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Re: Murray bows out « Reply #210 on: July 06, 2014, 12:56 PM »
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@jillypops - thanks for info re lack of lift.   If your prime motivation is to see Andy play tj (and relatively close up and personal) then I'd plump for Queens provided you can sort out travel ok.  I would put in for ballot for say the Wednesday centre court and if you're not lucky apply when they open it up in April - both this year and last year I got tickets that way.
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Re: Murray bows out « Reply #211 on: July 06, 2014, 03:19 PM »
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Teejay, I have been going to the Queens tournament for over 30 years, Just to add what has been said, there is no lift at Barons Court Tube Station, but there is a courtesy  taxi service from a Car Park in Earls Court, but parking there is expensive, as is food and drink at the Queens Club, would definitely advise that you take your own picnic.
Another thing that is strange with the online ballot, is if you apply for tickets for 3 days and you are lucky and get three days tickets you can't then change your mind and only apply for one set of tickets, does that make sense.


It does does make sense.

Thanks to everyone for your help. I'll give some thought to what everyone has said and make up my mind what I want to do. Part of me wants to go to Queen's, because I'd probably have a better chance of seeing Andy there, and it's him I want to see really. I'd also like to try Wimbledon, to see Andy if I can, but also just to try the experience of it, so we'll see.

I still can't get over my brother volunteering to take me. That's a breakthrough!
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Re: Murray bows out « Reply #212 on: July 06, 2014, 03:23 PM »
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@jillypops - thanks for info re lack of lift.   If your prime motivation is to see Andy play tj (and relatively close up and personal) then I'd plump for Queens provided you can sort out travel ok.  I would put in for ballot for say the Wednesday centre court and if you're not lucky apply when they open it up in April - both this year and last year I got tickets that way.

Oh that's very useful to know Ruthie, thank you. I'll speak to my brother, see how he feels. I do want to see Andy more than anything, so yes, it sounds like Queen's would be the better bet.

I remember you telling me before about the good spot for the disabled seats too, so it does sound like Queen's would be my thing. Thanks so much for the advice.
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Re: Murray bows out « Reply #213 on: July 06, 2014, 03:40 PM »
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Worth trying the Wimbledon Ballot anyway as they have  separate form(or bit on form can't recall which) for wheelchair users. It would give you a chance and you'd possibly know if you'd been successful before you'd be applying for Queens. They have all the info re applying to ballot on their website and forms are available from August (always on my to do list before going back to school!). Hope you get to see Andy somewhere - it's a special treat (tho not a big fan of watching him lose - trying to consider it character building!)
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Re: Murray bows out « Reply #214 on: July 06, 2014, 05:04 PM »
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Worth trying the Wimbledon Ballot anyway as they have  separate form(or bit on form can't recall which) for wheelchair users. It would give you a chance and you'd possibly know if you'd been successful before you'd be applying for Queens. They have all the info re applying to ballot on their website and forms are available from August (always on my to do list before going back to school!). Hope you get to see Andy somewhere - it's a special treat (tho not a big fan of watching him lose - trying to consider it character building!)

I might try Wimbledon as well. You never know.

I've just looked on Wimbledon's website and they do have a separate form for disabled people, so it might be worth a try.

What the heck, I'll try both. Knowing me I won't get either, but I might get really lucky and get both, in which case I might get to see Andy, and my brother will get a nervous breakdown Smile. If I do go to Wimbledon and see Andy I might be able to shove brother dearest off to a women's match or something. He prefers the women's.
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Re: Murray bows out « Reply #215 on: July 06, 2014, 05:04 PM »
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was just thinking the same ww though of course harder to be sure which days he'll be playing at W (and one day he'll be on court 1) so you could come up trumps in the ballot and still not see our man.  My heart goes out to you having to sit through the loss last Wednesday.  Good for you staying and supporting him till the bitter end though without any sofa to hide behind.
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Re: Murray bows out « Reply #216 on: July 06, 2014, 05:08 PM »
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was just thinking the same ww though of course harder to be sure which days he'll be playing at W (and one day he'll be on court 1) so you could come up trumps in the ballot and still not see our man.  My heart goes out to you having to sit through the loss last Wednesday.  Good for you staying and supporting him till the bitter end though without any sofa to hide behind.

