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Isobel
I have been waiting all afternoon for the semi final at Flushing Meadows New York. The Scottish fellow Andy Murray is in the semi. Can't believe it is going on right now and we can't even get an up date.They are so busy with the other semi featuring Federa. Anyone have any details.
mitchell
Isobel Murray was leading 6-2 7-6 (7-5) and was down 2-3 when the rain stopped it! Whit a racket that is. laugh.gif
It is good that it happened as the break will only refresh Murray as it seems to be the longer he plays the weaker he gets!
Federer won the other semi!
jaybee
Oor Andy made it, and made us all proud. He is in for a tough match tomorrow against Federer but regardless of the outcome he has made all tennis fans very proud. Personally, I feel if he doesn't lose his nerve he can do it. Well done oor Andy. Jaybee
Isobel
Wow Jim and I watched it here this afternoon, I honestly thought at one point it was going to go the other way. How I would love to see him win the title. He would be the first British win in over 60 years. I think it was Perry who won way back then. Go Andy go
Heather
Unfortunately Andy did not win the final but he did well to get that far.

He did earn himself a cool million pounds. smile.gif
Isobel
Heather I think it was a million dollars. He is only 21 I think everyone knows he will be back next year.
kentzo
I see the BBC had another go at Andy Murray on the 6 o’clock news tonight, describing him as being ‘dour’. Of course, English tennis players are renowned for their dazzling personality - who will ever forget ‘laugh-a minute’ Henman! And Federer and Nadal, well they just blow you away with their witty repartee. The English Establishment are so blinded with envy, they don’t recognise prejudice on their own doorstep.
mitchell
Andy Murray is certainly going to feel the heat in the Aussie open as they are expecting record temps, hope there are no Eskimos playing. biggrin.gif
angel


I have not kept up with the news on wimbledon
so far ,but was sad to hear that Andy Murray
is now out of the tournament .
To think that last year his name was all over this board
by his fellow Scotsmen
and up until now , not a word .
Why am I not surprised !!!!!!! .


john.mcn
Enlighten us then, why are you not surprised?
angel
QUOTE (john.mcn @ 2nd Jul 2014, 04:15pm) *
Enlighten us then, why are you not surprised?

and once again , I am not surprised it' is you who has posted
I see that you continue to stalk me . So whatever turns you on .!!!!!!!!!!!
Elma
Canadian Eugenie Bouchard has reached the semi-finals, the first time a Canadian has reached this level. Between the World Cup and Wimbledon nothing much else is getting done!
Will see if Milos Raonic will do the same as Genie. Come on the Canadians...... clap.gif
angel


I hope so Elma , just to reach and play in the finals , semi or Final
is quite an accomplishment . clap.gif yes.gif
john.mcn
QUOTE (angel @ 2nd Jul 2014, 05:39pm) *
and once again , I am not surprised it' is you who has posted
I see that you continue to stalk me . So whatever turns you on .!!!!!!!!!!!



You dont seem to get surprised a lot, is a crystal ball amongst your possessions?

I know you are a bit slow on the uptake and you have just found out how the quote function actually works but there is a 'new posts' button that will organise newest posts into order. This prevents people like myself trawling the forums, it's very handy and i wish all forums with multiple sections had them.
Anyway it shows the topic as Tennis, and seeing as i knew Andy Murray was playing thought i'd click on it, as most of the posts were from 2009 i read the last two, of which yours was one. In it you seem to be making some sort of statement about lack of discussion over a tennis player in a thread which was bumped from 2009!! Now not being on the same wavelength as yourself i have no idea what kind of point you were trying to make with the ' why am i not surprised' (the first one)?
being one of those Scotsmen being guilty of the crime of not discussing Andy Murray i'm genuinely intrigued at your post.
I also have my own 'suspicions' why there is a lack of of discussion, err there is the WORLD CUP on and that generally gets more attention from your red blooded Scotsman than a bit of Lawn tennis..
So there you go, you might ask the 'Scotswomen' or your fellow Canadians on why you are not discussing Andy Murray though.

PS stalking you would mean actually following your posts, and as for turning me on


PPS i would still like to know why you aren't surprised
angel
QUOTE (john.mcn @ 2nd Jul 2014, 05:58pm) *
You dont seem to get surprised a lot, is a crystal ball amongst your possessions?

