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Re: Murray through to semis as Cilic withdraws « Reply #30 on: June 10, 2011, 08:57 PM »
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I don't think so really.  Last year Roddick had quite a good start to the year, and yet still lost on grass to Sela and then at wimby to Yen Hsun Lu (Andy's conqueror at the Olympics).  2009 was his last peak on grass I feel.  He has not beaten anyone of note this week.  Andy will have far too much for him, as he did in 2009 if nerves had not got the better of him.

2-0 with little fuss I am pretty sure.

Well, you may be correct.  Roddick is getting to be a bit of a dinosaur nowadays.  I was just hoping he could squeeze one more Queens title out Smile
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Re: Murray through to semis as Cilic withdraws « Reply #31 on: June 10, 2011, 09:00 PM »
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Hmmm .... most probably to do with the length of Roddick's career and the fact that lower earnings were made a decade ago.  You ought to hear Macenroe on THAT topic Very Happy

And Roddick has tended to be one to go for the smaller tournaments, whereas Andy has had those 6 wins at masters level and so on.  Earnings are definitely greater even allowing for inflation and so on.  Will be interesting to see what Andy earns purely in prize money by the end of his career.  Although you only have to look at Roger and Rafa's earnings to see Andy is way behind.  Nothing like winning lots of grand slams for the old bank balance.

Just a little aside.  I think we often neglect the financial aspect of the british wildcards at wimbledon.  For a lot of these players even if they go out in the first round it is the biggest cheque they get all year.  Look at what Ward has earned all year and compare it to what he would get for losing at wimbledon in the first round.  The figures are pretty close!
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Re: Murray through to semis as Cilic withdraws « Reply #32 on: June 10, 2011, 09:01 PM »
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Just a little aside.  I think we often neglect the financial aspect of the british wildcards at wimbledon.  For a lot of these players even if they go out in the first round it is the biggest cheque they get all year.  Look at what Ward has earned all year and compare it to what he would get for losing at wimbledon in the first round.  The figures are pretty close!

Oh, I never overlook that little gem.  It is great for those players to get a little extra in the kitty.
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Re: Murray through to semis as Cilic withdraws « Reply #33 on: June 10, 2011, 09:04 PM »
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Hmmm .... most probably to do with the length of Roddick's career and the fact that lower earnings were made a decade ago.  You ought to hear Macenroe on THAT topic Very Happy

Yes, Borg earned $3,655,751 in his entire career. That's ridiculous.
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Re: Murray through to semis as Cilic withdraws « Reply #34 on: June 10, 2011, 09:05 PM »
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That's officially, of course. There would no doubt have been a few backhanders from organisers. Plus sponsorship.
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Re: Murray through to semis as Cilic withdraws « Reply #35 on: June 10, 2011, 09:37 PM »
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Hey guys anyone know how you paste a pic into the quick reply text area? confused
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Re: Murray through to semis as Cilic withdraws « Reply #36 on: June 10, 2011, 09:43 PM »
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You need to post the image link in between the following tags:
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Re: Murray through to semis as Cilic withdraws « Reply #37 on: June 10, 2011, 09:48 PM »
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Re: Murray through to semis as Cilic withdraws « Reply #38 on: June 10, 2011, 09:51 PM »
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oops that didn't work either confused
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Re: Murray through to semis as Cilic withdraws « Reply #39 on: June 10, 2011, 10:13 PM »
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I don't think so really.  Last year Roddick had quite a good start to the year, and yet still lost on grass to Sela and then at wimby to Yen Hsun Lu (Andy's conqueror at the Olympics).  2009 was his last peak on grass I feel.  He has not beaten anyone of note this week.  Andy will have far too much for him, as he did in 2009 if nerves had not got the better of him.

2-0 with little fuss I am pretty sure.
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Re: Murray through to semis as Cilic withdraws « Reply #40 on: June 10, 2011, 11:27 PM »
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Cannot wait to see the battle of the Andys! Come on Andy M: let's GO!!! Would love to see you win this tournament again.
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Re: Murray through to semis as Cilic withdraws « Reply #41 on: June 10, 2011, 11:41 PM »
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oops that didn't work either confused
You need to right click on the image, then click onto 'properties', and then you will see a full url address (which is the one you put between the tags)

I think this is what you were trying to post. Smile


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Re: Murray through to semis as Cilic withdraws « Reply #42 on: June 10, 2011, 11:48 PM »
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I won't be able to watch it, I will be catching a sneap peak on my phone to keep an eye on the score.  Hoping for a nice rain delay, as after 3 I will be able to tune in.

Free for sunday for the final, so he better not mess up!!  This could be a really good tournament for Andy.  He hasn't won a title this year and that needs to start changing.
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Re: Murray through to semis as Cilic withdraws « Reply #43 on: June 11, 2011, 12:11 AM »
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You need to right click on the image, then click onto 'properties', and then you will see a full url address (which is the one you put between the tags)

I think this is what you were trying to post. Smile




Thanks for that, just thought our Andy looked rather dashing next to Fred Perry, we can only dream, will our wait be over soon?
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Re: Murray through to semis as Cilic withdraws « Reply #44 on: June 11, 2011, 01:51 AM »
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Well, you may be correct.  Roddick is getting to be a bit of a dinosaur nowadays.  I was just hoping he could squeeze one more Queens title out Smile
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