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Re: Dismal Murray falls to Chardy « Reply #90 on: August 17, 2012, 12:28 PM »
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I just feel, and have felt over the last few days, that some folks on here have unrealistic expectations sometimes about the lad. I have said it before if you want a tennis playing machine or pseudo perfection go and support NJ or Pillock Fed. Somebody else on here referred to our lad as a "flawed genius", or words to that effect. Winning a gold medal won't change that - it is integral to who he is. I personally am quite happy with him how he is.  I also think he is not given the credit for the extreme pressure he is under. He is the only decent male tennis player these islands have. There is no one else to share the load. I don't think it is any coincidence that his finest performance happened when he was playing as part of a bigger team. The only think that pisses me off about the last few days ishe didn't have enough time to savour his triumph. His performance wasn't dismal - he simply lost a tennis match, for whatever reason. It's not the end of the world. He might win the US Open - I really hope he does, for his sake. If he doesn't well there is next year to look forward to.  Leave the poor sod alone. Apologies for the swearing.
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Re: Dismal Murray falls to Chardy « Reply #91 on: August 17, 2012, 12:35 PM »
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Agree about the expectations point Masaka though I do share the disappointment when he plays badly after such a brilliant run.  Good point too about playing better when he felt part of a team.  I think Andy's position as the only British world class singles male player makes it a very lonely one, which I'm sure is one reason he has such a team round him to help make up for it. Think of the French and the Spanish, and even the Swiss have two of them who are friends (at least I assume they still are despite how smugfed talked about stan earlier this year!).
Tamila re earlier exchange - of course I'd forgotten that the first line of match report here also used the crashing out cliche.
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Re: Dismal Murray falls to Chardy « Reply #92 on: August 17, 2012, 12:52 PM »
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Actually I'm an Andy fan. Fed would be my second favourite although I do love over-egging it to wind you lot up. The anti-Fed sentiment here is unreal. If you were real tennis fans you'd rejoice in the way the guy plays the game.
Who made you the judge of what makes a real tennis fan?

You have a very inflated sense of self-importance.
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Re: Dismal Murray falls to Chardy « Reply #93 on: August 17, 2012, 01:06 PM »
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Who made you the judge of what makes a real tennis fan?

You have a very inflated sense of self-importance.

Is it not rare for a fan of Roger federer to indulge in some reflected egotism & grandiosity.
There's is simply too much emanating from federer for them not to be drawn in at some point.
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Re: Dismal Murray falls to Chardy « Reply #94 on: August 17, 2012, 01:31 PM »
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Geez,this was one of his worst matches ever. I cannot believe that after that stunning Olympic performance he managed to pull out this poor play.

I bet this is what is running in all our minds...
Poor Andy....but he didnt play well and didnt deserve to win that particular match..
He looked like he didnt care..
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Re: Dismal Murray falls to Chardy « Reply #95 on: August 17, 2012, 01:35 PM »
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I bet this is what is running in all our minds...
Poor Andy....but he didnt play well and didnt deserve to win that particular match..
He looked like he didnt care..
No it certainly wasn't, and he always cares, he hates losing.
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Re: Dismal Murray falls to Chardy « Reply #96 on: August 17, 2012, 02:20 PM »
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Actually I'm an Andy fan. Fed would be my second favourite although I do love over-egging it to wind you lot up. The anti-Fed sentiment here is unreal. If you were real tennis fans you'd rejoice in the way the guy plays the game.

