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This can be Murray's time

Joe
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when i seen the headline 'this can be murray's time' i thought it was a quote from some legend or something, misleading - suck my ass

Why don't you suck my ass and be grateful for the privilege?
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when i seen the headline 'this can be murray's time' i thought it was a quote from some legend or something, misleading - suck my ass

Yeah, that's right, only those who are 'legends' can have opinions.
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Yeah, that's right, only those who are 'legends' can have opinions.

I have an opinion ........... I think you'd make a great rent boy ......... oops  lmao offtopic
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Super article Joe and very well worded. Even Borg said this morning that Andy was ready 'to try and win Wimbledon' after all the improvement he has made over the last year or so. Sue Barker is a bit over the top but Andy was unphased - feet on the ground and all that, let's hope he manages to stay that way with all the hype.
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Nice article Joe clap  Bit cheeky, but that can only be a good thing!
Ahlan wa Sahlan, Etab!  wave  Great to have you here.  Andy's defensive strategy has been the subject of much discussion in the forum over the last few years.  Let's see if it pays off!
welcome you my friend you can talk arabic   Smile and it's an honor to know you
the man "andy" can be aggressive from the bace line and be so rough as we saw with his game against rafa in the Monti
I think It's just A matter of time until he become an All-court player to Combines all the strategies to be an aggressive baseliner ,Defensive Baseliner and Serve-and-Volleyer. with all of that he can be a legend and he Believes that his biggest tennis aren't shown yet I believe that andy another rafa nadal but he Become a professional in the ATP after him
rafa was a Defensive and now he is an All-court player as well will be Andy. goodjob.
and hello once again Smile
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Good Q&A with Andy on tennis.com:

http://www.tennis.com/features/general/features.aspx?id=177858
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when i seen the headline 'this can be murray's time' i thought it was a quote from some legend or something, misleading - suck my ass

Maybe our intellectually-challenged friend has heard of a bloke called John McEnroe who has been outspoken once again on Andy's potential to do some damage at SW19?

Quoting from an in depth interview in The Times:

"I was 22 [as Murray is now] when I won Wimbledon,” he says. “I think the time is right here [for him]. It is not as if it happened easily for me. It took a while. But I'll tell you one thing - it will be that much more satisfying when you do win it. Look at the guys ahead of him. Federer, without a doubt one of the greatest players who ever lived. Nadal, who all of a sudden is a phenomenal player, maybe one of the greatest who ever lived. So Murray can't feel real bad.

“But something is gonna give. Even though he won the French, there has been a sense that something is giving a bit with Roger, enough that Murray thinks, ‘Hey, maybe I can beat this guy at Wimbledon.' The way Roger plays there, he seemed pretty unbeatable for a while. Now there is that little chink. I think Murray likes his chances against Nadal on grass a lot more this year. If nothing else, these two have made him a better player.”

McEnroe reflects on Murray's form at Wimbledon last year, when he raised himself to such a pitch in his five-set, back-from-the-dead victory over Richard Gasquet, of France, that he ran dry when Nadal challenged him in the quarter-finals.

“That was the ultimate test and it showed him what he needed to do to be able to challenge these guys and he has done it,” McEnroe said. “His legs are thicker than I have seen them and he's intimidating people with his fitness, which was an issue early in his career. His movement is amazing when you think how tall he is. The cat-and-mouse style he plays is something I like to see.

“It's a thinking man's game and he has got into Roger's head. A couple of years ago, I would have said that [Novak] Djokovic was stronger than Andy but that has shifted. You can see he has more pop on his serve and he continues to befuddle guys mentally.

“There are guys who have stepped it up when it comes to Roger and people aren't as afraid. When you lose that aura that little bit - as I know - people hang in there that little bit harder and longer in the early matches, they make you work harder, the guys close to you sense their moment.

“I can't give Murray any advice. You have just got to live it. After my loss to [Björn] Borg in 1980, I was able to win three of the next four years so I learnt. I was hungrier. The lesson I learned from ‘80 was I thought the guy was going to go away in the fifth set. I just didn't think he would want it that bad after I won that tie-breaker. And he dug in like a great champion and he seemed to want it more than I did. I was a bit amazed by that. You have got to be 110 per cent the whole of the time.”

Sorry for the long post, but it's good to see a thoughtful assessment of Andy's chances from a man who should know...  A lot of people have accused Macca of brown-nosing the Brits by bigging up Andy in the past, but it makes little sense as he is just as effusive on NBC.  I think he recognises old school style and talent when he sees it yes cmonandy
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Sue's harmless, it's the fecking journos who annoy me mostly.

Sorry what do you want to be again?

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Sorry what do you want to be again?


 Naughty girl!! I'm sure Andrew will be a really unusual journalist - integrity and morals will rule the day!

Thanks for McEnroe i/v, Charlie, he has always had a belief that Andy can do great things.
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Sorry what do you want to be again?

What, is that some sort of dig?

I'd love to be a sports journalist (wouldn't we all?) but that's pie in the sky, it's all about contacts to get your foot in the door. Also, I'm sure I've mentioned somewhere that my dislike for the British media/paparazzi types is the reason I wouldn't go into journalism, even if I did have the opportunity.

I'm considering going into teaching, and yet I disliked some of my teachers, it's the same idea surely? But if you can name me an industry where everyone is lovely, on you go. :P
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As the summer solstice in the northern hemisphere approaches, the sight of green tennis surfaces on television to accompany warmer weather feels like the most natural thing in the world. In recent memory, early British summer after early British summer has been synonymous with a nation's yearning for something special to occur in a corner of southwest London. Where many before have failed, Andy Murray will carry the crushing burden of hope and expectation in a little under a week's time at the All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon.

Rub it in, why don't you! Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad

Very well written btw clap
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least of all the host TV broadcaster, for whom Sue Barker infuriated this writer with her violent lurches from emotional containment to the verge of hysteria.

I assume this is about the interview on court after Murray won Queens? I just felt embarrassed for her, she sounded like a teenage school girl desperate for Murray to get in her pants. It didn't upset me though as it just showed how much she loves Murray, that has been clear for a few years now. Smile

Just saw the WHOLE match last night - better late than never yes  I think she gushs over all British male talent - you could see he was very comfortable talking with her.

I hope it's Andy's year but will, like him, take each match as it comes.

cmonandy
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when i seen the headline 'this can be murray's time' i thought it was a quote from some legend or something, misleading

blink Joe is a legend, is he not!
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mcbth
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well he LOOKS pretty enough to win Wimbledon
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well he LOOKS pretty enough to win Wimbledon
Who?  Joe?  lol
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