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Re: Murray to skip Davis Cup tie with Slovakia « Reply #60 on: February 04, 2012, 02:22 PM »
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MT Andy is not playing because he was told not to play for medical reasons. His injury in his back needs sorting out and the DOCTOR WOULD HAVE BEEN THE ONE telling Andy not to play if he wanted to continue playing in the tournaments, most if not nearly all the fans at DC  are sad not see Andy playing but they want what is best for him and ultimately what is best for GB. So please don't be casting your stones at Andy, he needs to be fit and strong for the rest of then year.
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Re: Murray to skip Davis Cup tie with Slovakia « Reply #61 on: February 04, 2012, 02:45 PM »
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Andy knows when he can and cannot play.  He is 100% genuine.  He's already said how gutted he is that he won't be playing but he knows he's not ready.  We all saw how emotional he was last time and it is precisely because it means so much that he won't compromise.  To live with and ultimately outdo the topguns in tennis right now Andy is having to dig super-deep into all his human resources.  He so needs this little window of time, a mere fortnight, to rest, heal and gird his loins for what is to come.

He is working his guts out on and off court to break the stranglehold of Djokovic and Nadal in claiming the cups, titles, points and accolades which they currently greedily monopolise.  Of course you can't blame them, they are more hungry and driven than ever, the more they get, the more they want.  It falls to our Andy to seriously set about doing something about it.  He is the one with the game, the class and the belief that he can change the status quo.  But looking at them in the final last week, it is going to take Superman with genius tennis skills to knock them off their perch.  They are both bordering on psychotic levels of indignation at the thought of losing. 

Andy needs to be super-fit, playing at his supreme best and believing that he is ready to break their will.  I love how he has changed things up this year, flying out to Miami to train hard with Lendl later this month, he just keeps on finding new ways to help solve the riddle of the elusive slam.  The records will not mention how he didn't play DC in Glasgow next week, but Andy is doing everything humanly possible to work his way into his rightful place in the history books as the first Great Briton for seventy-odd years to win a major. 
Good posting!
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Re: Murray to skip Davis Cup tie with Slovakia « Reply #62 on: February 04, 2012, 03:40 PM »
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I am one of the people who has tickets for the Braehead I am a massive Andy fan and bought the tickets following the last tie which was amazing but no way would I want him to risk his fitness by playing a DC tie.  The year ahead is far more important for Andy exciting times are ahead for M & L and nothing is worth jeopardising that.  Yes I am gutted but hey I would rather see Andy getting that No. 3 spot first.  For anyone to say he is selfish is rank - the guy has done more for British tennis than anyone else in the open era.  He is inspiring young kids to take up the sport, he is supremely talented and a world sports star.  When you meet him he is unassuming, really pleasant and a lovely young man.  Not really his fault he is the only successful British player, he cannot do it all on his own.  He really is damned if he does and damned if he does not.  Totally the right decision not to play, remember he sacrificed himself to play against Poland after some very personal media attacks and what was the outcome of that - injured and out for six weeks!!!! Keep doing what you think and know is right Andy good times ahead.   Btw still going to Braehead to cheer on the team.
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Re: Murray to skip Davis Cup tie with Slovakia « Reply #63 on: February 04, 2012, 03:41 PM »
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I am one of the people who has tickets for the Braehead I am a massive Andy fan and bought the tickets following the last tie which was amazing but no way would I want him to risk his fitness by playing a DC tie.  The year ahead is far more important for Andy exciting times are ahead for M & L and nothing is worth jeopardising that.  Yes I am gutted but hey I would rather see Andy getting that No. 3 spot first.  For anyone to say he is selfish is rank - the guy has done more for British tennis than anyone else in the open era.  He is inspiring young kids to take up the sport, he is supremely talented and a world sports star.  When you meet him he is unassuming, really pleasant and a lovely young man.  Not really his fault he is the only successful British player, he cannot do it all on his own.  He really is damned if he does and damned if he does not.  Totally the right decision not to play, remember he sacrificed himself to play against Poland after some very personal media attacks and what was the outcome of that - injured and out for six weeks!!!! Keep doing what you think and know is right Andy good times ahead.   Btw still going to Braehead to cheer on the team.
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Re: Murray to skip Davis Cup tie with Slovakia « Reply #64 on: February 04, 2012, 03:43 PM »
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This is from the Set4Sport Facebook page. Although I won't be able to hear this, looks like you can tune in on Thursday to hear the broadcast. Smile