I don't normally have anything to do with fed fans (and dispite what you say that's what you clearly are) and don't intend to start now. I just want to say that it's a bit like dogs who become like their masters fed fans are arrogant and therefore not worth my time. 
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Re: Dismal Murray falls to Chardy « Reply #97 on: August 17, 2012, 02:26 PM »
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I agree with some posters here its a shame Andy didnt have time to celebrate his Olympic gold. He said himself he was sad he couldnt be at the closing ceremony with the rest of the team. I do think there was an underlying problem yesterday you only have to look at shots of his team throughout the match.  By this time next week we will have the USO draw so come on Andy onwards and upwards !!
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Re: Dismal Murray falls to Chardy « Reply #98 on: August 17, 2012, 02:34 PM »
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No it certainly wasn't, and he always cares, he hates losing.
Exactly. You could tell he was disappointed in his interview. Andy has given everything at Wimbeldon and the Olympics , ha was bound to have a come down.
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Re: Dismal Murray falls to Chardy « Reply #99 on: August 17, 2012, 02:40 PM »
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I just feel, and have felt over the last few days, that some folks on here have unrealistic expectations sometimes about the lad. I have said it before if you want a tennis playing machine or pseudo perfection go and support NJ or Pillock Fed. Somebody else on here referred to our lad as a "flawed genius", or words to that effect. Winning a gold medal won't change that - it is integral to who he is. I personally am quite happy with him how he is.  I also think he is not given the credit for the extreme pressure he is under. He is the only decent male tennis player these islands have. There is no one else to share the load. I don't think it is any coincidence that his finest performance happened when he was playing as part of a bigger team. The only think that pisses me off about the last few days ishe didn't have enough time to savour his triumph. His performance wasn't dismal - he simply lost a tennis match, for whatever reason. It's not the end of the world. He might win the US Open - I really hope he does, for his sake. If he doesn't well there is next year to look forward to.  Leave the poor sod alone. Apologies for the swearing.
Well said Masaka ,he is human after all, do we all give 100 percent every day!! As I said yesterday he has 16 attempts at a GS before the next Olympics , 4 of the best years of his career to come in my humble opinion .


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Re: Dismal Murray falls to Chardy « Reply #100 on: August 17, 2012, 02:53 PM »
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Well said Masaka ,he is human after all, do we all give 100 percent every day!! As I said yesterday he has 16 attempts at a GS before the next Olympics , 4 of the best years of his career to come in my humble opinion .

Well said to you too. I just sometimes get very fed up of the comments and abuse he gets on here every time he dares lose a match, and the general negativity. I doubt Ferrer, Tsonga, Berdych et al's supporters give them so much grief for losing a tennis match. He has given me great joy the last couple of weeks, dealing with the loses when he loses is part of supporting him in my eyes. Of course I am disappointed as well, but that is my problem not his. Above all he like all of us is a fallible human being. Most of us need to grow up a bit and deal with it. Apologies if I offend anyone with that.  :-)
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Re: Dismal Murray falls to Chardy « Reply #101 on: August 17, 2012, 02:57 PM »
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Yes I do wonder sometimes whether Ferrer's World or Tsonga's World would have such a negative headline greeting visitors to their website after a loss by their man  Whistle
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Re: Dismal Murray falls to Chardy « Reply #102 on: August 17, 2012, 03:09 PM »
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I'm not surprised, instead of taking a well deserved rest he went globe-trotting like a headless chicken. He should have stayed for the closing ceremony and have a bit of fun with other Olympians. instead flew to toronto for one match, retired, played on good match then got thrashed by chardy. Pure and simple exhaustion.
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Re: Dismal Murray falls to Chardy « Reply #103 on: August 17, 2012, 03:27 PM »
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I hope i made you proud of me,
As i stepped up to the plate,
I had a date with destiny,
And a dream that would not fade,
The olympics were so special,
and guess what i won gold.
The masters are won by many,
But very few win olympic GOLD.
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Re: Dismal Murray falls to Chardy « Reply #104 on: August 17, 2012, 03:31 PM »
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I'm not surprised, instead of taking a well deserved rest he went globe-trotting like a headless chicken. He should have stayed for the closing ceremony and have a bit of fun with other Olympians. instead flew to toronto for one match, retired, played on good match then got thrashed by chardy. Pure and simple exhaustion.
globe trotting?  He was meeting his commitments.  He'd have been mad to stay behind and pull out of 2 masters tournaments when not injured. I'm sure he'd have loved to have stayed and enjoyed himself post-medal but he's a professional tennis player for heaven's sake.
Just watched Leif Shiras who was emphasising how well Chardy played. Said it's the best he's ever seen him play and that the lucky loser status kind of freed him up to play freely with no expectations.  Shiras thought Andy was trying right till the end.  Neither he nor Croft picked up on how flat he seemed.
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