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winstonplum
09-12-2012, 09:14 PM
I was actually going to write a post on this after the women's final. I'm so sick of many of the top pros' jacka*^ celebrations after they win a slam, whether it's Nadal's choreographed lying down on his back, Federer's falling to the ground as if he's been shot in the gut by a sniper, or Djoker's Incredible Hulk routine. Tennis is the most brutally zero-sum of sports. Whatever is fabulous for you directly correlates to what is horrible for your opponent. Obviously, all sports are like this, but one on one, out on the court, exposed, no dugouts or sidelines, something about tennis make it everything more so. So show some fuc&*n class to your fellow competitor.

That said, I'm starting to appreciate Federer's understated demeanor. I've always found him boring on court, not his play, but his demeanor, but at least during the match, intentionally or not, he's quite a bit more respectful of his opponents than most. I've been playing more and more tennis in the last three years, and during several USTA matches I've encountered fu&*in idiots shouting "Vamos" "Come on", just like really loud, aggressive exhortations like we're playing at fu&*ing Wimbledon. I mean there's nothing wrong with pumping yourself up a little bit, but these fu&*ers are watching too much TV.

Murray did it the right way. Took a minute and then went to shake his opponent's hand. And then didn't dance around prancing and laughing and climbing into the stands like a tw&*.

Feņa14
09-12-2012, 09:34 PM
Hopefully we get to see it many more times :)

It's hard to know what he was feeling at the time, the relief to of finally got there must of been immense. I don't think he believed it had happened personally, he was probably more shocked than anything and didn't know what to do.

Tafmatch
09-12-2012, 09:39 PM
Agree. They should show some class although I have to admit that I don't know what it feels like to win a slam ;).

On the other hand, being a poker player, it's not done to celebrate wildly after stacking your opponent. It's the same zerosum situation.

Lol at your tennis opponents shouting Vamos, never happened to me.

The3.5Ceiling
09-12-2012, 09:42 PM
I was eagerly anticipating his reaction when he finally got a major. To be honest, I was a little disappointed, I thought a little more unbridled joy would have been good to see as a fan, but each person's reaction is their own. He responded how he responded; I was still happy for him.

Honestly, I think if a guy is simply and genuinely overjoyed at winning one of these things it hardly constitutes disrespect to his opponent. I would be surprised if any player really begrudged an emotional reaction by their opponent upon winning a major title, it's an awfully big deal. But, I have to admit I don't know so I could be wrong on that...

schap02
09-12-2012, 09:44 PM
I was actually going to write a post on this after the women's final. I'm so sick of many of the top pros' jacka*^ celebrations after they win a slam, whether it's Nadal's choreographed lying down on his back, Federer's falling to the ground as if he's been shot in the gut by a sniper, or Djoker's Incredible Hulk routine. Tennis is the most brutally zero-sum of sports. Whatever is fabulous for you directly correlates to what is horrible for your opponent. Obviously, all sports are like this, but one on one, out on the court, exposed, no dugouts or sidelines, something about tennis make it everything more so. So show some fuc&*n class to your fellow competitor.

That said, I'm starting to appreciate Federer's understated demeanor. I've always found him boring on court, not his play, but his demeanor, but at least during the match, intentionally or not, he's quite a bit more respectful of his opponents than most. I've been playing more and more tennis in the last three years, and during several USTA matches I've encountered fu&*in idiots shouting "Vamos" "Come on", just like really loud, aggressive exhortations like we're playing at fu&*ing Wimbledon. I mean there's nothing wrong with pumping yourself up a little bit, but these fu&*ers are watching too much TV.

Murray did it the right way. Took a minute and then went to shake his opponent's hand. And then didn't dance around prancing and laughing and climbing into the stands like a tw&*.


Ever notice how NONE of the women seem to thank their "teams" like men do?

Clarky21
09-12-2012, 09:44 PM
Yeah,I thought he was great after he won. It sure beats watching The Silverback beat his chest and strip half naked on the court after winning.

Feņa14
09-12-2012, 09:48 PM
Ever notice how NONE of the women seem to thank their "teams" like men do?

That's an interesting observation. You're right, it seems to be one of the first things the male finalists do, often mentioning their opponents team in their speech as well.

Maybe it's because the top 4 have such great respect for each other and know their inner circles, for instance Murray and Djokovic have known each other since they were kids, so it makes sense they also know the people around them.

Even so, it's a nice gesture is think of the people who helped them get to where they are.

JohnnyCracker
09-12-2012, 09:55 PM
Murray was too busy looking for his watch.
He went to his box and was told to go back and find his watch.
Kim Sears yelled at him "Go get your watch."
funny stuff :lol:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KwEZmm4--4o#t=5m21s

Sentinel
09-12-2012, 10:01 PM
Murray should have shouted "I am DA MAN, I am DA *****". He should have done the M (Mobot).