I don't know how Westie did it, I was finding it painful to watch and that was just TV. I haven't been that nervous watching Andy for ages.
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Re: Murray bows out « Reply #217 on: July 06, 2014, 05:12 PM »
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Westie doesn't know how she did it either.  Kim must've been my inspiration.  She always looks so calm. The knowledge I was in a public place and nearly 15000 shared my pain (not to mention folks on the hill) may have helped. But for sure I was feeling it big time inside.
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Re: Murray bows out « Reply #218 on: July 06, 2014, 06:50 PM »
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Westie doesn't know how she did it either.  Kim must've been my inspiration.  She always looks so calm. The knowledge I was in a public place and nearly 15000 shared my pain (not to mention folks on the hill) may have helped. But for sure I was feeling it big time inside.

Yer a better gal than me mrs...I would have got thrown out for swearing or carried out in an ambulance due to a nervous breakdown.
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Re: Murray bows out « Reply #219 on: July 06, 2014, 08:27 PM »
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@Teejay, If you are not lucky in the ballot, there are also tickets available for Queens on the site viagogo, in the weeks before the tournament, may be earlier as well.  People who doesn't want theit tickets can bring them in for regular prices but yoy have to pay extra for the service. They are 25% more expensive than the normal tickets. Wimbledon is also available, but these tickets are really expensive.. (I'll got my Roland Gaross tickets from this website for the second Wednesday).

Hope so much for you that you will able to see him playing!
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Re: Murray bows out « Reply #220 on: July 06, 2014, 09:08 PM »
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I really wish you would stop posting pictures of when Andy losses. Always horrible to look at. We had way too many of them this year 12 loses.
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Re: Murray bows out « Reply #221 on: July 06, 2014, 09:14 PM »
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I really wish you would stop posting pictures of when Andy losses. Always horrible to look at. We had way too many of them this year 12 loses.

Who you talking too?  Its no worse than you slagging the life out the guy when hes slogging his guts out on the court.

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Re: Murray bows out « Reply #222 on: July 06, 2014, 09:27 PM »
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Westie doesn't know how she did it either.  Kim must've been my inspiration.  She always looks so calm. The knowledge I was in a public place and nearly 15000 shared my pain (not to mention folks on the hill) may have helped. But for sure I was feeling it big time inside.

Kim didn't look calm during that last game last year. She was shaking, bless her. Mind you, she wasn't alone Smile.
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Re: Murray bows out « Reply #223 on: July 07, 2014, 03:14 AM »
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I admit I am partisan and am indifferent to what Dimitrov knew.  Andy Murray was returning as a historic Champion and it is surely not asking too much to give him 30 minutes warning before the start of a Quarter Final match.  His team should make every attempt to ensure that requirement is met in all circumstances and let the Wimbledon officials deal with the fallout if they refused.

I understand we do not definitively know what happened in this instance; but, in general I think Andy's team fail to recognize they now represent a 2 time Grand Slam Champion and they must act accordingly and be more proactive in protecting his interests.  Andy's treatment as returning USO Champion last year was a disgrace.  He had to wait until the late night session of Day 3 for his opening match, with all the implications that had for recovery.  I repeat, Toni Nadal would not allow that to happen to his player and I was dumbfounded that Llendl allowed that to happen to Andy. 

Someone in that camp needs to stand up for their man and if they are too timid to "kick butt" when appropriate then perhaps Andy should give Judy a call.
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Re: Murray bows out « Reply #224 on: July 11, 2014, 02:07 PM »
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Let's get Lendl back into Andy's team on whatever terms. He's the only one who appears to be able to totally motivate Andy by his unemotional appearance in the player's support team box
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