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Posted on: December 25, 2012, 11:45 PM
Posted by: Tasmanian Devil
I tried to phone from France but Andy's line was constantly engaged, many others have reported this too.

I managed to get through about half a dozen times.
Posted on: December 21, 2012, 04:30 PM
Posted by: Aileen
Just what I was thinking about the photo Aileen - and how nice that for once it's not Andy clutching the plate looking wistful.
I must admit it was a photograph I was beginning to think we'd never see - oh me of little faith!
Posted on: December 21, 2012, 03:19 PM
Posted by: Ruthie
Just what I was thinking about the photo Aileen - and how nice that for once it's not Andy clutching the plate looking wistful.
Posted on: December 21, 2012, 02:15 PM
Posted by: Aileen
Another award for achievement - Andy's certainly getting all his ducks in a row now, or his media people are!!  Great picture btw, don't often get the full spread with Djoko looking thoughtful.

http://www.espn.co.uk/tennis/sport/story/184587.html
Great article.  I liked the bit about his 1st GS win after 4 unsuccessful attempts - "..... it was not about luck. This was a triumph of hard work, dedication and sheer single-mindedness - the downright determination to achieve a life's dream."  So true, and how lovely to see that recognised.


Thanks, Fiverlings. I've taken the liberty of posting the pic that goes alongside the article because it deserves to be seen, and I'm not sure I've even seen that one before.

I don't think I've seen that one before either.  Magnificent!   I love the way Djoko's looking at the trophy wistfully and maybe thinking "That should have been mine."



 
Posted on: December 21, 2012, 01:11 PM
Posted by: Fiverings
Thanks, Fiverlings. I've taken the liberty of posting the pic that goes alongside the article because it deserves to be seen, and I'm not sure I've even seen that one before.

  Thanks for doing that - I tried to do it but I'm not savvy enough!!
Posted on: December 21, 2012, 12:39 PM
Posted by: scotnadian
Thanks, Fiverlings. I've taken the liberty of posting the pic that goes alongside the article because it deserves to be seen, and I'm not sure I've even seen that one before.
Posted on: December 21, 2012, 12:30 PM
Posted by: Ruthie
Another award for achievement - Andy's certainly getting all his ducks in a row now, or his media people are!!  Great picture btw, don't often get the full spread with Djoko looking thoughtful.

http://www.espn.co.uk/tennis/sport/story/184587.html

Thanks 5rings - A very good summary of Andy's year and I loved the last bit = 'confirmed his status as a sporting great'.
Couldn't work out if this meant Andy came top or bottom of their list as couldn't see the rest. 
Posted on: December 21, 2012, 12:25 PM
Posted by: Fiverings
Another award for achievement - Andy's certainly getting all his ducks in a row now, or his media people are!!  Great picture btw, don't often get the full spread with Djoko looking thoughtful.

http://www.espn.co.uk/tennis/sport/story/184587.html
Posted on: December 21, 2012, 10:27 AM
Posted by: Aileen
For goodness sake - I was only being tongue in cheek OSS!!
Posted on: December 21, 2012, 12:09 AM
Posted by: OldScotSupport
Hmm - not bad.  Mind you, I'd have been wanting the real thing, sweat and all!

Bloody hell! You women are impossible! Sweat and all! I can not believe it!
Posted on: December 20, 2012, 09:53 PM
Posted by: Aileen
just checked and it went for £600, which not bad given I'm pretty sure it's not one Andy has actually worn and £500 above reserve price.
Hmm - not bad.  Mind you, I'd have been wanting the real thing, sweat and all!
Posted on: December 20, 2012, 07:27 PM
Posted by: Ruthie
just checked and it went for £600, which not bad given I'm pretty sure it's not one Andy has actually worn and £500 above reserve price.
Posted on: December 20, 2012, 01:01 PM
Posted by: Aileen
If Sean Connery and Alex Ferguson can be knighted then Im sure Andy will be in time. Might be considered a bit young as yet and he has many tennis years in front of him.

Personally I'd like him to get it later in his career, when it will be more deserving for his contribution to tennis and sport. Should he get it now people would say he hasnt earned it (unfortunately)
A Wimbeldon Champion would clinch it for him!
I think Knighthoods are ridiculous anyway if the recipient is still competing, even although they aren't under any obligation to use Sir before their name.

However David Cameron announced in early September that there would be a separate Honours List for Olympians and Paralympians - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-19516395 - but so far I haven't seen any confirmation of this.


