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Scottish Grand Slam winners?

Federer's "150,000 year" comment, and stats on the time since the last male British Gchampion, have been widely quoted. However, nobody seems to have pointed out that, if he wins, Murray will be the first ever male Scottish Grand Slam winner. I suspect this will mean more to him than being the first British male GS champion since the 1930s - I think he considers himself a Scot first and a Brit second. Look at those Scottish flag armbands he wears.

It will also be one of (if not the) greatest sporting achievements ever by a Scot. How many Scottish champions have there been at the main global sports? I can only think of golf choker Colin Montgomerie.
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Scotland have had great champions,
Chris Hoy who has won numerous gold medals in cycling.
Colin McCrae World Rally Championship winner on numerous times.
Sir Alex Ferguson has won numerous premier leagues and arguably one of the best football managers ever.
Sir Jackie Stewart world champion F1 driver
Stephen Hendry, 7 time snooker champ
Sir Matt Busby won the European Cup in 1968
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Re: Scottish Grand Slam winners?

Jackie Stewart - top class



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Re: Scottish Grand Slam winners?

Football is a team sport. Man Utd's teams have barely contained any Scots.

I'll give you Jackie Stewart.

The rest are small time sports. Few people outside the UK will have heard of the people you quote.
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Re: Scottish Grand Slam winners?

His brother Jamie won the mixed doubles at Wimbledon in 2007. Ok.. it was mixed dubs but it does count, technically.
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Jackie Stewart - top class
Jim Clark as well. From what I have read, he was even more dominating in F1 than Jackie Stewart.
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Re: Scottish Grand Slam winners?

Come to think of it, we really haven't had many individual global sport champions over the past 50 odd years. We've had some great footballers like Kenny Dalglish, Dennis Law, and managers like Alex Ferguson, Jock Stein, Bill Shankly & Matt Busby, but they've all been part of team sports. Don't forget the Scottish Women's Curling team as well ...

Colin McRae has had numerous notable video games named after him, so he must have had some global success for him to have been asked by Codemasters to endorse their games. RIP.

Jackie Stewart & Jim Clark are two from the F1 world. Chris Hoy from within the Cycling fraternity.

Providing Murray has a full, long & enriched tennis career lined with GS success, he should be one of our greatest ever Scotsmen.
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Jim Clark as well. From what I have read, he was even more dominating in F1 than Jackie Stewart.
True. had forgotten him



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Re: Scottish Grand Slam winners?

Don Budge [6 slams] was the son of Scottish immigrants.

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They are tough to beat in Caber Tossing.

I am also pretty sure that in the world of professional eating, a Scotsman holds the record for "Haggis eating".

Bagpipe playing?

Sheep shagging?

And who has prettier legs than a Scotsman?
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You forget that if he wins he'll be BRITISH and if he loses he'll return to being SCOTTISH.
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Re: Scottish Grand Slam winners?

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Football is a team sport. Man Utd's teams have barely contained any Scots.

I'll give you Jackie Stewart.

The rest are small time sports. Few people outside the UK will have heard of the people you quote.
Bollocks. Those are all legends and should be known by anyone remotely interested in sports.

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Re: Scottish Grand Slam winners?

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Football is a team sport. Man Utd's teams have barely contained any Scots.

I'll give you Jackie Stewart.

The rest are small time sports. Few people outside the UK will have heard of the people you quote.
Chris Hoy is a legend and forget that Murray is a bigger server than the 90s crap this is the biggest load of bullshit from you yet.

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