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Murray rages against the dying of the light

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Thank you,  Joe, for that excellent write up, especially as I could not watch it.

I agree with all the wonderful comments as well.

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 Great write up Joe, thanks.  Managed to watch from late in the third set and have yet to watch the whole match, recorded. 
For me Andy won the match in spirit even if not in points.  And in fact I'm glad he didn't win in points because I don't think he could have done it again the next time (and against an Aussie the crowd would have been more divided).  So another match could have been a real anti-climax.  As it was he went out on a high with the crowd's love for him ringing in his ears. And for the same reason  (as well as wanting him to end the pain) I hope he doesn't put off another operation in order to play Wimbledon.  He couldn't ask for a better match send off than he had in Melbourne.  A commentator said later that they'd not seen a reaction from the tennis world like it since Agassi retired.  I feel so proud of you Andy and proud to have been your fan through thick and thin.  And so pleased to have shared so many highs and lows on the rollercoaster  with the rest of you on MW.   hug  yay
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Great write up Joe, thanks.  Managed to watch from late in the third set and have yet to watch the whole match, recorded. 
For me Andy won the match in spirit even if not in points.  And in fact I'm glad he didn't win in points because I don't think he could have done it again the next time (and against an Aussie the crowd would have been more divided).  So another match could have been a real anti-climax.  As it was he went out on a high with the crowd's love for him ringing in his ears. And for the same reason  (as well as wanting him to end the pain) I hope he doesn't put off another operation in order to play Wimbledon.  He couldn't ask for a better match send off than he had in Melbourne.  A commentator said later that they'd not seen a reaction from the tennis world like it since Agassi retired.  I feel so proud of you Andy and proud to have been your fan through thick and thin.  And so pleased to have shared so many highs and lows on the rollercoaster  with the rest of you on MW.   hug  yay

Agree with all that. Ruthie.    I would be very worried if he tried to play Wimbledon.     How could he repeat that performance at the AO while still in pain.    If that was his final match he certainly went out on a high, even if the time was not of his choosing.   
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https://www.instagram.com/p/Bs3gXYaAOIg/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=jzujfcmk6nlc

A post on insta suggests Andy is in Miami now.
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Great write up Joe, thanks.  Managed to watch from late in the third set and have yet to watch the whole match, recorded. 
For me Andy won the match in spirit even if not in points.  And in fact I'm glad he didn't win in points because I don't think he could have done it again the next time (and against an Aussie the crowd would have been more divided).  So another match could have been a real anti-climax.  As it was he went out on a high with the crowd's love for him ringing in his ears. And for the same reason  (as well as wanting him to end the pain) I hope he doesn't put off another operation in order to play Wimbledon.  He couldn't ask for a better match send off than he had in Melbourne.  A commentator said later that they'd not seen a reaction from the tennis world like it since Agassi retired.  I feel so proud of you Andy and proud to have been your fan through thick and thin.  And so pleased to have shared so many highs and lows on the rollercoaster  with the rest of you on MW.   hug  yay
The truth is that the Aussies loved and respected Andy long before the British got round to it, therefore from that point of view alone I think the AO was the best place for him to retire, if he had to.  It was a great match too.  What if he does wait until Wimbledon before retiring and goes out in R1 either to a virtual nobody or to one of the top players? Doesn't bear thinking about really.  Having said that I'll be surprised if he waits for another five months before having the op anyway given the amount of pain he's in in his every day life, and that being the case, despite what Bob Bryan says, i'm sure it really will be the end of his career.

All very sad, but like you and others I feel proud and privileged to have been able to support him for all these years, going along with the lows and rejoicing in the many highs.
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But why would he be there right now?  It doesn't make much sense to me, unless of course he's gone to the US to see the specialist who operated on Bob Bryan's hip, but then he's in New York.  All very strange! Think
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But why would he be there right now?  It doesn't make much sense to me, unless of course he's gone to the US to see the specialist who operated on Bob Bryan's hip, but then he's in New York.  All very strange! Think

He might have gone to Miami for a short holiday?  & then he might go to New York to see Bryan's surgeon.  Is it a long way from Miami to New York???
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He might have gone to Miami for a short holiday?  & then he might go to New York to see Bryan's surgeon.  Is it a long way from Miami to New York???
Just under 1,300 miles, or a 3 and a half hour flight. 

Anyway according to Andy's Facebook this afternoon he's now back in the UK.

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It's good that he's back here.  It seemed a bit strange re Miami!
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Fake news Wink
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Yes  Rolling Eyes
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Quite possibly unfortunately.  The photo did look real, but it could have taken at any time he was in Miami, something I did think at the time especially as he was wearing a shirt with the UA logo on it.  Then late yesterday I found that the photo had been removed.

PS - This is one reason I hate social media because it's so easy to spread fake news, particularly as that news can sometimes go viral within minutes of being posted.   Also given the state of things re Andy it was an extremely irresponsible thing for the owner of that account to do.
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https://www.theringer.com/platform/amp/2019/1/15/18183079/andy-murray-retirement-australian-open?__twitter_impression=true

Such a lovely article...
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Such a lovely article...

Thank you for posting this.  I especially like the last line “Tennis  is only tennis.  Even  if it sometimes feels like more. 
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lovely article indeed fp though I'm not sure I agree he's less talented than Novak - less good at winning clearly but I see him as more talented and certainly more creative in the kind of tennis he plays.,
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