Tennis, anyone.....?

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Will Andy Murray ever win a Grand Slam?

He will never ever win, lot's of runner ups though.
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He should at least get 1, surely!!!
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He will come good, winning a few!
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He will have bagel set wins many a time!
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He should do doubles, at least then he has a chance!
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Post by Worthy4England » Mon Nov 21, 2016 2:11 pm

Greg Ruzedski (?) - he was one of ours. Brit, through and through.

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Post by Montreal Wanderer » Mon Nov 21, 2016 2:54 pm

Worthy4England wrote:Greg Ruzedski (?) - he was one of ours. Brit, through and through.
Absolutely! He became a Brit when he was only 22 so has spent about half his life there and all his adult life. Of course all this moving around will end once article 50 is enacted....
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Post by Prufrock » Thu Jan 26, 2017 12:12 pm

Feel sorry for this Dmitrov chap, surely there's no-one on the planet outside his friends and family who doesn't want him to lose and set up the Rafa-Fed final?
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Post by Bruce Rioja » Thu Jan 26, 2017 12:16 pm

Prufrock wrote:Feel sorry for this Dmitrov chap, surely there's no-one on the planet outside his friends and family who doesn't want him to lose and set up the Rafa-Fed final?
Make that his family, friends and me. :)
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Post by Abdoulaye's Twin » Thu Jan 26, 2017 1:11 pm

Bruce Rioja wrote:
Prufrock wrote:Feel sorry for this Dmitrov chap, surely there's no-one on the planet outside his friends and family who doesn't want him to lose and set up the Rafa-Fed final?
Make that his family, friends and me. :)
I'm the 3rd option that doesn't give a shit either way :)

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Post by Worthy4England » Thu Jan 26, 2017 1:29 pm

I'm in. Couldn't give a shiny.

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Post by Prufrock » Sun Jan 29, 2017 12:42 pm

Well that was ace, if not quite the right result.
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Post by Prufrock » Sun Jun 11, 2017 3:52 pm

Absolutely sensational from Rafa.
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Post by TANGODANCER » Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:11 pm

My hat's off to Andy Murray for a cracking display of fighting tennis. Looked really up against it with Fognini serving thunderbolts and making some great shots. Murray kept his cool and turned it round in the end. Great entertainment. Been following the Guardian commentary on line for the cricket and watching Murray and Jo Konta shine at Wimbledon. Shame for little Heather Watson who played really well against the Russian giantess, Averanka sp? .Went a set up but couldn't sustain it.
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Post by BWFC_Insane » Fri Jul 07, 2017 10:54 pm

TANGODANCER wrote:
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My hat's off to Andy Murray for a cracking display of fighting tennis. Looked really up against it with Fognini serving thunderbolts and making some great shots. Murray kept his cool and turned it round in the end. Great entertainment. Been following the Guardian commentary on line for the cricket and watching Murray and Jo Konta shine at Wimbledon. Shame for little Heather Watson who played really well against the Russian giantess, Averanka sp? .Went a set up but couldn't sustain it.
He's an absolutely brilliant match player no doubts about it.

He won't win it this year, too far behind some of the top players due to injuries sustained this year, but think he can make the semis at least. Maybe even runner up.

Konta could win it.

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Post by jmjhb » Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:11 am

She could but it's a bit absurd that she's clear favourite

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Post by LeverEnd » Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:38 am

jmjhb wrote:
Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:11 am
She could but it's a bit absurd that she's clear favourite
It's just betting patterns. No outstanding player plus a Brit with a decent shout.
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Post by TANGODANCER » Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:23 am

jmjhb wrote:
Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:11 am
She could but it's a bit absurd that she's clear favourite
She's a fighter which is good, and her service game is good.. All depends on her ability to cope with the thunderbolt siren screamers like Azarenka.
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Post by TANGODANCER » Mon Jul 10, 2017 4:17 pm

Jo Konta goes through but no easy ride. Won the first set but wasn't at the races in the second. Came good again and won.
Murray having a real tough time with Paire. He's two sets up but I'm not sure how. If he goes through he'll have to work on his frst serves. The number of them he missed is a real worry.
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Post by TANGODANCER » Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:27 pm

Well, Andy boy got through but the scores don't really reflect how close it was . Paire was his own worst ememy at times with double faulting. Anyway, all's well in strawberry and champagne land right now. :wink:
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Post by Worthy4England » Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:38 pm

Glad Muller won - there'd have been no justice in the world had Nadal won that one :-)

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Post by jmjhb » Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:56 pm

Crowd was terrible in that match.

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Post by Worthy4England » Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:34 pm

jmjhb wrote:
Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:56 pm
Crowd was terrible in that match.
Aye, they weren't great.

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Post by BWFC_Insane » Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:29 pm

Just me perhaps, but I don't get the love for Nadal/Federer etc...

I'm happy for Murray to win because he's British and I've followed his career. But other than that I always root for the underdog. Don't get why the Wimbledon crowd are so keen on the same people winning every time....

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Post by boltonboris » Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:08 pm

jmjhb wrote:
Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:56 pm
Crowd was terrible in that match.

Sorry, but how can a crowd be terrible in Tennis?
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