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MurrayMyInspiration
09-13-2012, 04:33 PM
Only a lemon soda for Andy!! http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/blogs/tramlines/revealed-andy-murray-bar-bill-us-open-win-155128115.html
They took off over half the bill because he's famous!

90's Clay
09-13-2012, 04:39 PM
Very smart Murray.. Obviously he hasn't seen the horror stories of the multi-millionaire who have filed bankruptcy and made a hell of a lot more money then Murray in their careers. Thats where it starts. Spending 7 grand on a bunch of strangers in a bar

pound cat
09-13-2012, 04:50 PM
The t ab included the cost of the dinners as well. I hear the food was good so the tab seems like a bargain. (you've got to move in the right circles to understand the rationale)

MurrayMyInspiration
09-13-2012, 04:55 PM
Friends and family aren't strangers and he only spent like 1000 on the biggest night of his life after winning 1.9million. 1000 to him is like 100 to us.

NadalDramaQueen
09-13-2012, 04:59 PM
Are you sure this story is correct? I heard that Andy ordered a lemon soda for everyone else and was taking in shots all night.

stringertom
09-13-2012, 05:01 PM
Friends and family aren't strangers and he only spent like 1000 on the biggest night of his life after winning 1.9million. 1000 to him is like 100 to us.

The ratio is more extreme. A grand to him is more like a buck to most of us.

oy vey
09-13-2012, 05:01 PM
How much bonus money did Lendl get? Half?

MurrayMyInspiration
09-13-2012, 05:02 PM
The ratio is more extreme. A grand to him is more like a buck to most of us.

Is it really? WOW Thats pretty shocking...

MurrayMyInspiration
09-13-2012, 05:03 PM
How much bonus money did Lendl get? Half?

He got 5 yaegerbombs and a redbull and vodka :)

sureshs
09-13-2012, 05:19 PM
Only a lemon soda for Andy!! http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/blogs/tramlines/revealed-andy-murray-bar-bill-us-open-win-155128115.html
They took off over half the bill because he's famous!

Or because it was overpriced to begin with

Defcon
09-13-2012, 07:48 PM
Is it really? WOW Thats pretty shocking...

Murray's career earning are almost $24 million. Add at least $10 million in endorsements (being conservative here).

That's ~$35m in his bank account. So yeah, i don't think he'd think twice about $1k.

ruerooo
09-13-2012, 08:08 PM
Only a lemon soda for Andy!! http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/blogs/tramlines/revealed-andy-murray-bar-bill-us-open-win-155128115.html
They took off over half the bill because he's famous!

I think it's really cute that he only had lemon soda.

:-)

ruerooo
09-13-2012, 08:09 PM
Murray's career earning are almost $24 million. Add at least $10 million in endorsements (being conservative here).

That's ~$35m in his bank account. So yeah, i don't think he'd think twice about $1k.

I think they said something about close to $100m from his watch endorser.
That's ... a lot of cheese.

yemenmocha
09-13-2012, 08:11 PM
I doubt he was truly from Scotland now...

Nostradamus
09-13-2012, 08:15 PM
2 Louis Roederer for $485. What the heck ? Did roger federer come and mix that drink himself ?

sureshs
09-13-2012, 08:16 PM
Yeah he did not order a single-malt whiskey.

Bartelby
09-13-2012, 08:19 PM
A federer haircut costs $800!

Mainad
09-13-2012, 08:19 PM
I think it's really cute that he only had lemon soda.

:-)

He doesn't much like alcohol. He said he never forgot how ill it once made him.
Besides which he hadn't had much sleep and had interviews to do the following morning so he needed to keep a clear head.

No doubt he'll celebrate a bit more now that he's back home!

90's Clay
09-13-2012, 08:41 PM
never heard of a scotsman that didn't like the alcy

smoledman
09-13-2012, 08:51 PM
never heard of a scotsman that didn't like the alcy

Yes Murray is a bit of a fruit.

jokinla
09-13-2012, 10:42 PM
2 Louis Roederer for $485. What the heck ? Did roger federer come and mix that drink himself ?

Bottles of Champagne.