He should have pulled up his sleeve and flexed his biceps.

http://img.thesun.co.uk/multimedia/archive/00521/biceps_280x390_521277a.jpg

He should have pulled up his shorts and exposed his underwear like he did the previous match.

He should have made some nice faces like this.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_GWJatwb-WlI/TALs68EHSrI/AAAAAAAAL9A/Em-Vljx-AbA/s1600/andy-murray-rg-3.jpg

Now that would be classy. To me he looked like he was too shy or embarrassed to celebrate.
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^ I've seen a guy (Indian kid) shouting "I am DA MAN" in a challenger in India. This was not at the end but somewhere in the middle after winning a point. I heard it several courts away :)

Sentinel
09-12-2012, 10:03 PM
Yeah,I thought he was great after he won. It sure beats watching The Silverback beat his chest and strip half naked on the court after winning.

Yeah, you don't miss a single opportunity to bring **** into each poast of yours, do ya ? :D

Clarky21
09-12-2012, 10:07 PM
Yeah, you don't miss a single opportunity to bring **** into each poast of yours, do ya ? :D



Nah,it's not that. It's simply the truth.

B A Y
09-12-2012, 10:17 PM
I was actually going to write a post on this after the women's final. I'm so sick of many of the top pros' jacka*^ celebrations after they win a slam, whether it's Nadal's choreographed lying down on his back, Federer's falling to the ground as if he's been shot in the gut by a sniper, or Djoker's Incredible Hulk routine. Tennis is the most brutally zero-sum of sports. Whatever is fabulous for you directly correlates to what is horrible for your opponent. Obviously, all sports are like this, but one on one, out on the court, exposed, no dugouts or sidelines, something about tennis make it everything more so. So show some fuc&*n class to your fellow competitor.

That said, I'm starting to appreciate Federer's understated demeanor. I've always found him boring on court, not his play, but his demeanor, but at least during the match, intentionally or not, he's quite a bit more respectful of his opponents than most. I've been playing more and more tennis in the last three years, and during several USTA matches I've encountered fu&*in idiots shouting "Vamos" "Come on", just like really loud, aggressive exhortations like we're playing at fu&*ing Wimbledon. I mean there's nothing wrong with pumping yourself up a little bit, but these fu&*ers are watching too much TV.

Murray did it the right way. Took a minute and then went to shake his opponent's hand. And then didn't dance around prancing and laughing and climbing into the stands like a tw&*.

HA HA! Love it... WELL SAID!!

I too play in a competitive league and come across so many little snotty nosed youngsters who walk around like they are Gods gift to tennis. When they are actually crap and never going to make it! Where is a bit of graciousness in defeat!
To me it also comes down to tennis etiquette which I don't believe is taught to youngsters anymore.

SQA333
09-12-2012, 10:18 PM
Zantac and Tendinitis are clearly two of the most classless winners ever seen. And they both win mostly through their opponents' unforced errors. Coincidence?

aced_Tezuka
09-12-2012, 10:23 PM
Murray's win was very refreshing. Good for him.

Bhagi Katbamna
09-12-2012, 11:32 PM
I've seen a guy (Indian kid) shouting "I am DA MAN" in a challenger in India. This was not at the end but somewhere in the middle after winning a point. I heard it several courts away :)

No, no. Daman was the guy's name. His opponent asked him who he was.

CMM
09-13-2012, 12:13 AM
What's wrong with climbing into the stands and showing your emotions?
Right after winning Murray went to his family and I thought he was going to hug them and celebrate the victory. Instead, he went there to ask them where is the watch from his sponsor.
Rafa's reaction made the RG win even more special because you could see how much it meant to him.

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m5geqebry81qjrfgio1_250.gifhttp://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m5geqebry81qjrfgio2_250.gif

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m5henieR1J1qgyakho1_500.jpg

http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m5k02ogf4p1qgiw2fo1_1280.jpg

schap02
09-13-2012, 05:39 AM
What's wrong with climbing into the stands and showing your emotions?
Right after winning Murray went to his family and I thought he was going to hug them and celebrate the victory. Instead, he went there to ask them where is the watch from his sponsor.
Rafa's reaction made the RG win even more special because you could see how much it meant to him.

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m5geqebry81qjrfgio1_250.gifhttp://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m5geqebry81qjrfgio2_250.gif

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m5henieR1J1qgyakho1_500.jpg

http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m5k02ogf4p1qgiw2fo1_1280.jpg

That last pic would be a sweet autograph....

Tennis_Maestro
09-13-2012, 06:59 AM
I was actually going to write a post on this after the women's final. I'm so sick of many of the top pros' jacka*^ celebrations after they win a slam, whether it's Nadal's choreographed lying down on his back, Federer's falling to the ground as if he's been shot in the gut by a sniper, or Djoker's Incredible Hulk routine. Tennis is the most brutally zero-sum of sports. Whatever is fabulous for you directly correlates to what is horrible for your opponent. Obviously, all sports are like this, but one on one, out on the court, exposed, no dugouts or sidelines, something about tennis make it everything more so. So show some fuc&*n class to your fellow competitor.

