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Connors issues Murray 'call me' tweet « on: March 30, 2011, 11:57 AM »
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With the rumour mill surrounding Andy Murray's coaching arrangements currently in overdrive, US tennis legend Jimmy Connors has astonishingly thrown his own hat into the ring.

A 'tweet' from Jimbo in the wake of Andy's disastrous loss to Alex Bogomolov Junior at the Miami Masters reads, 'Del Po, glad your (sic) back, like the way you play! Murray you need some help, wanna win? Call me!!'

An eight-time slam winner, Connors has decent coaching credentials, having worked with reasonable success with Andy Roddick. However, that arrangement was rumoured to have ended because of Connors's reluctance to travel, with much of Jimmy's advice offered over the telephone.

That kind of scenario might not sit well with Murray, who has just parted company with Alex Corretja, who worked on a similar, part-time, consultancy basis.

Connors, 58, won Wimbledon twice, the Australian once, the US Open five times and more tour titles (109) than any player in history. He held the top ranking for 268 weeks. Regarded as a fiery maverick who had few friends on tour, the American would be unlikely to accept any excuses from Andy.

A public response in the near future seems unlikely from the Murray camp, whose tightlipped stance over the offer from Ivan Lendl has left matters hanging in the air like a mid-court lob.
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Re: Connors issues Murray 'come and get me' tweet « Reply #1 on: March 30, 2011, 11:59 AM »
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well lets see what happens, oh how I wish I was a fly on the wall in the Murray camp to actually know what was happening! Smile
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Re: Connors issues Murray 'call me' tweet « Reply #2 on: March 30, 2011, 12:14 PM »
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Not liking the idea of advice over the telephone, how helpful can that really be?
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Re: Connors issues Murray 'call me' tweet « Reply #3 on: March 30, 2011, 12:17 PM »
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It's all conjecture at the minute. Maybe Jimbo's domestic arrangements at the time with Roddick meant he couldn't get out onto the tour. Perhaps things have changed?
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Re: Connors issues Murray 'call me' tweet « Reply #4 on: March 30, 2011, 12:40 PM »
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Haha do one Connors!.............They should set up auditions for the role, they could turn it into a reality t.v show  Little tongue man
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Re: Connors issues Murray 'call me' tweet « Reply #5 on: March 30, 2011, 01:22 PM »
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All we need is McEnroe and Borg to offer their services now to complete the set - is Federer going to retire and throw his hat in too??? Think

Not sure about Connors - was he that effective with Roddick? I'd prefer a proper coach a la Cahill, Gilbert (both very unlikely I know) rather than one of these 'legends'.
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Re: Connors issues Murray 'call me' tweet « Reply #6 on: March 30, 2011, 04:15 PM »
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Well at least Jimmy was used to having his mum around......  Wink
Joking aside, although I never liked him much myself as a player, you've gotta admire his desire to win. He never gave up. Good if that rubbed off on Andy. Jimmy would also be brilliant at getting the media off Andy's back.
Has coaching experience too.
On the downside he was/is pretty abrasive, not sure if that would suit Andy.
Oh the joy of speculation Rolling Eyes
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Re: Connors issues Murray 'call me' tweet « Reply #7 on: March 30, 2011, 04:36 PM »
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Another washed up pro.

Murray needs to appoint a Tennis expert like Andrew Castle.
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Re: Connors issues Murray 'call me' tweet « Reply #8 on: March 30, 2011, 05:11 PM »
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I think I'd rather remember Jimbo as an electric, mesmerising player than an average coach. That run at the 91 US Open when he was 39, OMG. This just might be the most exciting point ever played:


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Re: Connors issues Murray 'call me' tweet « Reply #9 on: March 30, 2011, 05:21 PM »
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I don't think Andy really needs a coach, he is far too single-minded, and stubborn you might say.  To be honest there isn't really much wrong with his tennis technically.  Andy needs a "mentor", and for me it has to be someone who has won grand slams.  Andy needs to find someone who can empathise with his career trajectory which unfortunately is entirely unique as we have never had a british tennis player as good as Andy for 70 years, a fact we would do well to remember!

Connors, Lendl, McEnroe, Wilander....there are many people who could help inject a bit of freshness.  What Andy really thinks and wants are matters we can only speculate about.  Murray is just waiting for Wimbledon now really.  Even an Andy in great shape would not be likely to achieve better than SF masters and QF at RG on the dirt.  On current performance levels the reality may be more depressing.  However, he doesn't really have much to defend so its not a major problem.  I still think Andy will come good and be very close at Wimbledon again. 
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Re: Connors issues Murray 'call me' tweet « Reply #10 on: March 30, 2011, 05:30 PM »
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I think I'd rather remember Jimbo as an electric, mesmerising player than an average coach. That run at the 91 US Open when he was 39, OMG. This just might be the most exciting point ever played:



Thanks Nigel, I really enjoyed that. Never seen him play before. Andy used to be able to do incredible shots like that. Still hoping he will again!     39? WOW!
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Re: Connors issues Murray 'call me' tweet « Reply #11 on: March 30, 2011, 05:30 PM »
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I don't think Andy really needs a coach, he is far too single-minded, and stubborn you might say.  To be honest there isn't really much wrong with his tennis technically.  Andy needs a "mentor", and for me it has to be someone who has won grand slams.  Andy needs to find someone who can empathise with his career trajectory which unfortunately is entirely unique as we have never had a british tennis player as good as Andy for 70 years, a fact we would do well to remember!

Connors, Lendl, McEnroe, Wilander....there are many people who could help inject a bit of freshness.  What Andy really thinks and wants are matters we can only speculate about.  Murray is just waiting for Wimbledon now really.  Even an Andy in great shape would not be likely to achieve better than SF masters and QF at RG on the dirt.  On current performance levels the reality may be more depressing.  However, he doesn't really have much to defend so its not a major problem.  I still think Andy will come good and be very close at Wimbledon again. 


Now's the time to place bets on him. He's 15/2 to win Wimbledon.
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Re: Connors issues Murray 'call me' tweet « Reply #12 on: March 30, 2011, 05:31 PM »
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Thanks Nigel, I really enjoyed that. Never seen him play before. Andy used to be able to do incredible shots like that. Still hoping he will again!     39? WOW!

Yep, he made the semi-finals at 39. His match against Aaron Krickstein was an all-time classic. You can see it on youtube.
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Re: Connors issues Murray 'call me' tweet « Reply #13 on: March 30, 2011, 05:34 PM »
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LOL...I was actually going to say that it was a good time for a bet, but thought it better to keep it quiet! The time is not yet, after he has had a bit of a pasting on clay the odds will go lower.

That Connors rally was amazing, I haven't seen that in ages.  Though watching him stretch for those smashes and return with defensive lobs, and end up winning the point, sort of reminds you of a modern player doesn't it?

It was like watching a version of Andy, a better version!
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Re: Connors issues Murray 'call me' tweet « Reply #14 on: March 30, 2011, 05:37 PM »
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LOL...I was actually going to say that it was a good time for a bet, but thought it better to keep it quiet! The time is not yet, after he has had a bit of a pasting on clay the odds will go lower.

That Connors rally was amazing, I haven't seen that in ages.  Though watching him stretch for those smashes and return with defensive lobs, and end up winning the point, sort of reminds you of a modern player doesn't it?

It was like watching a version of Andy, a better version!

It was just the sheer emotion of it all. Flushing Meadow was electric when Jimmy played like that. The place was absolutely kicking. Live sport doesn't get any better.
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