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Andy Murray first 2012 victim of gladiatorial tennis

masterclass
02-01-2012, 11:02 AM
Andy Murray is sadly the first top 4 victim of gladiatorial tennis in slow playing conditions and appears to be out of action for weeks.
See article on BBC site here (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/tennis/16811960).

Respectfully,
masterclass

philosophicalarf
02-01-2012, 11:14 AM
Not surprising, his match with Djokovic was brutal - he'd have had nothing left for the final.

Djokovic of course.......

Deathless Mortal
02-01-2012, 11:17 AM
It is amazing how often these stories are repeated when Davis Cup availablity is needed

When Dubai comes along, the Injuries will have disappeared

Exactly.
Lacko would be too tough for him anyway though.

masterclass
02-01-2012, 11:21 AM
It is amazing how often these stories are repeated when Davis Cup availablity is needed

When Dubai comes along, the Injuries will have disappeared

If that's all it is, it's a shame.
Let's not be too quick to judge though.
Davis Cup may have just come at the wrong time, coinciding with his injuries.

Respectfully,
masterclass

scoobs
02-01-2012, 11:26 AM
It is amazing how often these stories are repeated when Davis Cup availablity is needed

When Dubai comes along, the Injuries will have disappeared

You haven't had a good word to say about him since he was born so this comment doesn't surprise me :)

Time Violation
02-01-2012, 12:13 PM
One tough match and he's injured? :confused:

Hewitt =Legend
02-01-2012, 12:23 PM
Highly doubt he would have played regardless. The top guys have a pretty good idea about their schedule months in advance and he was saying at the beginning of the season he already had some niggling injuries.

The semi final match is a good excuse though.

masterclass
02-01-2012, 12:24 PM
One tough match and he's injured? :confused:

As any athlete knows, it only takes one wrong step, or an over extension to the shoulder, etc. to incur an injury. So certainly a tough match can generate new or aggravate previous injuries.

As much as some would like them all to be indestructible automatons, they are still made of flesh and blood.

It wouldn't surprise me to see Mr. Djokovic or Mr. Nadal unfortunately suffer injuries by the end of Roland Garros, or earlier if they continue playing as they have.

Respectfully,
masterclass

chalkdust
02-01-2012, 12:38 PM
Davis Cup is utterly pointless, in my opinion, and in any case Great Britain is not exactly challenging for the trophy, so I think Andy is wise to avoid playing in it if it doesn't suit him. As regards his injuries, I somehow doubt they are all that severe. This is probably just a way of saving face all round.

Time Violation
02-01-2012, 12:40 PM
As any athlete knows, it only takes one wrong step, or an over extension to the shoulder, etc. to incur an injury. So certainly a tough match can generate new or aggravate previous injuries.

As much as some would like them all to be indestructible automatons, they are still made of flesh and blood.

Of course, one could get injured in the bathroom, or picking up something from the basement, but certainly it doesn't help Murray's slam chances.

Branimir
02-01-2012, 12:56 PM
The title of this almost made me puke.

ballbasher101
02-01-2012, 01:28 PM
He is not a Davis cup guy. I don't blame him because our team sucks. Winning a major is more important for him and the nation.

Allez
02-01-2012, 01:48 PM
It's time for the rest of the rubble to step up. Let the captain earn his stripes.

NID
02-01-2012, 02:19 PM
One tough match and he's injured? :confused:

Few minor niggling brutal injuries.

Noleta
02-01-2012, 02:21 PM
He is not a Davis cup guy. I don't blame him because our team sucks. Winning a major is more important for him and the nation.

Agree.He can win his matches,and still GB can't be sure of qualifying.:shrug:

I'm sure he'll be fine,and ready for Dubai and the next important tournaments,where he doesn't have that many points to defend

LawrenceOfTennis
02-01-2012, 02:54 PM
Only mentally retarded people use these "spartan" and "gladiator" expressions.

masterclass
02-01-2012, 03:51 PM
Only mentally retarded people use these "spartan" and "gladiator" expressions.
Despite what your opinion may be of my "gladiatorial" word usage, only someone of extremely low class, shallow, disrespectful, and rude uses a serious disability as a subject of their witticisms or commentary. People that are cognitively challenged are not subject for ridicule and insult, but of caring.

You should be ashamed of yourself.

Respectfully,
masterclass

Deivid23
02-01-2012, 03:59 PM
It is amazing how often these stories are repeated when Davis Cup availablity is needed

When Dubai comes along, the Injuries will have disappeared

You seem to be a big fan of Andrew

tektonac
02-01-2012, 04:05 PM
i thought his arm fell off by just reading the title.

finishingmove
02-01-2012, 04:21 PM
bogdanovic will carry you