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Posted on: April 08, 2015, 05:50 PM New message
Posted by: Aileen
Lol Caz, it's not John Isner is it?......Wink
I've really no idea....but he could well be! :p
Then maybe Santa Claus would like to respond to him? Whistle
Posted on: April 08, 2015, 05:30 PM New message
Posted by: Caz
Lol Caz, it's not John Isner is it?......Wink
I've really no idea....but he could well be! :p
Posted on: April 08, 2015, 05:28 PM New message
Posted by: blueberryhill
Lol Caz, it's not John Isner is it?......Wink
Posted on: April 08, 2015, 05:20 PM New message
Posted by: Caz
The not so humble Fed.
Hi John......welcome to Murraysworld! Hey....you're not PsuedoFed by any chance are you? Very Happy
Posted on: April 08, 2015, 02:30 PM New message
Posted by: JohnIsner
The not so humble Fed.
Posted on: June 30, 2013, 02:14 PM New message
Posted by: Sabine
Google provides different results depending on your location Smile

doh

I knew that but didn't think of it that way. Embarassed
Posted on: June 30, 2013, 02:11 PM New message
Posted by: Mark
I just typed that in Google and got "Roger Federer Quotes-Tennis-X.com" as my first link and this as my second. But, whatever. I didn't know this would appear in the list so was really happy when I saw it. Very Happy
Google provides different results depending on your location Smile
Posted on: June 30, 2013, 01:10 PM New message
Posted by: Sabine
My delight when I saw that this article is #1 in Google for "roger federer arrogant".

I just typed that in Google and got "Roger Federer Quotes-Tennis-X.com" as my first link and this as my second. But, whatever. I didn't know this would appear in the list so was really happy when I saw it. Very Happy
Posted on: June 29, 2013, 11:32 PM New message
Posted by: Mark
My delight when I saw that this article is #1 in Google for "roger federer arrogant".
Posted on: March 11, 2013, 03:51 PM New message
Posted by: ....
Well, I am disappointed. I am also a Murray fan. In fact if Roger wasn't playing right now, he would be my favorite. I have always tried to perceive everything that big sports names say from these four angles: 1) His/her view, 2) His/her's opponent's view, 3) The fans of said sports view, 4) Keep in mind context. I believe the fourth one is really the most important, and I will give you an example. When you argue that Roger expected to win the '09 marathon against Andy Roddick you forget a couple things. 1) He is in a contract with Nike, who probably made him wear it as a part of the deal. 2) He didn't seem altogether excited about talking about it during the interview. "But that is all speculation!" you say, and I would argue that assuming he was trying to be arrogant is speculation as well.

Apart from this I do not deny that Roger said everything you have in your post, but I disregard many of them for being brutally ripped out of context and intention. I enjoyed seeing some support for And Murray in here but it well disguised behind a camouflage of biased hate for Roger. I also congratulate you as one of the first people to make me question my stance on Federer's attitude for 1 second. But be reassured, I did not enjoy this most vitriolic-bile.*

*Thanks for that (1st paragraph under Vitriol)
Posted on: March 06, 2013, 06:56 PM New message
Posted by: Tasmanian Devil
I just thought it was pretty stupid comparison, whatever.

I'd agree if he was talking about their games, but otherwise it doesn't bother me.
Posted on: March 06, 2013, 06:46 PM New message
Posted by: Elly
Was he referring to their personalities or their game?  If the former, back then, I wouldn't mind because Tim is ever so slightly posh like a wine and Muzza was fizzy and unpredictable.
You'd have to ask him that.  I just thought it was pretty stupid comparison, whatever.
Posted on: March 06, 2013, 06:39 PM New message
Posted by: Tasmanian Devil
I went off Castle the first time Andy played Tim and he compared them like a fine wine and an alchopop.

Was he referring to their personalities or their game?  If the former, back then, I wouldn't mind because Tim is ever so slightly posh like a wine and Muzza was fizzy and unpredictable.
Posted on: March 06, 2013, 02:42 PM New message
Posted by: scotnadian
I went off Castle when:

c) I wrote a script for a holiday company that he was doing the voiceover for. I got £300; he got a villa on Barbados.
B*stard. If you'd told me earlier, I'd have egged his windows for you.
Posted on: March 04, 2013, 07:38 PM New message
Posted by: robbie
I went off Castle when:

a) He made the final of the British Championships in 1986 and, knowing he was on telly, put up a card on his chair protesting against the poll tax.

b) He groped Claire Nasir's bum on live TV.

c) I wrote a script for a holiday company that he was doing the voiceover for. I got £300; he got a villa on Barbados.
You kept c quiet over the last few hours.
Posted on: March 04, 2013, 06:43 PM New message
Posted by: Elly
I went off Castle when:

a) He made the final of the British Championships in 1986 and, knowing he was on telly, put up a card on his chair protesting against the poll tax.

b) He groped Claire Nasir's bum on live TV.