That said, I'm starting to appreciate Federer's understated demeanor. I've always found him boring on court, not his play, but his demeanor, but at least during the match, intentionally or not, he's quite a bit more respectful of his opponents than most. I've been playing more and more tennis in the last three years, and during several USTA matches I've encountered fu&*in idiots shouting "Vamos" "Come on", just like really loud, aggressive exhortations like we're playing at fu&*ing Wimbledon. I mean there's nothing wrong with pumping yourself up a little bit, but these fu&*ers are watching too much TV.

Murray did it the right way. Took a minute and then went to shake his opponent's hand. And then didn't dance around prancing and laughing and climbing into the stands like a tw&*.

Don't tell me you are one of these boring old traditionalists that still buy into this whole "it's a gentleman's game" croak of shi*? Honestly. Lighten up and lose this idea that every player has to act like a politician on court and reign in emotions.

Russeljones
09-13-2012, 07:06 AM
I was actually going to write a post on this after the women's final. I'm so sick of many of the top pros' jacka*^ celebrations after they win a slam, whether it's Nadal's choreographed lying down on his back, Federer's falling to the ground as if he's been shot in the gut by a sniper, or Djoker's Incredible Hulk routine. Tennis is the most brutally zero-sum of sports. Whatever is fabulous for you directly correlates to what is horrible for your opponent. Obviously, all sports are like this, but one on one, out on the court, exposed, no dugouts or sidelines, something about tennis make it everything more so. So show some fuc&*n class to your fellow competitor.

That said, I'm starting to appreciate Federer's understated demeanor. I've always found him boring on court, not his play, but his demeanor, but at least during the match, intentionally or not, he's quite a bit more respectful of his opponents than most. I've been playing more and more tennis in the last three years, and during several USTA matches I've encountered fu&*in idiots shouting "Vamos" "Come on", just like really loud, aggressive exhortations like we're playing at fu&*ing Wimbledon. I mean there's nothing wrong with pumping yourself up a little bit, but these fu&*ers are watching too much TV.

Murray did it the right way. Took a minute and then went to shake his opponent's hand. And then didn't dance around prancing and laughing and climbing into the stands like a tw&*.

Your style leaves little doubt as to whether or not you're qualified to judge who's classy and who isn't.

mistik
09-13-2012, 07:11 AM
It depends on the situation for me.For example when Rafa crushed Fed in 08 FO. You can see the respect there,he didnt have a big celebration.When he beat him after an epic match 08 Wimbledon,he celebrated it of course,Which is so normal under that circumstances.

mental midget
09-13-2012, 07:27 AM
Your style leaves little doubt as to whether or not you're qualified to judge who's classy and who isn't.

Scripted, gilded letters imprinted on a worn and deeply aged leather book cover:

'The end.'

Sim
09-13-2012, 07:37 AM
It depends on the situation for me.For example when Rafa crushed Fed in 08 FO. You can see the respect there,he didnt have a big celebration.When he beat him after an epic match 08 Wimbledon,he celebrated it of course,Which is so normal under that circumstances.

I completely agree with this.
That said, I prefer a happy celebration over a "boring" one like the one Murray had especially after losing 4 finals already.

RF20Lennon
09-13-2012, 07:44 AM
Murray's celebration was very classy but he should've celebrated more!! I mean it was a 76 year drought and the pressure finally dropping. His celebration didn't reflect that it was kind of an anti-climax!! Players usually have the best celebration when they win their first slam or something they've been waiting to for a long time like delpo 2009 or fed RG 2009 Rafa wimby 2008

Bjorn99
09-13-2012, 08:09 AM
I personally thought he left Djokovic waiting too long at the net. Go to the net right away, and then do your ****. This lying down on the court crap really ****es me off. I have won a lot of tournaments, and I always got the handshake out of the way before prancing around and enjoying the feeling of being the only survivor left in a war of 64 participants.

And his celebration was nothing like the joy of a Serena, so he shouldn't have bothered anyways.

smoledman
09-13-2012, 09:20 AM
Murray should have shouted "I am DA MAN, I am DA *****". He should have done the M (Mobot).

He should have pulled up his sleeve and flexed his biceps.

http://img.thesun.co.uk/multimedia/archive/00521/biceps_280x390_521277a.jpg

He should have pulled up his shorts and exposed his underwear like he did the previous match.

He should have made some nice faces like this.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_GWJatwb-WlI/TALs68EHSrI/AAAAAAAAL9A/Em-Vljx-AbA/s1600/andy-murray-rg-3.jpg



This is so full of win.

Fedex
09-13-2012, 09:41 AM
Murray was too busy looking for his watch.
He went to his box and was told to go back and find his watch.
Kim Sears yelled at him "Go get your watch."
funny stuff :lol:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KwEZmm4--4o#t=5m21s

Murray's really limping there.
He must have been playing right on the edge.

