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Re: News Articles « Reply #5415 on: March 12, 2013, 10:06 AM »
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Excellent result - and what a fantastic trophy. And another great boost to his self-belief.  Anyone know what other tennis greats have won this?
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Re: News Articles « Reply #5416 on: March 12, 2013, 10:27 AM »
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Someone should send this on to the BBC!!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/othersports/article-2291902/Andy-Murray-Jessica-Ennis-Sebastian-Coe-win-Laureus-Awards.html
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Re: News Articles « Reply #5417 on: March 12, 2013, 10:32 AM »
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Absolutely agree.  I knew about this before watching BBC and could not believe that they only mentioned Jessica and Usain.  Do the others not matter?
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Re: News Articles « Reply #5418 on: March 12, 2013, 11:17 AM »
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I still think Jess is overrated...

Anyway, congrats Andy!
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Re: News Articles « Reply #5419 on: March 12, 2013, 11:23 AM »
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Absolutely agree.  I knew about this before watching BBC and could not believe that they only mentioned Jessica and Usain.  Do the others not matter?

Obviously not!! Makes your blood boil.........won't be that when he wins wimby they will be all over him like a rash.
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Re: News Articles « Reply #5420 on: March 12, 2013, 12:50 PM »
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Well done Andy ! 

He must have a trophy cabinet the size of a house !  Maybe that's why he bought that hotel !?
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Re: News Articles « Reply #5421 on: March 12, 2013, 01:16 PM »
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I only found out about an hour ago that Andy has won the Laureus award. The BBC condescended to mention him eventually. Until they said it I'd assumed he hadn't got it because they only mentioned Jess Ennis.

If you ask me it's political correctness gone completely mad. Jess Ennis is a woman, so in the BBC's eyes that deserves special attention. Andy is 'only' a man, so doesn't. It's outrageous. Don't get me wrong, what Jess did at the Olympics was great, but she was one of a load of athletes doing great things. What Andy did at the Olympics, what he's done since in winning the USO, is a bit of genuine history, and he did it by beating multi-major winners. That is incredible.

I don't know if the BBC is anti Andy in particular, or if it is tennis as a sport they have an issue with. Either way, congrats to Andy for a richly deserved award  clap clap clap clap.
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Re: News Articles « Reply #5422 on: March 12, 2013, 01:20 PM »
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Well done Andy ! 

He must have a trophy cabinet the size of a house !  Maybe that's why he bought that hotel !?

 roflmao roflmao What a brilliant image!

According to Andy,they just have an office where Kim does her painting and he keeps his trophies,but I reckon if he keeps going the way he has he may need to organize something a bit different!
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Re: News Articles « Reply #5423 on: March 12, 2013, 02:06 PM »
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Really pleased Andy won the Laureus award - very well deserved! Smile
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Re: News Articles « Reply #5424 on: March 12, 2013, 02:14 PM »
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I only found out about an hour ago that Andy has won the Laureus award. The BBC condescended to mention him eventually. Until they said it I'd assumed he hadn't got it because they only mentioned Jess Ennis.

If you ask me it's political correctness gone completely mad. Jess Ennis is a woman, so in the BBC's eyes that deserves special attention. Andy is 'only' a man, so doesn't. It's outrageous. Don't get me wrong, what Jess did at the Olympics was great, but she was one of a load of athletes doing great things. What Andy did at the Olympics, what he's done since in winning the USO, is a bit of genuine history, and he did it by beating multi-major winners. That is incredible.

I don't know if the BBC is anti Andy in particular, or if it is tennis as a sport they have an issue with. Either way, congrats to Andy for a richly deserved award  clap clap clap clap.

I think it's because sports woman and man of the year are the two main awards and breakthrough isn't viewed as as valuable/important. I doubt it has anything to do with Jess being a woman. But it's still quite ignorant to not even mention Andy.  Rolling Eyes
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Re: News Articles « Reply #5425 on: March 12, 2013, 04:03 PM »
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Great news!  Thanks for the vid, Iona.

Congratulations to Andy!
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Re: News Articles « Reply #5426 on: March 12, 2013, 04:05 PM »
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I thought there'd be an article about Andy's win - anyhow - that's AWESOME!

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Re: News Articles « Reply #5427 on: March 12, 2013, 06:30 PM »
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Andy's speech.






