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Tennis thread

Discussion in 'Randomination' started by Jurgen the German, 26 Mar 2012.

  1. Mr_B

    Mr_B Neil Sullivan

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    what is it with these players in their 30's winning Slams, this was unheard of 20 years ago, who are the new stars coming thru?
     
  2. Glenda's Legs

    Glenda's Legs Jermaine Jenas

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    Looks like Murray will be calling it a day


    Murray fought back tears as he described the unbearable pain of his hip problem.
    An emotional Andy Murray announced he is planning to retire after Wimbledon but that next week’s Australian Open could be the final tournament of his career.

    The former world number one has battled to recover from a chronic hip condition for more than 18 months, undergoing surgery in Melbourne a year ago, but was forced to admit in a tearful press conference that his efforts have not been enough.
    Murray was on the verge of breaking down as he entered the press room and, asked how his hip was feeling, managed to say “not great” before being overcome by his emotions and having to leave the room.
    He returned after several minutes to deliver his devastating news, saying: “Obviously I’ve been struggling for a long time. I’ve been in a lot of pain for about 20 months now.

    “I’ve pretty much done everything that I could to try and get my hip feeling better and it hasn’t helped loads. I’m in a better place than I was six months ago but still in a lot of pain. It’s been tough.”
    “During my training block (in Miami last month) I spoke to my team and told them I can’t keep doing this. I needed to have an end point because I was sort of playing with no idea when the pain was going to stop.

    “I said to my team, look I think I can get through this until Wimbledon. That’s where I’d like to stop playing. But I’m also not certain I’m able to do that.”
    After another pause while Murray sat with his head on the desk, he was asked whether this might be his last tournament.

    “Yes I think there’s a chance of that for sure because I’m not sure I’m able to play through the pain for another four or five months,” he said.

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  3. Grays_1890

    Grays_1890 Clint Dempsey

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    Unreal talent and actually a very funny guy.

    People give him far too much stick for my liking. Wrapped up in this whole idea that sports people should always be chipper and happy and play up to the media is BS for me. He was as a fact one of the best British Tennis Players EVER........big loss to the sport.
     
  4. Legohamster

    Legohamster Mauricio Taricco

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    My favorite non-footballing sportsman by a mile
     
  5. glasgowspur

    glasgowspur Jermaine Jenas

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    Must admit it took me a while to warm to him. He does come across much better now and seems like a genuine nice person.
    he stuck at it during a time of some of the real greats of his sport and won when others would have given up.
    Well done in your achievements on and off the courts.
     
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  6. scaramanga

    scaramanga Gary Stevens Staff Member

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    Such a high bar too.
     
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  7. Jon

    Jon Kasey Keller

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    He’s a top bloke.

    Incredible dedication. That military style training regime he did when he beasted himself was just frightening.

    Also more amazing when you consider how he put being present at the Dunblane school shootings behind him, never really allowed it to be mentioned in fact, until very very recently, then developed absolutely elite mental fortitude to win grand slams in the era of Federer, Nadal AND Djokovic!! Bloody unlucky timing that.
     
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  8. Mosquito_Coasting

    Mosquito_Coasting Clive Wilson

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    Seeing Murray in the studio and in commentary at the last Wimbledon I think (a bit like Jenas) he is going to really enjoy his retirement, away from the pressure.
     
  9. nayenezgani

    nayenezgani Eidur Gudjohnsen

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    Great effort from Murray against Bautista Agut. Looks like he'll fall just short.

    Received a standing ovation from the Aussie fans before serving at 5-1 down in the fifth set.

    Emotional stuff, tears in his eyes.
     
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  10. Grays_1890

    Grays_1890 Clint Dempsey

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  11. MKSpur

    MKSpur Neil Sullivan

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    It really says a lot when you think about how wealthy is and how physically hampered he is that he put in a 4 hour shift after going 2 down. I’ve seen lesser but fitter players phone it on at 2 down.

    Really hope he gets himself into a position where he can play a match at Wimbledon, he hasn’t actually retired so the montage was a little premature. GHod knows what they will do if Feds announces his retirement inadvance!!
     
  12. Mosquito_Coasting

    Mosquito_Coasting Clive Wilson

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    Men's game will be shocking when Fed retires. Back into the dark ages.
     
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  13. Danishfurniturelover

    Danishfurniturelover Rafael Van Der Vaart

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    Up there with Mark Cavendish for talking dismissively to the press(rightly so) I love them both, Murrary is also my sons first sporting idol. He loves tennis more then football and plays to county level. So I admire Murrary for being an excellent tennis player but he will also have a special place in my heart for being the man that turned my son onto sports.
     
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  14. Mosquito_Coasting

    Mosquito_Coasting Clive Wilson

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    Yeah, liked the way Murray treated every hype attempting question from the press as inappropriate and ill conceived.
     

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