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All the free tickets for the RBS Museum Talks on Tuesday 7th February have been snapped up but the event is being recorded for broadcast by BBC's 5Live on Thursday 9th February so you can catch up with the Murrays through your digital tv, radio or online at bbc.co.uk/5live at 7.30pm - Jonathan Overend will be hosting the panel including Judy, Jamie and Andy and friends who will discuss their careers in sport, the role of sport in children's lives and how parents can support their development. And don't forget, Judy and her team of coaches will be hosting a Set4Sport roadshow at the National Museum Scotland on Saturday 11th February from 11am until 5pm, entry is free and you're welcome to drop by any time for some fun games and activities with your children.
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Re: Murray to skip Davis Cup tie with Slovakia « Reply #65 on: February 04, 2012, 04:46 PM »
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MT, I should also like to remind you that Djokovic did not play in Serbia's last DC towards the end of last year, a tie that Serbia lost. He wanted to rest himself for the up and coming exertions in January 2012. And what results these were!
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Re: Murray to skip Davis Cup tie with Slovakia « Reply #66 on: February 04, 2012, 07:18 PM »
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I really cannot believe that MT is more or less saying that Andy is not injured. Are you a doctor ? what gives you the right to say he has no injuries. Please Andy would love to play at home in Scotland and we all appreciate it when he does. Yes I am dissapointed that he will not be there but at least I have the brains to understand why he wont. I am afraid it is time for him to put himself first. Rafa and Nole are not playing in the DC if it is okay for them then it is okay for him.
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Re: Murray to skip Davis Cup tie with Slovakia « Reply #67 on: February 04, 2012, 07:43 PM »
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The last time he played DC when he was injured he was out for 6 weeks afterwards!
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Re: Murray to skip Davis Cup tie with Slovakia « Reply #68 on: February 04, 2012, 07:44 PM »
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............  and he got precious little thanks for it!
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Re: Murray to skip Davis Cup tie with Slovakia « Reply #69 on: February 04, 2012, 08:13 PM »
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MT: so u don't believe Andy when he says he's injured?
Rather than pressurising Andy, the LTA should be looking at why there are NO other top male players.

I beleive they are coming blueberryhill, unfortunately not in time to support Andy but I think we could have at least 2 or 3 top player in the next 5 or 6 years.
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Re: Murray to skip Davis Cup tie with Slovakia « Reply #70 on: February 04, 2012, 08:17 PM »
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Its Andy's decision whether he wants to play or not.. not his fans.. if you cant respect his decision then that's a bit pathetic.  This Year is going to be interesting for Andy and I believe that he has a real opportunity to win a slam.  I'll stick by him no matter what and I believe that he has made the correct decision.  The GB team is not a one man team.. it is a group team competition.  Its not Andy's fault that he is the only great and awesome tennis player from GB.  

Think you are right.  I am going next weekend (snow permitting) and yes I am disappointed BUT it is Andys decision and we as his fans have to respect that and beleive that he needs to rest in order to ensure he is fit and well for the year ahead. DC or grand slam, no contest!
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Re: Murray to skip Davis Cup tie with Slovakia « Reply #71 on: February 04, 2012, 08:41 PM »
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I too will be going weather permitting but am 100% behind Andy's decision to pull out no point in aggravating an injury.  Cannot believe that anyone could doubt his commitment.  He has single handedly (near enough) hauled Team GB up through the zones.
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Re: Murray to skip Davis Cup tie with Slovakia « Reply #72 on: February 04, 2012, 08:49 PM »
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The last time he played DC when he was injured he was out for 6 weeks afterwards!

This was due to some really awful media pressure and some sour grape comments from John Lloyd and look what the outcome was for Andy....... Six weeks nursing a wrist injury.  No point in him risking this again, he has much more important times ahead.
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Re: Murray to skip Davis Cup tie with Slovakia « Reply #73 on: February 04, 2012, 08:51 PM »
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I too will be going weather permitting but am 100% behind Andy's decision to pull out no point in aggravating an injury.  Cannot believe that anyone could doubt his commitment.  He has single handedly (near enough) hauled Team GB up through the zones.

Absolutely!  We will just have to make up for his absence and shout even louder for the boys!!
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Re: Murray to skip Davis Cup tie with Slovakia « Reply #74 on: February 04, 2012, 09:12 PM »
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I'm going to echo most of the comments on here in saying that Andy's made the right decision. He needs a break after all the intensive preparation for the AO, playing in the heat and then finishing with such a gruelling match against Djokovic. It's not like he can just turn up on the weekend and play, he'd have to train with the team for most of next week which would mean less time for relaxing. A total break from competing and match preparation will do him good, then he'll be much better placed to have a positive training block with Ivan and then hopefully post much better results in Indian Wells and Miami than last year.
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