I know you are a bit slow on the uptake and you have just found out how the quote function actually works but there is a 'new posts' button that will organise newest posts into order. This prevents people like myself trawling the forums, it's very handy and i wish all forums with multiple sections had them.
Anyway it shows the topic as Tennis, and seeing as i knew Andy Murray was playing thought i'd click on it, as most of the posts were from 2009 i read the last two, of which yours was one. In it you seem to be making some sort of statement about lack of discussion over a tennis player in a thread which was bumped from 2009!! Now not being on the same wavelength as yourself i have no idea what kind of point you were trying to make with the ' why am i not surprised' (the first one)?
being one of those Scotsmen being guilty of the crime of not discussing Andy Murray i'm genuinely intrigued at your post.
I also have my own 'suspicions' why there is a lack of of discussion, err there is the WORLD CUP on and that generally gets more attention from your red blooded Scotsman than a bit of Lawn tennis..
So there you go, you might ask the 'Scotswomen' or your fellow Canadians on why you are not discussing Andy Murray though.

PS stalking you would mean actually following your posts, and as for turning me on


I see that you must have read your own post , I do hope that your toilet bowl was empty when you used it Probably not . laugh.gif laugh.gif
Heather
Angel, we are all gutted for Andy. sad.gif

I was hoping he would do the double.
john.mcn
QUOTE (angel @ 2nd Jul 2014, 07:16pm) *
I see that you must have read your own post , I do hope that your toilet bowl was empty when you used it Probably not . laugh.gif laugh.gif


Still not going to expand on your previous statement then?
angel
QUOTE (Heather @ 2nd Jul 2014, 06:39pm) *
Angel, we are all gutted for Andy. sad.gif

I was hoping he would do the double.


I too felt bad for him ,
but who knows ,maybe next time .
cheers
Elma
I guess Andy Murray is a Scot again since he lost after playing and winning for Britain last year!
I'm happier that Raonic has made it to the semi-final thumbup.gif
angel
QUOTE (Elma @ 3rd Jul 2014, 01:53am) *
I guess Andy Murray is a Scot again since he lost after playing and winning for Britain last year!
I'm happier that Raonic has made it to the semi-final thumbup.gif


I know he made it to the semi - final , and now for the first time
we have to young Canadian players in that spot . Well done .

I always thought that Andy Murray was a Scot who represented the UK.
in international Tennis .
Melody
"I always thought that Andy Murray was a Scot who represented the UK.
in international Tennis "

Sadly, that is the case Angel.....................at the moment. yes.gif Hopefully not for much longer. smile.gif


ashfield
QUOTE (angel @ 3rd Jul 2014, 05:02am) *
I always thought that Andy Murray was a Scot who represented the UK.
in international Tennis .


That depends on whether he wins or loses rolleyes.gif
angel
QUOTE (Melody @ 3rd Jul 2014, 06:46am) *
"I always thought that Andy Murray was a Scot who represented the UK.
in international Tennis "

Sadly, that is the case Angel.....................at the moment. yes.gif Hopefully not for much longer. smile.gif


I have to assume Melody that your reference is to Scotland becoming
an independent country , however I do not see how this would
interfere with Andy Murray playing Tennis for the rest of the UK
Just wondering ,
angel
QUOTE (ashfield @ 3rd Jul 2014, 07:15am) *
That depends on whether he wins or loses rolleyes.gif



biggrin.gif biggrin.gif
john.mcn


The only thing Andy Murray plays for is himself. On the court there is no flags (thats for the royal box wink.gif ) or countries, just two athletes trying to win.
Elma
.......and Genie Bouchard is into the Final. clap.gif
Backcauseway
Had a sneak preview of the USA guys practising for the Davis Cup at the Emirates. Isner is 6ft 10in and thumping the serves so hard the yellow fluff is coming off the balls and sticking to the court. The court surface is like thin sandpaper. If the Bryants meet the Murrays on Saturday that may be a great match. Will Isner repeat his Wimbledon epic 2010? This is a terrific coup for Glasgow getting this tie. Yet the local press do not seem interested. There were USA press guys along. Watch out for the Davis Cup team Mercedes.
Melody
Good Luck today to Andy Murray. thumbup.gif smile.gif
tombro
Sadly, poor first set ! wub.gif wub.gif
Heather
I really thought Andy would win this time. sad.gif
Betsy2009
I know it's just how that matches fall but it does seem a bit unfair that one player gets a day's rest between matches and the other doesn't. Still, at least he'll get home for his baby now.
wellfield
Well'.....This man never seems to make it all the way most of the time,and it's happened once again.....watched many a TV interview of him,I find him to be a 'dour' bugger and lacking personality,not a good ambassador for his native country....congrats on his baby!
petunia
QUOTE (wellfield @ 31st Jan 2016, 08:50pm) *
Well'.....This man never seems to make it all the way most of the time,and it's happened once again.....watched many a TV interview of him,I find him to be a 'dour' bugger and lacking personality,not a good ambassador for his native country....congrats on his baby!



