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Andy Murray


Andy is so loved and respected - thoughts, feelings, love and support for Andy Murray.

Heather Watson: www.instagram.com/p/BsfNFP8gYzJ/
Sascha Zverev: www.instagram.com/p/BsfWNE1n4I0/
Feliciano Lopez: www.instagram.com/p/Bse7pPJnrnX/
Dominic Thiem: www.instagram.com/p/BsfdSTrnl8J/
Liam Broady: www.instagram.com/p/BsfO0hLg57g/
Rafa: twitter.com/RafaelNadal/status/1083708589712130048
Delpo: twitter.com/delpotrojuan/status/1083554349056446465
Billie Jean King: twitter.com/BillieJeanKing/status/1083567728869498881
Grigor Dimitrov: twitter.com/GrigorDimitrov/status/1083568485198954498
Petra Kvitova: twitter.com/Petra_Kvitova/status/1083737726753615874
Nick, Novak, Delpo and Rod Laver: twitter.com/TennisTV/status/1083781350501609473
Elena Vesnina: twitter.com/EVesnina001/status/1083720937139326976
Kyle Edmund: twitter.com/kyle8edmund/status/1083688872821825537
Milos Raonic: www.instagram.com/p/BseznfaHvqI/
Katie Swan: twitter.com/Katieswan99/status/1083628604976590848
Magnus Norman: twitter.com/normansweden/status/1083523192440872960
Darren Cahill: twitter.com/darren_cahill/status/1083524305579794432
Karen Khachanov: twitter.com/karenkhachanov/status/1083570210450206720
Kevin Anderson: twitter.com/KAndersonATP/status/1083582711049134080
Kristina Mladenovic: twitter.com/KikiMladenovic/status/1083670601418530817
Marion Bartoli: twitter.com/bartoli_marion/status/1083634424917487616
John Millman: twitter.com/johnhmillman/status/1083588232497922048
Andy Roddick: twitter.com/andyroddick/status/1083524102822989824
Mardy Fish: twitter.com/MardyFish/status/1083576421962915841
Martina Navratilova: twitter.com/Martina/status/1083590251195490304
Andrew Castle: twitter.com/AndrewCastle63/status/1083630810119524353
Greg Rusedski: twitter.com/GregRusedski1/status/1083631209782132736
Annabel Croft: twitter.com/Annabel_Croft/status/1083732294798475266

Nick Kyrgios: https://twitter.com/NickKyrgios/status/1083631235526623232
Jamie Delgado: twitter.com/DelgadoJamie/status/1083622071920443392



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WTA love being shown in volume unity and depth i can only remember equaled for li na

Kvitova: https://twitter.com/Petra_Kvitova/status/1083737726753615874

Mirza: https://twitter.com/MirzaSania/status/1083587288968220672

Sloane: https://twitter.com/SloaneStephens/status/1083662360814837760

Bacsinszky: https://twitter.com/TimeaOfficial/status/1083678547980410883

Clijsters: https://twitter.com/Clijsterskim/status/1083576807947784194

Cornet: https://twitter.com/alizecornet/status/1083684258797871104

Mladenovic: https://twitter.com/KikiMladenovic/status/1083670601418530817

Vinci: https://twitter.com/roberta_vinci/status/1083735735260323840

etc and dozens doing a broke heart or simillar or posting bjk's tribute



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Andrea Petkovic twitter.com/BenRothenberg/status/1083557253242773510
Mike Cation: twitter.com/MikeCTennis/status/1083537897557389312
Dani Vallverdu: twitter.com/danielvallverdu/status/1083529195001544704

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I've seen a lot of those as they were posted. Such a wide-ranging set of people - just shows how well-respected Andy is by his fellow pros.

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Have I missed Fed's tribute?
Also Novak as the one mentioned above is actually from Dimitrov. I'm sure they will have had a private word.

Just a few memories of my own from so many -

First time I saw Andy play live was as a junior at RG. He was losing and being quite morose so I returned to a rather good match on Suzanne Lenglen, later to discover that he'd turned the match around and won. Should have stayed.

He made a fantastic return of serve on his first point playing doubles for GB in the DC against Israel, his first call up. Made me sit up and take notice.

Sitting in a hotel room in Rotterdam very late at night desperately trying to find a channel with news of Andy's final in San Jose and having to flick through some rather interesting Dutch TV! Eventually found out he'd won.

Also in Rotterdam, i was watching Andy practise together with a crowd of others when everyone suddenly rushed off. Rafa had arrived on the adjacent court leaving just me and one other on Andy's court - Kim who was working on a university essay.

