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1  General Community / Andy Talk / Re: How many slams? on: September 12, 2012, 07:48 pm
Ditto all those who are sanguine with him winning the 1, personally I was chuffed just to see him win a match at the big W, now there is Jamie Baker, Jamie Murray & Colin Fleming winning matches at Wimbledon while Andy is getting to slam finals.

Now that Andy has won a major, his runner-up spots now go in his favour, rather a one-off champion like Johansson or Gaudio, he sits alongside Ivanisevic, Stich, Roddick and Ferrero (and I forgot Moya too) as well as other guys like Cash and Korda.

Just delighted really, it's an amazing achievement.  cmon yeah

I will answer the question though.

hmmm  w00t

Say 7 more finals, winning 4 of them
2  General Community / Andy Talk / Re: RG SF: Murray vs Nadal on: June 03, 2011, 09:27 am
Nadal in straight sets.

Andy has done amazingly well to get this far with his injury but it is affecting his Tennis and even 100% fit, Nadal is the likely winner on clay. Nadal defeating Soderling in straight sets shows he's bang on form again.

7-5, 6-3, 6-0 Nadal

prove me well wrong Andy  cmon yeah
3  Pages / Archive: News / Re: Battling Murray slumps at the death in epic on: May 15, 2011, 10:44 pm
There was another loser again tonight - Addidas, when they dumped Djokovic in favour of Murray.
Don't think so, whatever shirt sponsor he has, if he wins Wimbledon wearing it, their sales will hit the roof and Andy's earnings already estimated at £25million, would hit £100 million easily.

Djokovic just doesn't have that earning potential, great guy or not and I think he's great for the game but being from Serbia is a handicap from a sponsors point of view due to it being a small market, it shouldn't be as Djokovic is a cool guy and has the best sense of humour of a top player since Becker but it just does.

4  Pages / Archive: News / Re: Murray chokes to exhausted Djokovic on: May 14, 2011, 11:44 pm
Such a shame that Andy despite playing one of the best matches of his career still can't please people on a website that only exists because of him.

Andy, you have some fans who think you're doing great no matter the result.

Djokovic played amazing and is one of the two best players in the world, there's no disgrace in Andy being a clear #4 in the world.
5  General Community / Andy Talk / Re: Rome SF: Murray vs Djokovic on: May 13, 2011, 11:53 pm
Boogers will slag off Andy whatever the score tomorrow, next week, next month, etc, etc, etc, etc...

IMHO think Andy has really turned a corner this week. His wins against Malisse and Mayer are ample evidence he's come through his trials of earlier in the season, great to see the motivation is back.

Dunno if Andy will win, still the best performance by a British Tennis player in almost 80 years in Rome, great stuff on not his best surface, looking forward to RG and then the grass.
6  General Community / Andy Talk / Re: IW: Murray vs Young on: March 13, 2011, 01:16 pm
Below is the cricinfo profile of Sachin Tendulkar.

My view of people on here is the last paragraph sums up many of the people on here, despite Andy not being to Tennis what Sachin is to cricket. Andy, despite not being the demi-god people on here expect him to be has still had the most amazing career and as I've said before, exceeded my expectations many times over after watching him beat Georg Bastl in 2005. The idea a Scot could win a match at Wimbledon baffled me then, and still does.

Sachin Tendulkar has been the most complete batsman of his time, the most prolific runmaker of all time, and arguably the biggest cricket icon the game has ever known. His batting is based on the purest principles: perfect balance, economy of movement, precision in stroke-making, and that intangible quality given only to geniuses: anticipation. If he doesn't have a signature stroke - the upright, back-foot punch comes close - it is because he is equally proficient at each of the full range of orthodox shots (and plenty of improvised ones as well) and can pull them out at will.

There are no apparent weaknesses in Tendulkar's game. He can score all around the wicket, off both front foot and back, can tune his technique to suit every condition, temper his game to suit every situation, and has made runs in all parts of the world in all conditions.

Some of his finest performances have come against Australia, the overwhelmingly dominant team of his era. His century as a 19-year-old on a lightning-fast pitch at the WACA is considered one of the best innings ever to have been played in Australia. A few years later he received the ultimate compliment from the ultimate batsman: Don Bradman confided to his wife that Tendulkar reminded him of himself.

Blessed with the keenest of cricket minds, and armed with a loathing for losing, Tendulkar set about doing what it took to become one of the best batsmen in the world. His greatness was established early: he was only 16 when he made his Test debut. He was hit on the mouth by Waqar Younis but continued to bat, in a blood-soaked shirt. His first Test hundred, a match-saving one at Old Trafford, came when he was 17, and he had 16 Test hundreds before he turned 25. In 2000 he became the first batsman to have scored 50 international hundreds, in 2008 he passed Brian Lara as the leading Test run-scorer, and in the years after, he went past 13,000 Test runs 30,000 international runs, and in 2010 became the first player to score 50 Test centuries.

He currently holds the record for most hundreds in both Tests and ODIs - remarkable, considering he didn't score his first ODI hundred till his 79th match. Incredibly, he retains a divine enthusiasm for the game, and he seems to be untouched by age: at 36 years and 306 days he broke a 40-year-old barrier by scoring the first double-century in one-day cricket. It now seems inevitable that he will become the first cricketer to score 100 international hundreds, which like Bradman's batting average, could be a mark that lasts for ever.

