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Here we go again i think. He's either got another injury or he's faking it because he thinks they are gonna get battered against Argentina.


Right knee according to sky sports news
 

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This was a lost cause tie anyway but this decision is still disappointing - if he didn't want to go he should just have said he wasn't available when the team was picked.
 

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Absolutely totally gutted. Obviously our chances of winning the tie were extremely low, but I was looking forward to some half-competitive tennis on Friday and Saturday. Now I'm seriously considering not watching it...only thing that will encourage me to tune is to the chance to see a bit of Monaco, whom I have barely seen. Otherwise, I see little joy in watching Baker, Boggo (who shouldn't have even been picked imo...but maybe now it is a good thing he was), and Jamie Murray get completely crushed. Hopefully Hutchins will, at least, make his deserved Davis Cup debut (in doubles).
 

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Hmm i think i'm gonna give up my interest in tennis the way things are going lately ..

:lol: @ this tie now, if ever there was a time when a team shouldnt even waste their time turning up - this is it.
 
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if ever there was a time when a team shouldnt even waste their time turning up - this is it.
Perfectly put mate. Usually I'm an advocate of fighting until the death, even if it is almost a completely lost cause...but seriously, why are we even bothering? It isn't as if the guys can even play on clay (with the exception of Baker)...they could be getting some reasonable challenger/futures results on hardcourts / indoors in the coming weeks, instead of wasting time on this tie.

Poor Henman and Rusedski...all their April / September '07 (the latter, not Greg :p) efforts were in vain. :rolleyes:
 

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:rolleyes:

I wonder if he'll still play Marseille :p
Probably. The statement issued by his management talks of the problems of moving from hard courts to 5 set matches on clay and then to indoor hard. Presumably the idea of withdrawal is to avoid the changes.

Disappointing, but we never had a cat in hell's chances of winning the tie anyway.
 

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Perfectly put mate. Usually I'm an advocate of fighting until the death, even if it is almost a completely lost cause...but seriously, why are we even bothering? It isn't as if the guys can even play on clay (with the exception of Baker)...they could be getting some reasonable challenger/futures results on hardcourts / indoors in the coming weeks, instead of wasting time on this tie.

Poor Henman and Rusedski...all their April / September '07 (the latter, not Greg :p) efforts were in vain. :rolleyes:
Yes but we knew that all along anyway - we knew that getting back into the World Group - yeah nice but then we would get hammered by nearly all the teams in there, we just do not have the depth and have been extremely lucky with how things fell for us to get back there.

This is a lost cause and it's a long way to go for a lost cause, too. Something tells me Andy will be okay to play in Marseille the following week. He should have just not made himself available for the tie.
 

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I don't see this as that big of a deal. They probably would've lost anyway. At least now Andy can prepare himself better for his next tournament. I do agree that he shouldn't have committed himself to play DC though.
 

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Boggo vs Nalbandian on clay. :help:

Might be lucky to win a game.
And Baker v Nalby on clay. . . reminds me of Alan Mackin v Federer, a lamb to the slaughter.

I said from the first it was a waste of time trying to get into the world group, you can't win DC ties with a one-man team - unless you are playing another one-man team.
 

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From his website:
Andy Murray has withdrawn from next week’s Davis Cup tie against Argentina due to a recurring strain on his right knee and the need to prevent further injury.

Murray states: “Following the intensive off-season training, my right knee, which has a bipartite patella, started to act up again when I returned from Australia. We had a scan done this week and following discussions with my team, we have decided that it is better not to play in the Davis Cup tie against Argentina.”

“I am very disappointed not to be joining my Davis Cup teammates in Buenos Aires because I love playing for my country and have always enjoyed the team atmosphere of the Davis Cup. Since returning from Australia, my knee is still bothering me and the experts have advised me that going from hard courts to playing 5 set matches on clay and then back to indoor hard courts could increase the chances of further injury, set me back even more, and I don’t want to take that risk.”

Andy’s fitness trainer Jez Green explains the risk: “Andy’s workload in the off-season was incredibly high and put a lot of stress on the right knee. This is causing him some problems on certain movements. Changing surfaces three times in such a short time span would be a great risk to further injury.”

Murray concludes: “Last year was very difficult with my wrist injury. I learned about the importance of looking after my body and I don’t want to make any mistakes going forward. Taking this preventive measure is a very difficult decision but because I didn’t play a full year last year, the next two months are very important if I am to maintain my chances of challenging the top players.”
 

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Yes but we knew that all along anyway - we knew that getting back into the World Group - yeah nice but then we would get hammered by nearly all the teams in there, we just do not have the depth and have been extremely lucky with how things fell for us to get back there.

This is a lost cause and it's a long way to go for a lost cause, too. Something tells me Andy will be okay to play in Marseille the following week. He should have just not made himself available for the tie.
Who is the reserve player. May i suggest Great Britain's rising star Robert dee, he will be a massive challenge for the Argentinian players.....





“I am very disappointed not to be joining my Davis Cup teammates in Buenos Aires because I love playing for my country
Ironic.
 
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