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Reply #330
No Andy Murray, World Cup is on, finding it hard to give any f*cks about Wimbledon this year.
(apart from the extra idiots crowding my daily commute).

I do appreciate Tricky's updates though, just in case anything worth checking out happens.


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Reply #331
Jay Clarke, the young d*rby player, has just taken Ernest Gulbis (former top ten player) into a deciding set.  Wild card justified already!

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Reply #332
Konta: Appears to be not at it, and on the verge of going out with a whimper.

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Reply #333
It's like the old days! No British women left after the second round. Only one (Edmund) left in the Mens. No local interest in the second week again?

No wonder the great British public don't much like tennis.  We're sh!t (Great Scot! aside).

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Reply #334
Tennis is just dull to watch, nowadays. No getting past that.

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Reply #335
I do not find it in the least dull.  Quite the opposite.  This is the golden era of mens tennis.  There have been so many amazing matches. For over a decade. The balance of skill and athleticism is unprecedented across so many tightly matched competitors in elite level solo sport. 

Anyone in the top 100 is a hell of a player. 



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Reply #338
It’s a shame. But the man is an absolute great... one of my favourite sportsmen of all time. There’s going to be much talk of his achievements relative to other Brits.. but that disrespects him greatly. He never quite reached the heights of the other three... but he stood apart from everyone else theoughoit the most incredible era of his sport. He’s one of the greatest athletes to come from our Isles. And I really liked him too.

Well played, Andy, well played.
this is an excellent rectangle

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Reply #339
There’s going to be much talk of his achievements relative to other Brits.. but that disrespects him greatly. He never quite reached the heights of the other three...


Jeremy Bates
Buster Mottram

Who was the third one?

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Reply #340
John Lloyd?

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Reply #341
I was thinking Annabelle Croft - she is my favourite British tennis player of all time

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Reply #342
he stood apart from everyone else theoughoit the most incredible era of his sport.
I think that's the key - any other era and he'd have dominated for a decade, but to be playing at the same time as Nadal, Federer and Djokovic is tough. That he beat them multiple times shows just how good he was.
Never really liked him though.

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Reply #343
I'm not fussed about tennis, but I found him likeable and he was clearly a great sportsman and athlete. It's a shame to see him have to finish his career in this way, and he's obviously gutted about it.

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Reply #344
Didn't Borg retire at, like, 25?

Put your feet up son. Enjoy your money. Olympic gold in London and 2 x Wimbledons makes you an iconic British sportsman for the next 50 years.

"Come on, Tim!"