Nice words from Martina
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Re: News Articles « Reply #5428 on: March 13, 2013, 11:42 AM »
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News article from Los Angeles Times

Andy Murray flies under the radar but he's still at top of his game

The Scot could rise to No. 2 in the rankings if he wins the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells, but fans still tend to place him below the top tier of players.





Andy Murray hits a forehand return against Yen-Hsun Lu during their ATP third round match at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells. (Frederic J. Brown / Getty Images / March 12, 2013)
By Bill Dwyre
March 12, 2013, 11:12 p.m.

Andy Murray still doesn't pack 'em in, even on a sultry desert-perfect night in a big-time tennis event. Not even when he has taken his game to a level projected by many to be unreachable by the always-solid Scot.

In Murray's case, the perception hasn't quite caught up to the reality. In the minds of most, he remains No. 4, the player who is a notch below Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.

Tuesday night's offering, at the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden was merely a round-of-16 match. Murray's opponent was Yen-Hsun Lu of Taiwan. Only those who spend time at tennis clubs or know the difference between nylon and cat gut know Lu.B

They announced 14,566 tickets sold for Tuesday night, but the 16,100 main stadium was about one-third full. Had it been Djokovic, Nadal or Federer, they would have jammed the stadium entrances.

Most sports fans know Murray. They just haven't quite caught up with how good he has gotten. His Olympic victory last summer, followed by his first major title at the U.S. Open, hasn't quite found traction yet.

Nor has the fact that his level of play has stayed high. He entered Indian Wells with one tournament victory, an 11-1 record this year and his only loss to No. 1 Djokovic in the Australian final. When Murray advanced Tuesday night, 6-3, 6-2, it looked routine, another predictable result on a tour that, by design, produces many of them.

But there was more going on. That will continue with Murray.

By beating Lu, a journeyman ranked No. 79, he settled a score that obviously had been eating at him, because it was the first thing he brought up in his post-match interview. He recalled it had been Lu who beat him in the first round of the Beijing Olympics.

That was their only meeting, but he also knew Lu was dangerous enough to have taken out Andy Roddick at Wimbledon three years ago. That was the day Lu entertained the media with stories of his father being a chicken salesman, working for him, and disliking it because the chicken farm "always smelled bad."

Lu said, "So I catch the chicken. I can show you. Yeah, serious. I can catch a chicken."

He said his best chance was at night, when the chickens couldn't see as well. But that left little doubt that anybody playing Lu was taking on someone with pretty quick feet and hands.

For Murray, there were other matters to settle besides dispatching Lu. He had lost in his first matches at Indian Wells each of the last two years, and another this year could plunge him into a psychological hole.

That happened at Indian Wells to the fabled Goran Ivanisevic, a player good enough to win Wimbledon. Ivanisevic usually lost at Indian Wells early, always was remorse and confused about it and eventually rationalized, in his own screwball way, that all the old people eating dinner at night left him fearful they would die face-down in their soup. That put him off his game, he said.

Murray exists nowhere in that sort of twilight zone. But three straight years of early flops at Indian Wells would not have been good for the mind.

So, having taken care of an Olympic nightmare past, and erasing Indian Wells as a tennis black hole, Murray marches toward greater significance. If he wins the title, he will become No. 2, behind Djokovic and in front of Federer. No. 2 means better seeding at the Grand Slams, especially avoiding Djokovic until the end.

"Your draw improves dramatically," Murray said, "You are still facing the same guys eventually, just in different combinations."

Unspoken, but certainly understood, is that any seeding advantage at Wimbledon is key because Wimbledon will always be Murray's Valhalla. He has no choice. He is British. There is no escaping the hopes and dreams of an empire of people who have waited since Fred Perry in 1936.

Winning an Olympic gold on the Wimbledon grounds was ice cream. Winning Wimbledon would add the hot fudge. Murray demonstrates every time out that he is good enough. The Brits know it. The rest of us just haven't been paying close attention.

A 76-year pipe dream is now a realistic hope.
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Re: News Articles « Reply #5429 on: March 13, 2013, 12:08 PM »
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News article from Los Angeles Tim

Wimbledon will always be Murray's Valhalla.

 

I think they mean Nirvana! 
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