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 Andy Murray
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Fri 14 Jan 22:24

Just noticed that the BBC are showing the Sydney Tennis Classic final tomorrow between Andy Murray and Aslan Karatsev. It will be available on BBC iPlayer, Red Button and the BBC Sport website and app from 8.00 am.



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 Re: Andy Murray on BBC TV
Topic Originator: Skid Chicane  
Date:   Sat 15 Jan 08:49

BBC red button (freeview channel 601) or iplayer. Just getting the holding page with some funk music at the moment.
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 Re: Andy Murray on BBC TV
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Sat 15 Jan 08:54

Men`s final was delayed until the women`s final was over; should be on soon.

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 Re: Andy Murray on BBC TV
Topic Originator: The One Who Knocks  
Date:   Sat 15 Jan 09:21

Kudos to Andy. Integrity and principle.
https://www.skysports.com/tennis/news/12110/12516276/andy-murray-turned-down-seven-figure-fee-to-play-exhibition-matches-in-saudi-arabia-says-his-agent

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 Re: Andy Murray on BBC TV
Topic Originator: da_no_1  
Date:   Sat 15 Jan 09:39

It`s also on 422 Premier Sports on Sky

"Some days will stay a 1000 years, some pass like the flash of a spark"
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 Re: Andy Murray on BBC TV
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Sat 15 Jan 10:50

Karatsev too good; I must admit I`d never seen him before but he was very impressive.

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 Re: Andy Murray on BBC TV
Topic Originator: DA-go Par Adonis  
Date:   Sat 15 Jan 13:34

He had a breakthrough year in 2021. Reached the Australian Open semi-final and must have jumped 100+ places in the rankings.

Probably better for Murray to lose in 2 rather than win another marathon session in 3.

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 Re: Andy Murray
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Tue 18 Jan 13:18

What a warrior!

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 Re: Andy Murray
Topic Originator: Rusty Shackleford  
Date:   Tue 18 Jan 18:36

Just an absolute inspiration and proper role model.
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 Re: Andy Murray
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Tue 18 Jan 18:40

If only I were a few years younger! I`m a roll model rather than a role model.

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 Re: Andy Murray
Topic Originator: Raymie the Legend  
Date:   Tue 18 Jan 19:05

Thought he was going to lose after being pegged back in the last set?

Never gives in, though.

What about the moronic element loudly booing during his post match interview?




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 Re: Andy Murray
Topic Originator: Rusty Shackleford  
Date:   Tue 18 Jan 23:30

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Raymie the Legend, Tue 18 Jan 19:05

Thought he was going to lose after being pegged back in the last set?

Never gives in, though.

What about the moronic element loudly booing during his post match interview?


Was it not the God awful Ronaldo thing that seems to be leaking into other sports. They were at it during the Kyrgios match as well.
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 Re: Andy Murray
Topic Originator: DBP  
Date:   Wed 19 Jan 09:01

Yeah seeing it more and more, especially in sports where you may support someone but it’s not historically tribal (like football). For example:
Formula 1 seems to have attracted an element that boo other drivers (stoked up by max v lewis)
Darts - any non English player was getting boos when going for doubles and cheers when they missed if playing anyone English - again this putting folk off like that all the time is new
Tennis as mentioned

I can understand football support rivalry (on the field) to an extent, but I never get the mentality of supporting someone in individual sports just, and only because they were born within the same political boundary as you
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 Re: Andy Murray
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Wed 19 Jan 10:15

It appears the `boos` were in fact `siuuus`, copying Ronaldo`s celebrations after scoring a goal! I must admit I was totally unaware of him doing that.

Surely fans supporting someone from the same country, or `born within the same political boundary`, is not surprising, especially if it`s a small country where people share the same culture and will have had a lot of common experiences growing up? In that situation I think fans see the sports person as representing them, just as they would in a national team sport. It seems a perfectly natural thing to do to me.