Dreamcastin
09-13-2012, 10:51 PM
according to that ticket he didnt pay for the drinks or the food, just the tip!

Sentinel
09-13-2012, 10:55 PM
six dollars for a lemon soda is a ripoff.

^ Are you saying everything was on the house (other than the tip).

It says "30 friends", so he can't be an introvert :)

Leelord337
09-13-2012, 10:59 PM
"Lemon soda" must've been a sprite, lol

ninman
09-13-2012, 11:54 PM
Needs to work harder, Gordon Ramsay had 4 guys spend 40,000 (yes pounds, not worthless dollars) on one meal once.

Cesc Fabregas
09-14-2012, 12:16 AM
Those prices are extortionate! I was mad when I had to pay a fiver for a pint the other day!

ninman
09-14-2012, 12:46 AM
I know people say "when in Rome", but hell, Murray you're British, start behaving like one. In Britain we don't tip, as for Americans, follow Mr Pink's advice.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enJwYaeolXc

Probably spent $100 on drinks, $6900 for tip, lol.

batz
09-14-2012, 12:55 AM
2 Louis Roederer for $485. What the heck ? Did roger federer come and mix that drink himself ?

Roederer makes Cristal Champagne. And very nice it is too!

ninman
09-14-2012, 12:56 AM
You can get bottles of wine for 12,500 each, I'm surprised he didn't go for that.

Actually I'm not 12,500 = $5 million, so he would have wasted all of his prize money on one bottle of wine.

Russeljones
09-14-2012, 01:32 AM
Wasn't there a story where Murray exclaimed at the cost of a dish in New York and Brad Gilbert told him "You just made the QFs at the USO you can afford it!"? :lol:

Bartelby
09-14-2012, 01:37 AM
Most of the tab was for the meal and 30 people by $175 equals around 5k.

Big_Dangerous
09-14-2012, 04:11 AM
according to that ticket he didnt pay for the drinks or the food, just the tip!

Just the tip!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qS-7zTzrSAA

SempreSami
09-14-2012, 05:21 AM
Irn Bru must be expensive in the US.

http://i2.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/article1320478.ece/ALTERNATES/s615b/Andy+Murray

vive le beau jeu !
09-14-2012, 06:32 AM
http://l.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/00LiRVPUj.oZQIGmyM8DPA--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7cT04NTt3PTYzMA--/http://media.zenfs.com/en-GB/blogs/tram-lines/barbill.jpg

pete sampras is wondering how much was the tip... ;)

OTMPut
09-14-2012, 06:44 AM
Murray's career earning are almost $24 million. Add at least $10 million in endorsements (being conservative here).

That's ~$35m in his bank account. So yeah, i don't think he'd think twice about $1k.

You forgot the 50% taxes.

Bjorn99
09-14-2012, 07:25 AM
How did this even get into the public eye? Too much. Anyways, I am really impressed that he knows alcohol is a total waste of your body.

batz
09-14-2012, 08:00 AM
How did this even get into the public eye? Too much. Anyways, I am really impressed that he knows alcohol is a total waste of your body.

The restaurant posted it on the internetz - good publicity for them.

Fedex
09-14-2012, 08:30 AM
never heard of a scotsman that didn't like the alcy

He's letting the side down.

And I'd rather strip paint than drink Irn Bru.
And use Irn Bru to strip the paint.

SempreSami
09-14-2012, 01:02 PM
He's letting the side down.

And I'd rather strip paint than drink Irn Bru.
And use Irn Bru to strip the paint.

Blasphemy!

ctoth666
09-14-2012, 01:10 PM
If he had really wanted have a proper celebration, that $7000 could have gone towards LSD or MDMA or something of the like. But a $7000 bar tab? What a bloody waste.

finky
09-14-2012, 01:14 PM
I may be wrong, but after comps he 'only' paid $1289.The most shocking aspect is still water @ $8 per bottle!

BigServer1
09-14-2012, 01:19 PM
Friends and family aren't strangers and he only spent like 1000 on the biggest night of his life after winning 1.9million. 1000 to him is like 100 to us.

