Are you a real Andy Murray fan?

Which tickets would you rather?


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Coolio

Professional
You are given tickets for French Open quarters tomorrow!
Would you rather Suzanne Lenglen tickets for Murray vs Ferrer or Phillipe Chatrier tickets for Nadal vs Djokovic?
 

tacou

G.O.A.T.
Poll and thread title are unrelated! I respect David Ferrer to no end but I'd avoid his match against any player on tour.

Meanwhile, Murray is one of my favorites on tour. Doesn't mean I will waste my time watching that grind, when a grind of a much more epic nature is on tap!
 

MonkeyBoy

Hall of Fame
My 2.5 year post history proves I'm a 'real' Andy Murray fan.

But, come one, Nadal-Djokovic is a no brainer in this situation.
 

Mainad

Bionic Poster
It's an absolute bugger for 2 such matches to be scheduled at the same time.

Put it this way: I'll be flicking backwards and forwards like mad unless one of them becomes too lopsided to bother with anymore! :wink:
 
Im not a Murray fan. Obviously folks from the UK will like him, but for those who arent from there, why are you fans of Murray? From my perspective his defensive game isnt very exciting.
 

Mainad

Bionic Poster
Im not a Murray fan. Obviously folks from the UK will like him, but for those who arent from there, why are you fans of Murray? From my perspective his defensive game isnt very exciting.
You may not find it exciting but its still one of the most effective in the game.

You really should try and watch a few more of his matches. Some of the shots he hits in defence are incredible!

I never cease to be amazed at people who purport to find him 'boring'!
 

stingstang

Professional
You may not find it exciting but its still one of the most effective in the game.

You really should try and watch a few more of his matches. Some of the shots he hits in defence are incredible!

I never cease to be amazed at people who purport to find him 'boring'!
I like murray the person. I appreciate how good he is. I hope he wins a lot of the time. I can't help finding him dull to watch though, that's the way it is.

His style of play and strokes have no flair or drama. He can hit an incredible shot and it will look workmanlike. That's not his fault but I would rather watch Stan the man. Like a Lexus in comparison to an Italian car.
 
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Nathaniel_Near

Guest
I'm made out of toffee, so no. But then again... toffee is real, it just isn't sentient.

But I'm not an Andy Murray fan...


... so no.

And according to the actual question, I'd much rather tix for Ultron-Rafail.
 

Slice'n'dice

Hall of Fame
Im not a Murray fan. Obviously folks from the UK will like him, but for those who arent from there, why are you fans of Murray? From my perspective his defensive game isnt very exciting.
I'm from the UK but I don't like him because he's British. I like him because he has such a great mix of shots, his fighting spirit, and the fact that he seems more like a real person, the fact that he doesn't really seem to like the media attention can relate to that, not a fan of media *****s really.

To be honest I quite like the fact that all the buffoonish English nationalists who hold a grudge against him and hate him because he didn't want England to win or because he wanted Scottish independence.

Don't find him boring at all. Never really understood why other people do.
 

Slice'n'dice

Hall of Fame
I like murray the person. I appreciate how good he is. I hope he wins a lot of the time. I can't help finding him dull to watch though, that's the way it is.

His style of play and strokes have no flair or drama. He can hit an incredible shot and it will look workmanlike. That's not his fault but I would rather watch Stan the man. Like a Lexus in comparison to an Italian car.
Stan Wawrinka is great but he is not a flair player at all, he's a power player. Murray has far more flair than him.
 

thomasferrett

Hall of Fame
You may not find it exciting but its still one of the most effective in the game.

You really should try and watch a few more of his matches. Some of the shots he hits in defence are incredible!

I never cease to be amazed at people who purport to find him 'boring'!
Mainad, you're from the UK, right?

What are ITV4 gonna be showing? I bloody hope it's not Ferrer vs Murray (no offense)...
 

Slice'n'dice

Hall of Fame
Mainad, you're from the UK, right?

What are ITV4 gonna be showing? I bloody hope it's not Ferrer vs Murray (no offense)...
If it's like today you can watch the other match on itv.com/frenchopen I believe. They did that today, was switching constantly between them. So never fear.
 

Homeboy Hotel

Hall of Fame
If it's like today you can watch the other match on itv.com/frenchopen I believe. They did that today, was switching constantly between them. So never fear.
Really? That is reassuring to hear!

Never liked sport on ITV. They have a hundred useless channels, they could easily put both matches on TV.
 

Slice'n'dice

Hall of Fame
Really? That is reassuring to hear!

Never liked sport on ITV. They have a hundred useless channels, they could easily put both matches on TV.
Yeah couldn't agree more, the worst sports coverage pretty much, plus the sight of the smiling imbecile that is John Inverdale is always difficult to stomach.

