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 Andy Murray
Topic Originator: parsmad68  
Date:   Fri 11 Jan 02:13

I think we are seeing the final sporting days of one of Scotland’s greatest sportsmen and what a joy it has been watching him lifting the Wimbledon titles.
When I was younger watching the champions of Borg et al, never had I expected to see such a thing as a Scottish champion of the premier tennis tournament
Such a joy to see this and a bit of a card with wry Scottish humour to boot.
Take a bow Sir Andy Murray and enjoy whatever happens from now on.

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 Re: Andy Murray
Topic Originator: Berkey  
Date:   Fri 11 Jan 04:56

Agree, prob the hardest era to ever reach number 1 given Fed, Djokovic and nadal around.

Think he’ll get pumped in the first round and call it a day. It’s not worth risking your future mobility over and he’s set for life now.



Just sitting here drenched in my own positivity! AJ is gone!

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 Re: Andy Murray
Topic Originator: Hummingbird Harry  
Date:   Fri 11 Jan 08:06

Do you think if he just conceded the match at winbledon early doors, things would have been different ? He played out the whole match in a lot of pain, I wonder if that’s done him even more harm
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 Re: Andy Murray
Topic Originator: kozmasrightfoot  
Date:   Fri 11 Jan 09:02

Waking up to this news is really sad. The man is my(and many others,hero). I'm at a loss for words at the moment but that footage of him in front of the Australian media just breaks my heart.
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 Re: Andy Murray
Topic Originator: kozmasrightfoot  
Date:   Fri 11 Jan 09:07

Ps let's try and keep all the mean and envious comments to a minimum please. Having read some comments online this morning just reminded of how petty and despicable a large amount of people are.

Rise above it people, or if you've nothing nice to say, just be quiet for once.
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 Re: Andy Murray
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Fri 11 Jan 09:43

I think Andy would be better to call it a day now in case he does further irreparable damage to his hip which might affect his quality of life in the future. I can't help wondering whether that marvellous year when he put himself through hell to achieve the position as world No 1 took its toll on his body.

Following tennis won't have the same attraction for me when we don't have Andy to cheer on. Hopefully he can find a role in retirement which will keep him involved with tennis.
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 Re: Andy Murray
Topic Originator: wetherby  
Date:   Fri 11 Jan 10:05

Yes a sad day for him, as Parsmad said watching tennis in the 70s and 80 s I never thought that one day a Brit (never mind a SCOT) would actually become World Number 1 and win Wimbledon.
Andy has given such unbridled joy to the country I hope he stays in tennis and perhaps develops the next generation. Whatever he decides to do , with his energy , his keen sense of right/ wrong and his contacts I am sure we will hear a lot more of him in the years to come.
Thanks for the memories Andy.
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 Re: Andy Murray
Topic Originator: ipswichpar  
Date:   Fri 11 Jan 10:07

Yes. Calling it quits now makes sense but I'm sure is the hardest decision. He's not going to be happy without operating at the very top level and his style of play is so physically demanding that I doubt he can get back there.

I'm so sad to see him go. But he has given me some amazing memories.
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 Re: Andy Murray
Topic Originator: Raymie the Legend  
Date:   Fri 11 Jan 10:30

He’s obviously gutted but he has achieved a hell of a lot and when he sits down and reflects, he will come to terms with it.
Better to have had that injury at 31 rather than 21
If I was him, I’d pull out of the Aussie open and then take some time off and prepare a little for Wimbledon.
Get on centre court against hopefully a low ranked opponent. Use your experience to get through and then retire, going out on a win




It's bloody tough being a legend
Ron Atkinson - 1983
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 Re: Andy Murray
Topic Originator: renegade master  
Date:   Fri 11 Jan 11:47

Yes agreed RTL.
He deserves that if nothing else!

Would be the most fitting of a retirement swan song!
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 Re: Andy Murray
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Fri 11 Jan 12:21

The problem is there aren't many players ranked lower than he is now who qualify for a major. He has a tough draw in Australia and it would probably be as tough at Wimbledon.



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 Re: Andy Murray
Topic Originator: da_no_1  
Date:   Fri 11 Jan 12:50

In my eyes the finest sportsman Britain has ever produced.

Raymies' plan would be ideal for me. One last game at Wimbledon. He gets the send-off he truly deserves win or lose.

Then he can retire & enjoy the rest of his life with his wife & kids. He fully deserves it.

"Some days will stay a 1000 years, some pass like the flash of a spark"
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 Re: Andy Murray
Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Fri 11 Jan 22:51

Stopped playing but far from finished. I think he will get involved in bringing on new Andy Murrays.

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 Re: Andy Murray
Topic Originator: renegade master  
Date:   Sat 12 Jan 11:14

Wonder if he will end up with a clothing Brand?
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 Re: Andy Murray
Topic Originator: Berry  
Date:   Sat 12 Jan 18:45

I wouldn't say I'm gutted for him, but it is a shame.

He's got millions in the bank, a wife and two children, so from a family perspective it might be a blessing seeing how much travelling he'll have been doing.

Try not to feel too sorry for the boy. I'm sure he'll be alright.
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 Re: Andy Murray
Topic Originator: AdamAntsParsStripe  
Date:   Sun 13 Jan 09:23

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Berry, Sat 12 Jan 18:45

I wouldn't say I'm gutted for him, but it is a shame.

He's got millions in the bank, a wife and two children, so from a family perspective it might be a blessing seeing how much travelling he'll have been doing.

Try not to feel too sorry for the boy. I'm sure he'll be alright.


