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Re: News Articles « Reply #6810 on: July 07, 2013, 12:06 AM »
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Telegraph | My family suffer more than I do, says Murray - http://aggbot.com/UK-News/article/19934180

Good article Milly.  Thanks for posting. Smile


Murray's moment of destiny as 77-year quest for a successor to Perry may be about to end

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/tennis/article-2357555/Wimbledon-2013-Andy-Murray-facing-moment-destiny.html?ito=feeds-newsxml
Thanks Dani.  I like what it says about Lendl and the rest of the team as much as I like what it says about Andy.

What I don't care for much though are comments like the Mail's "Destiny is calling him like never before and a nation awaits the performance of a lifetime."  It gave me the chills too, but they weren't pleasurable ones.  If that isn't heaping a huge pressure of expectation on him, then I don't know what is.  No wonder he says he never reads newspapers during Wimbledon.
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Re: News Articles « Reply #6811 on: July 07, 2013, 12:23 AM »
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Really like this piece on Lendl Smile Love his attitude!


Murray feats don't shock Lendl

http://web.orange.co.uk/article/sports/murray_feats_don_t_shock_lendl
Lendl sounds a real treasure.   Andy waited long enough to get the right coach, and was constantly criticised for it, but it was worth it in the end.


I like that.  A refreshingly honest assessment of the situation, which I found encouraging.
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Re: News Articles « Reply #6812 on: July 07, 2013, 12:44 AM »
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Nice article by Jamie Smile


I can’t bear to watch

I’d love Andy to win Wimbledon today. But it will be agony watching him try.

Sometimes I think I would rather watch it on TV, instead of on Centre Court.

You can’t relax.

If Andy is there playing and I’m talking to my wife and laugh or whatever, he’s looking up and thinking: “What are they doing laughing? I’m 4-4 in the third set here against this guy.”

I sit next to my mum and she’s getting up and cheering.

My dad is sitting in front of me. Andy’s team is a row in front of that.

No one enjoys sitting there watching the match.

You have such a vested interest in it. I would rather not be there.

But if I want to watch the match, that’s what I have to do.

There aren’t any other seats available!

At home you could get up and walk around if you don’t want to watch for a few games or to go to the toilet or get some food.

In Centre Court you have to stay in your seat and do what’s expected.

You’ve got to be there to show your support.

Because the Wimbledon title is the biggest prize in tennis. It’s the culmination of your life’s work.

Some days you don’t want to play.

What separates the champions from the rest of the field is they are still willing to get out and do it when they don’t feel like it. That’s when the best work is done.

Andy has taken some big decisions and made some big sacrifices. Probably the most significant was to go to Spain and train there.

It wasn’t our parents packing his bag and sending him off, it was all his own doing.

For a 15-year-old, that’s a huge decision.

To leave home, family, friends — everything.

I went to the same academy in Barcelona for three months. It was very, very difficult.

You hit thousands and thousands of tennis balls there. I’ve never been anywhere else like it.

It was like Barcelona football club.

Whether it was the eight-year-old kids or the professionals they were doing the same exercises and were taught the same philosophy.

Look at the country as a whole. There are so many Spanish tennis players doing great things.

And they’re not just at the top of the game, but also ranked between 100 and 500.

I’m sure Britain would do no harm to try to learn from that.

But today Britain will be watching Andy. Although it’s our home tournament, we hardly see each other at Wimbledon because of different schedules. But I did go to the locker room after the semi-final to say well done.

He was relieved. He had nothing to gain from winning the match. Everyone expected him to beat Jerzy Janowicz.

Now he’s in the final and playing Novak Djokovic, no one can say he’s the favourite. At best it’s 50-50.

For me, it’s more important that he performs well.

If it takes an exceptional performance to beat him, you can live with that.

When you know how much they want to win, and they don’t perform well, that’s when it gets sad or emotional.

It’s his seventh Grand Slam final, his fourth in a row. That’s a ridiculous level to achieve.

The last two or three finals he has played some great tennis and I expect he’ll do that again.

Whether that’s going to be enough, I don’t know, because Djokovic is so damn good as well.

