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Old 01-11-2019, 03:06 PM   #121
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I think you couldn't be more wrong. In fact I don't know anyone who likes Andy Murray who isn't British....and reminder, when he loses, he's Scottish to them. I would guess at least 75% of fans would choose Stan over Andy (Andy mostly plays negative tennis after all). Why do you always make such bizarre, unfounded claims? (Trolling, I would guess)
Yeah I don't think many people really "like" Murray. That's a real head scratcher of a claim for me to read as well.

Throw away the tantrums from a few years ago and you've got a game that everyone should deeply respect and work ethic on the court unlike any other. There may never be a harder worker than him on tour again. It's also quite sad to see someone lose their ability to compete at an age when they should still be making a lot of noise. Players that don't work even half as hard as Murray should be taking this news as a major wake up call to start giving it their all, you never know when the body will say no more.
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Old 01-11-2019, 10:06 PM   #122
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I agree with Mango, Andy was certainly a miserable git in his younger days on tour, but he certainly mellowed out when he got married and became a father.
I thought he was so crusty when he first started to make waves on tour. But like anyone, you grow up. Over the last few years, I've garnered much respect for his support of women's sport, and not just tennis, without prompting.

It's interesting to look back at the ebbs and flows of his career. Once he finally won Wimbledon, it's like he started to relax. Maybe relax isn't the right word. I can't think of how to describe it.

Davis Cup, Olympic medals, on top of his Grand Slam hardware. Impressive.
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Old 01-12-2019, 09:22 AM   #123
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Old 01-13-2019, 11:05 AM   #124
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If interested, TSN1 is showing last year's Aussie Open men's final (Fed vs. Cilic).
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Sharapova gets things started with a couple of bagels over Harriet Dart of Great Britain.
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Old 01-13-2019, 06:48 PM   #126
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Mannarino the human backboard has taken the 2nd set off Anderson.
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never easy on the first day of a major.

(14) Goerges (who beat Andreescu in the Auckland final) is in a tough 3 setter

(19) Ball-Basher Basilashvilli is fighting in a 3rd set against a qualifier.
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Old 01-13-2019, 07:24 PM   #128
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(14) Tsitispas and (20) Dimitrov both lost their first sets.

Goerges is this close to self-destructing but holding on.
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aaaaand Boulter def. Makarova 10-6 in the first ever match tiebreak in singles
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(19) Ball-Basher Basilashvilli is fighting in a 3rd set against a qualifier.
That's the young kid Eubanks who eliminated Felix.
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Collins does indeed take out #14 seed Goerges. Wow.
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(19) Ball-Basher Basilashvilli is fighting in a 3rd set against a qualifier.
Basilashvili wins in four sets.
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Reilly Opelka (7 feet tall) takes the first set off 6'10" John Isner in a tie-breaker.
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Nadal is through to the second round with a straight sets victory.
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Isner in real trouble as Opelka takes set 2 in you guessed it a tie-breaker.
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Watch Isner come back and win 3 tiebreaker.
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Watch Isner come back and win 3 tiebreaker.
1/3rd of the way there GS.
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No one says you have to like the guy who is clearly a headcase, but going off the handle in an attempt to push your personal vendetta is too much. The point you made about records against low ranked players at majors being such a cherry pick is that obviously you're going to play low ranked players in a grand slam when you're seeded relatively high.....Pulling meaningless stats about wins against those outside the top 70 shows you are lost in your own delusion here. Does anyone care what any of the great players records are against players outside the top 70 at majors - meaningless.

Did I ever say he could beat the top 4-5 players on tour on any day, no. I did say that he has results to prove he is not simply a non-factor and about to be off the tour altogether as you wildly suggest. You can't honestly be surprised that a player isn't beating many people ranked ahead of him when he's leveled off as a 15-20 ranked player can you? Those stats are so typical of any good player who has peaked on tour. If he were knocking off better players with regularity, he would be in the top 10 conversation!

Kyrgios has been a top 30 player since 2015 with the same issues and work ethic problems he's always had. It may not happen right away but it's more than fair to assume he'll be right back into the top 30 as soon as he get's past his injury problems that slowed him down last year.
Wow takes guts to post again after I just destroyed your argument. Is he your cousin?

Enough talk about this dbag. There is no personal vendetta. He won't be around past the first 3 nights. He can't beat anyone good. He doesn't give 2 craps about tennis so why should anyone give 2 craps about him. He can go sell basketball shoes with Kyrie Irving the rest of the year.
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Another seed falls on the women's side as Maria Sakkari eliminates #22 seed Jelena Ostapenko in three sets.
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