Who was a fan of Murray before 2008?

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Were you a fan of Murray before 2008

  1. Yes

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  2. No, I just saw him as that annoying scot

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  3. Sorta

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  1. flyinghippos101

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    Just out of curiosity
     
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  2. 2006 Wimbledon :(
     
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  3. sp00q

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    lol! 10 char.
     
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  4. Noone, and still noone is to this date.
     
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  5. wyutani

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    this is getting out of hand. like the zombie plague in raccoon city.
     
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  6. maximo

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    Moi.

    10 chars.
     
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  7. dragonfire

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    at least my thread had a point and was genuine
     
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  8. What's wrong with these threads?


    :confused:
     
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  9. GameSampras

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    Never been a fan.. Too dull for me.. But hes a very talented player with a ton of potential.


    But I shed to wonder if Nadal retires, Djoker fades away, Fed is gone, and Murray is left holding the bag, what would happen to the popularity of tennis if Murray was carrying it? YIKES..


    Hes just an all around boring personality. Very plain looking too. It seems people either want the controversy, personal rivaliries ala mac-lendl-connors etc. Or the rebel in Andre.


    Dont worry.. Many thought Pete was boring as well
     
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  10. flyinghippos101

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    Yep, and I'm jesus ;)
     
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  11. RoddickAce

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    What's the infection called? TT-virus? or TW-virus ;)
     
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  12. wyutani

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    i dunno, dragonfire started the spread and everything's gone haywire.
    just be glad thre no donald youg thread yet. now thats like the nemesis. or Twenesis.
     
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  13. maximo

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    Believe me, Murray off court is much to different to Murray on court.

    Besides, do you ever see Federer or Nadal with a 'lively' personality on court? Cos i don't.
     
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  14. Gorecki

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    the better question is:

    Who was a fan of Spadea before 1989
     
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  15. Tennis would lose millions of millions of fans, the Brits would think they rule the world, that cant happen!
     
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  16. flyinghippos101

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    Hmmm, that is a good question. You should make a new thread about it!:)
     
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  17. GameSampras

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    No I think thats what kind of hurt the rivalry between the two.. THe lack of personal rivalry. I bet the popularity would have have boomed tenfold if there was indeed a more personal one between Fed-Nadal.. But they were too nice and professional too each other.


    But individually both Fed and Nadal have their own little pizzazz and style.. From the flashy outfits, to the muscle shirts and headbands etc.. That kind of draws people in I believe and they have reasonably exciting tennis games from time to time when they are putting on a show..

    Murray is kind of just..... there . He doesnt have that big overwhelming game or that look.


    Nothing against Murray.. But outside of Britain, would tennis be very popular worldwide with him on top?
     
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  18. ~ZoSo~

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    While i dont favour any one player over the other, murray has had my best wishes since wimby 2005
     
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  19. TheFifthSet

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    meh for me---sorta. i don't think i've ever been his fan, but he seems to take an unusual amount of abuse here, for no apparent reason. i actually find his game to be fairly appealing.
     
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  20. Gorecki

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    yep, but then everyone would call me a Delasoultard and a Vince-hater!
     
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  21. ....because he's beaten Federer. That's the reason.
     
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  22. flyinghippos101

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    I don't have anything against him either, he definately has a ton of potential and would be a damn shame if he didn't capitalize on his talent. I don't have anything against him as a person, he just not inherantly the most entertaining player to watch
     
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  23. TheFifthSet

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    that's def. a factor, imo.


    that and maximo. :twisted: ;) ;)
     
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  24. ~ZoSo~

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    Some would say that a players h2h v another player can elicit unfavourable reviews on these boards
     
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  25. Feña14

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    I've been a fan for years, British tennis fans have known about him long before he won the US Open juniors.
     
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  26. Clydey2times

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    Yes, long before 2008.

    And he certainly isn't boring. Most people don't appreciate anything beyond ball bashing, though.
     
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  27. Lifted

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    Why, hello, hate machine/manny pacquiao P4P king/galactico, how are you?

    *cough* Nadal *cough*
     
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  28. ~ZoSo~

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    You seem to be suggesting i only like nadal, Well i must admit that i can find many things to admire about nadal such as the energy and intensity he brings to the game not forgeting his fighting spirit and his humility.
    I also enjoy murrays amazing court coverage and the way his come ons gee the crowd up.
    I also enjoy watching roger federer with his graceful and fluid game and his love of fashion, his modesty and the way he shuns media attention and i think roger is possibly in the top 10 of all time great players.
     
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  29. TennisNinja

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    Yep I was.
     
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  30. slicefox

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    OMG!!!!!!!


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  31. SempreSami

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    Was a bit indifferent until he came back from that wrist injury in 2007.
     
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  32. ronalditop

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    the question is how can you be a fan of murray NOW after we have seen all of his antics.
     
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  33. ~ZoSo~

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    What antics are you refering to? I am aware of the delpo stuff. What else?
     
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  34. tintin

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    was an ass before 2008 and still is:roll: so no;not a fan:lol:
     
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  35. フェデラー

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    Is this a joke?
     
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  36. Clydey2times

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    I didn't see anything about about it.

    I know a lot more about the guy than you do.
     
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  37. Emelia21

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    I was a fan of his tennis when I first saw him at Queens in 2005
     
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  38. Andy G

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    I love Murray. He's friggin awesome. Who couldn't love this guy.

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  39. Feña14

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    That's very true, he actually has a wicked sense of humour. Everyone I know who's spent time with him has great things to say about him. The interviews he does with Sky after his matches are usually always very good aswell.
     
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  40. Aabye

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    A pseudo-fan since 2004 when he played Nalby at Wimbledon. I know a lot of people don't (or at least didn't) like his attitude, but I always found his dry gruffness a lot more appealing than say Djoker's cocky strut.
     
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  41. i8myshirt

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    I became a fan in 2006 when I saw him beat Roddick at wimbledon. I have nothing against roddick, I just liked how well Murray played.
     
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  42. slicekick95

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    I was a fan since 06 but I stopped liking him starting Wimbledon this year when he turned into a total complete pusher. Maybe if he stops pushing I will be a fan once again.
     
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  43. norbac

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    I became a fan after watching his Aussie Open 07 match with Nadal.
     
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  44. ubermeyer

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    i thought you were banned?

    i am not a fan of murray. neither was I before 2008, although I actually liked him a bit better back then.
     
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  45. Radical_Synther

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    Since SAP Open 2006
     
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  46. EtePras

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    I was before he lost 6-1 6-0 to Djokovic in that one match.
     
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  47. Peters

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    I've been a fan since 2006. I like his all-round game. I like how he can just switch playing styles at will, with no discernible effect on the quality of his shots.

    Although I do agree he needs to shift the balance a bit more towards the agressive side, but he's not as much of a pusher as people on here say he is. He just needs to tweak his strategy a little.

    But then the anti-Murray bandwagon is strong on this forum, so no doubt I'll get flamed for even suggesting it.
     
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  48. Aabye

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    Wow, so as of right now, I'm one of the most stalwart fans of Murray's game? Interesting.
     
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  49. maximo

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    Great post.

    Yeah, there is a fair amount of hatred towards Murray on these boards.
     
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  50. batz

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    Indeed. Although you said you've been watching him since his match Nalby in 04, but you must be mistaken. Murray's first ATP match wasn't until April 05, with the match v Nalby in the June of that year.
     
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