This has nothing at all to do with his wealth.
The guy has sacrificed most of his life to tennis and has to call it a day at the young age of 31.
I'm fairly sure money was the last thing on his mind in that emotional press conference.

If you only turn up to moan then do it elsewhere
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 Re: Andy Murray
Topic Originator: Berry  
Date:   Sun 13 Jan 11:42

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AdamAntsParsStripe, Sun 13 Jan 09:23

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Berry, Sat 12 Jan 18:45

I wouldn't say I'm gutted for him, but it is a shame.

He's got millions in the bank, a wife and two children, so from a family perspective it might be a blessing seeing how much travelling he'll have been doing.

Try not to feel too sorry for the boy. I'm sure he'll be alright.


This has nothing at all to do with his wealth.
The guy has sacrificed most of his life to tennis and has to call it a day at the young age of 31.
I'm fairly sure money was the last thing on his mind in that emotional press conference.


I know it's got naff all to do with his wealth why he's upset about retiring. I've not alluded to that in what I've posted and not once said he was thinking about the dosh...correct me if I'm wrong...but suggest a re-read....

I mention his wealth because he can retire and spend quality family time doing whatever they want now so whilst he'll be gutted, long term it may be a blessing. His wife I imagine has sacrificed a lot to allow Murray to continue playing tennis.

Outside of tennis he's still got a good life. That's why I said I'm not gutted for him, but acknowledge it's a shame.

Millions of folk would love just a taste of what he's experienced in life.
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 Re: Andy Murray
Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Sun 13 Jan 19:20

I get what you are saying Berry. I just don't get why you felt it needed to be said.
It is reasonably positive (for you) but sufficiently negative to be unneccessary.

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 Re: Andy Murray
Topic Originator: TAFKA_Super_Petrie  
Date:   Sun 13 Jan 19:58

Never his biggest fan but sad it came to this and no way anyone could watch the press conference and not feel for him.

31 doesn't actually seem that old for tennis players to retire, think over the years i can remember the likes of Ferrero, Kuerten, Kafelnikov, Saffin and a few more have called it a day due to injury at a similarly relative young age. Must be one of the most physically demanding sports there is.

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 Re: Andy Murray
Topic Originator: Berry  
Date:   Sun 13 Jan 21:28

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PARrot, Sun 13 Jan 19:20

I get what you are saying Berry. I just don't get why you felt it needed to be said.
It is reasonably positive (for you) but sufficiently negative to be unneccessary.


I'll take the compliment ;-)
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 Re: Andy Murray
Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Sun 13 Jan 21:59

You are very welcome. Keep working on the positivity. It could be the new you.

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 Re: Andy Murray
Topic Originator: OzPar  
Date:   Mon 14 Jan 10:57

Latest...

Fourth set: Murray* 4-6, 4-6, 7-6, 3-3 Bautista Agut (*denotes server): All of a sudden, it’s 0-30. Another sniff of a chance for Bautista Agut. Murray needs all his grit now. He also needs a bit of luck. A drop shot at 15-30’s begging for punishment, only for Bautista Agut to whip a forehand wide. Another dink from Bautista Agut goes wide, making it 40-30, and Murray serves well to hold. Grit levels: still high.

Live Updates...

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/live/2019/jan/14/andy-murray-v-roberto-bautista-agut-australian-open-2019-live
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 Re: Andy Murray
Topic Originator: wetherby  
Date:   Mon 14 Jan 10:59

I let out a roar when Murray won the tie break in the third-it felt almost as good as winning the match.
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 Re: Andy Murray
Topic Originator: OzPar  
Date:   Mon 14 Jan 11:36

Andy Murray wins the fourth set 7-6 to force a fifth set!

Fourth set tie-break: Murray* 7-4 Bautista Agut (*denotes server): Murray slices a serve to the forehand and Bautista Agut nets a sliced return! “Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaarrrggghhhhhh!” Murray cries. He’s forced a fifth set! Can you believe it? No. But also yes. Because it’s Andy Murray, so the illogical makes sense.

(Guardian online live stream)
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 Re: Andy Murray
Topic Originator: ipswichpar  
Date:   Mon 14 Jan 11:45

Turned on Eurosport. Saw Murray get broken. Turned off again.

Feckin jinx
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 Re: Andy Murray
Topic Originator: Raymie the Legend  
Date:   Mon 14 Jan 11:58

tea's out now - last thing he needed was a five set match




It's bloody tough being a legend
Ron Atkinson - 1983
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 Re: Andy Murray
Topic Originator: wetherby  
Date:   Mon 14 Jan 12:25

Remarkable to come back from two sets down.
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 Re: Andy Murray
Topic Originator: OzPar  
Date:   Mon 14 Jan 12:29

Roberto Bautista Agut beats Andy Murray 6-4, 6-4, 6-7, 6-7, 6-2
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 Re: Andy Murray
Topic Originator: petrie_pants  
Date:   Mon 14 Jan 12:44

Will need an op to have any chance of making Wimbledon.
Not worth it - time to call it a day now I think.
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 Re: Andy Murray
Topic Originator: Raymie the Legend  
Date:   Mon 14 Jan 13:42

surely he can rest up for 3/4 months and play at Wimbledon? I'd be amazed if he bowed out now




It's bloody tough being a legend
Ron Atkinson - 1983
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 Re: Andy Murray
Topic Originator: preston par  
Date:   Mon 14 Jan 14:42

Was quite hard to watch at times, not moving properly, wincing at every step etc.
That being said, very strange for the Australian Open to show what was basically a retirement tribute when it's not actually confirmed.
I think he'll hang on and make it to Wimbledon.
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