May I ask for a round of applause for Murray...?

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  1. TheMusicLover

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    - for showing genuine gentleman-like sportsmanship?

    During the final at the AO, 2nd set TB, he kept his trap shut and *played on*, despite there being something bothering him. It was not until that set had ended (and which he lost, btw), that he called for the trainer and had a MTO.
    That huge blister on his foot looked really nasty indeed, and I'd say it was genuinely bothering him. But unlike so many other players nowadays, Murray waited for the set/TB to be finished before calling the trainer. Like it should be.

    Kudos to Murray for his gentleman-like behaviour. :)

    Kudos to Djokovic as well btw - I have heavily critized his "shirt-ripping"-gesture after his victory against Wawrinka, but fortunately he left it back in the locker room this time. His reaction after that final was indeed classy.

    A refreshing sight, I believe. May others follow their examples in big tournaments to come.
     
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    you can always ask!:)

    But gentleman-like? Did you happen to notice how much he swore during the final? Because I did. That's no way to behave on a tennis court in front of millions of fans.
     
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    Heheh yeah, he does swear a lot on court, indeed, and that's not okay, but I just wanted to point out that he did the right thing about not asking for a time-out before, or even during that TB, and I appreciated that a lot from him.

    Swearing on court doesn't put off your opponent. Asking for ill-timed MTO's does. ;)
     
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  4. axel89

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    but swearing in other languages is fine? Verdasco and ferrer swear all the time in spanish but nobody notices
     
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    where did I say it was ok to swear in other languages?:confused:
     
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    He also claimed his foot injury had no bearing on the result. On top of this, he congratulated novaks team in his speech, which was a nice gesture.

    Andy may swear a lot but he seem's like a decent, down to earth humble fella.
     
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    Yep. Despite his Gilles-de-Tourette-like idiocyncracies on court, he appears to be a decent, sportive fellow, indeed.
     
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  12. 90's Clay

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    What?

    He disappeared back into mug-headcase mode the final two sets.
     
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    The last four big tournaments - 2 titles, 2 finals. It's hard to complain.
     
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    I guess you don't consider the WTF a "big" tournament! More points up for grabs (1500) than the Olympics (800). So let's just say 2 titles, 2 finals in the last 5 big tournaments. Still very respectable.
     
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    Prob better than yelling at novak's camp to shut up like fed plus whatever went on in the murray/fed AO match...
     
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  16. TheMusicLover

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    Ah your username suits you well.
     
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    Win or lose, post match Murray is pretty cool.
     
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  18. TheFifthSet

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    Did you even read the OP?

    Next time, do so.
     
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    just get out please nobody cares this isn't a murray hate thread for god sake Murray played pretty well he had a pretty bad blister than your god sampras would be dead
     
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  20. 90's Clay

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    Murray didn't play particularly well. No one is hating on Murray.. But he doesn't deserve a round of applause either.

    His peak level was supposed to carry over from the USO.. Yet his showing was worse this year then it was last year in Australia

    And whats he got blisters for? he had a JOKE draw up until the semis.. It was the easiest draw any top player could ever ask for. If there was a time to take Nole it was this year. Murray should have had a ton in the tank to be able to go for hours.


    Was I expecting Murray to win? No.. But I also expect him to actually put up a fight too. I thought he is passed the baby whiner, mug head case stage of his career. Guess not
     
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    Rat Boy ain't gettin' no applause from ME, as far as letting everybody know that he was hurt, sheesh, Joan of Arc probably did less whining at the stake. And is getting smoked in 4 sets(including 6-2 in the 5th) now deemed a respectable fight for a top spot contender? Really?
     
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  22. TheFifthSet

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    Again, did you even read the original post, or just the title? It looks like you're in your own world, because while you intended to respond to it, you instead ended up talking about something completely different.

    Followed by


    Hmm. Something doesn't fit.
     
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  23. 90's Clay

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    Gentlemen like behavior? Whats he supposed to do? Spit on Nole's trophy?

    There isn't much you can do.. Just take your whippings like a man and move on
     
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    I heard Novak kept his shirt on after he won. Good for him! I like the man but we don't need to see that.
     
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