General Discussion: The Tennis Appreciation Thread


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smith
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16 Jul 2017 14:58
Wimbledon been plagued by injuries this year and the final was no different. That was a very forgettable final. However the history books will tell the true story. Federer = GOAT Ubercool
stoney
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posted 16 Jul 2017 18:34, edited 16 Jul 2017 18:34
GOAT no doubt, living ledgend Ubercool
smith
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posted 2 Jan 2018 11:50, edited 2 Jan 2018 11:50
This could quite possibly be my last Andy Murray post on here. Looks like the hip injury is going to keep him out of many a tennis tournament in 2018 as well as 2017 now. Age won't be helping him with a comeback either as wrong side of 30 this year too.

I accept his career is over now. Thanks for the memories Andy. And allowing me to bump this thread so many times over the last decade. Almost certain British tennis won't give us another Andy in our lifetimes to support. And as for the many that hated him , well they won't even have anyone to hate on now.


A true underdog that fought hard to keep himself at the top of the game in an era of tennis greats, whilst beating them a fair few times along the way. Thanks for the many memories. You will be missed.
stoney
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4 Jan 2018 19:43
Bit soon to write him off, Even with his age and an operation, has potential to bag another slam.
smith
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posted 23 Jan 2018 13:45, edited 23 Jan 2018 13:45
smith wrote: Almost certain British tennis won't give us another Andy in our lifetimes to support.

What do I know? Laughing out loud

Just over two weeks later after that comment of mine we have a Brit* in the semi-final to face Cilic after Nadal retired against him just now.

Federer still in other side of the draw.

Murray beat Cilic in the semi-final of the Oz Open in 2010 to reach his first Grand Slam final where he got spanked in straight sets by Federer.

*South-African born, but Welsh mum living in UK since he was three. Sticking out tongue
stoney
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posted 28 Jan 2018 19:42, edited 28 Jan 2018 19:42
Goat and up there with the worlds best ever Ubercool Ubercool

In any sport
smith
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10658 posts since 5/5/04

29 Jan 2018 00:11
Agreed. Nadal ain't getting close now.
YLAup
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14 Jul 2018 20:01
I see Kerber is donning some palace gear in her winning photos.
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posted 11 Jan 2019 01:25, edited 11 Jan 2019 01:25
Murray to retire this year possibly even before Wimbledon. Shame to hear this was genuinely proud to have an elite Scottish sportsperson. Hopefully he invests his time and effort into coaching and developing the next generations talent.

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/live/2019/jan/11/andy-murray-announces-impending-retirement-from-tennis-live
swede
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7332 posts since 21/3/09

11 Jan 2019 10:06
smith mate - how you holding up?
joeyjojo
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3807 posts since 24/8/06

11 Jan 2019 10:13
Yeah defo sad news about Murray, still somewhat achieved a lot in probably the most difficult time to be a tennis player. Those 4 are far and away the best tennis players of all time. Made watching old videos of Sampras, Agassi etc genuinely embarrassing to watch.
stoney
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11 Jan 2019 12:45
Great player, maxed his abilities, doesn’t make all time too 10 though. I kind of agree loosely with this all time 10 list.

https://howtheyplay.com/individual-sports/Top-10-Greatest-Male-Tennis-Players-of-All-Time
smith
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11 Jan 2019 13:11
Murray played in an Era of which the top 3 tennis players of all time played in and he beat them to 3 Grand Slam titles. Stan the Man the only other player in the last decade to have a good record against the 3 greats.

The GOAT debate and who makes a list is for me a pointless venture, as after you've looked at dominance (Fed and Nadal) you have to realise how much tennis has evolved since yesteryear and that pretty much every one of those players from 7 to 10 would have struggled to achieve what Andy did during his time at the top.
joeyjojo
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11 Jan 2019 14:29
Couldn’t agree more. The rain days at wimbey when they play old matches just prove that.