No I think it's a virgin clean one.   Sorry Lashurst much as I love Andy .......Bidding has now closed anyway.  Not sure what it went for but will let you know
One of the shirts Andy wore during the USO final auctioned the other day for £8,500, but that was only £500 above its highest valuation price, so it'll be interesting to see what this one fetches.
Posted on: December 20, 2012, 12:51 PM
Posted by: Ruthie
Has it been worn by Andy and therefore all sweaty? Come on Ruthie, be a sport and show us you're the REAL DEAL Andy fan, bid £750... it must be worth every penny!
 lol
No I think it's a virgin clean one.   Sorry Lashurst much as I love Andy .......Bidding has now closed anyway.  Not sure what it went for but will let you know
Posted on: December 19, 2012, 10:01 PM
Posted by: lashurst
I will be amazed if Andy doesn't get a knighthood after he's retired for all he's achieved, his dedications and his.. legacy almost for British tennis.

But that is definitely for after his career. An OBE wouldn't go amiss though..
If Sean Connery and Alex Ferguson can be knighted then Im sure Andy will be in time. Might be considered a bit young as yet and he has many tennis years in front of him.

Personally I'd like him to get it later in his career, when it will be more deserving for his contribution to tennis and sport. Should he get it now people would say he hasnt earned it (unfortunately)
A Wimbeldon Champion would clinch it for him!
Posted on: December 19, 2012, 09:54 PM
Posted by: lashurst
Another interesting perspective on Andy's growing popularity is perhaps that someone has bid £500 for a signed tennis shirt in the Independent charity auction.  I went on line as I was curious to see how the bidding was going.  It closes tomorrow so I wonder how I much it will go for.  I'd been tempted to bid just to get it higher when I read yesterday that the highest bid was only £120 (£100 is the reserve price) but no need to now and don't want to risk winning at that price!  w00t
Has it been worn by Andy and therefore all sweaty? Come on Ruthie, be a sport and show us you're the REAL DEAL Andy fan, bid £750... it must be worth every penny!
 lol
Posted on: December 19, 2012, 07:37 PM
Posted by: Ruthie
Another interesting perspective on Andy's growing popularity is perhaps that someone has bid £500 for a signed tennis shirt in the Independent charity auction.  I went on line as I was curious to see how the bidding was going.  It closes tomorrow so I wonder how I much it will go for.  I'd been tempted to bid just to get it higher when I read yesterday that the highest bid was only £120 (£100 is the reserve price) but no need to now and don't want to risk winning at that price!  w00t
Posted on: December 19, 2012, 01:50 PM
Posted by: TheMadHatter
It says a fair bit about the standard or class of MW members that no one moans or even questions the fact that reaching a Wimbledon Final, opening up to the nation, winning an Olympic Silver in doubles, winning an Olympic GOLD beating the top two players in the world and the small job of winning a maiden slam at the US is worthy of third. You are all too nice!!! Personally i would be apoplectic if I hadn't seen the whole Wiggo shite brewing months ago. SP2012 "mY aRSE!
Oh I (and expect most others) thought Murray was most worthy of winning it, but taking into account that it's effectively a popularity contest AND it's an Olympic year (our most successful one in a century, in our home games) I'm happy enough that he got top 3. It bodes well for the future. To beat Farah, who had inarguably the British highlight of the games and is very popular, is quite impressive given the level of dislike many previously held for Murray.

The country is coming round to him and should he ever win Wimbledon I think he'll have SPOTY in the bag.
Posted on: December 19, 2012, 01:50 PM
Posted by: Aileen
Yeah I think he'd have still stayed in Florida regardless. Winning SPOTY is nice but it's also something that's soon forgotten, whereas winning another slam will always be remembered. It's different for a lot of the other sportspeople at the awards - they have longer off-seasons so much more time to prepare. For tennis players, they have to cram in so much training into just a few weeks - not worth interrupting that to attend an awards ceremony.
Good posting!  I think something like this is of secondary importance to Andy - nice to have but not essential for his career.  Anyway I'm sure winning the BBC Scotland SPOTY will mean a lot to him.

Wiggins always was going to win this.  I guess Tour de France sounds much more exotic than US Open. Rolling Eyes  Just shows how little people know about what's involved here.  But given the other contenders for this SPOTY I think that, by coming third, we can assume that Andy has now finally 'arrived' in the hearts and minds of the British public.

By the way - I've heard complaints from some who wanted to vote for other contenders that they couldn't get through either, so it wasn't just us.
Posted on: December 19, 2012, 01:22 PM
Posted by: madabouttheboy
It should be renamed Cycling Personality of the year. I tried to phone from France but Andy's line was constantly engaged, many others have reported this too.
I consoled myself by watching the US open final again, just the thing on a wet and windy day. I did love the Lennox Lewis  presention....
Off to the UK friday and not going to be online so Merry Christmas and a Happy new Year to all Andy fans and continued success to our boy.