Sometimes I have pictured in my mind Andy winning Wimbledon. It would be amazing.

No one would then ask about how many years it was since a British player last won!

But whether he wins or loses, I will still be proud of what he has done.

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sport/tennis/5000911/Jamie-Murray-I-cant-bear-to-watch-my-brother-play-tennis.html
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Re: News Articles « Reply #6813 on: July 07, 2013, 02:39 AM »
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^ Thanks Dani.  I think Jamie is expressing throughout what a lot of us feel.

 
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Re: News Articles « Reply #6814 on: July 07, 2013, 08:21 AM »
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Andy's last Wimbledon column for BBC.....let's hope next time we see pictures of him on here he is holding the trophy
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/tennis/23201371
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Re: News Articles « Reply #6815 on: July 07, 2013, 08:39 AM »
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some great articles - thanks everyone.  One thing I picked up, which I didn't know, was that Andy now has a back specialist on the team.  Good to read that.  And hope those with tickets for CC read Andy's column and realise how important they are to him winning.  Just heard it could be the hottest W final ever.
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Re: News Articles « Reply #6816 on: July 07, 2013, 08:43 AM »
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Hope its the hottest in more ways than one Ruthie Wink
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Re: News Articles « Reply #6817 on: July 07, 2013, 08:58 AM »
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me too Angie.

This article by James Lawton, chief sports writer of the Independent (and a former critic of Andy) will warm the heart:

http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/tennis/james-lawton-the-day-that-andy-murray-said-this-just-isnt-good-enough-8692757.html
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Re: News Articles « Reply #6818 on: July 07, 2013, 09:37 AM »
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me too Angie.

This article by James Lawton, chief sports writer of the Independent (and a former critic of Andy) will warm the heart:

http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/tennis/james-lawton-the-day-that-andy-murray-said-this-just-isnt-good-enough-8692757.html

Great article.  All the detractors who are bound come out of the woodwork should he lose should have to read this.  I really cannot understand the British aversion to winners in sport.  They may not like Andy but they should still be able to appreciate his talent and tenacity.  I have discovered that my eldest son, who sometimes says silly things about Andy, is only winding me up.
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Re: News Articles « Reply #6819 on: July 07, 2013, 09:47 AM »
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Andy's latest column

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/tennis/23201371
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Re: News Articles « Reply #6820 on: July 07, 2013, 08:13 PM »
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@jamiefox1: WOW! Unbelievably classy. @andy_murray donates all his prize money to @royalmarsden , £1.6million. Hats off to you Sir!
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Re: News Articles « Reply #6821 on: July 07, 2013, 08:15 PM »
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wow that is amazing and comes on top of Queens prize money.  What a thing to do for his friend Ross -and so hope it will be good new when his results come through, which I think is quite soon.
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Re: News Articles « Reply #6822 on: July 07, 2013, 08:28 PM »
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Apparently it's not true,Ruthie Frown

Paul Hayward ‏@_PaulHayward 33m
Just bumped into Andy Murray and asked him whether it's correct he's donating his entire prize-money to Royal Marsden. Not correct.

But still-donating his Queen's money was SO generous.
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Re: News Articles « Reply #6823 on: July 07, 2013, 08:33 PM »
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just read - what a crass thing to do for someone to start such a rumour
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Re: News Articles « Reply #6824 on: July 07, 2013, 08:54 PM »
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me too Angie.

This article by James Lawton, chief sports writer of the Independent (and a former critic of Andy) will warm the heart:

http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/tennis/james-lawton-the-day-that-andy-murray-said-this-just-isnt-good-enough-8692757.html
Reading this for the first time now makes today's win all the sweeter. Smile


Apparently it's not true,Ruthie Frown

Paul Hayward ‏@_PaulHayward 33m
Just bumped into Andy Murray and asked him whether it's correct he's donating his entire prize-money to Royal Marsden. Not correct.

But still-donating his Queen's money was SO generous.
I did wonder about the truth of that.  I know Andy has already been very generous but there must be a limit - he's no Bill Gates - and I'm pretty sure Ross would agree.


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