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When will an English player win a GS?

abraxas21
09-11-2012, 01:15 AM
Fred Perry was the last one in 1936...

ImmzB
09-11-2012, 01:16 AM
Yeah.... Hopefully! :)

Super Djoker
09-11-2012, 01:31 AM
Are you joking ? There is not one single English player who can win regularly on the Challenger circuit ! Never mind a slam challenger ! It won,t happen in my lifetime. There is no Englishman CLOSE TO THE TOUR ! I would love there to be one ! I like Novak for his passion and being a personality . But seriously , English slam Challenger . It won,t be likely to happen until Murray retires and by then u can bet THERE WILL BE MORE ANDY MURRAY,s . Not on his level but I bet you more and more top Brits will be scots after this .

stripes
09-11-2012, 01:33 AM
I know right no english player is winning a slam anytime soon, Its why I cannot support Murray because of all that scottish stuff... its just me personally...

Ben.
09-11-2012, 01:34 AM
Johnny Groove will get dual citizenship and bring one home for them :rocker2:

selyoink
09-11-2012, 01:43 AM
Maybe never. If Scotland becomes independent country will Murray's triumph no longer count for UK?

Bagelicious
09-11-2012, 01:43 AM
Not until the apocalypse.

stripes
09-11-2012, 01:54 AM
Maybe never. If Scotland becomes independent country will Murray's triumph no longer count for UK?

:lol: I am not sure scotland can do it if they become independent. Good luck to them but we all Know Murray did it for Scotland.

buddyholly
09-11-2012, 02:10 AM
Laura Robson is the best hope.

But maybe you can't become English by immigration, just British. Interesting question. Can an immigrant to England be English? I guess not, because you can only immigrate to the UK. I find this conundrum more interesting than the thread title.

delpiero7
09-11-2012, 02:28 AM
Nobody cares.

The English are too busy dominating in proper sports like darts and snooker (barring a few of Scots). An honourable mention also goes to cycling, but that's hardly physically taxing, so doesn't really deserve to be called a sport.

In summary, we're so awesome at other sports that we let the second rate nations battle it out for the prizes in a shitty sport like tennis.

:p

TigerTim
09-11-2012, 02:29 AM
Murray is English







:p

GugaF1
09-11-2012, 02:48 AM
Before Chile gets its first men slam title. At least the UK is close enough.

Super Djoker
09-11-2012, 02:56 AM
Laura Robson is the best hope.

But maybe you can't become English by immigration, just British. Interesting question. Can an immigrant to England be English? I guess not, because you can only immigrate to the UK. I find this conondrum more interesting than the thread title.

Being a Aussie she,ll be Desendant from a English convict as the Aussie accent comes from the London cockney accent ! On a technical term Andy Murray,s English and I am Desendant from a Italian . So let's stop all the technical crap and just call her British . Seeing as she grew up in London , I,de say English !

Super Djoker
09-11-2012, 02:58 AM
If you want to get really daft Murray,s nan was born in England , lol . No seriously . He is a scot !

Super Djoker
09-11-2012, 03:05 AM
Laura Robson is the best hope.

But maybe you can't become English by immigration, just British. Interesting question. Can an immigrant to England be English? I guess not, because you can only immigrate to the UK. I find this conondrum more interesting than the thread title.

People's sense of national identity , comes from themselves . Laura is constantly getting asked in interviews if she will ever switch , and she repeatedly sounds slightly annoyed by it ! And probebly the biggest point , do you hear a Aussie accent when she talks ? Me neither !

thegreendestiny
09-11-2012, 03:14 AM
Never!

http://www.thefeelgoodlifestyle.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/braveheart21.jpg

All hail Scotland! :worship:

Sham Kay
09-11-2012, 03:20 AM
All I know is Liam Broady will have a more successful career than Filip Peliwo :yeah:

Tag
09-11-2012, 03:25 AM
when they actually build local tennis courts in the country and remove the stereotype of it being a upper class, nancy boy, ponce sport

so, not happening

buddyholly
09-11-2012, 03:31 AM
All I know is Liam Broady will have a more successful career than Filip Peliwo :yeah:

Not so far. Good name though. Sounds like a tall thin movie star with a Dungannon accent.

Smoke944
09-11-2012, 03:34 AM
All I know is Liam Broady will have a more successful career than Filip Peliwo :yeah:

how do you know? :p

hipolymer
09-11-2012, 04:00 AM
Murray is English







:p

Murray is English just as much as Cilic is Serbian.

Tag
09-11-2012, 04:03 AM
Murray is English just as much as Cilic is Serbian.

i don't think cilic is from this planet

Allez
09-11-2012, 04:31 AM
:rolleyes:

Super Djoker
09-12-2012, 01:45 PM
Liam Broady ? No . I had high hopes for him for a while , but he won,t do anything . Oliver Golding won the juniors US Open last year and won 2 futures this year and was a runner up at another , I still don,t think he will do anything . Players that get to the top tend to eat Challenger players for breakfast after a short while, No Brit is giving that impression even in the futures!

pray-for-palestine-and-israel
09-12-2012, 01:48 PM
fred perry became american

abraxas21
09-12-2012, 01:49 PM
Before Chile gets its first men slam title. At least the UK is close enough.

that doesn't even make sense. both england (and hence the UK) already have slam winners.

it's striking that england hasn't had a GS winner since 1936, though.

pray-for-palestine-and-israel
09-12-2012, 01:50 PM
when they actually build local tennis courts in the country and remove the stereotype of it being a upper class, nancy boy, ponce sport

so, not happening

exactly

the talent pool in england is huge

they are not tapping it

abraxas21
09-12-2012, 01:53 PM
the talent pool in england is huge

:spit:

Shinoj
09-12-2012, 02:30 PM
Some South African Migrated to England.

Looner
09-12-2012, 02:31 PM
I don't think I'll see the day.

Brick Top
09-12-2012, 02:35 PM
Henman should have won both W and shitty FO in 2004.

The Prince
09-12-2012, 05:03 PM
Hopefully Oliver or George can bag a slam for the real home of tennis. Unlikely, though.

duong
09-12-2012, 05:32 PM
Henman should have won both W and shitty FO in 2004.

Actually I realized last week that the two players who had played most slam semifinals in the open era without winning a slam were ... Andy Murray (11 SF, now he has won a slam) and ... Tim Henman (6 SF) (then came Okker and Nalbandian with 5)

Funny I think but now it's corrected for Murray, never for Henman :sad:

TennisOnWood
09-12-2012, 05:41 PM
When Edward I ''Hammer of the Scots'' comes back from dead and beats Andy in epic Wimbledon final

In the meanwhile, Golding or Edmund in some distant future

Tag
09-12-2012, 06:45 PM
Henman should have won both W and shitty FO in 2004.

no

he certainly mugged up the french that year though

mugged up WIM 2001 even more :o

xargon
09-12-2012, 07:35 PM
fred perry became american

Did he? LOL Gotta love it.

nazzac
09-12-2012, 07:52 PM
Yeah, me ;)

All jokes aside. I don't know, but i think it will be a while yet

Brick Top
09-12-2012, 10:33 PM
no

he certainly mugged up the french that year though

mugged up WIM 2001 even more :o

I did not mean 2004 Wimbledon to be clear.

Jimnik
09-12-2012, 10:38 PM
Soon as I finish my genetically engineered mutant. It's mostly a Federer-Nadal hybrid with some Sampras serve-volleying genes added.

England will rule the world again. Mwuahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!