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Re: The current state of British tennis « Reply #75 on: March 19, 2010, 06:15 PM »
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Murray wants different approach

Andy Murray believes the Lawn Tennis Association should consider an alternative to a big-name captain as they seek the next leader of Britain's Davis Cup team.

http://www.walesonline.co.uk/sports/live-sport-reports/2010/03/19/murray-wants-different-approach-91466-26067180/
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Re: The current state of British tennis « Reply #76 on: March 20, 2010, 01:19 AM »
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Women = Good. Robson has beaten a player in the top 100 in Hopman Cup, her and Watson have also beaten top 200 players. Baltacha looks ready to surge in the hope of a French Open ranking, Keothavong will come back strong.

Men = Doubles OK, Murray going well, the less said about the rest the better... basically, **** the Davis Cup.
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Re: The current state of British tennis « Reply #77 on: March 20, 2010, 04:05 AM »
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What point was that [re Brad Gilbert]. I tend to think Andy knows best, and the LTA should consult him, not the other way round.
You might find this article from The Times online dated November 2007 helpful.  http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/tennis/article2871533.ece
The serious injury referred to was Andy's torn tendon sheath in his right wrist.

Basically, in 2006, young Murray demanded of the LTA that he be given the best coach available, i.e. Brad Gilbert.  This was at considerable expense to the LTA but they agreed and signed Gilbert up for a 3 year contract.  18 months later they split - hardly surprising, as they were forced to be in each other's company almost 24/7, even having to share the same hotel bedroom (something the LTA has since dispensed with).  Imagine that - a teenager and a man 30 years his senior?  Gilbert objected to Murray's love of playing video games and pop music, and also claimed that he was too argumentative:  Murray got fed up listening to Gilbert talking about tennis all the time.  Andy was certainly entitled to make up his own mind about things, but the LTA were understandably not too happy, although they did successfully renegotiate BG's contract in order to retain albeit a more limited amount of coaching services from him.
 
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Re: The current state of British tennis « Reply #78 on: March 25, 2010, 08:05 PM »
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Discussion on 5live about this now.
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Re: The current state of British tennis « Reply #79 on: March 25, 2010, 09:57 PM »
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Unfortunately, only just caught up with this, so missed it.  Will try and see if it's been taped.
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Re: The current state of British tennis « Reply #80 on: March 25, 2010, 10:24 PM »
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You're now missing 5live tennis with Bally, her coach, Heather Watson and Nigel Sears etc.

It will be on iPlayer later on.
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Re: The current state of British tennis « Reply #81 on: March 26, 2010, 12:17 AM »
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Thanks, as I wasn't able to do anything about all this at the time.
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Re: The current state of British tennis « Reply #82 on: March 26, 2010, 03:05 AM »
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This programme broadcast at 10 pm is all I could find on iPlayer.  Really worth listening to, although you have to wait a few minutes until you get to Miami.  As for the comment made by former US tennis journalist and commentator, Bud Collins, that, when he read about GB's defeat by Lithuania, he first thought it was an April Fool joke ... then decided that maybe it was a printing error ... blush

And Collins tips Isner to win Wimbledon Question

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/console/b00rkk6n
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Re: The current state of British tennis « Reply #83 on: March 26, 2010, 08:14 AM »
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00rp86g/5_live_Sport_Sport_Ministers_Special/

It's briefly mentioned 35 minutes in.
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Re: The current state of British tennis « Reply #84 on: March 26, 2010, 09:55 AM »
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Started to listen to this but never got that far.
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Re: The current state of British tennis « Reply #85 on: March 27, 2010, 01:24 AM »
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This has ominous echos of Lithuania's initial response. "GB's DC team promised more misery by fearless Turk" -
http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2010/mar/26/turkey-britain-davis-cup
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Re: The current state of British tennis « Reply #86 on: March 29, 2010, 02:19 AM »
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Women = Good. Robson has beaten a player in the top 100 in Hopman Cup, her and Watson have also beaten top 200 players. Baltacha looks ready to surge in the hope of a French Open ranking, Keothavong will come back strong.

Men = Doubles OK, Murray going well, the less said about the rest the better... basically, f**k the Davis Cup.

Alex Ward and Dom Inglot are surging up the rankings.  If you bothered to check for yourself the progress some of the guys are making rather than just believe all the drivel the from the press then maybe you'd have a better idea.  It's time you got a brain and started thinking for yourself rather than letting others do the thinking for you.  Stop following like a blind sheep and look beyond the newspaper crap.  Who wants to hear about the good things when you can hear about the bad things?

All the players in the French Open are already ranked and Bally currently has a very good ranking. Doubt you've ever heard the name but Anna Smith is having just as good a year as Bally, maybe you should try and broaden your horizons a it mate and stop being so condescending and dismissive about stuff you clearly have no idea about.

Also Andy Murray isn't going well, he's been pretty cr.ap lately if you haven't notcied.


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Re: The current state of British tennis « Reply #87 on: March 29, 2010, 06:50 AM »
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Think you've got an attitude problem, quiz, and I don't find it at all acceptable on this website.   
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Re: The current state of British tennis « Reply #88 on: March 29, 2010, 07:08 AM »
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Quiz, your post was completely unacceptable, please read the forum rules before posting again.

Various parts of your post have now been removed.
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Re: The current state of British tennis « Reply #89 on: March 29, 2010, 09:36 AM »
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This is completely off-topic, but I just had to register my disbelief somewhere.

Speaking of quizzes, here's a quick one.

Who's the current US number 2?

John Isner? James Blake? Sam Querrey?
 
Wrong, wrong, wrong.

It's Tommy Haas. Work that one out.
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