Hahahahahahahaha

Try $10,000 to him is like $100 to us. He's already made $5M this year just from tennis. I'd say the percentage of the TTW population that makes anywhere near that is 0.001%.

Cesc Fabregas
09-14-2012, 01:43 PM
Anyone else think Champagne is an overrated waste of money? Rather drink scotch.

The-Champ
09-14-2012, 03:43 PM
Hahahahahahahaha

Try $10,000 to him is like $100 to us. He's already made $5M this year just from tennis. I'd say the percentage of the TTW population that makes anywhere near that is 0.001%.

If I choose to be corrupt in my line of work, I can certainly make more than that in a week :D

ninman
09-14-2012, 04:51 PM
Andy Murray really needs to just not tip, just to wind the Americans up. The whole tipping thing is something that used to bug the absolute hell out of me when I lived in Canada. On the bill, the line where it says "tip", I would actually write "0", just to make a point.

But yeah, he should seriously take a trip to one of Gordon Ramsay's restaurants and treat everyone to a 12,500 bottle of wine, each.

ruerooo
09-14-2012, 05:14 PM
Anyone else think Champagne is an overrated waste of money? Rather drink scotch.

Some of us think it's the other way around.

To each his/her own, you know?

ruerooo
09-14-2012, 05:14 PM
I may be wrong, but after comps he 'only' paid $1289.The most shocking aspect is still water @ $8 per bottle!

That's only $3 more than it was at the actual USO itself.

cc0509
09-14-2012, 05:18 PM
I may be wrong, but after comps he 'only' paid $1289.The most shocking aspect is still water @ $8 per bottle!

Nope, that is what it is in fine restaurants in most big cities.

MurrayMyInspiration
09-14-2012, 05:26 PM
He should have asked for tap water haha!! Thats what I always do and I make sure the don't charge me :)

Sentinel
09-14-2012, 11:10 PM
Andy Murray really needs to just not tip, just to wind the Americans up. The whole tipping thing is something that used to bug the absolute hell out of me when I lived in Canada. On the bill, the line where it says "tip", I would actually write "0", just to make a point.

But yeah, he should seriously take a trip to one of Gordon Ramsay's restaurants and treat everyone to a 12,500 bottle of wine, each.

Don't they now just add it to the bill as "Service charges". In my country, decent restaurants began doing (10 years back) that so that the tip gets distributed across all the staff rather than just the server.

Bartelby
09-14-2012, 11:15 PM
Champagne tastes better with a naked woman.



Anyone else think Champagne is an overrated waste of money? Rather drink scotch.

sonicare
09-15-2012, 04:59 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9J1b3MqiX8

als47
09-15-2012, 05:10 AM
Andy Murray really needs to just not tip, just to wind the Americans up. The whole tipping thing is something that used to bug the absolute hell out of me when I lived in Canada. On the bill, the line where it says "tip", I would actually write "0", just to make a point.

Servers get paid less than they would otherwise because of tips; some make less than minimum wage, I believe. That weights their take-home pay on how well they perform and how generous their customers are.

That being the case, not tipping is unkind if you've received proper, expected service. If tipping was not part of the culture, your food would cost more upfront to make up the difference in their pay.

Russeljones
09-15-2012, 05:17 AM
Anyone else think Champagne is an overrated waste of money? Rather drink scotch.

There are occasions (including certain dishes) that call for it. I think after a certain point the price/quality relationship really breaks down when you're talking beverages. In my experience a Veuve Clicquot is always good to have around.

I'd certainly prefer 12 y.o. Glenelivet though ;)

batz
09-15-2012, 05:24 AM
There are occasions (including certain dishes) that call for it. I think after a certain point the price/quality relationship really breaks down when you're talking beverages. In my experience a Veuve Clicquot is always good to have around.

I'd certainly prefer 12 y.o. Glenelivet though ;)

Not as much as a 16 year old Lagavulin ;)

Cristal is a bloody amazing champagne - but it is ridicilously expensive.

Russeljones
09-15-2012, 05:31 AM
Not as much as a 16 year old Lagavulin ;)

Cristal is a bloody amazing champagne - but it is ridicilously expensive.

