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Old 14-01-19, 10:32 AM   #201
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This is sad to watch. Reckon this will be his last match. He's fighting, but his body looks broken.
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Old 14-01-19, 10:47 AM   #202
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Outside chance he might try and bow out at Wimbledon, but I can't imagine he will want to if he isn't going to be competitive.

The end of an era.
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Old 14-01-19, 10:48 AM   #203
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Kyle Edmund lost to Berdych.
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Old 14-01-19, 11:32 AM   #204
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Andy wins the third set, goes ballistic.

Its such a shame, because other than not being able to turn on one hip, he still has all the tools and attributes to be competing at the very top.
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Old 14-01-19, 11:33 AM   #205
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Murray wins the 3rd set! Remarkable. Can't see him lasting another 2 sets though, limping in between points.

What a legend!
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Old 14-01-19, 11:36 AM   #206
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Murray wins the 3rd set! Remarkable. Can't see him lasting another 2 sets though, limping in between points.

What a legend!


So much Yeah, doubt his hip is looking forward to five sets.

He HAS to keep going to Wimbledon, will be much easier than hard court.

It feels like a fitting venue for him to go out. I reckon he can win a few early rounds there, if he gets a kind draw.

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Old 14-01-19, 12:29 PM   #207
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into the fifth set it goes.
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Old 14-01-19, 01:18 PM   #208
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I shed a little tear at the end there.

Bit awks when he said he would try and make a comeback and then they played a video of a bunch of his fellow pros wishing him a good retirement
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Old 14-01-19, 01:21 PM   #209
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Likewise

Sounds like there is a minuscule chance that he can make a comeback. But has a major operation to take on first.

I reckon he’d have had to pull out of he’d won today after 5 sets.
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Old 14-01-19, 02:07 PM   #210
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It was a bit weird at the end Obviously the odds are stacked against him but...

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Old 21-01-19, 06:35 PM   #211
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It’s kicked off a bit between Dan Evans and Jamie Murray...!

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Old 27-01-19, 11:55 AM   #212
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That was some display from Djokovic. Battered Nadal
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Old 27-01-19, 12:08 PM   #213
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15 Slams. Anyone think he can catch Federer's 20?

I could see him winning Wimbledon and the US this year, and those two plus Oz again next year. Think he'll go close.
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Old 27-01-19, 01:28 PM   #214
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I think he can.

He is the best player around by a distance right now.

If he can stay fit for the next 3/4 years then he can do it.

Sooo frustrating for Andy - this would be the time for him to challenge and win some slams.
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Old 27-01-19, 01:43 PM   #215
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Depends how he goes injury wise. He could get a few gimmies towards the end of his career like Federer got at the start of his. We are going to be somewhat between eras until the Zverev's, Tsitsipas' and Thiem's of the world mature and step up.

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I think he can.

He is the best player around by a distance right now.

If he can stay fit for the next 3/4 years then he can do it.

Sooo frustrating for Andy - this would be the time for him to challenge and win some slams.
Murray was (is?) a decent enough player, but even at best wouldn't have gotten near Nadal and Novak the way they played this tournament.
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Old 27-01-19, 01:48 PM   #216
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15 Slams. Anyone think he can catch Federer's 20?

I could see him winning Wimbledon and the US this year, and those two plus Oz again next year. Think he'll go close.
I think Rafa will still win a few French Opens but good grief he was poor today, even with Djokovic being the best I've seen to date.

Rafa looked like fodder today. A real chance for him to get to GOAT winning everything twice. Maybe that and Djokovic's game were too much pressure.
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Old 27-01-19, 01:48 PM   #217
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Depends how he goes injury wise. He could get a few gimmies towards the end of his career like Federer got at the start of his. We are going to be somewhat between eras until the Zverev's, Tsitsipas' and Thiem's of the world mature and step up.



Murray was (is?) a decent enough player, but even at best wouldn't have gotten near Nadal and Novak the way they played this tournament.
Disagree.

At his best he was a level below them but hed still be challenging. And on occasion would bloody a few noses.
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Old 27-01-19, 01:54 PM   #218
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Nadal didn’t turn up today, played nowhere near the levels of earlier in the tournament. Djokovic worthy winner today but fuck me that was made easy for him.

