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Murray vs Djokavic - I say .......he's finally gone and done it


jondf e2
8 2.7k
7 Jul 2013 5:36PM
The also ran comes in first. Amidst all the gnashing of teeth, the snarling, the grimacing, there shouldn't be a dry eye in the house ....should there? He never dominated, never took control or played like a champion but yes, at last, he's finally gone and done it so good for him and his mummy.

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saltireblue e2
4 4.3k 26 Norway
7 Jul 2013 5:46PM
Ivan Lendl has made the difference. Made Andy more focused on what is important, the next points, and forget what has happened in the previous points.
tomcat e2
9 6.2k 15 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2013 6:01PM

Quote:He never dominated, never took control or played like a champion but yes, at last, he's finally gone and done it so good for him and his mummy.


You must have watched a different match than I did


Quote:The also ran comes in first


Also ran - already holds the US Open

IMHO if you have nothing positive to say about a British champion, it is better to say nothing
Dann
1 222
7 Jul 2013 6:11PM

Quote:He never dominated, never took control or played like a champion but yes, at last, he's finally gone and done it so good for him and his mummy.


What!!

Three straight sets matey!!

Wink
7 Jul 2013 6:29PM
There will still be people who deride him because of his low-key personality... ok he's not exactly a fireblazer when it comes to charisma but at the end of the day he got the job done, and in stunning fashion. Seems to me we haven't moved on much from the gladiatorial arena for some where they look for charismatic hero-worship rather than appreciating the ability of the person.
chris.maddock 13 3.4k United Kingdom
7 Jul 2013 6:30PM

Quote:He never dominated, never took control or played like a champion but yes, at last, he's finally gone and done it so good for him and his mummy.
What!!
Three straight sets matey!!
Wink



Indeed - he did well and, at last not only is the 77-year wait over for a British Champion but also it's the end of the Championship but the press is (and will be) still referring to him as a Briton instead of as the Scot who got knocked out Wink
MikeA e2
10 1.2k England
7 Jul 2013 6:38PM
Great........................... Wimbledon over for another year................... Sadly the football season is just around the corner.
MalcolmS e2
9 1.1k 13 England
7 Jul 2013 6:53PM

Quote:He never dominated, never took control or played like a champion but yes, at last, he's finally gone and done it so good for him and his mummy.

He's just beaten the world number one. Even in success we have to knock him, even though he won in straight sets, just for once lets celebrate a guy whos' worke bloody hard to get where he is. As has already been said, he won in three sets not four with a close decider of a fifth, that he just scraped home in, if that isn't takiing control I don't know what is.
Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
7 Jul 2013 7:01PM

Quote:The also ran comes in first. Amidst all the gnashing of teeth, the snarling, the grimacing, there shouldn't be a dry eye in the house ....should there? He never dominated, never took control or played like a champion but yes, at last, he's finally gone and done it so good for him and his mummy.


You're a bit of a twit sometimes aren't you? Wink

Attitudes like this are not what made Britain great. I have no interest in tennis or any other sport, but an achievement, especially a long awaited one, is something to be celebrated not nit picked.

Well done to Murray. Smile
NaturesHaven e2
3 261 5 England
7 Jul 2013 7:13PM
I'm no fan of Andy Murray.............but I have every respect for his tennis................he played great tennis today and throughout the championship...........(semi-final was a classic).........he deserves to win because he played the best tennis..............and to play (the same for both guys) in that heat and the tension was superb............I was exhausted watching the match.........GrinGrinGrinGrin

Congratulations Andy..................You Are A Deserving Champion................you join a unique club...........Now come on you miserable Brits............say well done.................GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

Hip Hip Hooray.........GrinGrinGrinGrin

Henmans Hill is now Murray Mountain............the people will be shouting his name from the top............GrinGrinGrinGrin
tomcat e2
9 6.2k 15 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2013 7:15PM

Quote:Attitudes like this are not what made Britain great. I have no interest in tennis or any other sport, but an achievement, especially a long awaited one, is something to be celebrated not nit picked.

Well done to Murray



Here here

Actually CB, I believe you misspelt twitWink
franken e2
12 3.3k 4 Wales
7 Jul 2013 7:22PM

Quote:The also ran comes in first. Amidst all the gnashing of teeth, the snarling, the grimacing, there shouldn't be a dry eye in the house ....should there? He never dominated, never took control or played like a champion but yes, at last, he's finally gone and done it so good for him and his mummy.


Are you sure you were watching the same match as the rest of the world??

Well done Andy!! GrinGrinGrin
ade_mcfade e2
10 15.1k 216 England
7 Jul 2013 7:36PM
what a bizarre thread, on a day of national celebration for someone who's achieved their dream.

I wonder what drove the OP to such warped views?
gcarth e2
10 2.3k 1 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2013 7:45PM
Yes - well done, Andy Murray! I thought up to a couple of years ago he didn't seem to be in quite the same bracket as the likes of Jokovic, Nadal and Federer but he has definitely proven his ability to 'dig deep' as they say and become a real champ!
To beat Jokovic in straight sets was impressive. I used to think only players like Jokovic could produce those staggeringly brilliant shots from nowhere but now Murray seems just as capable of producing the same amazing quality.
It was nice to witness the gracious sportsmanship of Jokovic who is still a great champion for Murray or anyone else to reckon with. Smile
Graysta 9 1.1k England
7 Jul 2013 7:49PM
A last it's official He IS British
I noticed when he came second he was a Scot

Anyway whatever he is he is a winner well done Andy Murray

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