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Winning at Wimbledon in the men’s doubles.
It does my head in all this fist touching after EVERY point and then the whispering behind clenched hands !
Used to like doubles, but this is a step too far, all this **** !
Get a facking grip you lot !!

Agree about the fist touching, but the whispering behind clenched hands is probably to prevent the opposing coaches knowing what to expect and signalling to their players. Thought he played well and glad he won.
 

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Agree about the fist touching, but the whispering behind clenched hands is probably to prevent the opposing coaches knowing what to expect and signalling to their players. Thought he played well and glad he won.

Yeah football coaches and managers do it now too. I guess to stop lip readers employed by the opposition.
 

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Winning at Wimbledon in the men’s doubles.
It does my head in all this fist touching after EVERY point and then the whispering behind clenched hands !
Used to like doubles, but this is a step too far, all this **** !
Get a facking grip you lot !!

In fact they got it embarrassingly wrong early in the match. Murray went for the fist bump at the same time as the other bloke went for a high five. Expect this to become their signature now.
 

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Winning at Wimbledon in the men’s doubles.
It does my head in all this fist touching after EVERY point and then the whispering behind clenched hands !
Used to like doubles, but this is a step too far, all this **** !
Get a facking grip you lot !!

So annoying.
 

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He won his first singles tournament today following his hip surgery. Beat Stan Wawrinka too. All credit to him for the comeback.
 

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Not only is it a great progress for Andy Murray to be Stan the Man to win today, just think how his surgeon must think, bloody proud of her work. Well done both of you
 

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Brilliant win this evening.

Came back from 2 sets and a break down to win. With a hip replacement.

How this man is not idolised as much as (say) Usain Bolt I will never know.
 

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Brilliant win this evening.

Came back from 2 sets and a break down to win. With a hip replacement.

How this man is not idolised as much as (say) Usain Bolt I will never know.

Wearing that t-shirt didn't help.
 

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Just watched Andy Murray at Queens Club.He lost to Berrettini in 2 sets the , Berrettini n has a massive serve but Murray made to many mistakes.

I think the time has come for him to call it a day ,he’s got lucky with a Wildcard at Wimbledon , after that he should announce it’s the end of his playing career
 

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Just watched Andy Murray at Queens Club.He lost to Berrettini in 2 sets the , Berrettini n has a massive serve but Murray made to many mistakes.

I think the time has come for him to call it a day ,he’s got lucky with a Wildcard at Wimbledon , after that he should announce it’s the end of his playing career
You going to suggest that to him ?
 

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He's injured FFS. Federer is still winning at 40 years old. Some proper nutters on this thread.
 

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He's injured FFS. Federer is still winning at 40 years old. Some proper nutters on this thread.
How many other 40 y.o.'s are still competing at that level? How many have ever done so?

Federer is an outlier, so hardly a valid comparison, not least because while he has had his share of injuries down the years (what tennis pro hasn't?), none of them has been career-threatening.

Whereas Murray has been battling severe injury for over four years now, during which time he has played progressively less and less, not least because he has been undergoing and recuperating from operations:
Timeline of Andy Murray's injury nightmare as he suffers new setback

Meaning it is to his enormous credit that he is still battling to come back and I'm sure everyone wishes him all the best for his efforts. But as far back as January 2019, he was acknowledging the possibility of retirement:

"At a press conference ahead of the Australian Open, Murray breaks down and finally admits the extent of his hip problems. He reveals a plan to retire at Wimbledon but that the amount of pain he is in may preclude that. He mentions the possibility of a second, more serious hip operation."
 

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You going to suggest that to him ?
He's injured FFS. Federer is still winning at 40 years old. Some proper nutters on this thread.
Federer has tried to come back from knee injury , the other week he pulled out mid way in the French Open.
He‘s lost yesterday in Halle .

Nadal has pulled out of both this years Wimbledon states that his body can’t take it.

Murray to me is better stopping rather than a also ran
 

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Just watched Andy Murray at Queens Club.He lost to Berrettini in 2 sets the , Berrettini n has a massive serve but Murray made to many mistakes.

I think the time has come for him to call it a day ,he’s got lucky with a Wildcard at Wimbledon , after that he should announce it’s the end of his playing career

He has won Wimbledon twice, first British male player for what 77 odd years - for me he has a right to play Wimbledon until he says so … and deserved a wildcard for life.
 

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Quite sad that Nadal, Federer and Murray do look to be close to retirement. Hopefully a swansong in front of full crowds for each of them.
 

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Just watched Andy Murray at Queens Club.He lost to Berrettini in 2 sets the , Berrettini n has a massive serve but Murray made to many mistakes.

