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Bob in Spain wrote:

My oh my. You are going to love this. All the mannerisms were there, even back then, particularly when he puts the backhand wide for 30-30. The frustration mannerism is still "so Andy".

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 Brilliant - thanks!!



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Fascinating set of stats of the decade. Shows clearly the big 3 pecking order, Djoko tops most categories.

Also shows how well andy has done. Clear number 4 over 10 years

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Just announced on Radio2 that Andy has a wild card for the Australisn Open. 



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ROSAMUND wrote:

Just announced on Radio2 that Andy has a wild card for the Australisn Open. 


A few more details from the Beeb.



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I like the guy, but this is a bad move from all involved

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junior wrote:

I like the guy, but this is a bad move from all involved


Not sure why. With a WR of 122, a few injuries and Covid no shows, he won't be far off a DA anyway. 



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Then let him get in off that, not taking an opportunity from a perhaps younger and in better shape player who might need it, Andy accepted more than enough of them when he was young, from at least two federations he did not associate with, and is now taking the same opportunities he was afforded away from them, not a good move



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junior wrote:

Then let him get in off that, not taking an opportunity from a perhaps younger and in better shape player who might need it, Andy accepted more than enough of them when he was young, from at least two federations he did not associate with, and is now taking the same opportunities he was afforded away from them, not a good move


I think most top players are given WCs on their way back from injury.  This is no exception.  Also the Aus Open (like any other tournament) wants the biggest stars playing for viewing figures and revenue.  I see Kokkinakis has also been given a WC.

Oh, and Federer has pulled out.



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junior wrote:

Then let him get in off that, not taking an opportunity from a perhaps younger and in better shape player who might need it, Andy accepted more than enough of them when he was young, from at least two federations he did not associate with, and is now taking the same opportunities he was afforded away from them, not a good move


It seems to me your beef should be more with the Australian Open. 

Personally, I've always been very much in favour of wildcards and believe they should be used, primarily, to promote the event (and then - possibly - to promote the sport in the longer term). 

I don't think wildcards are just to give the favoured youngsters a chance

Nothing to do with Andy, but I like giving them to some older players (especially those who have a big crowd following) because that is exactly what the crowd want - Kim Clijsters, Marco Baghdatis, Lleyton Hewitt, Andy Murray - all examples who immediately spring to mind as top players and crowd favourites who've been given wildcards at other country's Grand Slams. Sure there are plenty more. And if it makes the crowd happy, then good, because they're paying the price of the tickets. 



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Delpo (if he ever manages to come back again) would also have his pick of Wc's and has done in the past for the same reason as CD notes above.

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I think it is perfectly fine for Andy to get slam wildcards at this stage. His injuries have hampered him immensely and evidence is that he still plays currently at easily top 100 level if not much higher. For me a wild card should have a fighting chance of getting through a round and Andy has that. His successes are recent enough with 4 slams to make him a decent champions call and ahead of most lower ranked up and comers. Maybe after this year, Id take a different view but for 2021 I believe he deserves wild cards into the 4 slams. After that , Id say if hes not back in as a DA Id be less supportive, outside of Wimbledon where I think he deserves one as long as he keeps playing singles. I suspect however that he has 2 more years left max in singles before perhaps giving doubles a go for a season or two, if Jamie is still playing in 2 years time.

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I guess the Murrays can sign off in 2024 after winning the Wimbledon and Paris Olympics doubles titles

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indiana wrote:

I guess the Murrays can sign off in 2024 after winning the Wimbledon and Paris Olympics doubles titles


 That would be a nice thought ! 



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Suspect Tokyo may not have been done by then though ! Not sure I see it happening this next year being honest

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Lots of Andy Murray fans here is good, few actual sports people though

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