More recently - that DC final win where i was lucky enough to get a front row seat just level with Andy on the final point. How brilliant was it that he spent an hour after the match signing autographs and taking selfies all round the stadium with his fans.

I have been very lucky to watch Andy play in many DC matches, at the Olympics, at Wimbledon etc but had a couple of failures - my godson who lives in HK bought me a season ticket to the Shanghai Masters only for Andy to withdraw a few days before the start. Last year I had a long planned trip to Australia to include the Oz Open - another Andy withdrawal. However, it's been an absolute pleasure to follow his career despite many 'behind the sofa' moments and I will miss him incredibly when he finally plays his last match. I wonder if he will come and support the Fed Cup team in Bath ....

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Reading Goldfish's post made me realise the only time I have seen Andy play live is when he lost 0+1 to Fed at the tour finals. Bit of a regret.

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Im a bit confused now. Andy seems to be saying:

Option 1: have hip skimming surgery now for quality of life reasons and a small chance he could play professional tennis again
Option 2: wait 5/6 months doing nothing, play Wimbledon then have the same surgery but never play tennis again

Surely after the performance and send off he had today its got to be option 1 without a doubt?

Hes only 31 why give up albeit a small chance of continuing to play after surgery just to have a Wimbledon retirement match.



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That's what I understood. Presumably he wanted to see how today went and also discuss it then with his wife, mum, coach etc before committing. Got to be option 1 though, surely. Today showed that if he could get back fitness, he's still a force

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I'm for whichever option gives him the best quality of life. An operation which may or may not stand up the rigours of tour and/or his playing style. Considering him can't put on his socks without pain (which he said in the presser I haven't seen), hopefully the operation will help that rather than going back out on tour. Possibly the sheer adrenaline got him though the match.

Anyway, I guess we will see.

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Personaly if it was me. I would not be wanting to hang around for the next 6 month in pain just to play a retirement match at Wimbledown, When if he gets it now they could be a small chance he could even play Wimbledown 2020 if that where he want to retire.

I Imgine if he dose gets it done he decide going into 2020 if his body will be able to let him continue

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Interesting he has now entered Montpellier, Marseille and Dubai. 3 events in4 weeks (not happening)!!

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I saw that re Dubai - according to the Dubai tournie website, dubaidutyfreetennischampionships.com/top-class-field/ the news was released on the 9th (last Thursday) with tickets going on sale on Friday 10th. Andy of course then hit the world with his news over the weekend... www.menstennisforums.com/6538-dubai-duty-free-tennis-championships/956998-dubai-entry-list-%5Bel-added%5D.html

entry list website shows him in Marseille still www.tennisteen.it/entry-list/atp/23239-atp-entry-list-18-24-febbraio-2019.html

although it doesnt have him on the Montepellier list www.tennisteen.it/entry-list/atp/23232-atp-entry-list-4-10-febbraio-2019.html currently

although he is on their players list on the tournie website and prominent on the front page www.opensuddefrance.com/fr/joueurs/


I cant see him playing any of these 3 and it feels a little disingenuous to still have the public buying tickets with him on the list...Dubai in particular where there are a lot of expats and holiday makers who may buy tickets to watch him play


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If Andy hasn't himself officially withdrawn from a list then he is still on that list. 

Don't think they should be making judgement calls on media reports, social media comments or even a player's own recorded comments, especially when he didn't definitively rule himself out, likely as that may be seen as the eventual outcome, and makes clear he is undecided re different avenues.

Though yes highlighting him may be rather questionable.



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I honestly think Andy surprised himself by going 5 sets with RBA. With a bit more belief early on he would have won that match. He loosened up by the 3rd set and became more dominant. A lot of his pain is mental at points I think, only guessing of course. He did not look at all emotional in the on court interview and looked awkward at the tributes. You could see his mind was racing all manner of thoughts.

We havent seen the last of Andy Murray.

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Jaggy1876 wrote:

I honestly think Andy surprised himself by going 5 sets with RBA. With a bit more belief early on he would have won that match. He loosened up by the 3rd set and became more dominant. A lot of his pain is mental at points I think, only guessing of course. He did not look at all emotional in the on court interview and looked awkward at the tributes. You could see his mind was racing all manner of thoughts.

We havent seen the last of Andy Murray.


 I think that it would be fairer to say that a lot of his pain relief is mental. He is doubtless in a lot of actual pain, but when his head is in the right place he seems to forget to notice it



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