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Re: News Articles « Reply #4080 on: November 14, 2012, 08:38 AM »
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There were babies crying at two matches I went to.
WTF shocking

@xxdanixx
Thanx for posting those "best sporting moments."  clap
How brilliant were they? yay yay yay

No problem BBH-so lovely to see Andy getting the recognition he's earned!
That's a bit of a shocker about the babies,I have to say!What's the point of bringing a baby anyway?It's not like they're going to be old enough to enjoy it,or understand what's happening,and whoever is minding them wouldn't be able to give their full attention to the tennis!Ahh well,guess everyone does things their own way.
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Re: News Articles « Reply #4081 on: November 14, 2012, 08:39 AM »
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Just read that a genius of a woman was carrying a banner reading:
"Shhh, Olympic Gold Medalist At Work."
Anyone going to a Murray match- you know what you have to do!  yay

If you go to the pictures thread,John's put up a picture of it!And that lady wasn't only there once-I distinctly saw her banner zoomed in on at 2 matches,at least!Brilliant,brilliant idea,wasn't it?
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Re: News Articles « Reply #4082 on: November 14, 2012, 11:31 AM »
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Thanks to dani, John, flowerpower and anyone else I may have overlooked for sharing articles over the last couple of days.


From yesterday's Herald - whose Chief Sports Writer wasn't impressed by Monday either, in part comparing Fed's fans to "the contents of a flotilla of Swiss Saga cruise ships" lol  This is an extract but the whole article is well worth a read.

Murray's focus has shifted to what he needs to do to add to his grand slam victory. "Consistency, I think, is the next thing," he said of his priority. "I have to have that from the first tournament of the year through till the last one. My clay-court game needs to get better. I need to make some changes to the way I prepare for that part of the season. That would be it."

He is pleased with the level he can reach, knowing that when he is at his best he need not bow to anyone, certainly on grass and hardcourt. "When I have played good tennis this season, I have had very good results," he said. "There have just been a few too many times, especially at the beginning of the year, where my intensity was not where it needed to be and my focus in a couple of tournaments.

"I think because I had never won a grand slam, every time I lost in a slam I was almost straight away looking to the next one and not focusing on everything that was going on in between, so that is going to be very important for me next year."

Outside his stellar victories at London 2012 and Flushing Meadows, Murray's only other title was in Doha and he will be seeking to improve on that next season. He will do this without any sense of regret over a year that gave him such joy. It is difficult to appreciate just how much this young man put into winning a grand slam, how much the continual disappointment ate at his soul.


FULL ARTICLE - http://www.heraldscotland.com/sport/tennis/driven-murray-refusing-to-rest-on-his-laurels-after-a-season-of-success.19405013
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Re: News Articles « Reply #4083 on: November 14, 2012, 12:27 PM »
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No problem Aileen-and thanks very much for the herald article,it was a very enjoyable read!I'm glad that the journalists who saw a problem with the Fed fans weren't afraid to say so,and I'm so glad to see Andy's dedication and hard work being recognized and given the credit it deserves.
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Re: News Articles « Reply #4084 on: November 14, 2012, 12:40 PM »
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Andy Murray takes Craiglockhart masterclass as he teaches tennis to Edinburgh youngsters


Never work with children or 
animals is the old showbiz mantra.

But on a visit to Edinburgh’s 
Craiglockhart Tennis Centre Andy Murray, the US Open and Olympic champion, proved as adept at offering tips and encouragement to an enthralled future generation as dealing with the likes of Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal.

For some two hours Murray took part in skill exercises, undertook a question and answer session and even gave away the tracksuit jacket off his back to a young fan, Erin 
Bennett.

Watching every move and assisting in a coaching exhibition was Andy’s mum, Judy, who set up the day as part of her Set4Sport project supported by RBS and designed to get youngsters aged two to 11 taking more physical exercise.

If Murray was an inspiration to 40 youngsters who had earned places in a competition run by the sponsors then, he, too needed a kick-start.

“The person who inspired me the most would have been my brother,” Andy told the Evening News.

Jamie Murray, a Wimbledon mixed doubles champion, is 15 months older.

Andy said: “I always looked up to him because he was bigger than me; we played all the same sports together but he was better than me at most things so I was always trying to be better than him.

“I’d say he was my inspiration.”