I think the time has come for him to call it a day ,he’s got lucky with a Wildcard at Wimbledon , after that he should announce it’s the end of his playing career
What expertise do you have to demand that the greatest British tennis player EVER retires on your terms? I know who you are and you are still being a complete arsehole.
 

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Ah, **** it, I don't hate the Scots so well done Andy Murray, the only thing that's cheered me up today. And I don't care if anyone disagrees with me. :wave:

I had no kids when you posted this #halcyondays
 

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What expertise do you have to demand that the greatest British tennis player EVER retires on your terms? I know who you are and you are still being a complete arsehole.

Rafa nadal?
 

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All 4 of them have got more of their careers behind them than ahead in the future. All, apart from Djokovic, have come/ are coming back from, major injuries. I’ll continue to watch them for as long as they’re happy to carry on playing to a level they demand of themselves.
 

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Federer has tried to come back from knee injury , the other week he pulled out mid way in the French Open.
He‘s lost yesterday in Halle .

Nadal has pulled out of both this years Wimbledon states that his body can’t take it.

Murray to me is better stopping rather than a also ran
Surely that’s his choice.

If he still enjoys playing and has the dedication to keep training etc, even if he drops right down the rankings and rarely reaches the later stage of tournaments etc surely thats’s his prerogative?
 

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Surely that’s his choice.

If he still enjoys playing and has the dedication to keep training etc, even if he drops right down the rankings and rarely reaches the later stage of tournaments etc surely thats’s his prerogative?

That’s denying a younger player an opportunity to make money :(
 

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Did they create an additional wildcard spot and reduce the number of ‘qualified’ spots?
No.

By being injured and obviously being in the top 128 players in the known universe, he has denied a kid from Cheshire the chance of earning £15,000
 
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Best British tennis player for about 80 odd years and has done well to even be playing again after hip surgery. He has earned a chance to say goodbye at Wimbledon and good luck to him.

As far as top level competitive tennis is concerned though, I think that's it for him. Age is against him and I doubt he needs the pain he'd have to go through to get back to the level he was, that's if his body can even take it.

He should enjoy what are likely to be his last few matches and what better place to finish than at the World's best tennis major in front of a UK crowd.
 

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Best British tennis player for about 80 odd years and has done well to even be playing again after hip surgery. He has earned a chance to say goodbye at Wimbledon and good luck to him.

As far as top level competitive tennis is concerned though, I think that's it for him. Age is against him and I doubt he needs the pain he'd have to go through to get back to the level he was, that's if his body can even take it.

He should enjoy what are likely to be his last few matches and what better place to finish than at the World's best tennis major in front of a UK crowd.
Best male british player. He was absolutely right about too much top class tennis, though.
 

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how did he get on yesterday ?
 

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Like Evans and Norrie, he lost to the eventual winner. But then you already knew that he'd lost when you asked the question, didn't you?
That was a week ago i cant even remember the tournament or who he played :LOL:
 

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Monday evening and today, last match on Centre Court. Had to shut the roof in both matches. Came out much better each time for "part 2". Bearing in mind what he's been through in the past 3/4 years, done very well. Put himself and us watching through the wringer, but great sporting entertainment. Some vintage Murray, latterly, this evening in particular. He'll be glad of his 2 day break before 3rd round on Friday, will need to be on last again to allow his body to recover.
 

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He is a legend. Watched his match yesterday, he fights to the very end and never gives up on a point. He does not need to prove anything. Fantastic attitude, a true champion, that’s what champions do , they fight to the very end. I have loved watching him through the years, tells himself off, great dedication, his mum deserves so much credit as over the years its almost as if she has being playing along side of him. It’s not only the Scots that should be proud of him, so should the English. If Tim Henman had the guts of Andy Murray he might have been a great.
 

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He is a legend. Watched his match yesterday, he fights to the very end and never gives up on a point. He does not need to prove anything. Fantastic attitude, a true champion, that’s what champions do , they fight to the very end. I have loved watching him through the years, tells himself off, great dedication, his mum deserves so much credit as over the years its almost as if she has being playing along side of him. It’s not only the Scots that should be proud of him, so should the English. If Tim Henman had the guts of Andy Murray he might have been a great.
Tim loves to criticise him whenever he gets a chance, and he wasn't anywhere near as good himself, a proper bottle job when it came to the crunch.
 

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Tough game next one though, against 10th seed and Canadian.
Shapovalov is the kind of talented but erratic opponent against whom historically Sir Andy has always performed well.
Get the returns in and wait for the mistakes to come.
Pre injury meltdown though, obvs.
 
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