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Murray hits back over Lloyd criticism

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Andy Murray has responded to criticism from former Davis Cup captain David Lloyd over his appearance.

Lloyd, a former doubles player with one career title to his name, suggested that Murray should be more "clean-shaven" on court if he wanted to win a Grand Slam event.

However, the Scot has dismissed the advice and said that Lloyd is "stuck in the 80s" and should get back to "building leisure clubs".

I don't think it makes any difference. Guys like Borg didn't shave for weeks and months until they lost.

He's entitled to whatever his opinion is, but I think he should stick to what he does best and that's building leisure clubs.


I just need to keep working hard and not worry about what all of the ex-British players have got to say about my game because I know more about tennis than them.


Murray was speaking at the opening of tennis courts close to the Braehead venue for the Davis Cup clash with Luxembourg.
[ Last edit by Mark July 07, 2011, 01:06 AM ] IP Logged
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This ^ has already been posted twice earlier today, once by Iris and once by myself.  But hey, better late than never Very Happy
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This ^ has already been posted twice earlier today, once by Iris and once by myself.  But hey, better late than never Very Happy
Posted, not published. Important distinction Wink
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Posted, not published. Important distinction Wink

Just glad you can find inspiration in items submitted by your members Smile
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Hey Mark, nice news report!
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Murray hits back at Lloyd’s criticism
(video comments from Andy)

http://sport.stv.tv/tennis/261472-murray-hits-back-at-lloyds-criticism/

Andy Murray has accused David Lloyd of being “stuck in the 80s” after the former Great Britain Davis Cup captain claimed the Scot had an image problem.

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Thanks IonaRed, updated the article based on your link.

I just need to keep working hard and not worry about what all of the ex-British players have got to say about my game because I know more about tennis than them.


Feisty.
[ Last edit by Mark July 07, 2011, 01:05 AM ] IP Logged
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You tell 'em, Andy!   

Where is that link again to the Davis Cup, please Mark?  Hope can find a link to watch it??
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I haven't come across a link for the Davis Cup?
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I haven't come across a link for the Davis Cup?

That's because you don't read Andy Talk you tube Wink



The link to watch the Davis Cup live is on this page: http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/28062011/58/davis-cup-murray-return-british-eurosport.html
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Thanks t_s, I knew I saw it somewhere before.
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Read this in the Metro, what a load of bull!
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Variations of the idiom "tidy desk, tidy mind" could be applied to this argument.  Djokovic is immaculate in his appearance.  Nadal is very precise about how he arranges his bag, towels and bottles, etc.  Andy pulls items out of his bag, then stuffs them back in disarray.  His hair isn't "styled" to look the way it does and his patchy face hair isn't exactly designer stubble either.  Surely when he looks in the mirror he sees a "mess".  As much as I like him as a person and appreciate his marvellous tennis, he does, from my view, look scruffy.  Sorry.  No doubt HE feels good about himself.  However, if his hair were cut professionally, clean shaven, head held high, shoulders back, it would radiate a more confident air and perhaps even reflect an edge in his game.  When Borg looked the way he did, it was in an era of hippie types and he didn't really look out of the ordinary.   Just my opinion.
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Interesting theory, probably holds some degree of weight.
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Looking forward to the Davis Cup and sooooooooo glad it's on Eurosport. Those commentators for Wimbledon did my head in. Liked the comments Andy made about Lloyd, very mature, you tell them Andy!
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