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Re: Murray's sprint finish after Miami marathon « Reply #45 on: March 31, 2013, 09:30 PM »
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That's brill, sid!  Smile
Hehe thanks S. A big 'no.1' is going to be a lot easier ! Whistle
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Re: Murray's sprint finish after Miami marathon « Reply #46 on: March 31, 2013, 09:32 PM »
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Reading comprehension fail. I was specifically referring to the ultra-slow hard-courts at Miami and Indian Wells.
Human being fail.  Do not pass Go and do not collect 200 pounds.
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Re: Murray's sprint finish after Miami marathon « Reply #47 on: March 31, 2013, 09:32 PM »
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Hehe thanks S. A big 'no.1' is going to be a lot easier ! Whistle
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Re: Murray's sprint finish after Miami marathon « Reply #48 on: March 31, 2013, 09:32 PM »
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Well after the sublime of the sustained tennis excellence that was Murray's semi, this final was hard to describe as anything but ridiculous.
I was watching the game in a noisy pub, making the commentary pretty much impossible to hear, which in many ways is a blessing.  Having said that it took me a quite a while to realise how windy it was, then as I watched particularly Andy struggle, I realised that the heat must be terrible as well.  Before that I had begun to wonder if something had happened to one of his dogs, he was looking and behaving so out of sorts (it's alright I knew Kim was okay ,because she was sitting in the crowd).
Anyway I still can't believe he won that match, all his tenaciousness on display, along with many of his failings, too. 

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Re: Murray's sprint finish after Miami marathon « Reply #49 on: March 31, 2013, 09:34 PM »
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Murray actually looked like he was about to pass out in the third set. He could barely stand, never mind pound a tennis ball. Only the sight of the finishing line got the adrenaline moving.
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Re: Murray's sprint finish after Miami marathon « Reply #50 on: March 31, 2013, 09:41 PM »
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Human being fail.  Do not pass Go and do not collect 200 pounds.

What's this all about?
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Re: Murray's sprint finish after Miami marathon « Reply #51 on: March 31, 2013, 09:43 PM »
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That's awesome - as was Andy's win.  But please, my nerves don't want to go through a match like that again - although I've no doubt they will!  As Andy said afterwards it could have gone either way but in the end his physical and mental toughness won through.

I wish that umpire would turn up at some of Djoko's and Nadal's matches and enforce the time rule because they're the real baddies when it comes to time-wasting.

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Re: Murray's sprint finish after Miami marathon « Reply #52 on: March 31, 2013, 09:47 PM »
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Murray actually looked like he was about to pass out in the third set. He could barely stand, never mind pound a tennis ball. Only the sight of the finishing line got the adrenaline moving.
He was so knackered he couldn't even smile properly at the trophy ceremony, and had to hand the trophy over to somebody after only holding it briefly, but that didn't stop him from giving an excellent speech praising Ferrer's efforts.  I actually thought Ferrer was going to cry.  I wouldn't have blamed him though because he must have felt totally gutted.
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Re: Murray's sprint finish after Miami marathon « Reply #53 on: March 31, 2013, 09:49 PM »
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I wouldn't have blamed him though because he must have felt totally gutted.

He's certainly going to relive that match point a few times...
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Re: Murray's sprint finish after Miami marathon « Reply #54 on: March 31, 2013, 09:54 PM »
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Re: Murray's sprint finish after Miami marathon « Reply #55 on: March 31, 2013, 09:54 PM »
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Calmed down now and reflecting on the tournament as a whole, something must be done about the 25 second limit.  Imo having to keep within that rule contributed to the exhaustion both players felt today.  After long rallys they never had a chance to catch their breath properly and although it may be better for the crowd its gruelling for the players.  I wonder how many matches were lost over the tournament due to a player getting into an argument with the umpire over time violations?
Agree with all who feel 25 secs is not always enough and not fair on the players. What a match - awful and tremendous both, never seen quite such a match - the greatest of gladiators both men. Andy shows in so many ways  how he has grown in skill, tenacity and sheer spirit - hated it and loved it at the same time.
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Re: Murray's sprint finish after Miami marathon « Reply #56 on: March 31, 2013, 09:56 PM »
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Lots of supportive commenters in the Daily Fail!

I prefer Daily Heil!

Also, historically accurate.

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Re: Murray's sprint finish after Miami marathon « Reply #57 on: March 31, 2013, 09:56 PM »
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That's awesome - as was Andy's win.  But please, my nerves don't want to go through a match like that again - although I've no doubt they will!  As Andy said afterwards it could have gone either way but in the end his physical and mental toughness won through.

I wish that umpire would turn up at some of Djoko's and Nadal's matches and enforce the time rule because they're the real baddies when it comes to time-wasting.


Yeah, I can't make up my mind about the 25sec rule. It should be about the spirit of the law rather than the letter - but that then leaves it to umpire's discretion. So, in a gruelling match like today's, where both players are exhausted, a bit of leeway is called for, but what if one player is struggling and his opponent relatively fresh ? Should the rule be enforced to give the fresher player maximum advantage ?  I think the danger is it becomes like football refs all over again - endless controversy, detracting from the purity of the sport.

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Re: Murray's sprint finish after Miami marathon « Reply #58 on: March 31, 2013, 09:57 PM »
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Re: Murray's sprint finish after Miami marathon « Reply #59 on: March 31, 2013, 10:04 PM »
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Yeah, I can't make up my mind about the 25sec rule. It should be about the spirit of the law rather than the letter - but that then leaves it to umpire's discretion. So, in a gruelling match like today's, where both players are exhausted, a bit of leeway is called for, but what if one player is struggling and his opponent relatively fresh ? Should the rule be enforced to give the fresher player maximum advantage ?  I think the danger is it becomes like football refs all over again - endless controversy, detracting from the purity of the sport.

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The 25-second rule is nonsense. And there's no way of enforcing it that doesn't cause some kind of problem.

It's radical but my argument has always been this: do away with the 2nd serve.

If that isn't possible, ban or limit ball bounces before the service action begins.
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