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Re: Majestic Murray motors into last eight « Reply #90 on: June 29, 2011, 01:43 PM »
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Caz - I think you've hit the nail on the head here, and I'm afraid his Uncle Toni is up to the eyeballs in this too.

However much of a Mr Nice Guy he may have been in the past, Nadal has lost any credibility with me now, which is very sad.



Do any of you young people remember Mr Stephen Potter? He was the author of a series of books known as "One-upmanship", "Gamesmanship", etc. These books were made into a film "School for Scoundrels", starring amongst others Ian Carmichael, Terry Thomas.

What precisely Nadal and Uncle Toni are practising are straight out of these books. It is a long time since I have known any sportsperson, and in particular a tennis player to adopt Potter. I bet that Toni Nadal has read them.

If you have never read any of Potter's books, try and obtain copies. Might be difficult as they are long out of print.
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Re: Majestic Murray motors into last eight « Reply #91 on: June 29, 2011, 02:02 PM »
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I love how one situation actually makes people go by crap written by the likes of Lynn Barber and Stephen Potter. You really think he has 10 slams because he is the worse player with better mind games? Nadal is a perfectionist and will be super paranoid about his well being given his tendinitis history. It was a panicked overreaction.

I think all players without exception do this, Murray is one of the greatest offenders.
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Re: Majestic Murray motors into last eight « Reply #92 on: June 29, 2011, 02:06 PM »
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Do any of you young people remember Mr Stephen Potter? He was the author of a series of books known as "One-upmanship", "Gamesmanship", etc. These books were made into a film "School for Scoundrels", starring amongst others Ian Carmichael, Terry Thomas.

What precisely Nadal and Uncle Toni are practising are straight out of these books. It is a long time since I have known any sportsperson, and in particular a tennis player to adopt Potter. I bet that Toni Nadal has read them.

If you have never read any of Potter's books, try and obtain copies. Might be difficult as they are long out of print.
Thanks OSS.   This not-so-young person has heard of Potter's books but never read any of them, although I probably saw the film.  Might try to get hold of one or two online as I'm very interested in what you've said here.  Uncle Toni is a very foxy individual who I suspect knows every trick there is.

I love how one situation actually makes people go by crap written by the likes of Lynn Barber and Stephen Potter. You really think he has 10 slams because he is the worse player with better mind games? Nadal is a perfectionist and will be super paranoid about his well being given his tendinitis history. It was a panicked overreaction.

I think all players without exception do this, Murray is one of the greatest offenders.
Murray is undoubtedly a drama queen - maybe the footballer in him coming out - but, on reflection and having watched a replay of that first set, I still maintain that there was something very iffy about this.  Delpo was getting under Nadal's skin, and it wouldn't have gone down too well to be beaten by a player currently ranked No. 21 who's still finding his way back to the top after a year's absence. 
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Re: Majestic Murray motors into last eight « Reply #93 on: June 29, 2011, 02:08 PM »
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I love how one situation actually makes people go by crap written by the likes of Lynn Barber and Stephen Potter. You really think he has 10 slams because he is the worse player with better mind games? Nadal is a perfectionist and will be super paranoid about his well being given his tendinitis history. It was a panicked overreaction.

I think all players without exception do this, Murray is one of the greatest offenders.

Oh dear! Oh dear! Oh dear! When did you come out of your love-in with the Nadal family?
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Re: Majestic Murray motors into last eight « Reply #94 on: June 29, 2011, 07:47 PM »
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Caz - I think you've hit the nail on the head here, and I'm afraid his Uncle Toni is up to the eyeballs in this too.

However much of a Mr Nice Guy he may have been in the past, Nadal has lost any credibility with me now, which is very sad.


Yes.....me too Aileen!
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Re: Majestic Murray motors into last eight « Reply #95 on: June 29, 2011, 07:53 PM »
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I like Rafa, but believe he is under unbelieveable pressure.  The match with DelPo he had to win, he could not withdraw due to injury, nor can he withdraw from any of his matches or he will lose #1, he must get to the finals and win the tournament to stay #1.  Djokovic must get to the semis to have a chance at #1 should Rafa lose. 

So come with your A games Andy, may the force be with you along with Mr. Magic!
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Re: Majestic Murray motors into last eight « Reply #96 on: June 29, 2011, 07:57 PM »
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Very well done Andy a good win.

Best luck for the semi final. cmon yeah cmon yeah cmon yeah
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Re: Majestic Murray motors into last eight « Reply #97 on: June 29, 2011, 08:01 PM »
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Do any of you young people remember Mr Stephen Potter? He was the author of a series of books known as "One-upmanship", "Gamesmanship", etc. These books were made into a film "School for Scoundrels", starring amongst others Ian Carmichael, Terry Thomas.

