziness that accompanied his most golden day, that sunny, anxious three-set blitz of Djokovic at Wimbledon.

He was inserted in an edition of the Beano, his face is on a stamp, a Scottish aquarium named three Humboldt penguins after his mother Judy, girlfriend Kim and grandmother Shirley, and, for as long as they remained fresh, a 9ft by 16ft mosaic of him in strawberries adorned a Wimbledon supermarket in his honour. Murray has also been immortalised in song and dance, from The Pride of Dunblane, a Scottish country reel, to Wee Andy Murray, "a punchy number" produced in a recording studio in Elgin within hours of his victory.

All of which passes him by. He means no disrespect when he admitted: "To be honest I haven't seen many of them, but I haven't been reading the press much the last few months."

That is his life now: compartmentalised, full of schedules, contracts to consider, questions to answer or gently sidestep … and tennis to play. It is the core of his existence, still. People worry about him some times, concerned that he might relay the palpable angst on his face to his racket. Yet he rarely does.

"I probably feel more confident," he said with classic understatement, "but I think that when the tournament rolls around I will be very nervous. I would expect to be because it is a new experience for me.

"I have never come into a slam as defending champion so it's different and when you haven't experienced something before, it makes you feel a bit uneasy or uncertain so I expect to feel that way and see how I deal with it."

That is undiluted Murray: a perennial favourite, whatever the odds, for all those who are prepared to be dragged to the edge of their emotions. I suspect he will do so again this year.

http://www.theguardian.com/sport/blog/2013/aug/24/andy-murray-us-open-champion
IP Logged
Aileen
Murraymaniac
**********
Posts: 34,014

Gender: Female
Location: Edinburgh


Re: News Articles « Reply #7327 on: August 25, 2013, 02:15 AM »
Reply

Good article, but how nice of Kevin Mitchell to remind us of the nerve-shredding Murray-coasters - as if we didn't know that we'll get them anyway!

Also (I'm into trivia) there was a fourth female Humboldt penguin which was called Andy.
IP Logged
IonaRed
Challenger Level
**
Posts: 1,069

Location: Scotland


Re: News Articles « Reply #7328 on: August 25, 2013, 02:27 AM »
Reply

This time last year I was praying that Andy would win a slam.  Now he has a chance to win his 3rd. No doubt there will be a few Murray-coasters during the next few weeks but I'm going to enjoy this slam.


...9ft by 16ft mosaic of him in strawberries adorned a Wimbledon supermarket in his honour.

Did anyone see that?

Edit: found it.
http://www.itv.com/news/london/2013-06-28/strawberry-tribute-to-andy-murray/

[ Last edit by IonaRed August 25, 2013, 02:40 AM ] IP Logged
scotnadian
World No 1
*******
Posts: 11,746

Gender: Female
Location: Toronto, Canada (ex Aberdeen, Scotland)


You (still) ain't seen nothing yet..

Re: News Articles « Reply #7329 on: August 25, 2013, 03:00 AM »
Reply

This time last year I was praying that Andy would win a slam.  Now he has a chance to win his 3rd. No doubt there will be a few Murray-coasters during the next few weeks but I'm going to enjoy this slam.


...9ft by 16ft mosaic of him in strawberries adorned a Wimbledon supermarket in his honour.

Did anyone see that?

Edit: found it.
http://www.itv.com/news/london/2013-06-28/strawberry-tribute-to-andy-murray/



Crikey, Iona.. must have been a lot of fruit flies! Quite creative and time-consuming, and better than Nole's.. lol

IP Logged
IonaRed
Challenger Level
**
Posts: 1,069

Location: Scotland


Re: News Articles « Reply #7330 on: August 25, 2013, 03:56 AM »
Reply

It's nice but a bit of a waste. I do love a nice strawberry.

This is a good read.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/tennis/andymurray/10262898/How-Wimbledon-champion-Andy-Murray-developed-into-a-star-at-The-Sanchez-Casal-Academy.html

It is telling that Ortega believes that Murray, should he direct his energies correctly, has the capacity not just to prevail again at Flushing Meadows but to end the Nadal supremacy at the French Open.

“Look at the mix of pace he uses. He can hit winners from everywhere, and his endurance has improved to the point where he could take on Nadal for four or five hours on this surface.”

Naturally Hernández watched rapt as Murray purged 77 years of national torment on that sun-drenched Wimbledon afternoon, but it was not just the inspired play of his protégé that he was admiring as the impeccable demeanour. He is clearly touched, for example, when informed of the 26-year-old’s decision to donate £73,000 in Queen’s prize money to the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity. “I am very proud that Andy has fulfilled his tennis dreams in winning Wimbledon, but what makes me feel better and even prouder is seeing him as a complete person” he said.

