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RE: Andy Murray


Coup Droit wrote:
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The Beeb has just confirmed on the lunchtime news that Andy won't be at Wimbledon.  cry


He has had an operation on a spinal cyst.  He just never seems to catch a break.  Gutted for him.


 I think that's maybe a tad of an overstatement, Bob smile

Andy's had a long and amazing career, with precious little injury really

If he insists on trying to carry on into his twilight years, it's not surprising that the niggles begin to pile up

Wishing him well with his op, but I think it's fair to say that every 21 year-old tnnis player would be happy to sign up for his medical history going forward 


mmm. Dont you think the hip going in 2016 was a tad unfortunate, he was at the peak of his career. Before then agreed but that cut short his peak time and possibly some more slams in quite a big way- he never recovered  



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Coup Droit wrote:
Bob in Spain wrote:
Stircrazy wrote:

The Beeb has just confirmed on the lunchtime news that Andy won't be at Wimbledon.  cry


He has had an operation on a spinal cyst.  He just never seems to catch a break.  Gutted for him.


 I think that's maybe a tad of an overstatement, Bob smile

Andy's had a long and amazing career, with precious little injury really

If he insists on trying to carry on into his twilight years, it's not surprising that the niggles begin to pile up

Wishing him well with his op, but I think it's fair to say that every 21 year-old tnnis player would be happy to sign up for his medical history going forward 


 He's also pushed his body over the years far more than most people and has a game built largely around defence and retrieving "impossible" balls to make opponents hit one more shot, rather than just a big booming serve, which is going to be more stressful on the body.

Let's also not forget he won an ATP title after he had his hip resurfaced and had that amazing run of 5 titles over 5 or 6 weeks to reach WR1 (which I've always felt probably did his body no favours long term, but it was glorious to watch.)



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Apparently he hasn't actually made a decision re Wimbledon. www.bbc.co.uk/sport/tennis/articles/cneeezwypxxo

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emmsie69 wrote:

Apparently he hasn't actually made a decision re Wimbledon. www.bbc.co.uk/sport/tennis/articles/cneeezwypxxo


 That article reads like something a political party would put out no

Lots of talk about it from the commentators at Queens too - not the clowns, the good ones 



-- Edited by Coup Droit on Sunday 23rd of June 2024 02:27:02 PM

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So in this communication age, organisations seem worse at communicating what is happening than ever before, what with this, the womens wild card situation.

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JonH comes home wrote:

So in this communication age, organisations seem worse at communicating what is happening than ever before, what with this, the womens wild card situation.


 Blame the agencies. Organisations dont speak direct they use their comms team. I think that is where the problem is. Very poor strategy and management. They need some professionals in quick! 



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Nice little summary of where we are

x.com/stu_fraser/status/1804897449271595301

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Andy desperately clinging to the hope that he can play in SW19 - Stu Fraser in today's Times.



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The people v Andy Murray:  four weeks that changed him and us - the story of that fabulous Olympic gold medal he won at Wimbledon in 2012.  smile



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Andy's words on his retirement

'I know there's more important things in the world than how or where I play my last tennis match but because of what I put into the sport over the last however many years, I would at least like to go out playing a proper match where I'm at least competitive, not what happened at Queen's.

'So I can't say for sure that if I wasn't able to play at Wimbledon, and I didn't recover in time to play at the Olympics, that I wouldn't consider trying to play another tournament somewhere. But if I'm able to play at Wimbledon and if I'm able to play at the Olympics, that's most likely going to be it, yeah.'

Asked when he will make a final decision on playing at Wimbledon, he replied: 'That's the thing that's hard. Maybe it's my ego getting in the way but I feel that I deserve the opportunity to give it until the very last moment to make that decision.

'If I'm not able to play singles, I don't know exactly when the first round doubles matches start, but there's a difference with how I'm recovering to play on a Monday as opposed to playing on a Thursday, Friday or Saturday an extra 72 to 96 hours makes a huge difference.

'It's complicated, and it's made more complicated because I want to play at Wimbledon one more time.



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Yay!

www.bbc.co.uk/sport/tennis/articles/c3gwej8p625o

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Stircrazy wrote:
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Bob in Spain wrote:
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The Beeb has just confirmed on the lunchtime news that Andy won't be at Wimbledon.  cry


He has had an operation on a spinal cyst.  He just never seems to catch a break.  Gutted for him.


That's more than was revealed on the box.  Don't like the sound of it.  I presume that he won't be at the Olympics, either?  Let's hope that he'll be well enough to be present at some sort of farewell ceremony on Centre Court.


Leon refusing to confirm at the start of the Queen's coverage - snowballed from one social media source, according to him.  confuse 


  



-- Edited by Var on Wednesday 3rd of July 2024 11:25:55 AM

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JonH comes home wrote:

Yay!

www.bbc.co.uk/sport/tennis/articles/c3gwej8p625o


 Emmas next coach maybe? 



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Maureen - aka SuperGran - posting a series of memories of her interactions with Andy is well worth a read.

x.com/supergran22/status/1809572168839086472

Read the whole thread.

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I'm glad he has retired now, and think he has been quite rash in even playing doubles when convalescing from a spinal operation for a condition that was affecting his use of his legs.

No tennis match is worth risking 40 or 50 years in a wheelchair.

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