Children arriving at the centre were greeted by lifestyle cardboard cut-outs, something the 25-year-old Scot from Dunblane admitted he still finds difficult to get used to.

“It still feels a little bit weird to see myself on a billboard. I guess the older you feel the more you experience and the more you get used to it.

“For me, though, the nicest thing is when you get to come back and be on court with the kids

“I often practised at Craiglockhart when I was younger or back home in Dunblane and the courts were often empty. It was very quiet. To see the courts filled . . . I hope that 
continues.”

Although he moved to Barcelona, aged 15, to seek out the type of competition that would enable him to gain a place on the international circuit, Murray has never forgotten growing up playing local tournaments including at Edinburgh’s Waverley Club and the East Lothian Open held annually at North Berwick and Dunbar.

In fact, he joked that competing in East Lothian had played a part in his US Open triumph. “In this year’s US Open final and semis there were 
hurricanes and tornadoes around.

“Pretty similar to when I played at North Berwick and I guess that probably helped me at the US Open!

“I do remember playing a lot of junior tournaments against (fellow Scots) Jamie Baker, who I’ll train with next month, Colin Fleming and my brother.

“It’s amazing we have all come through to go on the professional tour.”

Murray’s next major assignment is the Australian Open in January and he says winning at Flushing Meadow, New York, has given him fresh impetus and made him hungrier for further success. And how did it feel at the exact moment of triumph? “I’d spoken to people and asked them what it felt like when they won,” he said. “Everyone struggled a bit to explain it. I had obviously thought about it myself. I had been in finals before and often the night beforehand you think about winning.

“When it finally happens you are just incredibly relieved. That’s the immediate feeling then after a few days it starts to sink in and it gives you great inspiration.”

Murray was one of four different men’s singles winners in the four Grand Slams during 2012.

“Right now there are a lot of the guys who have been around the top ten and have been there for four or five years.

“Every year the depth gets better. The players are becoming bigger and physically stronger so to keep up with that and make progressions in the game is difficult.

“That is why I have to keep working hard, trying new things and finding ways to improve.”

And when there are no fields left to conquer?

“I have no idea what I’ll do when I finish playing. I’d hope after a few years away from tennis I’d want to get back in and help out. Coaching is something that has always interested me. It would depend what level I’d want to do that.

“At junior level my mum understands how to coach young kids. It’s a very different skill coaching young kids to coaching players that are going on to the tour. I’m not sure what I’ll do but it is something I’ll think about.”

It could even be a productive family business with Judy Murray not only heavily involved in Set4Sport but operating at the other end of the scale captaining the British women’s Federation Cup team that includes the likes of Laura Robson, with whom Andy won an Olympic silver medal in the mixed doubles this year, and Japanese Open champion Heather Watson.

For now, Judy said Set4Sport was continuing to grow.

“We launched the scheme over a year ago with about a dozen roadshows around Great Britain, a website and book as well as an app in February.

“We have now been looking at the best way to roll it out involving schools, nurseries and maybe 
clubs.

“The aim is to appeal to parents through getting them to adapt 
games and grow their children’s confidence. When they developing 
co-ordination you can then go on and make the games tougher.”

“I absolutely believe that playing lots of different things with your kids at a young age will get them co-ordinated which will hopefully get them into a more healthy lifestyle.”

She added: “The response of the youngsters at Craiglockhart made for a lovely day. The young girl who received the tracksuit top said it was a bit big for her but she’ll definitely be wearing it to school.

“It was just great for Andy to get back to Scotland, which he hasn’t been able to do very often, and share his tennis with people who were able to get close to the court.”

HANDY ANDY’S LIFE IN FAST LANE

Andy Murray revealed that a favourite memory of this golden year had to be competing in the Olympics where he had the opportunity to mix with a range of athletes from different sports in London.

The admission came as the US Open champion faced questions from eager schoolchildren, who also elicited that the Dunblane ace had a special affection for speed.

“I’ve always enjoyed football but I most like go-karting with my friends,” said Murray, who passed a query about his early tennis prowess to mum Judy.

She recalled: “Andy first had a tennis racquet aged two and would hit balls around the hall.

“By the time he was five he played a first proper match at our local club. He lost!”

If that loss was to older brother Jamie then clearly there are no hard feelings.

Andy was asked by another young enthusiast: “Do you argue with your brother?”

