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Re: News Articles « Reply #3540 on: September 27, 2012, 02:45 AM »
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Fascinating.  No wonder Fed was impressed by his talent, just as I was when I first saw him play and Queens and then Wimbledon the same year.
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Re: News Articles « Reply #3541 on: September 27, 2012, 02:49 PM »
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Trouble is Ruthie that there's just such a massive amount of stuff around during the Fringe (3,000 different acts, to be exact) it isn't surprising this got overlooked.  Also I see the date on the article is April 2012, so exactly in which Fringe did this play appear?  My guess would be 2010 or 2011.  Doesn't sound quite my cup of tea, but it's interesting, if a little bizarre, that they used Fed vs Andy as an analogy for the war in Afghanistan - that is, if my understanding of the play is correct.

 

Sorry only just spotted this Aileen.  The ad in LRB was this summer so it was this summer's fringe though it has appeared in US at an earlier date I think.  Difficult to judge it without seeing (or reading) it but I found it intriguing that someone should have used Andy vs Smugfed as a 'subject' of a play in this way.

The clip posted by chl is v interesting.   I know that early in his career Andy said to smugfed that it was privilege to play against him so perhaps that's what he said at the end?  Given Andy showed smugfed so much respect I've always found it strange that the latter seems to dislike him.
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Re: News Articles « Reply #3542 on: September 27, 2012, 06:50 PM »
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But Ruthie, Andy has always praised Rafa to the skies and openly said Rafa is his favourite player to watch.
Think some of it stems from this.
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Re: News Articles « Reply #3543 on: September 27, 2012, 06:53 PM »
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But Ruthie, Andy has always praised Rafa to the skies and openly said Rafa is his favourite player to watch.
Think some of it stems from this.

It could also be that, after that first meeting, Andy started to beat Fed fairly regularly!
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Re: News Articles « Reply #3544 on: September 27, 2012, 06:55 PM »
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Either way it reflects badly on smugfed - but what's new eh?
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Re: News Articles « Reply #3545 on: September 29, 2012, 11:07 AM »
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This is what was in my International Express this week and yes, part was in colour and part was in b & w and sorry for those of you that can't read it very well - it's very hard cutting and pasting and shrinking on my old version of paint lol


* International Express Sept 26th 2012.JPG (475.66 KB, 1373x1262 - viewed 92 times.)
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Re: News Articles « Reply #3546 on: September 29, 2012, 11:22 AM »
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^^ That's an interesting read. Thanks for sharing it, Bev.
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Re: News Articles « Reply #3547 on: September 29, 2012, 11:39 AM »
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I knew far too many of those things about Andy already  Mr. Green
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Re: News Articles « Reply #3548 on: September 29, 2012, 12:25 PM »
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Hahaha,Laundry,I was thinking the exact same thing!!But thank you for sharing it Bev,always much appreciated Smile
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Re: News Articles « Reply #3549 on: September 29, 2012, 12:50 PM »
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I knew far too many of those things about Andy already  Mr. Green

I think any loyal Andy Murray fan should be knowing many of this already...
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Re: News Articles « Reply #3550 on: September 29, 2012, 01:35 PM »
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Yes cheers Bev.
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Re: News Articles « Reply #3551 on: September 29, 2012, 04:24 PM »
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Thanks Bev - there were a few I didn't know like blaming Billy Connolly for his swearing!
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Re: News Articles « Reply #3552 on: September 29, 2012, 04:49 PM »
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Thanks Bev.

- I didn't know he almost missed the Young Sports Personality oty 2004 by getting locked in the hotel bathroom. (Adorable dork.)
- Or that Simon yawn Cowell put on a GBP25,000 bet for Andy to lose Wimbles final. (Pissy Nob.)

- Or that Andy considered retiring from tennis in 2010 after playing in the Cincinnatti heat.  shocking
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Re: News Articles « Reply #3553 on: September 29, 2012, 04:50 PM »
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Thanks Bev.

- I didn't know he almost missed the Young Sports Personality oty 2004 by getting locked in the hotel bathroom. (Adorable dork.)
- Or that Simon yawn Cowell put on a GBP25,000 bet for Andy to lose Wimbles final. (Pissy Nob.)

- Or that Andy considered retiring from tennis in 2010 after playing in the Cincinnatti heat.  shocking
Oh didn't spot that last one scotn - can that be true?
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Re: News Articles « Reply #3554 on: September 29, 2012, 04:51 PM »
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Must be true Ruthie.. it's in the papers. lmao
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