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Jay Murray loses in Queens qualies.

Andi-M
06-08-2008, 01:04 AM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tennis/7438210.stm

Murray loses Queen's singles bid

Jamie Murray's hopes of playing in this year's Artois Championships singles at Queen's Club ended after he was beaten in the first round of qualifying.

Britain's number one doubles player had received a wildcard for the qualifying draw, but fell 7-5 6-3 to Poland's Lucasz Kubot in west London.

But Murray, 22, is staying positive about a wildcard for Wimbledon in June.

He said: "It would be very exciting to play in the tournament. If I get the opportunity I would be very grateful."

Eight wildcards are available for the men's and women's Wimbledon events and are given to players whose ranking is not high enough to enter the event on merit.

But Murray - who had not played a top singles match since last April - is currently without a world singles ranking.

And despite his straight-sets defeat by Kubot, Murray said he was "reasonably happy" with the way he played.

"It's good to get a match before the doubles, hit a lot of serves, a lot of returns, getting used to moving forward, so it was worthwhile," said the Scot, who will partner Max Mirnyi in the men's doubles at Queen's.

Meanwhile, the draw has been made for the first-round proper and while British number one Andy Murray has an initial bye, he could face tough opposition later on.

Murray, seeded sixth, is likely to face French veteran Sebastien Grosjean in round two, with four-time winner Andy Roddick a possible quarter-final opponent and Rafael Nadal potentially waiting in the semis.

World number three Novak Djokovic is in the opposite half of the draw.

British wildcard Josh Goodall has been drawn against four-time Artois champion Lleyton Hewitt, while Alex Bogdanovic will play a qualifier when the action gets under way on Monday.

Fellow British wildcard Dan Evans takes on former Wimbledon semi-finalist Xavier Malisse.

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Jay should really stop attention seeking now and just concentrate on his strengths. He is a fantastic doubles player why is he so desperate to play singles these days. There are enough Brit mugs that play singles....We dont need another one :p

Andre♥
06-08-2008, 01:07 AM
8 games to Kubot is probably two times more what most British players would do. :lol:

TankingTheSet
06-08-2008, 01:29 AM
The reason he wants to play singles is probably pure desperation because he can't win in a match in doubles at the moment, whether that's due to his partner Max Mirnyi or himself is the big question.

Corey Feldman
06-08-2008, 01:33 AM
unlucky son

keep plugging away at it

Jimnik
06-08-2008, 02:44 AM
I saw some of it. Even though he serve-volleyed most of the time he was still trying to rally too much. He should have tried to approach the net more often, even in the return games but he thought he could slug it out from the back. That game he played at 5-6 in the 1st was just a classic case of crumpling under pressure. That basically lost him the match, it was quite even up until then.

jazar
06-08-2008, 08:00 AM
grass is the surface he could have the most success on in singles. his problem is that he needs to get to the net on absolute every point to make up for his lack of groundstrokes

Nathaliia
06-08-2008, 08:44 AM
It doesn't bode well for him since Kubot sucks, and this year he sucks even more than usual; lately he lost to a person from 7th hundred, lol...

Knightmace
06-08-2008, 08:52 AM
Tough luck.

GuiroNl
06-08-2008, 08:54 AM
Why is he playing singles? :scratch:

Horatio Caine
06-08-2008, 09:06 AM
The match-up really wasn't that bad for him...I mean, Kubot lost to a semi-retired Gimelstob, last season. On that basis, he has proved just why he shouldn't be given a Wimbledon WC either, although I see no real harm giving him entry into qualies, if we wouldn't be depriving someone more deserving from a place.

Forever-Delayed
06-08-2008, 10:00 AM
Bloomfield, Slabinsky and Ward all beat higher ranked opponents in the first round, and only Slabinksy failed to repeat the trick in round 2 (and he only lost in 3), yet all the British press focuses on is Murray's defeat.

I know he wanted to play singles, but he's proven to be a bit of an idiot with his comments, saying he wanted the WC because most of the other British players wouldn't win anyway... on a day where all the others do.

Jonny Marray, Ken Skupski and possibly even Chris Eaton and Neil Bamford would probably all have beaten Kubot based on the form they showed last week, and if Murray can get 8 games, I think these 4 would all have got a lot more and could have won the match.

This loss shows why he shouldn't get a Wimbledon WC, and he shouldn't even get a qualifying one as there are many other players who would have a better chance of winning a match

The Pro
06-08-2008, 10:12 AM
I know he wanted to play singles, but he's proven to be a bit of an idiot with his comments, saying he wanted the WC because most of the other British players wouldn't win anyway... on a day where all the others do.

This loss shows why he shouldn't get a Wimbledon WC, and he shouldn't even get a qualifying one as there are many other players who would have a better chance of winning a match

He said that? The kids got some gob on him. I like him in a he's-scottish-and-funny-looking kind of way, and I hope he does well. But he should get in line with everyone else.

Forever-Delayed
06-08-2008, 10:19 AM
He said that? The kids got some gob on him. I like him in a he's-scottish-and-funny-looking kind of way, and I hope he does well. But he should get in line with everyone else.

It was something like that, but that was the jist of the comment he made anyway.

ae wowww
06-08-2008, 10:24 AM
I imagine first round prize money is very exciting. He can't get main draw wildcard because the ranking has to be #250 or better. Quallies, I hope he doesn't.

CooCooCachoo
06-08-2008, 03:19 PM
It'd be a joke if he gets a WC for the main draw, really.

Ivanatis
06-08-2008, 03:25 PM
so did 27 other guys

where are their articles?!:o

ae wowww
06-08-2008, 05:48 PM
It'd be a joke if he gets a WC for the main draw, really.

It would have to be a joke - as I stated, it's not possible. He doesn't fulfil the criteria even to receive one.

Horatio Caine
06-08-2008, 05:53 PM
It would have to be a joke - as I stated, it's not possible. He doesn't fulfil the criteria even to receive one.

Well, he's got a very good (albeit over-inflated) doubles ranking, so I guess there is room for an exception in the rules...but he shouldn't even be considered for a WC...shocking that they haven't already turned him down.

I hope Johnny Marray gets one.

ae wowww
06-08-2008, 06:45 PM
Well, he's got a very good (albeit over-inflated) doubles ranking, so I guess there is room for an exception in the rules...but he shouldn't even be considered for a WC...shocking that they haven't already turned him down.

I hope Johnny Marray gets one.

Until a few years ago, the cut off was #175 for the rule, but because we had no players in that, they reduce it to #250 so they didn't have to give to foreign players. They are strict, so neither will get main draw wildies.