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The Andy Murray's Olympic Dreams discussion thread

scoobs
08-04-2008, 09:41 PM
Here we can discuss Andy's participation at the upcoming Olympics and hopefully celebrate some more great successes :)

16681
08-04-2008, 09:57 PM
I have to admit I wish Andy and other players weren't going. I think it is just too dangerous :scared: 16 people were just killed today in China. I know the Olympics are supposed to bring people of different countries together, but at this time in World History I'm not so sure that is a good idea :sad: Another case of some people spoiling something for everyone else :mad:

scoobs
08-04-2008, 10:00 PM
I'm sure security in Beijing itself is very tight - indeed, I heard on the news today it's ridiculously tight.

I think we have to go on as normal, and World History can go hang - I think cancelling the Olympics would be sending all the wrong sorts of signals re terrorism and such things.

I'm sure they'll be fine, well looked after, and the greater worries are the smog and the exhaustion of the extra travelling and tournament before the US Open.

potres
08-04-2008, 10:19 PM
i am in total agreement Mae. I dont think the security they have there is strong enough (just look at the torch relay - i know it wasnt just in china but still..) Its sad that we have to think this way because some idiots of this world. The anti-terror missiles are a good idea however

however...since Andy is going anyway, he might as well bring back the gold medal for team GB :devil:

16681
08-05-2008, 01:01 AM
i am in total agreement Mae. I dont think the security they have there is strong enough (just look at the torch relay - i know it wasnt just in china but still..) Its sad that we have to think this way because some idiots of this world. The anti-terror missiles are a good idea however

however...since Andy is going anyway, he might as well bring back the gold medal for team GB :devil:
Well a gold medal for Andy sounds great to me :D But I do think Andy and the other tennis players that are going to China will have their chances hurt for the U.S. Open :sad: I hope I'm wrong, but the travel alone is awful :eek:

GollyLou
08-05-2008, 06:15 AM
I hope I'm wrong, but the travel alone is awful :eek:

Well right now he's stuck in Cincy airport so yeah, you got that part about the travel right. :lol:

potres
08-05-2008, 09:08 PM
Well a gold medal for Andy sounds great to me :D But I do think Andy and the other tennis players that are going to China will have their chances hurt for the U.S. Open :sad: I hope I'm wrong, but the travel alone is awful :eek:

time will tell whether going to beijing will be a negative for us open planning. most of the top players are going to beijing so at least most will be on a level playing field with regards to the travel. however, having been lucky enough to travel round the world a few times myself, i can appreciate how tired the players will be

scoobs
08-05-2008, 09:21 PM
For me I'm not too worried about the medals, though they would be nice - I'm more keen for him to have a good time, enjoy the whole Olympic experience representing his country and soaking all that up - given the choice between a medal and a very big run at the US Open I'd rather the latter (which is one reason why a lot of people argue tennis shouldn't be at the Olympics, though I disagree with that)

NinaNina19
08-06-2008, 12:17 AM
For me I'm not too worried about the medals, though they would be nice - I'm more keen for him to have a good time, enjoy the whole Olympic experience representing his country and soaking all that up - given the choice between a medal and a very big run at the US Open I'd rather the latter (which is one reason why a lot of people argue tennis shouldn't be at the Olympics, though I disagree with that)
Same here. I don't think he will win gold or silver anyway.

Getta
08-06-2008, 07:34 PM
... given the choice between a medal and a very big run at the US Open I'd rather the latter...


I feel the same way about it.
Perhaps the evaluation might be quicker and more understandable if we put it in another way: a first round exit at the Olympics would not be as devastating as a first round exit at the US Open.

Works the same way for many aspects of ordinary life. ;)

neenah
08-06-2008, 11:54 PM
IMO Grand Slam > Olympics. I mean, look at Massu. :shrug:

Now that we've all agreed on that, I do hope Andy does well in Beijing!

*Raine
08-07-2008, 04:26 AM
Maybe Andy needs me in Beijing right now..... so he won't feel tired :devil::hearts::hearts:



Wait for me Andy :lol:

16681
08-07-2008, 05:27 AM
Well I think it is great that Andy and other players want to represent their countries.
However, I think a Slam win does more for any player's career than an Olympic Medal of any color IMHO.

Getta
08-07-2008, 08:25 AM
Andy's quarter:

(6) Andy MURRAY (GBR) vs. Yen-Hsun LU (TPE)
Agustin CALLERI (ARG) vs. Ivan LJUBICIC (CRO)
Marcos DANIEL (BRA) vs. Jurgen MELZER (AUT)
Frank DANCEVIC (CAN) vs. (9) Stanislas WAWRINKA (SUI)

(16) Radek STEPANEK (CZE) vs. Michael LLODRA (FRA)
Sam QUERREY (USA) vs. Igor ANDREEV (RUS)
Lleyton HEWITT (AUS) vs. Jonas BJORKMAN (SWE)
Potito STARACE (ITA) vs. (2) Rafael NADAL (ESP)

