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Andy Murray Retires

Post by John in Louisiana » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:02 pm

Very sad news from the world of tennis.

Andy Murray has announced his retirement.

When he was healthy he was an absolute joy to watch. His court coverage was incredible; his shot-making beyond belief.

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Re: Andy Murray Retires

Post by HarryofOz » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:17 pm

I think you may have opened a can of worms here JiL

He was a very good tennis player.
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Re: Andy Murray Retires

Post by becchio bear » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:26 pm

Can't stand him actually. Goodbye. :bear:

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Post by faaip » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:30 pm

Single handedly lifted British Tennis out of the gutter ...enjoy your retirement Andy
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Re: Andy Murray Retires

Post by becchio bear » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:34 pm

faaip wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:30 pm
Single handedly lifted Scottish Tennis out of the gutter ...enjoy your retirement Andy
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Post by SG90 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:00 pm

No real surprise given his injury problems. Congrats on a phenomenal career Andy :tup:

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Post by Norm » Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:06 am

Best Wishes Andy - at least you got 3 slams (including 2 Wimbledons) which is better than any other UK player since the 1930s I believe.

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Post by weasel » Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:42 am

Such a shame some people will continue to not appreciate what a great tennis player we have simply because he was a bit surly in a couple of interviews after losing in grand slam finals or a flippant remark made to a d*ckhead interviewer. Murray was a great role model to any youngster with relentless dedication to improving and living a teetotal existence. No photos of Murray out misbehaving, no lurid tabloid stories just a fantastic role model.
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Post by faaip » Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:04 am

Norm wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:06 am
Best Wishes Andy - at least you got 3 slams (including 2 Wimbledons) which is better than any other UK player since the 1930s I believe.
and two olympic titles IIRC
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Re: Andy Murray Retires

Post by faaip » Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:04 am

weasel wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:42 am
Such a shame some people will continue to not appreciate what a great tennis player we have simply because he was a bit surly in a couple of interviews after losing in grand slam finals or a flippant remark made to a d*ckhead interviewer. Murray was a great role model to any youngster with relentless dedication to improving and living a teetotal existence. No photos of Murray out misbehaving, no lurid tabloid stories just a fantastic role model.
Absolutely....
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Re: Andy Murray Retires

Post by whiteswan » Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:29 pm

weasel wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:42 am
Such a shame some people will continue to not appreciate what a great tennis player we have simply because he was a bit surly in a couple of interviews after losing in grand slam finals or a flippant remark made to a d*ckhead interviewer. Murray was a great role model to any youngster with relentless dedication to improving and living a teetotal existence. No photos of Murray out misbehaving, no lurid tabloid stories just a fantastic role model.
Absolutely weasel. The 'said' reporter had had a go at Murray about the Scottish football team being knocked out before Andy's reply. As a massive tennis fan he has given me years of pleasure watching him. World number 1, 3 grand slams, ( should have been 4 but Djoker Djokovich cheated him out of the Australian open) first Brit to win Wimbledon in over 70 years, 2 Olympic gold and leading Britain to winning the Davis Cup.
You are correct, a fantastic role model who actually does have a fantastic sense of humour. I will miss him

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Post by lufc1304 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:59 pm

Never a fan, so I'm not going to start eulogising him now. But can't argue with what he acheived in the sport. Even more impressive, for me, and I only discovered this the other day, he survived the Dunblane massacre as a young kid. To come through that and then go on and achieve what he has done deserves great credit
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Re: Andy Murray Retires

Post by whiteswan » Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:22 pm

lufc1304 wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:59 pm
Never a fan, so I'm not going to start eulogising him now. But can't argue with what he acheived in the sport. Even more impressive, for me, and I only discovered this the other day, he survived the Dunblane massacre as a young kid. To come through that and then go on and achieve what he has done deserves great credit
I'd meant to mention the Dunblane massacre in my post Nick, so thanks for highlighting that. Both Andy and Jamie were caught up in it so both boys have done well to achieve what they have.

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