“He mentioned after winning Wimbledon that he hoped it would not change him too much. That kind of comment makes me very happy. I know, you see, that the best of Andy is still to come.”
IP Logged
Aileen
Murraymaniac
**********
Posts: 34,014

Gender: Female
Location: Edinburgh


Re: News Articles « Reply #7331 on: August 25, 2013, 04:33 AM »
Reply

A very interesting article Iona.  Thanks for posting.
IP Logged
Caz
Murraymaniac
**********
Posts: 21,550


I'd like to be the good person my dog thinks I am!

Re: News Articles « Reply #7332 on: August 25, 2013, 07:08 AM »
Reply

Crikey, Iona.. must have been a lot of fruit flies! Quite creative and time-consuming, and better than Nole's.. lol


Bloomin' 'eck Scot.....that looks more like Big Joe W with jug ears!  w00t
IP Logged
Caz
Murraymaniac
**********
Posts: 21,550


I'd like to be the good person my dog thinks I am!

Re: News Articles « Reply #7333 on: August 25, 2013, 07:10 AM »
Reply

It's nice but a bit of a waste. I do love a nice strawberry.

This is a good read.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/tennis/andymurray/10262898/How-Wimbledon-champion-Andy-Murray-developed-into-a-star-at-The-Sanchez-Casal-Academy.html

It is telling that Ortega believes that Murray, should he direct his energies correctly, has the capacity not just to prevail again at Flushing Meadows but to end the Nadal supremacy at the French Open.

“Look at the mix of pace he uses. He can hit winners from everywhere, and his endurance has improved to the point where he could take on Nadal for four or five hours on this surface.”

Naturally Hernández watched rapt as Murray purged 77 years of national torment on that sun-drenched Wimbledon afternoon, but it was not just the inspired play of his protégé that he was admiring as the impeccable demeanour. He is clearly touched, for example, when informed of the 26-year-old’s decision to donate £73,000 in Queen’s prize money to the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity. “I am very proud that Andy has fulfilled his tennis dreams in winning Wimbledon, but what makes me feel better and even prouder is seeing him as a complete person” he said.

“He mentioned after winning Wimbledon that he hoped it would not change him too much. That kind of comment makes me very happy. I know, you see, that the best of Andy is still to come.”

'.......the best of Andy is still to come.' Music to my ears! Great read....Thanks Iona!
IP Logged
teejay1
Top Seed
*****
Posts: 5,995



Courage doesn't always roar - but wins Wimbledon

Re: News Articles « Reply #7334 on: August 25, 2013, 10:16 AM »
Reply

It's nice but a bit of a waste. I do love a nice strawberry.

This is a good read.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/tennis/andymurray/10262898/How-Wimbledon-champion-Andy-Murray-developed-into-a-star-at-The-Sanchez-Casal-Academy.html

It is telling that Ortega believes that Murray, should he direct his energies correctly, has the capacity not just to prevail again at Flushing Meadows but to end the Nadal supremacy at the French Open.

“Look at the mix of pace he uses. He can hit winners from everywhere, and his endurance has improved to the point where he could take on Nadal for four or five hours on this surface.”

Naturally Hernández watched rapt as Murray purged 77 years of national torment on that sun-drenched Wimbledon afternoon, but it was not just the inspired play of his protégé that he was admiring as the impeccable demeanour. He is clearly touched, for example, when informed of the 26-year-old’s decision to donate £73,000 in Queen’s prize money to the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity. “I am very proud that Andy has fulfilled his tennis dreams in winning Wimbledon, but what makes me feel better and even prouder is seeing him as a complete person” he said.

“He mentioned after winning Wimbledon that he hoped it would not change him too much. That kind of comment makes me very happy. I know, you see, that the best of Andy is still to come.”


Thanks for putting this one up Iona. I was just coming on to do so, having forgotten to do it yesterday when I came on. I spent the day yesterday feeling violently ill, so I think it rendered me stupid and even more forgetful than usual!

The whole article is well worth a read. I think it says a lot about the potential Andy had from the start, but also a lot about how things have the potential to be in the future.

I can't argue with the idea that the best of Andy is yet to come. I don't know why, but that is my feeling too. The difference between me and the person who said it in the article is that they know what they are talking about Smile.

It's amazing to me that Ortega thinks Andy could beat Nadal at the French as well. Blimey, if that ever happened I think we'd all die of shock! What a thought though.
IP Logged
Pages: 1 ... 486 487 488 [489] 490 491 492 ... 712 Go Up Reply 
« previous next »