Tendulkar's considerable achievements seem greater still when looked at in the light of the burden of expectations he has had to bear from his adoring but somewhat unreasonable followers, who have been prone to regard anything less than a hundred in each innings as a failure. The aura may have dimmed, if only slightly, as the years on the international circuit have taken their toll on the body, but Tendulkar remains, by a distance, the most worshipped cricketer in the world.

7  Pages / Archive: News / Re: Resurgent Murray crushes Federer on: October 17, 2010, 11:48 pm
Watched the replay of the match this evening, have to say Andy played as well as I've seen him play.

Title #16, Get In!!!
8  Pages / Archive: News / Re: Chardy out-fails Murray on: August 19, 2010, 06:31 am
The love and gentleness towards Andy Murray is BACK!!!

Great to see!

Still no love of the journey despite his previous two matches defeating Nadal then Federer. If it was ever gonna happen, it was going to happen in his very next match and it hasn't.

Sad to say that some will never appreciate the journey.

Great win, beating Nadal and Fed then up against a nobody in another town, in another stadium, having to do it all again must be a massive come down, good to see he kept the fire burning. Expect a nice win today.
9  Pages / Archive: News / Re: Querrey defends his LA crown on: August 03, 2010, 09:52 pm
I'm glad to see you agree with me in saying last night was a very poor performance given the circumstances.
Yeah well, his game unravelled against a player who shouldn't be hurting him. Querrey has a big game but it's a very basic game that can be attacked easily with down-the-line backhands and short slices around the net.
Andy's done it in the past, what stopped him on Sunday only he knows, or maybe he doesn't know...
10  Pages / Archive: News / Re: Querrey defends his LA crown on: August 02, 2010, 10:55 pm
I'm normally never one to insult Andy in defeat but yesterday was easily the worst performance since before his wrist injury in 2007. Not for the first time this season he's lost from being match point up.

Too often he picked the wrong shot to hit when there was easier shots available that would have retained his advantage in rallies. His attempts at winners, particularly off the lob were frankly appalling and showed none of the tenacity I've long admired.

He is having doubts about his game, that was very evident, easy shots he would only half-commit on resulting in poor errors or mid-court shots for Querrey.

His doubts for me come from his lack of 2nd serve penetration. 90mph average, at best is very poor, particularly when guys playing 10 years ago like Henman could average 2nd serve around 100mph with the same level of kick and in many cases more kick.

100mph average 2nd serve speed with good kick is surely not beyond him, not when it was within Henman's compass and not when Andy's 1st serve is 5-8mph faster than Tim's.

11  Pages / Archive: News / Re: Murray fires coach Miles Maclagan on: July 27, 2010, 10:05 pm
Darren Cahill for me too.

He coached Hewitt who is very similar to Andy in playing style and personality and Agassi who is also a quiet, sensitive lad at heart like oor Andy.
12  General Community / Andy Talk / Re: What's the media saying about Andy ? on: July 11, 2010, 03:14 pm

There are links to all sorts of things, including Andy Murray

News is updated to within 5 minutes of the bulletin, some media have moved to remove themselves from newsnow but it's a site I use almost daily.
13  General Community / Andy Talk / Re: Wimbledon SF - Murray vs Nadal on: July 02, 2010, 07:25 pm
Gutted for Andy. Thought he played well but Rafa at times was just sensational. Andy just missed a couple of shots at important moments. I'm still convinced Andy will win multiple majors but Rafa is such a tough opponent.

Respect to both players, well played.
14  General Community / Andy Talk / Re: Wimbledon SF - Murray vs Nadal on: July 01, 2010, 12:13 pm
I CAN'T believe what I'm reading, even for the negative posters on here. I remember in the AO after Murray beat Isner, everyone thought murray would beat nadal in 3! And he was in good form then! He's clearly not in great form at wimbledon, going to 5 setters here and there. If andy plays like he did in the AO he has this in the bag.

Plus his serve is great atm, I don't see Nadal finding an easy way to break him.

Also, those that said Murray gets beaten easily by big hitters in grand slams should be eating their words now, hes just beaten a big hitter afterall!
You've not been posting long then, it's been this negative since about Indian Wells in 2007. Prior to that it was incredibly upbeat about Andy's achievements. Even in defeat, such as in Andy loss to Rafa in OZ'07, there was a sense on here that Andy had still achieved great things. Despite Andy reaching 2 Slam finals and 4 Masters Series titles, par here is unbelievably negative. If these are Andy's supporters...

Anyway, rant over, to tomorrow's game.

For me anyway, the match will be won and lost by how well Andy plays his forehand down the line to Nadal's forehand.

Every time Andy has beaten Nadal, that's the shot that has done it for him. Tsonga and Soderling have also beaten Nadal using that shot. Not that it's a weakness as per Nadal, just Nadal is always expecting the ball to his backhand, and probably will have done for 10 years at least, hitting it to his forehand, wrong foots him slightly.
15  Pages / Archive: News / Re: Murray quashes Querrey on: June 28, 2010, 11:34 pm
Wasn't that a wonderful volley?

What imagination, I bet there wasn't anyone in the crowd apart from him who was thinking he'd play that shot.
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