*esther*
08-07-2008, 09:31 AM
I hope both of them were reaching Beijing safely as Jamie's stranded in HKIA for 11 hours. :(

Getta
08-07-2008, 10:45 AM
In the doubles Andy is teaming up with Jamie. They will be playing Canadians Daniel Nestor and Frederic Niemeyer in the first round.

wales1994
08-07-2008, 01:31 PM
OMG Andy has a tough draw possible round 3 v Wawrinka

a Q-F v Nadal

and then possilbly a SF v Djokovic

God i wanted him to be in same draw as Federer :devil:

Aenea
08-07-2008, 02:44 PM
Good luck, Andy :wavey:

NinaNina19
08-07-2008, 04:57 PM
Andy's draw :help: .

scoobs
08-07-2008, 06:46 PM
Not a good draw really :)

NinaNina19
08-07-2008, 09:35 PM
It doesn't matter though as long as he has a nice experience. Who knows, maybe he will beat Nadal.

Duncan
08-07-2008, 10:08 PM
Andy for the gold medal!

Getta
08-07-2008, 10:09 PM
Stan is always thought to be a dangerous opponent.

It all depends on whether the players are pumped up on adrenaline to play Olympic tennis.

dodoboy
08-09-2008, 07:19 PM
Andy for a medal!

Time to beat Rafa!

Stranger things have happened at OG! :)

Getta
08-10-2008, 06:22 PM
Monday OoP

COURT 1

Not before 17:00
(6) Andy MURRAY (GBR) vs. Yen-Hsun LU (TPE)

scoobs
08-10-2008, 06:26 PM
Also due to play his first doubles, postponed from today, at around 7.30pm local time with Jamie.

More rain delays are expected though.

*Raine
08-11-2008, 12:00 PM
I just saw the livescore... :eek: at the first set (7-6 Lu). I didn't expect that.

Come on Andy :bigclap: you have to do better in the 2nd set.

scoobs
08-11-2008, 12:34 PM
Andy went down 7-6 6-4.

Lu played a blinder. Andy wasn't at his best but he wasn't terrible - but couldn't find a way to get on top :(

*Raine
08-11-2008, 12:41 PM
Whoa :eek: (just saw the score for the 2nd)

:sad:

scoobs
08-11-2008, 12:53 PM
He'll be so disappointed.

And disgusted with himself because he created many chances but never found a way to get on top.

neenah
08-11-2008, 03:41 PM
Oh no, Andy.

I just hope he's not too crushed after playing some great tennis in the US.

At least he'll have a lot of time to get used to the US Open courts, conditions, and time zone. Better luck next time Andy.

Getta
08-11-2008, 06:05 PM
Andy and Jamie won their match against Nestor and Niemeyer 4-6 6-3 6-4. :yeah:

Clement and Llodra, most probably, are waiting at the very next corner. They have raced into a 6-4 5*-4 lead against Elrich and Ram.

neenah
08-11-2008, 08:05 PM
Oh, right - the doubles! I take back that part in my other post about having more time. :p That is, unless he loses early in doubles too :awww:

amdany
08-11-2008, 08:22 PM
:awww: Andy

JustJames
08-12-2008, 01:19 AM
Disappointing result and performance, Andy just didn't seem to be there mentally; the usual moping and fist pumping didn't really make an appearance.. :sad:


The one positive was that it was nice to see Andy in some clothes [& cap] that appeared to actually fit him.. How long is his contract with Fred Perry!? :p

*Raine
08-12-2008, 04:44 AM
Winning the doubles with Jamie made my day a little better :banana:

Getta
08-13-2008, 03:18 PM
Andy and Jamie lost to Clement and Llodra 1-6 3-6.

I sort of expected them to lose as Clement and Llodra is a good, well-established doubles team. Though I didn't expect the match to be as a one-sided as the scoreline suggests.

neenah
08-13-2008, 03:48 PM
That's a shame they lost. :awww:

scoobs
08-13-2008, 04:04 PM
Yeah I think he's going to be very disappointed :(

Hopefully this spurs him on to a great US Open though.

*Raine
08-13-2008, 04:55 PM
Andy and Jamie lost to Clement and Llodra 1-6 3-6.

I sort of expected them to lose as Clement and Llodra is a good, well-established doubles team. Though I didn't expect the match to be as a one-sided as the scoreline suggests.

Good luck to Andy in the US Open :).

I admit that I rooted for Clement and Llodra (my second favorite doubles team) in their match. But I felt bad for Andy and Jamie too :sad:.

16681
08-15-2008, 03:14 AM
I hope Andy can rebound and do well at the U.S. Open :unsure: IMHO a Slam is more important in a tennis career than a medal ;)

l_mac
09-10-2008, 11:42 PM
Worst thread title ever.

scoobs
09-10-2008, 11:57 PM
Up yer clunge.

l_mac
09-10-2008, 11:59 PM
You don't deny it.

But then, how could you?

scoobs
09-11-2008, 12:21 AM
You don't deny it.

But then, how could you?
I dont recognise your authority in this matter.