RF20Lennon
09-13-2012, 09:43 AM
Murray's really limping there.
He must have been playing right on the edge.

Yeah he was!! The adrenaline kept him going but it was obvious both of them were going to cramp!

Fedex
09-13-2012, 10:14 AM
Yeah he was!! The adrenaline kept him going but it was obvious both of them were going to cramp!

Seriously they have to speed up the courts or these guys won't be around for long.

tangerine
09-13-2012, 10:28 AM
I felt that Murray's celebration was too understated. Very British of him but also quite boring. After losing four slam finals and then to finally win on his fifth try I was expecting something more celebratory. Oh well. :-?

http://s9.postimage.org/jxg19p57z/slamchamps.jpg (http://postimage.org/)

Feņa14
09-13-2012, 10:47 AM
I felt that Murray's celebration was too understated. Very British of him but also quite boring. After losing four slam finals and then to finally win on his fifth try I was expecting something more celebratory. Oh well. :-?

http://s9.postimage.org/jxg19p57z/slamchamps.jpg (http://postimage.org/)

To me, the Murray celebration there says a thousand things more than the others. The others expressed great joy, and that's good to see. Murray's though, it just looked like pure relief, he's just realised a dream he had seemed destined for, but time and time again had been just out of reach. People were questioning if he would ever do it, every day people would ask him when he would finally win one and he had to live with that.

His reaction to winning it was very special I thought.

NoQuarter
09-13-2012, 11:14 AM
I am just glad he didn't fall on the ground like every one, man or woman, seems to do now.

decrepitude
09-13-2012, 11:24 AM
Murray's really limping there.
He must have been playing right on the edge.

It was his feet that were the problem - really sore, he says one of his toenails is falling off and another loose. Yuk.

He already did the "climbing in the stands" bit at the Olympics. I don't think what he did was intended as a celebration at all - he was just stunned with relief that he had done it at last.

Mainad
09-13-2012, 11:35 AM
http://s9.postimage.org/jxg19p57z/slamchamps.jpg (http://postimage.org/)

Wow, I didn't realise Djokovic was THAT excited! :wink:

Yaz
09-13-2012, 11:38 AM
I always thought Safin was very classy after big wins...if you watch him after winning the USO and Australian (and when he beat federer in the sf) he always seemed pretty restrained and respectful towards his opponents. Not really what I expected from such a temperamental guy

Power Player
09-13-2012, 12:52 PM
No one here will ever know what it feels like to win a grand slam, so who is anyone to judge?

sarmpas
09-13-2012, 01:02 PM
1) Murray does not come across as very entroverted

2) 4 previous defeats in finals have humbled him.

3) When he finally won I'd bet his initial emotions were more relief in finally winning rather than overwhelming joy from finally winning a big one.

OTOH Djoko talks at length to the media with a smile and seems to enjoy it.

DoubleDeuce
09-13-2012, 01:18 PM
It didnt come across as class.

Not that he is not classy, apart from his cursing on court he is a pretty humble guy.

The thing is the lack of celebration had nothing to do with class, rather with the situation. Maybe if the tiebreak was in the fifth rather than first it would be different.

Anyways, it was like...finally I won a major...and it was almost by default, when there was no number one or two and only Djoker who wasnt at his best. So at the end it looked like he was given the major more than he took it.

When you want something for so long, slowly but surely, it loses its excitement. And that's how his celebration looked like.

Govnor
09-13-2012, 01:21 PM
It didnt come across as class.

Not that he is not classy, apart from his cursing on court he is a pretty humble guy.

The thing is the lack of celebration had nothing to do with class, rather with the situation. Maybe if the tiebreak was in the fifth rather than first it would be different.

Anyways, it was like...finally I won a major...and it was almost by default, when there was no number one or two and only Djoker who wasnt at his best. So at the end it looked like he was given the major more than he took it.

When you want something for so long, slowly but surely, it loses its excitement. And that's how his celebration looked like.

I agree and disagree. I think he was exhausted and at that point it was kinda a relief as much as it was a joyous moment.

Crisstti
09-13-2012, 01:22 PM
Nothing disrespectful about celebrating a victory, much less one so big. People express their emotions is a different way, plus, as others have said, Murray was probably more relieved than happy.

No one here will ever know what it feels like to win a grand slam, so who is anyone to judge?

This.

Gangsta
09-13-2012, 01:30 PM
To each his own. The reason why a Nadal does what he does is because he is finally letting it all out. He never once believes he has won a match until the last point is over. When someone plays with that kinda focus, I don't mind them letting it out when its finally over. Same with Federer, who is so controlled and bottled up during his matches. I actually don't mind it, simply because most of the time I end up at least half as excited as them myself, clapping and jumping around all excited while in front of the TV. If I can be as excited just as a fan, I don't grudge any kinda celebration really.

