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Murray:"Women can listen a bit better and take things on board more easily than guys"

He is showing signs of impatience. Murray insists he will not announce his decision – if, indeed, he has reached one – during the middle of a grand slam tournament, but he shed interesting light on his thinking on the subject of women coaching men, ahead of his third-round match on Saturday against Philipp Kohlschreiber.

“When you get a lot of men in a room, there’s often a lot of egos involved and communication can sometimes be difficult, because not everyone listens,” he says. “When there’s an argument it can get heated, rather than everyone just staying calm. In those situations, women can listen a bit better and take things on board more easily than guys. From a communication point of view, it would probably be pretty good.

“To be honest, whether it’s a man or a woman, when they look at the game it’s just important that they see the differences in the two games. In women’s tennis, the serve isn’t as important as in the men’s game. It’s obviously harder to break – statistics show that. And obviously more training needs to go into preparing for a best-of-five-set match.

“In the women’s matches, you need to start incredibly quickly; you can’t afford slow starts. In a best-of-five match, you need to pace yourself a bit more. So long as they understand that, they can easily cope with both: a man can work with a woman or a woman can work with a man. If they don’t accept that, then there will be arguments.”

He was uncertain if there was a fundamental difference in attitude between male and female players and coaches.
“It’s very easy to generalise when you talk about men and women. Everyone’s different. There are some men who will completely panic when something bad is happening in a match and there will be some women who will panic during matches.

“The ones who make the good coaches are [those] who are able to stay calm in those moments and can give sound, clear advice in pressure situations. When you’ve been there and done it, it’s obviously easier to pass on that sort of advice.”

http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2014/may/30/andy-murray-female-coach-good-kohlschreiber
 

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Murray is just trolling the media these days, he has already made a decision and said he will announce it after the French, i'll be shocked if it's Mauresmo or Martina Nav.
 

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He is showing signs of impatience. Murray insists he will not announce his decision – if, indeed, he has reached one – during the middle of a grand slam tournament, but he shed interesting light on his thinking on the subject of women coaching men, ahead of his third-round match on Saturday against Philipp Kohlschreiber.

“When you get a lot of men in a room, there’s often a lot of egos involved and communication can sometimes be difficult, because not everyone listens,” he says. “When there’s an argument it can get heated, rather than everyone just staying calm. In those situations, women can listen a bit better and take things on board more easily than guys. From a communication point of view, it would probably be pretty good.

“To be honest, whether it’s a man or a woman, when they look at the game it’s just important that they see the differences in the two games. In women’s tennis, the serve isn’t as important as in the men’s game. It’s obviously harder to break – statistics show that. And obviously more training needs to go into preparing for a best-of-five-set match.

“In the women’s matches, you need to start incredibly quickly; you can’t afford slow starts. In a best-of-five match, you need to pace yourself a bit more. So long as they understand that, they can easily cope with both: a man can work with a woman or a woman can work with a man. If they don’t accept that, then there will be arguments.”

He was uncertain if there was a fundamental difference in attitude between male and female players and coaches.
“It’s very easy to generalise when you talk about men and women. Everyone’s different. There are some men who will completely panic when something bad is happening in a match and there will be some women who will panic during matches.

“The ones who make the good coaches are [those] who are able to stay calm in those moments and can give sound, clear advice in pressure situations. When you’ve been there and done it, it’s obviously easier to pass on that sort of advice.”

http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2014/may/30/andy-murray-female-coach-good-kohlschreiber
A nice ploy to get laid more often. :devil:
 

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Gulbis says anything about women and the whole Femedia attacks him, but Mugray says things about men and no one bats an eyelash. Only one more pathetic than Mugray here is the world.
 

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Gulbis says anything about women and the whole Femedia attacks him, but Mugray says things about men and no one bats an eyelash. Only one more pathetic than Mugray here is the world.
Oh god, mens rights activisim here we come.

Maybe because the whole of history has been against women there aren't people rushing to the defence of men instantly. Check your privilege maybe.
 

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Murray isn't trying to deny there are differences between the sexes., but he's clear that ultimately, it's about the individual, not the gender.

People who don't understand why that's different from what Gulbis said are either so full of hate they cannot see, or so entrenched in their prejudice it confuses their brain. Or simply trolling.
 

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Andy is a good guy, respectful of women. That certainly isn't the same for a lot of ATP players, so good on him.
 

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If he picks a woman it's because he's pussy whipped by his mom. The only candidate I could find suited is Navratilova.
 

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Andy Murray; Feminist Campaigner, Environmentalist, Clay God. What next? Politician?
 

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Seles would be OK too. Maybe Evert (I was in love with her when I was 10yo :lol:).
Evert has been spouting non-stop nonsense as a commentator and analyst, that would be like someone hiring Becker :p
 

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The ATP need to arrange a counselling session for Gulbis, with Dr. Clayray, of course. The Latvian will be a man reborn.
 

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This is actually pretty sexist from Murray.
 

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This is actually pretty sexist from Murray.
Well, yeah, in a way... I don't like it when people use gender stereotypes, even when it's to say "good" things about women (or bad things about men, same thing). "Women are good listeners", etc... It may be positive, but it's just the same old thing of trying to define people by their gender, and it still imprisons people in stereotypical roles.

But at the same time, given the level of misogyny in tennis, and the fact that there is often nothing but contempt for WTA players coming from male players and forums like this one... I think it's still quite refreshing to see that Murray seems to be slightly more open-minded than most.
Also, he did mention that it was a matter of individuals. It's slightly contradictory with his generalizations about men and women, but it shows that at least he is aware of it.
 

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Perhaps Andy needs to spend more time aroung women to know what they are really like-LOL!
 

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Lol look this is the result of being raised by a single mother: pussy whipped children.

Every boy should be raised by a hardened veteran and taught the way to behave like a man, this guy was a scrawny stick when he first came on the scene and only with the input of men has he been able to bulk up and get strong.
 

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Andy and his brother stayed with their dad after their parents split. Just because his mum works in tennis, so is seen at more tournaments, the media get lazy and presume his mum was the only one involved. Clearly, his dad did a good job, and taught him to respect women. More than that, he's learned to be his own man, so doesn't care if a bunch of sexists make fun of him.

His mum stopped coaching him at the age of about 10, but some folk refuse to believe it, even though the man who did the job (Leon Smith) is high profile.

Well, yeah, in a way... I don't like it when people use gender stereotypes, even when it's to say "good" things about women (or bad things about men, same thing). "Women are good listeners", etc... It may be positive, but it's just the same old thing of trying to define people by their gender, and it still imprisons people in stereotypical roles.
There is also a world of difference between saying "women are good listeners" to "women can listen a bit better". Can =/= will. There's no presumption that it's always the case, and that it's important to see people as individuals, so I don't see a contradiction.

He also talks about the advantages the men have, so the the men around here with a complex about being under-appreciated can relax.:p
 

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Murry is a sad beta
 
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