A clearly amused Andy replied: “Not so much nowadays.”

After satisfying the curiosities, Murray invited his interrogators to guess what was inside his giant tennis holdall.

Those able to guess successfully got to take away the contents which ranged from signed tennis balls to socks, sweat bands, a hat and even a pair of shorts.

One lucky girl, keen to know if the bag contained a jacket, was given the tracksuit top from off Andy’s back.

http://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/features/andy-murray-takes-craiglockhart-masterclass-as-he-teaches-tennis-to-edinburgh-youngsters-1-2632535
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Re: News Articles « Reply #4085 on: November 14, 2012, 12:51 PM »
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Well as I could not afford to be there and the 02 is in London I think the vast majority of people there would be English or should I say British I think it was a fair conclusion to come to. It is fine in retrospect to say it was mainly foreigners in the crowd. Aileen I am not mud slinging as you say I sat in front of the TV and was appalled by the behaviour shown. You would have expected the BRITS as others have said to support Andy. Did they all disappear in a flash. If you did not like the discussion as previously said you did not have to join in. I am only saying what was so obviously displayed in front of my eyes and ears. Why so defensive ? it always comes back to not agreeing I am stating the facts as I see it. You have your point of view and I have mine its called free speech.
 
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Re: News Articles « Reply #4086 on: November 14, 2012, 02:24 PM »
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Thanks to dani, John, flowerpower and anyone else I may have overlooked for sharing articles over the last couple of days.


From yesterday's Herald - whose Chief Sports Writer wasn't impressed by Monday either, in part comparing Fed's fans to "the contents of a flotilla of Swiss Saga cruise ships" lol  This is an extract but the whole article is well worth a read.

Murray's focus has shifted to what he needs to do to add to his grand slam victory. "Consistency, I think, is the next thing," he said of his priority. "I have to have that from the first tournament of the year through till the last one. My clay-court game needs to get better. I need to make some changes to the way I prepare for that part of the season. That would be it."

He is pleased with the level he can reach, knowing that when he is at his best he need not bow to anyone, certainly on grass and hardcourt. "When I have played good tennis this season, I have had very good results," he said. "There have just been a few too many times, especially at the beginning of the year, where my intensity was not where it needed to be and my focus in a couple of tournaments.

"I think because I had never won a grand slam, every time I lost in a slam I was almost straight away looking to the next one and not focusing on everything that was going on in between, so that is going to be very important for me next year."

Outside his stellar victories at London 2012 and Flushing Meadows, Murray's only other title was in Doha and he will be seeking to improve on that next season. He will do this without any sense of regret over a year that gave him such joy. It is difficult to appreciate just how much this young man put into winning a grand slam, how much the continual disappointment ate at his soul.


FULL ARTICLE - http://www.heraldscotland.com/sport/tennis/driven-murray-refusing-to-rest-on-his-laurels-after-a-season-of-success.19405013

Good article that, thanks for sharing Aileen, but I wonder where they get the idea Andy won Doha from? It was Brisbane that was his 'other' title.
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Re: News Articles « Reply #4087 on: November 14, 2012, 03:22 PM »
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Good article that, thanks for sharing Aileen, but I wonder where they get the idea Andy won Doha from? It was Brisbane that was his 'other' title.

Teejay,thank you!!Something had been niggling at my mind since I read the article (which apart from that mistake was a great read,so thanks again Aileen!) and I couldn't think WHAT it was-now,thanks to you,I know!It was the Brisbane/Doha mixup!Thank you for indirectly saving me from my own stupid head-it was like having one line of a song stuck in my head or something,only I didn't even know what it was.It was just a very annoying niggle.
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Re: News Articles « Reply #4088 on: November 14, 2012, 03:44 PM »
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Teejay,thank you!!Something had been niggling at my mind since I read the article (which apart from that mistake was a great read,so thanks again Aileen!) and I couldn't think WHAT it was-now,thanks to you,I know!It was the Brisbane/Doha mixup!Thank you for indirectly saving me from my own stupid head-it was like having one line of a song stuck in my head or something,only I didn't even know what it was.It was just a very annoying niggle.