Hood_Man
09-13-2012, 01:33 PM
He should have silenced all the "Murray's a Scottish loser" types by, instead of grabbing his watch from his bag, pulling out a flask, putting on a top hat and tails, and having himself one of these:

http://www.ville.fi/teekuppi.jpg

RogerRacket111
09-13-2012, 01:36 PM
I actually prefer a good celebration. I thought his celebration sucked. When Roger beat him in Wimbledon he had to tone down his celebration because he beat poor Andy in GB and the whole nation was rooting. I felt bad for Fed.

Why not celebrate? Whats the point of winning? Pop a champagne if you have to. You reach the mountain top you celebrate. Shows how much it means to you.

adidasman
09-13-2012, 01:55 PM
To me, the Murray celebration there says a thousand things more than the others. The others expressed great joy, and that's good to see. Murray's though, it just looked like pure relief, he's just realised a dream he had seemed destined for, but time and time again had been just out of reach. People were questioning if he would ever do it, every day people would ask him when he would finally win one and he had to live with that.

His reaction to winning it was very special I thought. Mostly, it looked real. Not pre-planned or choreographed. Not designed to lead up to him reaching into his bag and slipping on the limited edition warmup jacket adidas had made in advance for him - the one with the giant "1" emblazoned on the back in gold lame embroidery - for the trophy presentation.

Devilito
09-13-2012, 02:34 PM
http://gifrific.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Sean-Connery-Fist-Pump-US-Open.gif

CCNM
09-13-2012, 03:26 PM
I personally thought he left Djokovic waiting too long at the net. Go to the net right away, and then do your ****. This lying down on the court crap really ****es me off. I have won a lot of tournaments, and I always got the handshake out of the way before prancing around and enjoying the feeling of being the only survivor left in a war of 64 participants.

And his celebration was nothing like the joy of a Serena, so he shouldn't have bothered anyways.
I agree. Shake your opponent's hand (hug and exchanging some words optional), THEN run into the stands to hug your friends, family, team. Like I said in another thread I probably would have stood there in shock as well.

*Val*
09-13-2012, 04:01 PM
http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/02335/murray-watch-2_2335757b.jpg

PhrygianDominant
09-13-2012, 04:03 PM
I thought it mades sense for him. I also thought it was honest. Not everyone has to perform a reheased celebration to make spectacle of themselves for the newsreels to be human.

pound cat
09-13-2012, 05:11 PM
To me, the Murray celebration there says a thousand things more than the others. The others expressed great joy, and that's good to see. Murray's though, it just looked like pure relief, he's just realised a dream he had seemed destined for, but time and time again had been just out of reach. People were questioning if he would ever do it, every day people would ask him when he would finally win one and he had to live with that.

His reaction to winning it was very special I thought.

As was him reaction to the Wimbledon final upon losing ....

MichaelNadal
09-13-2012, 06:09 PM
His celebration was way too muted for me. It was Safin-esque lol.

BauerAlmeida
09-13-2012, 07:36 PM
I always thought Safin was very classy after big wins...if you watch him after winning the USO and Australian (and when he beat federer in the sf) he always seemed pretty restrained and respectful towards his opponents. Not really what I expected from such a temperamental guy

Yes.

The only time he REALLY celebrated a victory was against Sampras in the 4R in AO 2002.

BauerAlmeida
09-13-2012, 07:38 PM
Nothing beats Marat's celebration after winning the AO.

Clarky21
09-13-2012, 07:39 PM
Probably over the top, and unpleasant as far as I'm concerned, but despicable?.


Yep. That's what I said.

BauerAlmeida
09-13-2012, 07:49 PM
Probably over the top, and unpleasant as far as I'm concerned, but despicable?.

It was perfect for me.

Nothing wrong about showing emotions after winning such a tremendous match.

Clarky21
09-13-2012, 07:51 PM
It was perfect for me.

Nothing wrong about showing emotions after winning such a tremendous match.



Yep,and I bet you would be so forgiving if Nadal had acted like a rogue gorilla if he had won it.

Sentinel
09-13-2012, 10:41 PM
http://media.indiatimes.in/media/content/2012/Sep/murrrr_1347420208_1347420217_460x460.jpg

The Scotsman celebrated his stunning five-set win over world number two Novak Djokovic in the U.S. Open final at a Manhattan restaurant late on Monday with family and friends but there were no wild celebrations.

Although Murray struggled to get a wink of sleep while he contemplated his achievement, the 25-year-old was tucked up in bed before 3 a.m. (0700 GMT) in preparation for his first day as a member of the grand slam winner's club.

"We had a nice dinner," he told NBC's "Today" show. "A few of them went out to a club afterward, but I was back in my hotel room by 2:45 and couldn't get myself to sleep."

During a whirlwind tour of America's morning television talk shows, he revealed that he did not event celebrate his win with a glass of champagne, sticking only to soda.

"I had to get up early this morning to do all this stuff," he explained.