Have to agree with your Welly, beaten in straight sets as well cool.gif enjoy the sun and surf now.
Too bad for Raonic of Canada was doing well until her pulled something on his leg, next year????
lianmy
I know it's just how that matches fall but it does seem a bit unfair that one player gets a day's rest between matches and the other doesn't. Still, at least he'll get home for his baby now.
(not sure how you do this quote thing)

Betty - Andy did have a day's rest between matches, he played the Canadian on Friday night. Had Saturday off which he spent supporting his brother Jaime playing in the men's doubles which he won. The match did not finish until after 1 am Sunday morning.

I was gutted Andy did not win but he was really up against it. His wife pregnant on the other side of the world. His father-in-law had a heart attack at a match the other night. The match against the Canadian really was a hard fought battle, which I think Andy was lucky to win. I really think this was Andy's last chance to win the open, but who knows we could see him back here again next year.


Dykejumper
Novak is just too good,he has take the game to a new level his rivals
cant match.
lianmy
You are right Dykejumper, Novak really is too good not sure Andy has what it takes to beat him. Yesterday he visited one of the local preschools in the West of Melbourne. Where he made a donation of $20,000's he also spent time playing with the children. It was wonderful to see.
tombro
I'm not sure JC with a combination of Federer's, Nadal's and Murray's best shots could beat the Joker at the moment ! He's just 'fully in the groove !'

Tombro huh.gif huh.gif
wombat
rolleyes.gif
carmella
Thoroughly enjoying the coverage of Wimbledon, a must for me every year.

Well done Andy, let's hope he makes Wimbledon Winner this time.
Elma
Hoping Andy Murray gets into the Final BUT.... Milos Raonic has already made the Final so who do I support. The News bulletins here only show Raonic's games so if Murray makes it to the final we will see them both thumbup.gif tongue.gif

P.S as if you didn't know, Raonic is Canadian, the first one ever to be in the Final at Wimbledon.
angel
Come Sunday , I shall be watching both my favourite players in the Wimbledon finals .

Well done clap.gif Milos .
ashfield
I don't care who wins...........as long as he's Scottish tongue.gif
angel
QUOTE (ashfield @ 8th Jul 2016, 06:19pm) *
I don't care who wins...........as long as he's Scottish tongue.gif


Of course you do . biggrin.gif biggrin.gif
angel

I think today that I saw Andy Murray play the best game of his career

he is indeed a worthy champion . Congratulation to him.

Milos on the other hand did not play as well as he thought

he would , However he did have a great tournament

and cleared the way for Andy . tongue.gif biggrin.gif
carmella
I thoroughly enjoyed watching the game today. Well done Andy you are a credit to your Country, congratulations to him and everyone around him.
Betsy2009
Yes, well done Andy. We're proud of you.
Well done to Raonic too for getting so far.
The 'old' ones are starting to creak now.

Lendl actually smiled!!!
Elma
It was certainly a win-win situation for me, Andy the Scotsman winning and Raonic the Canadian the runner-up thumbup.gif I was watching the match until I had to leave for church this morning.
Dykejumper
A Canadian did win the Boy's Championship .
Betsy2009
... but a Scot won both the doubles and men's single of the wheelchair tennis.

Andy's not the only hero.

''Gordon Reid has kicked off a momentous day for Great Britain at Wimbledon by winning the Men’s Wheelchair Singles.
The 24-year-old defeated reigning Paralympic champion Stefan Olsson of Sweden in straight sets, 6-1 6-4, in front of a packed Court 17 at SW19.
Reid, who becomes the inaugural winner of the competition, adds the triumph to the doubles success he sealed with fellow Brit Alfie Hewitt on Saturday.''


carmella
Young Gordon also did himself and us proud, it's been a great week for the best of Scotland.

I had a colleague who was in his late 20s who became disabled as the result of an accident during athletics whilst in the RAF. This resulted in him being paralysed from the waist down, so he has lived in a wheelchair ever since as much of life as he could possibly cram in he did. I remember when he frequently went to Glasgow as it provided excellent facilities for disabled people with strong interests in athletics, tennis etc., so I know how hard he worked.

Well done Gordon we are all proud of you.
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