c) I wrote a script for a holiday company that he was doing the voiceover for. I got £300; he got a villa on Barbados.
He's just a bit of a tosser, to be fair...
Posted on: March 04, 2013, 06:16 PM New message
Posted by: Grabcopy
I went off Castle when:

a) He made the final of the British Championships in 1986 and, knowing he was on telly, put up a card on his chair protesting against the poll tax.

b) He groped Claire Nasir's bum on live TV.

c) I wrote a script for a holiday company that he was doing the voiceover for. I got £300; he got a villa on Barbados.
Posted on: March 04, 2013, 06:00 PM New message
Posted by: Elly
Me either.  Met him twice and he seemed like a good bloke.
I went off Castle the first time Andy played Tim and he compared them like a fine wine and an alchopop.  Guess who was who?  I thought that comment was outrageous - and not because I was ever not a Henman fan.  I always rooted for him whenever he played (except against Andy. Very Happy)
Posted on: March 04, 2013, 04:18 PM New message
Posted by: Tasmanian Devil
I've never understood the beef with Castle.

Me either.  Met him twice and he seemed like a good bloke.
Posted on: January 29, 2013, 04:21 PM New message
Posted by: Emma Jean
Here it is...I highlighted the part at the very bottom of the article.
_________________________________________________ _______________________

Andy Murray's coach Ivan Lendl convinced they make a formidable team

Twelve months after taking over as Murray's right-hand man, Lendl says the pair's understanding has definitely developed

Ivan Lendl remains as cool as ever ahead of Andy Murray's appearance in the final of the Australian Open against Novak Djokovic on Sunday. The coach, who has been with him since they hooked up here a year ago, was not carried away with statistics or history, especially the curiosity of Murray trying to become the first player in the Open era to follow his first slam title with another one straight away. When reminded that, as a player, he had to wait a good deal longer for his second major, Lendl, who won eight of them, was not impressed.

"I've never thought about it but I told Andy before the tournament: 'Apparently no player has won three Australian Opens in a row in the Open era and no player in the Open era has won his first major and then won his second win in the very next major. So that means Roger has to win here!' That's not going to happen now, so one of those theories goes out of the window. Once again it's a lovely story for you guys, but I pay no attention to that."

He reckoned it would play no part in Murray's performance. But did he not think that, in his own case, he was still developing as a player in the slams immediately after he had won his first title? "Well [John] McEnroe was still ranked No1, and Mats Wilander was still at least the same as me, if not better, on clay at that time."

He accepted his tennis might have still been evolving, like Murray's. "Possibly. I hate to compare like that, but I see what you're trying to say. Possibly."

How has the experience of working with Murray in Melbourne this time compared with last year? "It was less hectic this year because last year was a novelty and everybody wanted to talk. This year you guys have left me alone a lot more and it's a lot easier for me."

With a year's experience together, are they a better team? "No doubt about it. We have learned about each other and understand each other better. I think that would [be the case] in any team, in any relationship, that you would do better after a year."

Is it more enjoyable for that reason? "Yeah, that's one of the reasons. I've got my golf game set up very well too, so that was very enjoyable."

Murray talks of the importance of peaking at right time – how did they go about achieving that as a team? "Well unfortunately you're not in control of your schedule. You're not in full control of when you play. You're not in full control of how long the matches are. So that affects things. And every player is different. Some players need a tough match early, some need a tough match before the final, some don't need a tough match. So you don't go about it, you just have to deal with the cards you have."

Lendl said Djokovic's extra day of rest before the final would not have any effect – "Not at the age both guys are and the fitness they have" – and he has been impressed with Murray's energy levels throughout the tournament, especially in the semi-final against Roger Federer.

"It was great that he didn't dawdle around in the matches when he was in control and finished them, and most likely it can only help. I felt Andy was a little bit ahead in the [semi-final] the entire time. I don't know what the exact number of breaks against Andy and breaks against Roger were, but it would be big in Andy's favour, probably 6-2. [Murray converted six of 16, Federer two of six] And I remember playing a match like that myself.

"It's somewhat frustrating as you haven't been broken. I played the semi-final of Wimbledon against Slobodan Zivojinovic one year, I think it was '86 [it was], it was, like, 6-1, 6-7, 6-2, 6-7, 6-4 [actually 6-2, 6-7, 6-3, 6-7, 6-4]. It's very frustrating, because the guy isn't making any inroads on your serve but you find yourself two sets all and you know you have been the better player. The good point there was that Andy's fitness came through. I think it was apparent that he was fitter in the fifth set than Roger and that's why that set was relatively – using that word loosely – relatively easy."

Lendl, though, was most impressed with the way Murray handled the frustration of blowing the fourth set, when he was serving for the match at 6-5, and distracted by an exchange of words and looks with Federer.

"Yes I'm very proud of him, how he dealt with it. It has to do with preparation, though. If you feel you're strong and you don't feel like you are going to run out of gas, it's a lot easier to deal with that than if you feel I've only got four more games in me or something. If you feel, OK, I can play three more sets I'm fine, it's a lot easier to swallow the bitter pill of losing the fourth set in a tie-breaker."

http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2013/jan/26/andy-murray-ivan-lendl-team