Sir Andy Murray, OBE. World No 1
Wimbledon Champion 2013 & 2016
Olympic Gold & Silver Medallist, USO Champion 2012
Team GB - Davis Cup Champions 2015
Olympic Gold Medallist 2016
BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2013, 2015 & 2016
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Thread: Between tournament discussion of Andy

  1. #11

    Re: ATP general thread

    What Andy doesn't share with Nadal, Djokovic and Federer, is losing in an Olympic bronze medal play-off match. My favourite Big 4 stat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teresa View Post
    It brings me great joy that Mr M has two singles Gold Medals, and Federer and Djokovic don't, and are both unlikely to ever have them. Federer will be too old for the next Olympics, as probably will Murray and Djokovic. He has something of his very own.
    Sorry, but I really don't get this! It brings me great pleasure that Andy has won 2 olympic golds ..... but not that the others haven't Why can't we just celebrate what Andy has achieved?? I'm pretty certain that's what he will be doing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caro View Post
    Sorry, but I really don't get this! It brings me great pleasure that Andy has won 2 olympic golds ..... but not that the others haven't Why can't we just celebrate what Andy has achieved?? I'm pretty certain that's what he will be doing.
    Because for so long he has always been deemed to be second rate somehow. A comment about this year's SPOTY in The Times, by a sports commentator said because he didn't beat Federer or Nadal to win Wimbledon this year, his achievement was of lesser value. When they are all long retired and Mr M will have far fewer Grandslams than Federer, Djokovic and Nadal, he will have achieved something they didn't, nor for that matter did Fred P. It's something where he stands alone. I think that's nice for him.

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    Re: ATP general thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Caro View Post
    Sorry, but I really don't get this! It brings me great pleasure that Andy has won 2 olympic golds ..... but not that the others haven't Why can't we just celebrate what Andy has achieved?? I'm pretty certain that's what he will be doing.
    Why must we all be we, people support/follow sport in different ways I wouldn't dare sudgest anyone is wrong in how they choose to support Andy even when like you they get it so blatantly wrong

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teresa View Post
    Because for so long he has always been deemed to be second rate somehow. A comment about this year's SPOTY in The Times, by a sports commentator said because he didn't beat Federer or Nadal to win Wimbledon this year, his achievement was of lesser value. When they are all long retired and Mr M will have far fewer Grandslams than Federer, Djokovic and Nadal, he will have achieved something they didn't, nor for that matter did Fred P. It's something where he stands alone. I think that's nice for him.
    Wow Teresa, this is the one time you and I agree (had to happen eventually )... normally I can't stand the approach to supporting Andy that involves treating his opponents as enemies rather than rivals, generally slagging them off etc, but on this occasion I agree - the medals are not the same as slams, part of what makes Andy's golds sooo special is how coveted they are and how rare they are to possess. So agreed, it's Andy's got 2 and Fed & Nole have 0 na-na-ne-na-na

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    Indeed- you get 4 chances every year to win a slam, 1 chance every 4 years for Olympic gold. To be able to grab that chance twice is truly special!

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    My dichotomy at the moment is that the London 2012 victory was always my favourite one ever, but I think it's being usurped by the WTF finals victory. The joy on his face as he crouched in front of those hulking great trophies gives me a warm glow.

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    I agree too Teresa and RB. Andy has spent so much time being unfavourably compared to the other 3 that it's wonderful for him to have something of his own and especially as he had to get through both Federer and Djokovic for that first (lovely word) gold medal.
    Pat xx

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    I was out for a meal during the Djokovic semi. Right in the eyeline of the pub TV. I had to get us to move tables, otherwise my involvement in the meal would have been non existent. I still remember joy and relief when I got back to discover he was guaranteed at least a Silver Medal.

    Then in the Gold Medal match - that final emphatic ace to claim the Gold, with Federer having to duck to avoid it. Wonderful stuff.

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    Re: Andy Murray - coaching by Ivan Lendl

    Andy back working with Dani in Miami. I wonder if Dani is thinking, why didn't I keep my mouth shut!

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