MURRAY- AUSSIE OPEN

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MURRAY- AUSSIE OPEN

Postby Buxtonclaret » Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:53 am

Heads up for Tennis followers.
Murray's just out on court now.
Could be his last ever match.

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Re: MURRAY- AUSSIE OPEN

Postby South West Claret. » Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:57 am

He's finished and the sooner he stops at that level the better for his future year health.

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Re: MURRAY- AUSSIE OPEN

Postby Buxtonclaret » Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:01 am

Taken the first game.

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Re: MURRAY- AUSSIE OPEN

Postby Buxtonclaret » Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:53 am

A set down. 6-4
Misses a break point to go 5-3 up.
Loses next game, then Bautista-Agut serves out.
He just can't do the long rallies anymore.
Sad really.

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Re: MURRAY- AUSSIE OPEN

Postby nil_desperandum » Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:09 am

What channel is this on? (Please)

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Re: MURRAY- AUSSIE OPEN

Postby Mondsley » Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:21 am

nil_desperandum wrote:What channel is this on? (Please)


Eurosport 1.

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Re: MURRAY- AUSSIE OPEN

Postby Buxtonclaret » Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:27 am

nil_desperandum wrote:What channel is this on? (Please)


It's on TSN1 too.

Currently looking like going 2 sets down.
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Re: MURRAY- AUSSIE OPEN

Postby Test User » Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:28 am

So far we've got Katie Boulter and Dan Evans into round two. There a realistic chance that the players who knock them out in round two go on to win their tournaments. (Sabalenka and Federer)

We've lost, Kyle Edmund to Berdych, Heather Watson to Martic, Harriet Dart to Sharapova (double bagel, ouch)

Murray and Norrie playing now, though both are 2 sets down, and Konta to play tomorrow.

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Re: MURRAY- AUSSIE OPEN

Postby Buxtonclaret » Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:31 am

It's a little sad to see Andy struggling.
Still, he's up there amongst Britains all time great sportsman.

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Re: MURRAY- AUSSIE OPEN

Postby Test User » Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:32 am

The drop shot attempts are coming out now. They were a staple of Murray's early career before he reached super-human fitness and needed to shorten points because of tiredness.

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Re: MURRAY- AUSSIE OPEN

Postby Buxtonclaret » Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:48 am

Breaks serve for first time!
Haha
The noise from the crowd for that was unbelievable!

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Re: MURRAY- AUSSIE OPEN

Postby Test User » Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:07 am

If Murray wins this set he'll win the match. *prays*

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Re: MURRAY- AUSSIE OPEN

Postby Buxtonclaret » Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:32 am

Done it!!
Takes the 3rd set tiebreaker.

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Re: MURRAY- AUSSIE OPEN

Postby IanMcL » Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:35 am

Come on Andy.

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Re: MURRAY- AUSSIE OPEN

Postby Clarets4me » Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:50 am

Horrible to watch him struggle like this .... all respect to him though !!

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Re: MURRAY- AUSSIE OPEN

Postby Buxtonclaret » Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:55 am

Clarets4me wrote:Horrible to watch him struggle like this .... all respect to him though !!


It is.
But at 4-3 down in the 3rd, he found something, and showed just how good a player he's been.
Some brilliant tennis.
Guess he's earned it to choose when he ends his career.
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Re: MURRAY- AUSSIE OPEN

Postby Test User » Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:25 am

That stop volley. The hips might be gone but those shots never leave you. Pure class.

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Re: MURRAY- AUSSIE OPEN

Postby Clarets4me » Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:29 am

Back from the dead to level at 2 Sets all .... amazing performance !!

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Re: MURRAY- AUSSIE OPEN

Postby Buxtonclaret » Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:29 am

Unbelievable!
Great stuff, Andy .

Takes the fourth set tiebreak. 8-)

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Re: MURRAY- AUSSIE OPEN

Postby Test User » Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:31 am

No personality

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Re: MURRAY- AUSSIE OPEN

Postby WestMidsClaret » Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:49 am

He's a goner.

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Re: MURRAY- AUSSIE OPEN

Postby jrgbfc » Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:51 am

Am off work today so watching this. Was brilliant for a spell but looks like he is shot now, can barely move.

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Re: MURRAY- AUSSIE OPEN

Postby Buxtonclaret » Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:08 pm

All over.
Superb effort.
Given me some of my greatest sporting memories.
He's getting a hell of a send off by the Aussie crowds too.
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Re: MURRAY- AUSSIE OPEN

Postby Test User » Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:20 pm

A shoe-in for life-time achievement at SPOTY at some point in the future.

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Re: MURRAY- AUSSIE OPEN

Postby Test User » Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:22 pm

I don't think this was his last match. He'd have been in tears during that interview if it was.

He'll be back.

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Re: MURRAY- AUSSIE OPEN

Postby dsr » Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:47 pm

Test User wrote:I don't think this was his last match. He'd have been in tears during that interview if it was.

He'll be back.

Possibly take a few months off and come back for a last Wimbledon?

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Re: MURRAY- AUSSIE OPEN

Postby piston broke » Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:11 pm

Given me some fabulous highs over his career. They all have to end sometime, good luck to him whatever he goes into.
Thanks for the memories.

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Re: MURRAY- AUSSIE OPEN

Postby Clarets4me » Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:15 pm


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Re: MURRAY- AUSSIE OPEN

Postby Test User » Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:42 pm

Clarets4me wrote:https://twitter.com/BBCSport/status/1083720372229308417

This, for starters !



I'll never relate more to a piece of commentary than when Henman (i think) said "i feel sick" when Djokovic came from 40-0 down in the final game of that Wimbledon final.

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Re: MURRAY- AUSSIE OPEN

Postby TheFamilyCat » Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:08 pm

dsr wrote:Possibly take a few months off and come back for a last Wimbledon?


Sorry to derail the Murray love-in but I don’t agree with him doing that, although I already think that’s his plan, hence the announcement.

To play at Wimbledon where he is unlikely to get past the first round just to get a send-off, making it a media circus around him and in doing so denying someone else the chance of playing is very egotistical of him.

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Re: MURRAY- AUSSIE OPEN

Postby dsr » Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:13 pm

TheFamilyCat wrote:Sorry to derail the Murray love-in but I don’t agree with him doing that, although I already think that’s his plan, hence the announcement.

To play at Wimbledon where he is unlikely to get past the first round just to get a send-off, making it a media circus around him and in doing so denying someone else the chance of playing is very egotistical of him.

It's a fair point. But on the other hand, what do the public want to see? Murray's last hurrah, or the world number 128?

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Re: MURRAY- AUSSIE OPEN

Postby TheFamilyCat » Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:18 pm

dsr wrote:It's a fair point. But on the other hand, what do the public want to see? Murray's last hurrah, or the world number 128?


They’re a rum bunch if they want to see him hobble around the court in agony before eventually losing to a virtual nobody.


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