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USO 2013 QF: Murray vs Wawrinka

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Re: USO 2013 QF: Murray vs Wawrinka « Reply #1140 on: September 06, 2013, 10:05 PM »
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Great posting!!  Thanks for doing the research, I think we all needed to read it.
I agree, was going to read War and Peace but this caught my eye.
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Re: USO 2013 QF: Murray vs Wawrinka « Reply #1141 on: September 06, 2013, 10:07 PM »
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John.

Onya big Johnny .... I think Andy just told him ....if only kim's were ......
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Re: USO 2013 QF: Murray vs Wawrinka « Reply #1142 on: September 06, 2013, 10:12 PM »
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I disagree. Vehemently.  Everyone is allowed a bad day, and they don't deserve castigation and abuse from the peanut gallery, particularly those people who self-identify as fans.  That just adds insult to injury.

What knocked the stuffing out of him is that every part of him game ws off, most damagingly his return wasn't working. 146 slam matches and only 2 of them has he ever failed to create a break point. He's allowed to fall apart every 73 matches.  It does not make him anything near a disgrace.  Good grief.
Amen to that!!
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Re: USO 2013 QF: Murray vs Wawrinka « Reply #1143 on: September 06, 2013, 10:14 PM »
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Loads of people have slumps after Slam wins, some longer than others. On the WTA, Li Na and Petra Kvitova didn't win a title for more than a year after they won the French Open and Wimbledon respectively. Also people like Djokovic had slumps when they won their first slams. Nothing new.


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Re: USO 2013 QF: Murray vs Wawrinka « Reply #1144 on: September 06, 2013, 10:14 PM »
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By the way V, bumped in to Christine Quinn Mayor candidate for New York supported I hasten to add by Billie Jean King who was along side her....what's your take on her?

I don't vote in NY so my opinion of her is useless. Shrug
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Re: USO 2013 QF: Murray vs Wawrinka « Reply #1145 on: September 06, 2013, 10:16 PM »
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I agree, was going to read War and Peace but this caught my eye.

Lol... nothin like a bit of stat interpretation to deflect from the literary equiv of Diphenhydramine.
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Re: USO 2013 QF: Murray vs Wawrinka « Reply #1146 on: September 06, 2013, 10:17 PM »
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I agree, was going to read War and Peace but this caught my eye.

OK. I know my posts can run on. I was working very hard at putting off the ironing at the time:-)
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Re: USO 2013 QF: Murray vs Wawrinka « Reply #1147 on: September 06, 2013, 10:20 PM »
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I don't vote in NY so my opinion of her is useless. Shrug
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Re: USO 2013 QF: Murray vs Wawrinka « Reply #1148 on: September 06, 2013, 10:21 PM »
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Lol... nothin like a bit of stat interpretation to deflect from the literary equiv of Diphenhydramine.
You on drugs or what.
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Re: USO 2013 QF: Murray vs Wawrinka « Reply #1149 on: September 06, 2013, 10:24 PM »
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You on drugs or what.

Quick inform masaka
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Re: USO 2013 QF: Murray vs Wawrinka « Reply #1150 on: September 06, 2013, 10:26 PM »
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John.

OY.  LOL.    Eyebrow raise.
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Re: USO 2013 QF: Murray vs Wawrinka « Reply #1151 on: September 06, 2013, 10:26 PM »
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OK. I know my posts can run on. I was working very hard at putting off the ironing at the time:-)
As long as your hoovered, made the tea, done the dusting, made the bed,emptied the dishwasher(if applicable)yer ok.
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Re: USO 2013 QF: Murray vs Wawrinka « Reply #1152 on: September 06, 2013, 10:29 PM »
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OY.  LOL.    Eyebrow raise.
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Re: USO 2013 QF: Murray vs Wawrinka « Reply #1153 on: September 06, 2013, 10:30 PM »
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As long as your hoovered, made the tea, done the dusting, made the bed,emptied the dishwasher(if applicable)yer ok.
  Amazing what irony lets you get away with. Ricky Gervais has built a career around it
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Re: USO 2013 QF: Murray vs Wawrinka « Reply #1154 on: September 06, 2013, 10:37 PM »
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Yeah ... and as a fan I accept that...but then what any us of accept or don't is of little consequence to Andy's career. Losing a match is totally acceptable.... providing maximum effort is present. Did you feel he gave his all in that match? I didnt ... his head and heart was just not in that match...which is what made is such a frustrating spectacle for many folks on here it seems. I think most of us hoped Andy would have the confidence now, after such great slam wins, to go on a run ... especially after seeing what Djoko did from '11 ... so its just disappointment... and just a blip in his career...hopefully.

I think it is simply that he just didn't have the effort available to give. It's not that he wasn't trying. More that he simply couldn't.  Warwinka isn't that good a player. If he was he would have more than 4 career singles titles To his credit, and those are only 250's. Murray has achieved more than that this year alone.
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