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BehindBlueEyes 14th Jan 2019 13:08

Andy Murray
 
Sad to see AM possibly about to hang up his raquet. I think he’s a been a great ambassador for tennis, and sport in general. He needed a few of his sharp corners knocked knocked off him when he first started, but he has matured into a likeable and very skilled competitor. He’s not afraid to take the mickey out of himself and is very self deprecating.

I know one one shouldn’t feel sorry for a 31 year old multi millionaire but his announcement on Friday was heartfelt and he should be very proud of all he has achieved.

An epic match today for him to possibly go out on too. Flashes of the old talent were there and at least it was a genuine tussle, not a straight sets drubbing.

Krystal n chips 14th Jan 2019 15:02

Well, as 'arry would say..."the boy dun gud "..very good in fact.

He may not be up there with the truly world class greats, but, and it's a very relevant but, he's certainly up there in the list of world class players and deservedly so.

He's been a credit to an otherwise elitist sport and, unlike "plucky / heroic " Tim, who flattered only to deceive, but was the darling of Middle Hingland, A.M has won tournaments and titles.

Also notable was how our ever gracious media ( see Tim, above ) decided to upgrade him from Scottish, to...British....once the success started that is.

Bob Viking 14th Jan 2019 15:13

KnC
 
Thatís a very easy accusation to make but can you genuinely prove it? I personally think itís a myth that weíre all happy to repeat but probably isnít actually true.

I for one am more than happy to acknowledge that he is, and always was, Scottish.

A great sportsman and ambassador for his sport and country.

BV


Krystal n chips 14th Jan 2019 15:23


Originally Posted by Bob Viking (Post 10360435)
Thatís a very easy accusation to make but can you genuinely prove it? I personally think itís a myth that weíre all happy to repeat but probably isnít actually true.

I for one am more than happy to acknowledge that he is, and always was, Scottish.

A great sportsman and ambassador for his sport and country.

BV


This may answer your question, at least in part.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotla...ntral-34909845

Bob Viking 14th Jan 2019 15:31

KnC
 
Is that your way of admitting to being wrong?!

BV

🤣

er340790 14th Jan 2019 16:02

Nah. Sorry, but Scottish or British..... he's still a G*t! :E

BehindBlueEyes 14th Jan 2019 17:38

This has appeared on the BBC Tennis sportsite:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/tennis/46865814

Quite amusing really, especially if he hasn’t made the final decision yet.

Mind you, it’s a good opportunity to hear your fellow competitors cover you in complements - can’t be bad for the old ego.



racedo 14th Jan 2019 17:46

Scottish Tennis player who was most succesful British player retires.

Effluent Man 14th Jan 2019 17:54

Provided the most exciting Wimbledon since McEnroe v Borg, and that's going back a bit. Bad luck that he seems to have suffered a genetically bad hip otherwise I think we would have seen more successes.

Lonewolf_50 14th Jan 2019 20:40

Made it to age 30+ in that sport? Tough to do.
Won more than one major tournament? Tough to do.
Won Wimbledon? Tough to do.
Won the US Open? Tough to do.
Won Olympic Gold? Well done.
Yeah, AM did very well.
Bravo.

sirwa69 15th Jan 2019 07:11

Britain's Greatest Sportsman?
https://www.bbc.com/news/newsbeat-46838567

747 jock 15th Jan 2019 10:31


Originally Posted by Bob Viking (Post 10360452)
Is that your way of admitting to being wrong?!

BV

��

KnC admitting to being wrong?
Never going to happen.

racedo 15th Jan 2019 11:45


Originally Posted by sirwa69 (Post 10360983)
Britain's Greatest Sportsman?
https://www.bbc.com/news/newsbeat-46838567

Given who he listed it would not be hard

Faldo - personality bypass and souless T***
Froome - Seen as no different from Lance Armstrong
Farah - Never found to have taken drugs but amazingly has lots of coaches involved in the process with others
Redgrave - bigging up for couple of events a year is a lot different from weekly grind

ShyTorque 15th Jan 2019 11:47

I didn't cry when I was told my CAA licence was suspended..... ANYWAY he can always get a job on "A question of Sport".

red9 15th Jan 2019 12:12


Originally Posted by ShyTorque (Post 10361189)
I didn't cry when I was told my CAA licence was suspended..... ANYWAY he can always get a job on "A question of Sport".

If he can drink enough..........

G-CPTN 15th Jan 2019 14:07


Originally Posted by ShyTorque (Post 10361189)
ANYWAY he can always get a job on "A question of Sport".

Don't you need a personality for that?

Krystal n chips 15th Jan 2019 14:37


Originally Posted by G-CPTN (Post 10361288)
Don't you need a personality for that?

Andy Murray is anything but devoid of personality. He comes across as somebody who has the courage of his own convictions, can be self deprecating but also brutally honest....not bad traits for any human being to have really.

But, since you inferred lack of personality and a "Question of Sport ", 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.

malcolm380 15th Jan 2019 15:14

exceptional talent; I've always found him to be witty, humourous, and honest in his interviews. Considering the horror he went through as an 8 year old, which I believe he never mentions, he always struck me as quite normal, driven to succeed in his chosen field, and an excellent role model.

pax britanica 15th Jan 2019 16:48

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

Krystal n chips 15th Jan 2019 17:04

" Cricket - no one has the achievement plus the longevity "

Allow me to introduce one Sir Alastair Cook.......


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