Oh, that's okay lol. It jumped out at me immediately somehow. At first I thought I'd missed something (that has been known, she thinks, remembering the entire Asia run last year!) but somehow I knew I hadn't. Then it clicked, Andy won Brisbane, beat Dolgopolov in the final. I admit I didn't see it at the time, but saw the final on Youtube during the summer.
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Re: News Articles « Reply #4089 on: November 14, 2012, 04:15 PM »
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Thanks for the article, Dani...
Just love seeing Andy around kids.
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Re: News Articles « Reply #4090 on: November 14, 2012, 07:25 PM »
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Good article that, thanks for sharing Aileen, but I wonder where they get the idea Andy won Doha from? It was Brisbane that was his 'other' title.
Teejay,thank you!!Something had been niggling at my mind since I read the article (which apart from that mistake was a great read,so thanks again Aileen!) and I couldn't think WHAT it was-now,thanks to you,I know!It was the Brisbane/Doha mixup!Thank you for indirectly saving me from my own stupid head-it was like having one line of a song stuck in my head or something,only I didn't even know what it was.It was just a very annoying niggle.
My apologies!  I noticed it too and meant to point it out but forgot doh  I can only think the writer is somehow getting it confused with Abu Dhabi, which Andy won in 2009, and where he will be playing his next tournament.
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Re: News Articles « Reply #4091 on: November 14, 2012, 07:29 PM »
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"It still feels a little bit weird to see myself on a billboard   For me, though, the nicest thing is when you get to come back and be on court with the kids"  AWW  Smile 

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Re: News Articles « Reply #4092 on: November 14, 2012, 07:45 PM »
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Andy Murray has accepted that even an Olympic gold medal and the US Open title will not be enough to make him BBC Sports Personality of the Year.

In most other years, becoming the first British man to win a Slam for 76 years would be enough, but he will be training in Florida rather than looking back in the studio on December 16.

“It is not to do with me not wanting to go. It is to do with the way our season works out,” the Daily Express quoted Murray, as saying.

Murray was speaking after being knocked out of the ATP World Tour Finals in Sunday night’s semi-final by Roger Federer.

“It is not that it is not possible. It is just that period of the year for me is so important. For all of the players it is because we don’t have breaks like other sports for two or three months at a time,” Murray added.

“Now I will have a week off to rest and go on holiday and then we need to start training again,” he said.

“The first events are in one of the hottest places you can play, in the middle of the Australian summer. If I were to get tired in the fifth set in the final of the Australian Open and struggled physically for the last 10 or 15 minutes, who knows, those three days’ training I miss could make that bit of difference,” he added.

Murray further said: “That is the reason why I probably won’t be going. I don’t know who would expect to win it. There are so many outstanding performers.

“Chris Hoy became our most successful Olympian. Bradley Wiggins, what he did...the Tour de France is one of the hardest physical sports by far. Then there are Olympic medallists. It is going to be hard to pick,” he concluded.
 
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Re: News Articles « Reply #4093 on: November 14, 2012, 07:51 PM »
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^He is great............the Frauderer could do with a few lessons from Andy in how to conduct himself.
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Re: News Articles « Reply #4094 on: November 14, 2012, 07:57 PM »
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Well as I could not afford to be there and the 02 is in London I think the vast majority of people there would be English or should I say British I think it was a fair conclusion to come to. It is fine in retrospect to say it was mainly foreigners in the crowd. Aileen I am not mud slinging as you say I sat in front of the TV and was appalled by the behaviour shown. You would have expected the BRITS as others have said to support Andy. Did they all disappear in a flash. If you did not like the discussion as previously said you did not have to join in. I am only saying what was so obviously displayed in front of my eyes and ears. Why so defensive ? it always comes back to not agreeing I am stating the facts as I see it. You have your point of view and I have mine its called free speech.
 
Re your post at 07:21pm yesterday in response to TheMadHatter - "You are not going to tell me that all the crowd were foreigners come off it. You expect me to believe no one was English in that crowd. I think it was a disgrace the way they behaved. I think you will have to do more than has been said to expect anyone to believe you.  You must be hallucinating if that is what you believe.In other words what you are saying is RUBBISH".

That last comment isn't mud-slinging??   Also once again your thinly disguised Anglophobia appears to have come well to the fore here in all your comments about the crowd. Can't you realise that it's your constant and unfounded generalisation about England and the English that causes friction on this website, many of whose members are English but who thankfully don't have your problem about nationality? 
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