Apples and pears my friend, apples and pears. Lagavulin is way too smoky for my liking. Same with the Oban etc. Planning a trip through the major distilleries next year or the one after.

batz
09-15-2012, 05:41 AM
Apples and pears my friend, apples and pears. Lagavulin is way too smoky for my liking. Same with the Oban etc. Planning a trip through the major distilleries next year or the one after.

Of course mate - many people dislike the peaty, smoky nectar! :) Have you tried Johnnie Walker green label? It's unusual insofar as it's a blended grain rather than malt. It used to be export only but you can buy it here now.

Also, my local distillery: Rosebank - make a lovely clear drop. It's quite rare though.

I hope you enjoy your trip,

Russeljones
09-15-2012, 05:47 AM
Of course mate - many people dislike the peaty, smoky nectar! :) Have you tried Johnnie Walker green label? It's unusual insofar as it's a blended grain rather than malt. It used to be export only but you can buy it here now.

Also, my local distillery: Rosebank - make a lovely clear drop. It's quite rare though.

I hope you enjoy your trip,

Green, gold, blue, you name it. My own brew early in the morning tastes better ;)

If I don't have Glenlivet at hand I usually go for Bushmills. What is the Rosebank like?

batz
09-15-2012, 06:01 AM
Green, gold, blue, you name it. My own brew early in the morning tastes better ;)

If I don't have Glenlivet at hand I usually go for Bushmills. What is the Rosebank like?


Not a JW fan then :)

Rosebank is light and quite sweet, smells amazing. It's very nice - but also expensive as they don't make it any more.

http://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/P-4353.aspx

Nostradamus
09-15-2012, 06:45 AM
Apples and pears my friend, apples and pears. Lagavulin is way too smoky for my liking. Same with the Oban etc. Planning a trip through the major distilleries next year or the one after.

Russel, AWSOME avatar. after seeing it, i hit a half volley just like that on match point and won a match last weekend. That form really works. Where did you find that picture ? i like to carry it around in my wallet with me, so that i can take it out and look at it often.

on another topic, Lets get real. Is this bar tab really a big deal ? Andy was throwing a party for many of his friends after he just won $2 million dollars plus.

Nostradamus
09-15-2012, 06:52 AM
Zesti Martini for $255 ? What's in that martini ? i want to know. Can i make one just like it at home ?

batz
09-15-2012, 06:55 AM
Zesti Martini for $255 ? What's in that martini ? i want to know. Can i make one just like it at home ?

Zesty Martini
Belvedere vodka, fresh pineapple, ginger
and cilantro

Nostradamus
09-15-2012, 06:57 AM
Zesty Martini
Belvedere vodka, fresh pineapple, ginger
and cilantro

Are these ingredients really expensive ? why did the bar charge so much ?

sureshs
09-15-2012, 11:25 AM
Are these ingredients really expensive ? why did the bar charge so much ?

There is no correlation. It is a rip-off.

Bartenders have quotas imposed on them. e.g. a bottle of vodka should last N number of cocktails. They pour according to that, and mask everything with ice. Most of these places make more money from drinks than they do from food.

Bhagi Katbamna
09-15-2012, 11:26 AM
Are these ingredients really expensive ? why did the bar charge so much ?

The bar charges that much because there are people there that pay it. If there weren't it would go out of business.

CCNM
09-15-2012, 02:53 PM
Hey, this is his first Grand Slam title!! Let him have some fun....

Nostradamus
09-15-2012, 02:55 PM
There is no correlation. It is a rip-off.

Bartenders have quotas imposed on them. e.g. a bottle of vodka should last N number of cocktails. They pour according to that, and mask everything with ice. Most of these places make more money from drinks than they do from food.

I figured they might be charging for some special kind of vodka. like those 50 year old vodka from russia that is really expensive. Not sure if it really tastes that much better and if it really is worth it ?

sureshs
09-15-2012, 03:10 PM
I figured they might be charging for some special kind of vodka. like those 50 year old vodka from russia that is really expensive. Not sure if it really tastes that much better and if it really is worth it ?

There are people who specialize in this kind of stuff - I am not one of them.

