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Re: Wimbledon F: Andy Murray vs Novak Djokovic « Reply #2505 on: July 09, 2013, 12:35 AM »
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Wonder if Wade sent Andy a nice congratulations? ...doubt it.. havent seen any quotes from her praising Andy's achievements. Maybe there are in UK media....

Wade actually complimented Andy during the mixed doubles final.

Can't remember her exact words, but she seemed quite happy.
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Re: Wimbledon F: Andy Murray vs Novak Djokovic « Reply #2506 on: July 09, 2013, 12:53 AM »
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Would anyone be prepared to mail me one or two of the souvenir newspapers? Any of them would do, just can't get them in NZ obviously. Would reimburse you of course.
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Re: Wimbledon F: Andy Murray vs Novak Djokovic « Reply #2507 on: July 09, 2013, 02:08 AM »
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b036kvx9/Wimbledon_John_Inverdale_Novak_Djokovic_v_Andy_Murray/

Five live's coverage. Overend's last match.

That last game was almost as agonising to listen to (even knowing the outcome) as it was watching it live.
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Re: Wimbledon F: Andy Murray vs Novak Djokovic « Reply #2508 on: July 09, 2013, 02:52 AM »
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Got a few of the papers, couldn't get them all.
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Re: Wimbledon F: Andy Murray vs Novak Djokovic « Reply #2509 on: July 09, 2013, 07:12 AM »
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Have so enjoyed wallowing in the media coverage  thumb up
Elena: How  yay was that!
Gnomey: don't think Andy does holidays or  much "relaxing" either!
invisibleman: would be happy to send you a paper. Bought 3, won't keep them all. Will check postage cost.
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Re: Wimbledon F: Andy Murray vs Novak Djokovic « Reply #2510 on: July 09, 2013, 08:59 AM »
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One piece of trivia from today's papers that made me smile was the one about Andy being the first British man to win Wimbledon wearing short trousers!




This has made my day
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Re: Wimbledon F: Andy Murray vs Novak Djokovic « Reply #2511 on: July 09, 2013, 09:35 AM »
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Loved this line from a comment in yahoo  : "Murray now joins the list of legends from north of Adrian's wall"
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Re: Wimbledon F: Andy Murray vs Novak Djokovic « Reply #2512 on: July 09, 2013, 10:11 AM »
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invisibleman: would be happy to send you a paper. Bought 3, won't keep them all. Will check postage cost.

That would be fantastic if you could. Let me know costs. I guess paypal would be the best way?
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Re: Wimbledon F: Andy Murray vs Novak Djokovic « Reply #2513 on: July 09, 2013, 11:10 AM »
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Nah - name of my first cat.  So it's half my porn name :-)
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Re: Wimbledon F: Andy Murray vs Novak Djokovic « Reply #2514 on: July 09, 2013, 05:36 PM »
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Lol, at least Lloydy isn't a twat like Castle and co. I suspect Lloyd was trying to be genuine with his prediction, rather than pandering to the British Public, which is what most of the pundits did.

Er, pandering to the British public? Andy did win, so where is the pandering?

In addition all the pundits mentioned, Lindsay Davenport picked Andy as well.

To my mind Andy looked like the Wimbledon winner all through Queen's. I could go further back and suggest that the way he won the Olympics indicated that a Wimbledon win was on the cards. I picked him on the basis of that. I even picked the finalists for SW19 on that basis, which is strange when you think Djokovic was beaten by Delpo in the bronze medal match. The big confirmation for me that Andy was likely to do it was when he got through Verdasco. I just sensed it as a turning point of sorts.

I think people who can't see how brilliant that final was just don't get it. There were momentum switches, but there always are in Andy and Djokovic's matches. They both return so well and have similar games. It was always going to be attritional.

What people don't get is that Andy is a better player on grass than Djokovic, simple as that. Why was Djokovic sliding like that, treating the grass like a clay court? Andy's footwork was brilliant, and boy was he fast!

Andy has never dropped a set to Djokovic on grass. I think we all know why if we're honest about it. Andy is, without a doubt, the best grass court player in the world.

To me the writing was on the wall for Djokovic when he was using serve and volley. Andy was reading him like a book! I think Djokovic just got his tactics all wrong, but didn't know what else to do, especially when Andy was being a brick wall.