Clutching the U.S. Open trophy, he then headed to Central Park, meeting up with his mother Judy and his girlfriend Kim Sears and a chunk of the world's media, for a photoshoot.

Then it was off to the British Consulate for a reception in his honour where he was welcomed by a Scottish piper.

After losing his first four grand slam finals, Murray was still coming to grips with his breakthrough but was already looking ahead.

He will take a short break before heading to Asia in October then return to Europe before the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals in London.

Murray will be one of the favourites to win the Australian Open after reaching the final in Melbourne in each of the past two years and also has his sights set on reaching the top of the world rankings.

He is currently ranked third although he did climb as high as number two in 2009.

"All players, once you get near to the top of the game, one of the goals is to try and get to the world number one," he said.

"I can't say this year it's necessarily possible for me to do it because I didn't have a particularly good claycourt season and I didn't do well in the Masters Series in Cincinnati and Montreal and also in Indian Wells.

"But that is the next step. To do that, you need to be consistent throughout the whole year. It's something I'd love to do, to get to number one but it's a very tough thing to do."
http://www.indiatimes.com/tennis/sleepdeprived-murray-basks-in-us-open-success-39750.html

Yep,and I bet you would be so forgiving if Nadal had acted like a rogue gorilla if he had won it.

I am sure I speak for many here, but that goes without saying ! :D

Mainad
09-13-2012, 11:27 PM
It didnt come across as class.
Anyways, it was like...finally I won a major...and it was almost by default, when there was no number one or two and only Djoker who wasnt at his best. So at the end it looked like he was given the major more than he took it.

What are you talking about? Djokovic WAS the number 2 and was defending champion! He fought like a tiger to get back into the match and fought tooth and nail for every single point. Nobody gave anything to anybody. Moreover Murray wasn't at his best either!


When you want something for so long, slowly but surely, it loses its excitement. And that's how his celebration looked like.

Murray never goes over the top after winning big matches. It's not in his nature. Doesn't mean he doesn't get thrilled or emotional about it though.

scotus
09-14-2012, 01:25 AM
Isn't Murray's celebration similar to what Roddick did when he won the US Open?

Tennis_Maestro
09-14-2012, 07:05 AM
Isn't Murray's celebration similar to what Roddick did when he won the US Open?

He's excused by the majority on here though, he's American you see.

DoubleDeuce
09-14-2012, 08:01 AM
What are you talking about? Djokovic WAS the number 2 and was defending champion! He fought like a tiger to get back into the match and fought tooth and nail for every single point. Nobody gave anything to anybody. Moreover Murray wasn't at his best either!



Murray never goes over the top after winning big matches. It's not in his nature. Doesn't mean he doesn't get thrilled or emotional about it though.

Yes but what I meant was Roger and Rafa. Winning a major w/o having to beat the two is not the same, like it or not. I didnt say he didnt play good tennis or didnt deserve it, just not the same it felt for Delpo.

Howerver, a major is a major and as valuable as any other, but we are talking about class and celebration here and I felt like something was lacking. Maybe the reason it took so long was that he didnt have belief, and I want to say by his celebration he didnt have it yet even when he finally won it.

Mainad
09-14-2012, 12:19 PM
Yes but what I meant was Roger and Rafa. Winning a major w/o having to beat the two is not the same, like it or not. I didnt say he didnt play good tennis or didnt deserve it, just not the same it felt for Delpo.

Roger and Rafa are irrelevent per se. It is who is ranked the highest that counts. Roger was indeed #1 but couldn't get through his quarter-final. You could just as easily argue that Murray was unlucky that he didn't get the chance to play him and beat #1 and #2 back to back as Del Potro was fortunate to be allowed to do. But he did the next best thing and beat the guy who beat the #1 and then the #2 back to back. Rafa would have been ranked #3 so would not have been one of the two highest ranked players this time anyway.


Howerver, a major is a major and as valuable as any other, but we are talking about class and celebration here and I felt like something was lacking. Maybe the reason it took so long was that he didnt have belief, and I want to say by his celebration he didnt have it yet even when he finally won it.

I wonder how Roger, Rafa and Novak all celebrated when they won their 1st Slams? I'll wager they were much more Murray-like in their celebrations than on subsequent occasions when they had more expectation of winning. I seem to recall Del Potro was even more humble and quiet when he won the 2009 USO.

stormholloway
09-14-2012, 12:23 PM
No one here will ever know what it feels like to win a grand slam, so who is anyone to judge?

You're in the wrong place if you're looking for sensibility.

tacoben
09-14-2012, 12:37 PM
I don't get the part where he was approaching his team. I thought he was going towards his box to celebrate, hugs and kisses and so on. It seemed that Lendl was looking forward to that to get some recognition for all the work he's done with Murray...instead he goes towards his team looking for a wrist watch? I think he kinda blew that moment!

Crisstti
09-14-2012, 01:58 PM
Murray was obviously helped by not having to play Rafa or Roger. And he had that well deserved as well. He still had to play Novak.