Hood_Man
09-15-2012, 03:27 PM
Anyone else think Champagne is an overrated waste of money? Rather drink scotch.

I just plain don't like it, but I'm not much of a drinker.

I do have a soft spot for a nice scotch though, just not a lot and not often :)

MethodTennis
09-15-2012, 04:00 PM
30 meals ordered. so if there is 30 people, $230 a head after winning $1.9 before the sponsors pay out is hardly anything

RF20Lennon
09-15-2012, 04:52 PM
haha cool stuff!! but @stringertom is right a 1000 to him is like a buck for us. I mean he made 1.9 million in one day!!

tistrapukcipeht
09-15-2012, 06:43 PM
Being famous now grants you eating and drinking for free at 5 stars restaurant??
Unbelievable.

Leelord337
09-15-2012, 08:30 PM
haha cool stuff!! but @stringertom is right a 1000 to him is like a buck for us. I mean he made 1.9 million in one day!!

After those English taxes I'm sure it was under 1 million that he netted.

ninman
09-15-2012, 08:55 PM
After those English taxes I'm sure it was under 1 million that he netted.

Why would someone resident in Scotland pay tax in England?

cc0509
09-15-2012, 10:57 PM
After those English taxes I'm sure it was under 1 million that he netted.

The prize money is a joke for elite players. Murray will make more from his existing sponsors now that he has won a slam and he will surely pick up a few more sponsorship deals (especially in the UK) now that he is a slam winner. His net worth will double or triple just based on this one slam win. Prize money means little in relation to all that.

Russeljones
09-15-2012, 11:02 PM
The prize money is a joke for elite players. Murray will make more from his existing sponsors now that he has won a slam and he will surely pick up a few more sponsorship deals (especially in the UK) now that he is a slam winner. His net worth will double or triple just based on this one slam win. Prize money means little in relation to all that.

False. Ask Davydenko what his sponsorship deals netted him as world #3.

Leelord337
09-15-2012, 11:10 PM
^^^well he didn't have that "cool" factor as a player, mr burns look maybe. majority of the world is pretty shallow, lol. and I looked and looked to buy davydenkos lion shirt a few years ago and could not find one, even on e bay.

cc0509
09-15-2012, 11:25 PM
False. Ask Davydenko what his sponsorship deals netted him as world #3.

I should have said the prize money for elite players who the world actually gives a damn about. Davydenko was never going to be a titan in the sponsorship world no matter what ranking he established, let's face it. That is why he had to resort to match fixing! (allegedly that is) ;)

cc0509
09-15-2012, 11:26 PM
^^^well he didn't have that "cool" factor as a player, mr burns look maybe. majority of the world is pretty shallow, lol. and I looked and looked to buy davydenkos lion shirt a few years ago and could not find one, even on e bay.

His one fan probably bought it, his mother! ;)

batz
09-16-2012, 01:31 AM
Why would someone resident in Scotland pay tax in England?

He's resident in England. That said, he pays taxes to the UK Exchequer, like everyone else in the UK.

ninman
09-16-2012, 06:22 AM
He's resident in England. That said, he pays taxes to the UK Exchequer, like everyone else in the UK.

I know that, I was pointing out that there is no such thing as "English" taxes, that's all. But I thought he still lived in Dunblane, unless he moved to London.

wrxinsc
09-16-2012, 07:11 AM
Champagne tastes better with a naked woman.

http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o195/jmhubbard01/ahhhhh.jpg

batz
09-16-2012, 07:23 AM
I know that, I was pointing out that there is no such thing as "English" taxes, that's all. But I thought he still lived in Dunblane, unless he moved to London.

He hasn't lived in Dunblane for a good few years now mate. He did have a flat near Battersea, he now has a mansion in the Stockbroker Belt in Oxshott, Surrey.

jokinla
09-17-2012, 05:26 PM
I may be wrong, but after comps he 'only' paid $1289.The most shocking aspect is still water @ $8 per bottle!

That's below average here in SoCal.

Hood_Man
09-17-2012, 05:42 PM
Champagne tastes better with a naked woman.

http://brianofmorbius.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/swiss-toni.jpg