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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2011 5:50 pm 
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Location: Falkirk! But I am a Fifer so that's OK...
Fair play to him, he did an Outnumbered special...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3ynYHHH9e0

' Are you Scottish or British? '
' Depends if I win or not '


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Straight sets loss in the semi though. Was it really a good fight? I didnt see it


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However, checking the spelling took me longer.

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Dude, I was checking how to spell epaulette!

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oic.. :oops: fair do's!.


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Did Andy come up to snuff today? 6-4 7-5 6-4 is not too shabby. Bodes well for the future.


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KeepItSteel wrote:
Straight sets loss in the semi though. Was it really a good fight? I didnt see it


He did put up a good fight, well the first set anyroads. Never saw the rest.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2011 8:44 pm 
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yep a great player but sadly born into an age of amazing players
its a bit like Manchester United playing Barcelona sadly I cant imagine him winning a grand slam unless the other three get in a plane and do a buddy holly
and he plays like all the other brit players ...he has to be loosing before he wakes up and starts playing ..its agony


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6-4 7-5 6-4

For anyone who does not play tennis, that is a close match.


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highlandsflyer wrote:
6-4 7-5 6-4

For anyone who does not play tennis, that is a close match.


I don't play tennis but that looks like 3 - 0 to me.

I think the middle chucker was his best half.

al. :D


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highlandsflyer wrote:
6-4 7-5 6-4

For anyone who does not play tennis, that is a close match.


Anyone who plays tennis will know that the score is not indicative one way or another on whether it was a close match. But obviously you will already know that.

Andy Murray is No. 4 in the World and has been around that ranking for some time. Yes, it would be better if his personality was more endearing. Yes, it would be good if he won one of the majors (but leave aside Federer, Nadal, Djokovic and Del Potro and who has one won any time recently?). But you don't get to be No 4 by luck, nor have a decent record against two of the all time greats.

The question is whether Andy Murray has what it takes in seven best of 5 matches over a fortnight. I suspect not but if he doesn't win a major it may also reflect on the quality of competition around at the time - no disrespect to Lleyton Hewitt but he maximised his achievements between eras.

And as for Tim Henman not achieving, yeah, right.


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ededwards wrote:
highlandsflyer wrote:
6-4 7-5 6-4

For anyone who does not play tennis, that is a close match.


Anyone who plays tennis will know that the score is not indicative one way or another on whether it was a close match. But obviously you will already know that.



If I carry my service game or break enough to wind up with that many games at the end of three sets it is a hell of a lot closer than 6-0 6-2 6-0, for example. You are right of course, though this match was close overall. Closer than most get to Nadal on clay, off form or not.

For a football analogy, we would be talking about a well played game with two determined sides showing up on the day and playing out of their skins, one imposing their superiority ultimately by making the best of their chances, the other side lacking that flourish needed to convert their excellent plays up the field with the ball into scoring opportunities.

That is why I said for anyone who does not play. The score line does not indicate HOW close it was in the first couple of sets, versus how it played out in the third. To a bystander both the 6-4 scores are the same.

I am not a Henman hater, he was exceptional and well respected in the game. If he had arrived twenty years before he would surely have had more success.

I wish they would do something to get more net play. That is what I miss the most, and the reason I watch the women with more enjoyment is the increased variety of play.

As far as Murray goes, he already has my respect as a player, and if he never wins a major he has already carved out a place in the history books as a British player.

Nigel Mansell would still have been one hell of a driver if he never won the F1 championship.

Damon Hill won one as well, but we all know Mansell was a different breed.


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