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 Re: Andy Murray
Topic Originator: DBP  
Date:   Thu 20 Jan 07:46

Fair point, I suppose It’s down to perception…

for example I don’t see Lewis Hamilton, Tyson Fury, Gerwyn Price, Peter Wright, Andy Murray etc as somehow representing me on the world stage - they’re representing and competing themselves as individuals
(I’m picking folk I’ve heard being boo’d recently)

…and even if I liked them as individual sportsmen (which I do for various reasons) I certainly wouldn’t by default want them to beat everyone else simply because they have the same flag (putting indy views aside for one minute)

I think it’s the tribal attitude I’m not really getting to the same extent as in things like football)… in fact, as a big F1 fan, to use the max v Lewis scenario - it actually felt like a bunch of football fans got in on the rivalry and treated it like they were on the terraces and not in a sport where people primarily want to see a good race - kinda regardless of who wins

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 Re: Andy Murray
Topic Originator: P  
Date:   Thu 20 Jan 09:34

Eliminated in straight sets


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 Re: Andy Murray
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Thu 20 Jan 10:04

I didn`t see any of today`s match but maybe the exertions of the last couple of weeks took their toll. It just shows the strength-in-depth of professional tennis.

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 Re: Andy Murray
Topic Originator: Raymie the Legend  
Date:   Thu 20 Jan 10:28

Absolutely, wee eck. Daniel ranked 120 and I`d never heard of him, but a very good player




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 Re: Andy Murray
Topic Originator: The One Who Knocks  
Date:   Thu 20 Jan 11:10

I wouldn`t say that is an indicator of how strong men`s tennis is. Andy Murray is ranked 113 in the world now and his days of going deep into `slams is long gone. That`s not a criticism its just the reality of age and injuries taking its toll.
In my opinion the fact that for the past fifteen years three players have dominated the game isn`t a sign of strength in the sport but a sign of weakness. Djokovic, Federer and Nadal should have been pushed out of the equation long ago had the next generation been up to the task.

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They just might as well be closed
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 Re: Andy Murray
Topic Originator: parathletic  
Date:   Thu 20 Jan 11:26

Prior to his injury Murray thrashed Daniel in the Davis Cup 6-1, 6-3, 6-1 in less than 90 minutes. I hope his expectations aren`t too high now, he enjoys his tennis and isn`t causing any long term damage.

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 Re: Andy Murray
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Thu 20 Jan 11:39

You can have strength-in-depth without every player being a potential Grand Slam winner. It`s always amusing seeing fans passing judgement on players who, as evidenced by their record of achievement over a long period of time, have a completely different mindset from the average punter. No one will know better than Andy Murray what is a realistic target in his last few years competing at the top level.

I feel for Emma Raducanu who will soon take over the mantle of expectation the British media and fans love to put on promising sports people. Andy Murray had the resilience and character to deal with it; I hope she does too.

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 Re: Andy Murray
Topic Originator: DBP  
Date:   Thu 20 Jan 11:44

Think she just got knocked out?
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 Re: Andy Murray
Topic Originator: parathletic  
Date:   Thu 20 Jan 11:45

Murray quoted as saying he won`t be back to Australian Open next year if he has many more performances like that-I could see this being his last year sadly.

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 Re: Andy Murray
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Thu 20 Jan 14:09

I didn`t see that but I saw a quote that he felt OK physically before today`s match so it doesn`t seem defeat can be put down to tiredness.

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 Re: Andy Murray
Topic Originator: P  
Date:   Thu 20 Jan 15:12

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parathletic, Thu 20 Jan 11:45

Murray quoted as saying he won`t be back to Australian Open next year if he has many more performances like that-I could see this being his last year sadly.


Yeah sadly said this morning that I suspect this may be his last season, been great to watch him though and he’s earned his retirement should he make that decision


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 Re: Andy Murray
Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Thu 20 Jan 18:04

The body has to give sometime and several 3+ hours court battles must take its toll over the years .. Its not like a team game where you can maybe hide for a wee bit to try and recover .. Should he decide to retire I wish him all the best and thank him for providing us with great pride while watching him

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 Re: Andy Murray
Topic Originator: DA-go Par Adonis  
Date:   Thu 20 Jan 18:06

The fact that Federer, Nadal and Djokovic have 60 grand slams between them isn`t a damning indictment of any batch of `new` players.

It is because they`re the 3 best players of all time, they`ve all been on the scene at roughly the same time and, until recently, have managed to keep free from injury for their entire careers.

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 Re: Andy Murray
Topic Originator: P  
Date:   Thu 20 Jan 19:03

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DA-go Par Adonis, Thu 20 Jan 18:06

The fact that Federer, Nadal and Djokovic have 60 grand slams between them isn`t a damning indictment of any batch of `new` players.

It is because they`re the 3 best players of all time, they`ve all been on the scene at roughly the same time and, until recently, have managed to keep free from injury for their entire careers.


Dunno, Djokovic must be riddled with injuries since he has always gone down with one when he is losing or in trouble in a match 🤔


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