I don't get the part where he was approaching his team. I thought he was going towards his box to celebrate, hugs and kisses and so on. It seemed that Lendl was looking forward to that to get some recognition for all the work he's done with Murray...instead he goes towards his team looking for a wrist watch? I think he kinda blew that moment!

That was weird, lol. But I guess it's part of his charm :)
I'm actually not sure if he went there to ask about his watch or if they were the ones who reminded him about it and made him go look for it.

blindsquirrel
09-14-2012, 02:46 PM
Murray should have shouted "I am DA MAN, I am DA *****". He should have done the M (Mobot).

He should have pulled up his sleeve and flexed his biceps.

http://img.thesun.co.uk/multimedia/archive/00521/biceps_280x390_521277a.jpg

He should have pulled up his shorts and exposed his underwear like he did the previous match.

He should have made some nice faces like this.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_GWJatwb-WlI/TALs68EHSrI/AAAAAAAAL9A/Em-Vljx-AbA/s1600/andy-murray-rg-3.jpg

Now that would be classy. To me he looked like he was too shy or embarrassed to celebrate.
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^ I've seen a guy (Indian kid) shouting "I am DA MAN" in a challenger in India. This was not at the end but somewhere in the middle after winning a point. I heard it several courts away :)

No way Kim Seares would give this cat the time of day if he weren't a world class athlete.

blindsquirrel
09-14-2012, 02:52 PM
I love Federer but his "celebrations" and looks of "I cant believe I did it" seem wholly contrived to me. My God he's won what 17 slams? Surely it is sort of olad hat by now or at least he used to it.

BauerAlmeida
09-14-2012, 05:39 PM
Yep,and I bet you would be so forgiving if Nadal had acted like a rogue gorilla if he had won it.


He had some very emotional celebrations too. And no, I don't think he was rude or anything. Each person shows their emotions in different ways. Murray barely celebrated and I don't think it was bad either.

Crisstti
09-14-2012, 09:31 PM
No way Kim Seares would give this cat the time of day if he weren't a world class athlete.

Those are unflattering pictures. He often looks quite gorgeous, IMO.

Clarky21
09-14-2012, 09:37 PM
Those are unflattering pictures. He often looks quite gorgeous, IMO.



Yeah,I used to think Andy was downright homely looking,but as he has gotten older,he does look a lot better than he used to.

Sentinel
09-14-2012, 11:22 PM
No way Kim Seares would give this cat the time of day if he weren't a world class athlete.

Those are unflattering pictures. He often looks quite gorgeous, IMO.

You have a point, but I could well say "No way (some girl) would ... (some guy) if he weren't so good-looking/gorgeous.

That's another useless trait, imho, good looks will go away in a few years. She can at least live on the dough for a long time. She has a comfy life, is on telly, is famous for being his gf.

decrepitude
09-15-2012, 02:10 AM
Kim Sears is not a gold-digger. She has been with him since he was a nobody with high hopes but not yet anything to show for it. She was there when he won his first title in San Jose in 2006.

You know, maybe he is just a nice person off-court? Nearly everybody that has ever met him says so.

Russeljones
09-15-2012, 02:18 AM
Kim Sears is not a gold-digger. She has been with him since he was a nobody with high hopes but not yet anything to show for it. She was there when he won his first title in San Jose in 2006.

You know, maybe he is just a nice person off-court? Nearly everybody that has ever met him says so.

Maybe she just has poor eyesight ;)

Crisstti
09-15-2012, 08:26 AM
Yeah,I used to think Andy was downright homely looking,but as he has gotten older,he does look a lot better than he used to.

I like that he's let his hair grow as well :)

You have a point, but I could well say "No way (some girl) would ... (some guy) if he weren't so good-looking/gorgeous.

That's another useless trait, imho, good looks will go away in a few years. She can at least live on the dough for a long time. She has a comfy life, is on telly, is famous for being his gf.

It's not a useless trait when it comes to being attracted to someone :). Money is not completely irrelevant either... it is somewhat off-putting to go out with someone who can't even afford to go to the cinema with you.

ruerooo
09-15-2012, 08:43 AM
There were some people who felt he didn't show "enough emotion".

There are some happy he didn't "overreact" or "overcelebrate".

Can't please anyone.

:-?

ruerooo
09-15-2012, 08:47 AM
Those are unflattering pictures. He often looks quite gorgeous, IMO.


Those were unflattering pictures. He had a great Vogue shoot once (with an actual haircut :-) ).

He also has a great physique. He's always been well-known for working at his conditioning.

And Kim was a model with her own money. I'm sure she's not with him just for the loot (though it must be nice).

And didn't she set up the Twitter accounts for the dogs? He must have a nice sense of humor to participate in that. Also, cool dogs don't stay with people who aren't cool.

Homeboy Hotel
09-15-2012, 09:13 AM
Kim is just a good looking english graduate. She's been with him since Murray won his first title in 2006 when Murray was ranked #35, she doesn't seem the gold digger type.