What precisely Nadal and Uncle Toni are practising are straight out of these books. It is a long time since I have known any sportsperson, and in particular a tennis player to adopt Potter. I bet that Toni Nadal has read them.

If you have never read any of Potter's books, try and obtain copies. Might be difficult as they are long out of print.
No OSS, but I'm glad you remember him! hug
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Re: Majestic Murray motors into last eight « Reply #98 on: June 29, 2011, 08:05 PM »
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I love how one situation actually makes people go by crap written by the likes of Lynn Barber and Stephen Potter. You really think he has 10 slams because he is the worse player with better mind games? Nadal is a perfectionist and will be super paranoid about his well being given his tendinitis history. It was a panicked overreaction.

I think all players without exception do this, Murray is one of the greatest offenders.
Who's Lynn Barber? Never heard of her......or Stephen Potter for that matter! Murray? One of the greatest offenders? Wash your mouth out with soap!
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Re: Majestic Murray motors into last eight « Reply #99 on: June 29, 2011, 08:07 PM »
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lmao Just a few weeks ago we were railing against people making exactly the same comments against Andy at the French Rolling Eyes Rafa has shown time and time again a high level of ethics and manners in how he treats his opponents. He is also proud enough to want to win by merit.

 I'm not saying he doesn't use any chance given to him by an opponent but I think that he's no more likely than Andy is to pull a 'injury' out the bag to have ready just as an excuse. If he was going to do that he'd have used the existing strapping and would have mentioned it before the match, he wouldn't interrupt a match where he was concentrating to orchestrate an injury Smile

He's the better player and will be the favourite to win going into play against Murray, that does not mean he has suddenly turned into the devil incarnate people Rolling Eyes
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Re: Majestic Murray motors into last eight « Reply #100 on: June 29, 2011, 08:12 PM »
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What I like about Andy is that he beats up on himself and not the other player. I watch him a lot and I can't remember the last time he took time out  at a crucial time which all of the others seem to do. He is always careful to underplay any injuries and just tells it as it is. He is a fighter and I believe an extraordinarily sensitive and decent guy. I just think about how he actually witnessed the horror of Dunblane but never mentions it. How he went to Spain from a broken home on his own at the age of sixteen and eventually became world number 2. How he never gives up despite finding himself up against the two best players that have ever lived. How he doesnt drink,show off and sleep around. How he does stuff for kids tennis and helps his Mum. How he does stuff for Comic Relief when he can't act for toffee.  Really when all is said and done what's not to like? He should shave though and soon.
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Re: Majestic Murray motors into last eight « Reply #101 on: June 29, 2011, 08:14 PM »
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Who's Lynn Barber? Never heard of her......or Stephen Potter for that matter! Murray? One of the greatest offenders? Was your mouth out with soap!

Eh? You don't think Andy's a drama queen? Shrug
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Re: Majestic Murray motors into last eight « Reply #102 on: June 29, 2011, 08:15 PM »
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What I like about Andy is that he beats up on himself and not the other player. I watch him a lot and I can't remember the last time he took time out  at a crucial time which all of the others seem to do. He is always careful to underplay any injuries and just tells it as it is. He is a fighter and I believe an extraordinarily sensitive and decent guy. I just think about how he actually witnessed the horror of Dunblane but never mentions it. How he went to Spain from a broken home on his own at the age of sixteen and eventually became world number 2. How he never gives up despite finding himself up against the two best players that have ever lived. How he doesnt drink,show off and sleep around. How he does stuff for kids tennis and helps his Mum. How he does stuff for Comic Relief when he can't act for toffee.  Really when all is said and done what's not to like? He should shave though and soon.
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Yeah because the other players don't support and haven't started charities and projects? Others haven't got split families and didn't travel away from their families to train? He is by no means different to many in that regard.
As for underplaying injuries lol even most hardened Murray supporters would say he generally has something up. I'm not saying made up or that it stops him playing well but if Andy wakes up with a headache we generally know about it Wink
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Re: Majestic Murray motors into last eight « Reply #103 on: June 29, 2011, 08:15 PM »
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Eh? You don't think Andy's a drama queen? Shrug

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Re: Majestic Murray motors into last eight « Reply #104 on: June 29, 2011, 08:46 PM »
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lmao Just a few weeks ago we were railing against people making exactly the same comments against Andy at the French Rolling Eyes Rafa has shown time and time again a high level of ethics and manners in how he treats his opponents. He is also proud enough to want to win by merit.

 I'm not saying he doesn't use any chance given to him by an opponent but I think that he's no more likely than Andy is to pull a 'injury' out the bag to have ready just as an excuse. If he was going to do that he'd have used the existing strapping and would have mentioned it before the match, he wouldn't interrupt a match where he was concentrating to orchestrate an injury Smile

He's the better player and will be the favourite to win going into play against Murray, that does not mean he has suddenly turned into the devil incarnate people Rolling Eyes
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