Certainly going to be getting close to Federers 20 titles I think, wouldn’t rule out Nadal getting a bit closer as well

Really need to see the younger guys step up soon as the dominance of the top 3 men has now been for a ridiculous period of time.
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Old 29-01-19, 10:16 AM   #219
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I see Andy has gone under the knife this week to have that hip resurfacing op.

So he is obviously hoping that this op gives him another chance at playing. Apparently Bob Bryan had the same op and returned to playing 6 months later.

No guarantees but it would be Andy Murray as fuck to actually be retired by the entire tour before coming back to compete at the top.

Fingers crossed
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Old 29-01-19, 10:53 AM   #220
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I reckon this is more about improving his quality of life. Bob Bryan was a doubles player wasn't he, and I'm sure Murray was pretty clear that there'd be next to no hope of returning to top level singles after this op. Reckon he might make a swansong at Wimbledon but otherwise we're done.
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Old 29-01-19, 11:10 AM   #221
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I tend to agree that it may be the end of the road, though reports are saying that he will rehab and see how he gets on.

I'd need to look out his exact quote, but this operation was as you say to get rid of pain thus increasing his quality of life, but that he didnt know how it would work in terms of playing, no way he wont look into it. He has apparently been keeping in touch with Bob Bryan who played doubles at the AO this year after having the same op.

The odds are heavily stacked against him, but you never know... Im not giving up hope until he unequivocally says he has retired

I'd have though almost zero chance of Wimbledon this year though as the recovery is apparently a minimum of 6 months.
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Old 29-01-19, 11:18 AM   #222
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I'd be shocked if Murray makes it back to anywhere near the top level if he did try to make it back to the tour.

I'd say this surgery is for his long term well being and quality of life. He's been World Number 1, won 3 majors and a double Olympic champion and not forgetting his rather healthy bank balance;unless he felt he could get right back to the top of the game I just don't think he'd risk it
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Old 29-01-19, 11:19 AM   #223
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Poor Buzzo. I believe you're in stage 1 of your 7 stages of grief. Denial
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Old 29-01-19, 11:36 AM   #224
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Old 06-03-19, 02:16 PM   #225
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Pain free now, post op.

Says rehab is going well and he's 'doing it for Buzzo'

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Pain free now, post op.

Says rehab is going well and he's 'doing it for Buzzo'

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/20...ying-prospects




It amazing what a bit of positive support can achieve.

It would be so amazing to see him back at the top. There must be a chance.

It would be his career as a metaphor of one of his matches if he bounces back from being retired at the Aus Open to compete at the top again.
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Old 06-03-19, 02:26 PM   #227
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That last quote gives you an insight into what he really thinks/hopes.

He was getting to Slam 1/4's on one leg. Anything is possible with 2.

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"I think it is possible to return to singles, but I don't want to say it is highly likely because it hasn't been done before. I can't look at another tennis player and say that guy has done it.

"The surgeons said I can try but couldn't give me any guarantees.

"The thing that gives me hope is that in Australia and in the past 18 months, my hip was in a really bad way and I was still able to compete and win matches against very good players."

"If my hip is better now and with less pain there is a chance I could do it again."
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Old 06-03-19, 09:55 PM   #228
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The reality is though he wasn’t was he; he wasn’t getting to the second week of slams with his issues certainly on a regular basis.

Can he crack on and challenge to win again ? Maybe but let’s see. He needs to prove to himself at the very least that he can at least compete let alone win.
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The reality is though he wasn’t was he; he wasn’t getting to the second week of slams with his issues certainly on a regular basis.

Can he crack on and challenge to win again ? Maybe but let’s see. He needs to prove to himself at the very least that he can at least compete let alone win.


I’m talking about the last Wimbledon he played when he limped to the 1/4s (I appreciate that was 2 years ago Since he has been rehabbing and coming back he hasn’t been able to play back to back matches.

That said he took Roberto Bautista Agut to 5 sets in his ‘last’ match and Agut went to the 1/4s of the Aus Open.

The big question is fitness. Ability isn’t an issue. It would be amazing if he managed it.
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