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 on: Yesterday at 10:54 AM 
Started by ProdigyEng - Last post by colin
Thanks for that reply. I was curious because the Daily Telegraph, print edition had covered the story and included examples. But then it does have more pages to fill.

 on: Yesterday at 10:16 AM 
Started by TheMadHatter - Last post by TheMadHatter
Kyle came so close to making his first final - leading 7-5, 4-1 at one stage - but unfortunately after Berankis broke back Kyle seemed to run out of steam and didn't win another game.

Still, a great few weeks and continue to move in the right direction. Fitness maybe needs more work, but that will come with matches.

Meant to be playing Segovia with Dan Cox and a few other Brits next week but wouldn't be surprised if he withdrew.

 on: Yesterday at 09:26 AM 
Started by ProdigyEng - Last post by *Sparkle*
My point was that, I think, that there has been NO reference to the plagiarism in the Guardian but only references to it by a media specialist in a blog on the paper's website. But whatever.
Sorry, I appear to have mis-understood the question.  I thought you were complaining that there was just one article in the paper, rather than asking whether or not it had appeared in the print version.

My understanding is that The Guardian is the UK's main newspaper for covering media/broadcasting stories, with the other papers generally showing next to no interest, unless there is a celebrity angle.   The Guardian does a lot of their reporting as online only these days, especially the media stuff, because people interested in the media tend to be digitally orientated.  There used to be a specific 'Media supplement', but since the recession, it's part of the main paper (it had a lot of jobs in it), but I think it's still published on Mondays, so that's where you are most likely to find a print version of the story, perhaps with a bit more detail, if it is to be printed.

IMO, this is a media story, so it is right to be covered by a media specialist, rather than other sports writers.  There will be plenty of time for more comprehensive articles once The Times have completed their investigation.

The tennis writing community is small, so it's very difficult for them to maintain the impartiality required, and could become vulnerable to criticism themselves.  If they are harsh, they could be seen to be promoting their own self-interest.  If they are kind, they could be seen as defending one of their own.

I'll admit, one of my pet hates is premature reporting, regardless of the topic.  Whether it's those documentaries on tragedies that appear on tv within a week, claiming to explain 'what really happened', or the sensational reporting of celebrity deaths, like Peaches Geldolf recently, where there was incredible demand and provision of speculation dressed up as news stories, that didn't actually know what had happened, because the post-mortem hadn't been complete, never mind the toxicology testing, or a coroner's report etc.   Clearly, that's much more distasteful, but premature reporting of more mundane stories is equally pointless.

Regarding the general subject of redundancies of sports writers, I wonder if some of them will continue to work for them as free-lancers, and if new people are all on zero-hours contracts?

 on: Yesterday at 08:58 AM 
Started by mackym - Last post by colin

A cup half empty article. It could have started "Despite fitness problems early in the year when he was recovering from surgery, Andy Murray is on course for qualifying for the world tour tennis  finals especially as he is now fitter. But Andy wants to do better than just qualify and has employed Amlie Mauresmos........."

 on: Yesterday at 07:05 AM 
Started by top_spin - Last post by Caz
Does anyone think it's inconceivable that all these 'mishaps' could be anything to do with Mercedes approaching Vettel to drive for them?

 on: Yesterday at 06:37 AM 
Started by ProdigyEng - Last post by Caz
It's not a good time in sports journalism, though. They're being laid off left, right and centre:


I can't understand that! After the fabulous Olympics we put on in 2012 and Andy winning Wimbledon last year, people in this country are more interested in sport than ever!  confused

 on: Yesterday at 06:23 AM 
Started by ProdigyEng - Last post by Caz
I emailed The Times' sports dept today. 'It seems you're a little short of tennis staff at present. If you need any freelance work doing, I'm happy to step in...'

Remember, they sacked Simon Barnes last month, so they actually have NOBODY to cover tennis.
Good for you Nigel and great that you've applied for the Wimbledon book too.....I nearly suggested that you should offer to rewrite last years! Very Happy I do hope something comes of it for you!

 on: Yesterday at 03:16 AM 
Started by mackym - Last post by Aileen


 on: Yesterday at 02:33 AM 
Started by mackym - Last post by Aileen
Wow. Same thing happened with Swiss player Marc Rosset. He changed his flight plans after losing at the US Open in 98. After he changed his plans, the flight he had originally planned to take went down in the Atlantic, killing all on board.

Reminds you how much tennis players fly and how vulnerable it makes them, especially in the light of recent disasters.
I was reminded of that when Andy went on a trip to Paris before RG, along with Dani and Matt Little (cue for speculation that it was in connection with a new coach), and the plane there had to turn back because of engine trouble, so they had to get on another flight. Then on the way back his plane was struck by lightning - twice!  I know lightning won't harm the plane but I've seen pics of it happening.  Quite spectacular and very scary!  Also planes have gone done in severe storms.  

This is a true story.  Way back in the mid 1960s I had a close friend who had intended to fly back to Edinburgh after visiting her fiance in London on one of the stand-by flights they had (dunno if they still have these though, but they were cheap because they flew at unsociable times and you didn't have to book a seat in advance either).  She was aiming for the last flight out of Heathrow which was scheduled to leave around 1:30am, but her fiance's car broke down about half a mile from the airport, so she missed it.  That plane crashed on take-off, killing every-one on board.

Mind you, when I was a kid, the number of people who's elderly relatives 'just missed' the ill-fated train which was lost in the Tay Bridge disaster (1879), was quite amazing!

Coldn't really decide where to put this, but I read Kevin Mitchell's 'Break Point' while I was away. Some factual inaccuracies (eg, wrong dates for results) which may be down to typos/poor editing but otherwise a good read. According to Mitchell when Andy withdrew from the French last year, even though he then began practising on grass he was doing so to see if it was possible to play Wimbledon as he was seriously considering have the back op straight away.  Apparently he was told if he aggravated the injury further it would end his career.
I've never heard about the last bit, but I have read that Andy was experiencing so much pain that he wanted the op straight after Wimbledon, but his team talked him out of it.  While I can see where they were coming from, they weren't the ones who had to put up with it and also I'm sure they must have been aware that because of this his chances of success in North America, particularly defending his USO title, weren't likely to be too good given how hard the courts are on the body, which, of course, proved to be the case.  I seriously doubt though that they would have talked him into playing if he'd been told that aggravating the injury would have ended his career.

 on: Yesterday at 01:41 AM 
Started by scotnadian - Last post by Aileen
Thanks for posting all these wonderful pics Boom (and welcome to MW as well Smile ).  It's lovely to see two people looking so happy and very much in love.  I wish them all the best for their future together.

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