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Old 15th Jan 2019, 17:21
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Originally Posted by Krystal n chips View Post
Allow me to introduce one Sir Alastair Cook.......
That puts to bed the 'Murray has no personality' arguement...
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Old 15th Jan 2019, 21:09
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Originally Posted by pax britanica View Post
Good luck Andy Murray, I dont especially like it but feel pro Tennis is a tough and demanding sport . Mental challenges and physical ones-5 sets under the Aussie sun for example plus the weekly tour grind.

He seems a very nice man but a bit reserved which is often misinterpreted as dull/stuck up etc because he doesn't deliver juicy media scandals -I initially laughed at the idea of Britain's Greatest Sportsman but giving it a serious look he has to be up there because of performances over time over time . No footballers have won anything and the first name to mind is Beckham who was ludicrously over rated , Cricket - no one has the achievement plus the longevity, if Flintoff had won 3 Ashes series maybe . AMrtin Johnson and the Rugby world cup winners again not the longevity. had Jonny Wilkinson not been injured so much I would probably go for him because he became a real icon for the country, giving us some genuine sporting joy as the only English sportsman for years who when in that one critical moment kept his nerve and made us all cheer for once. In factJ W is a lot like Murray, dedicated determined , professional very self effacing, all truly traditional British virtues.
So once again well done Andy Murray you gave a lot of people a lot to cheer about and did it with dignity
Dunno but Ryan Giggs would be up there as a great sportsman.................. ok maybe not a great family man or maybe a too great family man.

Won everything with his club with records never going to be beaten. Judged on sporting then he is up there.
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Old 16th Jan 2019, 12:44
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The bottom line is he is the best player we have ever had. 3 x BBC Sports Personality became a little embarrassing. One was well deserved.

My mother wrote to him to say how exciting it was watching him play Wimbledon on the TV and got a signed photo and a letter back. If you ever watched the TV doc made after his US Open win you see he possesses a well developed dry wit. He is a good man. I believe he will opt for further surgery and see how it goes before he decides to quit for good.
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Old 16th Jan 2019, 12:48
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Has any athletic sportsperson competed successfully after receiving replacement joints?
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Old 16th Jan 2019, 13:49
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Originally Posted by G-CPTN View Post
Has any athletic sportsperson competed successfully after receiving replacement joints?
Tiger Woods,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, oh wait that might have been a different kind of joint.
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Old 16th Jan 2019, 15:35
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Originally Posted by G-CPTN View Post
Has any athletic sportsperson competed successfully after receiving replacement joints?
Bob Bryan had a similar hip skimming op that AM is considering, and returned to top level doubles tennis. However, doubles is in no way comparable to the demands on your body required when playing singles.
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Old 16th Jan 2019, 16:09
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"this slot is already taken by probably the most mediocre, not even worth a place in a Sunday league 3rd XI, former "spinner" called Tufnell P. "
Yep - I never really understood this guys celebrity status.....
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