Rumour has it she actually works in retail in London

r2473
09-15-2012, 09:33 AM
Kim is just a good looking english graduate.

Rumour has it she actually works in retail in London

How much does she charge?

r2473
09-15-2012, 09:34 AM
This is how one humbly celebrates a victory ("ain't no big thing" says Robin):

http://gifsoup.com/view1/3660519/soderling-o.gif

monfed
09-15-2012, 09:40 AM
Murray's celebration? Umm did Murray celebrate? :confused:

Sentinel
09-15-2012, 09:40 AM
I like that he's let his hair grow as well :)



It's not a useless trait when it comes to being attracted to someone :). Money is not completely irrelevant either... it is somewhat off-putting to go out with someone who can't even afford to go to the cinema with you.

How would you like going to the cinema with a (rich) spouse/bg/gf who was once gorgeous but is now overweight, flabby, balding (if male), puffed up, maybe even diabetic, high cholesterol, heart patient etc. :D

I was just saying that good looks don't last long. :) It's a superficial reason to like someone - some arbitrary combination of facial features that are *currently* considered to be good-looking.

r2473
09-15-2012, 09:44 AM
How would you like going to the cinema with a (rich) spouse/bg/gf who was once gorgeous but is now overweight, flabby, balding (if male), puffed up, maybe even diabetic, high cholesterol, heart patient etc. :D

I was just saying that good looks don't last long. :) It's a superficial reason to like someone - some arbitrary combination of facial features that are *currently* considered to be good-looking.

Well then you just trade "old flabby" in for a younger model.

Come on Sentinel. Get with the program.

Sentinel
09-15-2012, 09:44 AM
Murray's celebration? Umm did Murray celebrate? :confused:

Nope, which is why someone pointed out that there's nothing classy about a non-celebration. Then that poster got lost in some other arguments which didn't go too well. I'd like to see M celebrating after his next slam win.

Fugazi
09-15-2012, 10:04 AM
I was actually going to write a post on this after the women's final. I'm so sick of many of the top pros' jacka*^ celebrations after they win a slam, whether it's Nadal's choreographed lying down on his back, Federer's falling to the ground as if he's been shot in the gut by a sniper, or Djoker's Incredible Hulk routine. Tennis is the most brutally zero-sum of sports. Whatever is fabulous for you directly correlates to what is horrible for your opponent. Obviously, all sports are like this, but one on one, out on the court, exposed, no dugouts or sidelines, something about tennis make it everything more so. So show some fuc&*n class to your fellow competitor.

That said, I'm starting to appreciate Federer's understated demeanor. I've always found him boring on court, not his play, but his demeanor, but at least during the match, intentionally or not, he's quite a bit more respectful of his opponents than most. I've been playing more and more tennis in the last three years, and during several USTA matches I've encountered fu&*in idiots shouting "Vamos" "Come on", just like really loud, aggressive exhortations like we're playing at fu&*ing Wimbledon. I mean there's nothing wrong with pumping yourself up a little bit, but these fu&*ers are watching too much TV.

Murray did it the right way. Took a minute and then went to shake his opponent's hand. And then didn't dance around prancing and laughing and climbing into the stands like a tw&*.
I don't know if you played competitive tennis at a high level, but let me assure you that when you win a tournament, it's perfectly normal to celebrate! None of Federer's, Nadal's or Djokovic's celebrations were exaggerated IMO.

monfed
09-15-2012, 10:05 AM
Nope, which is why someone pointed out that there's nothing classy about a non-celebration. Then that poster got lost in some other arguments which didn't go too well. I'd like to see M celebrating after his next slam win.

LOL Senti sir, how are you today? :D

BTW, Murray didn't celebrate as much as his Olympic win because Ralph had warned him prior to the start of the match not to celebrate if he won so that an OG would look bigger than winning a slam.
That darned crook Ralph! :lol:

Great Uncle Bulgaria
09-15-2012, 10:30 AM
Perhaps we could all choreograph a celebration routine for him?

PhrygianDominant
09-15-2012, 11:08 AM
he should get the same celebration choreagrapher as Djokovic. I think he came from professional wrestling or something. I find Federer's celebration choreagrapher too dramatic.

Sentinel
09-15-2012, 11:15 AM
LOL Senti sir, how are you today? :D

BTW, Murray didn't celebrate as much as his Olympic win because Ralph had warned him prior to the start of the match not to celebrate if he won so that an OG would look bigger than winning a slam.
That darned crook Ralph! :lol:

I am fine.

Murray was basically passing a message to Federer that slams are no big deal, nothing to be ecstatic about. I just don't have time to win seventeen of these wretched things like you, one is more than enough for me.:)

And yes, OG is where it's at, the real deal, not this cheap trophy. Murray will put the OG medal in his dining room, and stash the slam title somewhere in the outhouse, or backyard with the other junk.