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 Andy Murray
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Thu 20 Jun 20:37

He and Fernando Lopez have just beaten the top seeds in the men's doubles at Queen's Club. He showed good movement, played some fantastic shots and still has that fierce competitive spirit.
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 Re: Andy Murray
Topic Originator: ipswichpar  
Date:   Thu 20 Jun 20:56

Excellent. Bet the top seeds weren't chuffed drawing those two.
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 Re: Andy Murray
Topic Originator: moviescot  
Date:   Thu 20 Jun 21:04

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ipswichpar, Thu 20 Jun 20:56

Excellent. Bet the top seeds weren't chuffed drawing those two.


Top seeds should fear no one. Good win for Murray and co.
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 Re: Andy Murray
Topic Originator: Andrew283  
Date:   Thu 20 Jun 22:11

Him and Hoy are probably the 2 best Sportsmen Scotland have produced in donkeys
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 Re: Andy Murray
Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Fri 21 Jun 13:00

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Andrew283, Thu 20 Jun 22:11

Him and Hoy are probably the 2 best Sportsmen Scotland have produced in donkeys


I wouldn't call either of them a donkey to their faces 😳🤪🥴

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 Re: Andy Murray
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Sat 22 Jun 20:58

In tomorrow's final! Let's hope Lopez doesn't run out of steam.
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 Re: Andy Murray
Topic Originator: wetherby  
Date:   Sun 23 Jun 19:38

well done Andy and Lopez
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 Re: Andy Murray
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Mon 24 Jun 10:32

He now seems to be seriously considering a return to singles matches. When you consider he must have been operating at less than full capacity during at least the last year before he had the hip surgery despite being competitive, there's a possibility he could return a much better player with a chance of winning the top tournaments. There are a lot of young players coming through but do they have the fierce competitiveness and dedication of Federer, Djokovic, Nadal and Murray?
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 Re: Andy Murray
Topic Originator: The One Who Knocks  
Date:   Mon 24 Jun 11:54

Murray isn't really in the same league as the other three you mention which is no disgrace.

Turn on, Tune in, Drop out.
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 Re: Andy Murray
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Mon 24 Jun 12:07

All the more credit to him then for winning three grand slams, two Olympic singles titles and being No 1 in the world while playing in the same era as them. I was referring to competitiveness and dedication and I think he matches them in both these attributes.
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 Re: Andy Murray
Topic Originator: AdamAntsParsStripe  
Date:   Mon 24 Jun 12:10

While I doubt he's capable of reaching past heights or top seeding, he's still capable of winning a major tournament.
I guess he'll just give it his best shot as he doesn't like being 2nd best but it's really good to see him back looking fit and winning again albeit at doubles.

If you only turn up to moan then do it elsewhere
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 Re: Andy Murray
Topic Originator: Bandy  
Date:   Mon 24 Jun 15:11

Lots of people have said that if he were to dedicate himself to doubles he’d be the best doubles player in the world.

We may now learn if that’s true
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 Re: Andy Murray
Topic Originator: kozmasrightfoot  
Date:   Mon 24 Jun 15:20

I would fancy he'd have a chance at the crown,his reflexes and ball to eye coordination is fantastic.
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 Re: Andy Murray
Topic Originator: parathletic  
Date:   Mon 24 Jun 18:09

Wish him all the best obviously but as other have said there are some good young players coming through. In doubles you are only serving every fourth game,covering half the distance and playing 2 sets with a potential champions tie breaker in the 3rd-a big difference to playing 5 sets against the top singles players.
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 Re: Andy Murray
Topic Originator: moviescot  
Date:   Mon 24 Jun 19:01

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parathletic, Mon 24 Jun 18:09

Wish him all the best obviously but as other have said there are some good young players coming through. In doubles you are only serving every fourth game,covering half the distance and playing 2 sets with a potential champions tie breaker in the 3rd-a big difference to playing 5 sets against the top singles players.


Yes. Several of the young players were put to the sword by a 37 year old at Queens. They will come through but it will take an while. In the meantime Murray could well win another major tournament. He is after all only 33.
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 Re: Andy Murray
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Mon 24 Jun 19:05

32 actually!
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 Re: Andy Murray
Topic Originator: parathletic  
Date:   Mon 24 Jun 19:30

Well done to Lopez for that but the weapon he has for grass is that he is the 8th fastest server of all time.

None of the top players in the world were at Queens and it's best of 3-I don't think he is the type of player to come back and settle for second best. His game is so reliant on movement I would be surprised if he ever won another major but obviously delighted if he did.Does his body have it in him to be playing 4/5 hour matches every second day which is usually what he has needed in the past to win the big ones? The fact he says that he has been 'sore and stiff' after a few short doubles matches would make me have reservations although naturally only time will tell.He also has to contend with the big 3 who have won the last 10 majors between them and are the the 3 most prolific major winners of all time!

He seems to be realistic about the future and hasn't even committed to playing singles again.He isn't going to be playing singles anytime soon so talk of winning tournaments is premature.If he never wins another one it doesn't take away from what has been a tremendous career.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/tennis/48743223



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 Re: Andy Murray
Topic Originator: parathletic  
Date:   Tue 25 Jun 19:32

Lost today unfortunately.Hopefully he can remain fit and get a decent doubles partner for Wimbledon and do well there.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/tennis/48765815
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 Re: Andy Murray
Topic Originator: Bandy  
Date:   Tue 25 Jun 22:23

He's playing with Herbert at Wimbledon - superb doubles pedigree (he's won all the Grand Slams with his regular partner (Nicolas Mahut)). I think I read somewhere that Mahut was a bit cheesed off...
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 Re: Andy Murray
Topic Originator: Bandy  
Date:   Tue 2 Jul 23:03

Teams up with Serena for the Mixed. That’ll be fun.
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 Re: Andy Murray
Topic Originator: parbucks  
Date:   Tue 2 Jul 23:33

If she’s fit. Has a habit of pulling out at some stage in doubles.
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 Re: Andy Murray
Topic Originator: allparone  
Date:   Wed 3 Jul 00:16

With little else British interest. This will keep the viewing figures up.
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 Re: Andy Murray
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Fri 5 Jul 10:07

Onwards and upwards! Partnership with Herbert looked promising last night.
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 Re: Andy Murray
Topic Originator: moviescot  
Date:   Fri 5 Jul 10:25

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allparone, Wed 3 Jul 00:16

With little else British interest. This will keep the viewing figures up.


Aren't there quite a few Brits still in? Konta looked decent.
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 Re: Andy Murray
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Fri 5 Jul 10:50

Harriet Dart is still in the Ladies' Singles. She has a bit of grit about her.

Dan Evans seems to have learned a lesson from his suspension and is beginning to realise his potential.
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 Re: Andy Murray
Topic Originator: kelty_par  
Date:   Fri 5 Jul 16:20

Oops



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 Re: Andy Murray
Topic Originator: The One Who Knocks  
Date:   Fri 5 Jul 16:54

Yep it was Jamie KP.

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