People will make excuses of course, Djokovic was tired etc. For the last two years pundits have gone on and on about how tireless he is. I also think people making excuses takes away from how gracious he was in defeat, and how lovely his parents were to Judy. Then again, tiredness was an excuse made by some when Andy beat another multi-slam winner in straight sets on Centre Court. That excuse wasn't true either.
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Re: Wimbledon F: Andy Murray vs Novak Djokovic « Reply #2515 on: July 09, 2013, 06:21 PM »
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I've been waiting for this pic! Very Happy

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Re: Wimbledon F: Andy Murray vs Novak Djokovic « Reply #2516 on: July 09, 2013, 06:26 PM »
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Er, pandering to the British public? Andy did win, so where is the pandering?

In addition all the pundits mentioned, Lindsay Davenport picked Andy as well.

To my mind Andy looked like the Wimbledon winner all through Queen's. I could go further back and suggest that the way he won the Olympics indicated that a Wimbledon win was on the cards. I picked him on the basis of that. I even picked the finalists for SW19 on that basis, which is strange when you think Djokovic was beaten by Delpo in the bronze medal match. The big confirmation for me that Andy was likely to do it was when he got through Verdasco. I just sensed it as a turning point of sorts.

I think people who can't see how brilliant that final was just don't get it. There were momentum switches, but there always are in Andy and Djokovic's matches. They both return so well and have similar games. It was always going to be attritional.

What people don't get is that Andy is a better player on grass than Djokovic, simple as that. Why was Djokovic sliding like that, treating the grass like a clay court? Andy's footwork was brilliant, and boy was he fast!

Andy has never dropped a set to Djokovic on grass. I think we all know why if we're honest about it. Andy is, without a doubt, the best grass court player in the world.

To me the writing was on the wall for Djokovic when he was using serve and volley. Andy was reading him like a book! I think Djokovic just got his tactics all wrong, but didn't know what else to do, especially when Andy was being a brick wall.

People will make excuses of course, Djokovic was tired etc. For the last two years pundits have gone on and on about how tireless he is. I also think people making excuses takes away from how gracious he was in defeat, and how lovely his parents were to Judy. Then again, tiredness was an excuse made by some when Andy beat another multi-slam winner in straight sets on Centre Court. That excuse wasn't true either.

I don't think Novaks' original tactics would have been to employ the drop shot so much and serve volleying as it was hot and he was feeling it he probably tried to shorten the points in the hope that Andy would eventually tire out, what he didn't count on though was that Andy was prepared to work his arse off to win Wimbledon, and would have probably run through a brick wall to do so.

I also think that Lendl was right about this win coming off the back of losing in the 2012 final.
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Re: Wimbledon F: Andy Murray vs Novak Djokovic « Reply #2517 on: July 09, 2013, 06:30 PM »
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Brilliant pic. Lol.
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Re: Wimbledon F: Andy Murray vs Novak Djokovic « Reply #2518 on: July 09, 2013, 06:30 PM »
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I don't think Novaks' original tactics would have been to employ the drop shot so much, as it was hot and he was feeling it he probably tried to shorten the points in the hope that Andy would eventually tire out, what he didn't count on though was that Andy was prepared to work his arse off to win Wimbledon, and would have probably run through a brick wall to do so.

You're probably right, but it seemed obvious to me that Andy was reading him as well.

Oh, I think Andy was prepared to die on that court rather than lose. I thought that during the match. There were times when he was gasping for breath, but he never backed down. What incredible fitness he showed.
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Re: Wimbledon F: Andy Murray vs Novak Djokovic « Reply #2519 on: July 09, 2013, 08:37 PM »
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You're probably right, but it seemed obvious to me that Andy was reading him as well.

Oh, I think Andy was prepared to die on that court rather than lose. I thought that during the match. There were times when he was gasping for breath, but he never backed down. What incredible fitness he showed.
True. My simple analysis is that Djoker and Andy are equally great players. I do think Andy has the edge on grass, but it came down to who wanted it more.  And there are no factors on earth that could have made Djoker want it more than Andy on Sunday. And that made the difference. Djoker didn't lie down, and even (in my worst nightmares) if he had broken Andy after his 3 clear CPS, Andy would have been shaken enough to lose the set but he would come back harder.
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