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Oh dear, Andy's in trouble;
Alex Salmond, First Minister of Scotland, said: "The whole of Scotland will be right behind Andy on Sunday, and I'll be there in person to help cheer him on."
Quote: Oh dear, Andy's in trouble;
Alex Salmond, First Minister of Scotland, said: "....................................I'll be there in person to help cheer him on."
Oh dear. The stamp of approval that means certain defeat for Andy. Ah well, there's always next year.
Meanwhile, i'll be watching stage 8 instead to see how Bradders gets on.
Ok, they've locked horns but I get the feeling Fedz is starting to take control. Murray needs to get his ground strokes right into the corners of the court.....just like I would if I'd been playing
Murray just made it 5-4. The grinding and gnashing of teeth coupled with venomous looks coming from his trainer's/mummy's box was palpable.
A bit of hyperbole, there jondf. I think that comment says more about you than about them.
Quote: A bit of hyperbole, there jondf. I think that comment says more about you than about them.
Well, I've got a tenner on Fedz to win but you're still wrong. It really was palpable then and continues to be imho
Looks like you're £10 better off!
A terrific match. Murray didn't disgrace himself by any means and I'm sure his popularity will grow because of his great performance and endearing speech.
But the great man did it again. Awesome.
He played well but was beaten by the better player on the day - no shame in that, I'm sure his time will come eventually.
He's now officially known as "Scottish" since he lost.... yep, the BBC called him that twice in their commentary after he lost.
Hate to say I told you so...
Quote: Why make it nation against nation rather than the celebration of someone's achievement regardless of where they come from?
Because that is the sort of boring political correctness that makes life grey and terminally dull. It may make the health and Safety executive happy - no danger of raising anyone's blood pressure - but not people people who have a bit of fire and emotion in them. I'm with Carabosse.
Personally, I feel that Murray is Scottish, I am English and quite happy to root for Federer. As Murray said about the football, when Scotland is out of the World Cup, he supports anyone who is not England. That's fair enough, he sees himself as a Scot.
He put up a good fight against Federer and has nothing to be ashamed of. It's hard to even imagine the work and dedication necessary to achieve what he has. I'm sure he'll win a grand slam soon. But it'll be for Scotland as far as I'm concerned. As for Henman, a good but not great tennis player. I actually thought his name was 'Come On Tim'.
Lemmy the football comment was a joke, I cannot believe how seriously some people take it. Henman was a fairly good tennis player, but rather like when it comes to the England Football team, the hype gets in the way. I always felt sorry for Tim, lots of pressure and the press endlessly building him up, then smashing him down again when he failed to live to expectation.
Great play from Federer it must have been incredibly hard to play against him. As for Murray, he is ranked 4th and played well, sadly it was not his day, but if a few things had been different perhaps he could have won. The roof needs to be thought about, is it making it more like an indoor game?
Quote: Lemmy the football comment was a joke, I cannot believe how seriously some people take it.
I heard Murray make it. It wasn't a joke at all. He meant it. And why shouldn't he? He was taken to task about it by his sponsors and tried to explain it away but that didn't wash with most people and neither should it have.
Henman built up a lot of the hype for himself and no doubt earned well out of it. Again, why not? But is wasn't the press, it was Henman and his management.
Quote: but if a few things had been different perhaps he could have won
The Russians have a saying. 'if my grandfather were made of wood and had a wheel at the frornt, he would have been a wheelbarrow'
The idea of the roof is simply to keep the rain out and enable the game to be played. The modern players don't have time in their schedules for days of delays waiting for good weather before they can play. And calling off matches plays havoc with the TV people who bankroll the game. But surely it being closed is the same for both players and who are perfectly accustomed to playing indoors?
These days it's good to have a roof over your head!
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