Don't think they had that feature earlier in the tournament though which was really annoying because they had really poor choices of matches when much better ones were on like the low ranked British players or nadal against quentin Hayes or something like that rather than close or interesting match ups. Aimed at casual tennis fans rather than real ones, quite annoying.
 

batz

G.O.A.T.
Yeah couldn't agree more, the worst sports coverage pretty much, plus the sight of the smiling imbecile that is John Inverdale is always difficult to stomach.

Don't think they had that feature earlier in the tournament though which was really annoying because they had really poor choices of matches when much better ones were on like the low ranked British players or nadal against quentin Hayes or something like that rather than close or interesting match ups. Aimed at casual tennis fans rather than real ones, quite annoying.
That guy gets right on my t1ts. When he refers to matches as 'games' I feel like jumping on a flight to Paris and kicking the gimp square in the nuts.
 

batz

G.O.A.T.
Mainad, you're from the UK, right?

What are ITV4 gonna be showing? I bloody hope it's not Ferrer vs Murray (no offense)...
I hope you are planning to watch online rather than the main ITV4 TV stream. Otherwise you are going to be very disappointed.
 

Mainad

Bionic Poster
That guy gets right on my t1ts. When he refers to matches as 'games' I feel like jumping on a flight to Paris and kicking the gimp square in the nuts.
Great idea. Why not give Marion a call? She might like to join you! :)
 
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Slice'n'dice

Hall of Fame
That guy gets right on my t1ts. When he refers to matches as 'games' I feel like jumping on a flight to Paris and kicking the gimp square in the nuts.
Haha yeah well what can you expect, the man's a fool. His delightful slip of the at the Cheltenham Festival shows he did well to just say Games.
 

decrepitude

Rookie
Murray-Ferrer without any hesitation, though I would have liked to watch both, perhaps. However I'm sure I'll be quite content to just keep an eye on the livescores between 2 players who, however good, I do not enjoy watching. Nadal's tics drive me mad and Djokovic is too robotic. At least I *think* that's why I don't enjoy watching him, but as I was a big fan of Lendl it seems a bit inconsistent.. . maybe I'm just older and wiser now.
 

Slice'n'dice

Hall of Fame
I think you get the facility when you have a certain number of posts. I can certainly edit, though I seem to remember I couldn't when I first joined.
Ah I see, thought that might be the case. Knew I'd seen edited posts about but nothing around it that let me do it.

Wonder why they do that, doesn't really make much sense.
 

Slice'n'dice

Hall of Fame
And hey presto, now I can edit posts, seems the cut off it 55. Either that or someone read my post and realized it made no sense.
 

thomasferrett

Hall of Fame
I hope you are planning to watch online rather than the main ITV4 TV stream. Otherwise you are going to be very disappointed.
Do you have to pay to watch it online from official ITV site?

Are they seriously going to show Ferrer/Murray instead of Nadal/Djokovic on the main TV channel coverage?
 

Slice'n'dice

Hall of Fame
Do you have to pay to watch it online from official ITV site?

Are they seriously going to show Ferrer/Murray instead of Nadal/Djokovic on the main TV channel coverage?
No you just go on there and you can click watch live I think and then you get the stream. No adverts as well it seems on that or maybe it's just adblocker works.

They will almost certainly show Ferrer-Murray on the main channel. They showed people like Heather Watson and that Bedene guy over far matches.

But watching on the site will mean you don't have to worry about it so never fear.
 

Gary Duane

G.O.A.T.
I'd rather have a ticket to Nadal/Novak because I think Nadal can win, though I don't think he will.

Whereas I will be shocked if Murray does not beat Ferrer, though it could be long and painful.
 

Slice'n'dice

Hall of Fame
I'd rather have a ticket to Nadal/Novak because I think Nadal can win, though I don't think he will.

Whereas I will be shocked if Murray does not beat Ferrer, though it could be long and painful.
You'd really be shocked if Ferrer won? Think he has a better chance than Nadal to be honest. 4-0 on clay and while I think Murray is the favourite with his recent form I don't think it's by that much.
 
You may not find it exciting but its still one of the most effective in the game.

You really should try and watch a few more of his matches. Some of the shots he hits in defence are incredible!

I never cease to be amazed at people who purport to find him 'boring'!
Ive seen a lot but Ill admit probably not as much as you. He is a good defender I agree, but his shotmaking itself doesnt excite me much. On the other hand my favorite player is Monfils, also a defender, and he always seems to be doing something interesting. Ive played the game as I imagine you have as well, so I can appreciate Murray's defensive prowess and athleticism, it just doesnt spark that same emotion in me though.

I think part of the "boring" feeling comes from a non-tennis , personality perspective. He just doesnt have that coolness about him like Agassi had, or Monfils/Krygios have.
 

Sreeram

Professional
Im not a Murray fan. Obviously folks from the UK will like him, but for those who arent from there, why are you fans of Murray? From my perspective his defensive game isnt very exciting.
I am an Andy Murray fan, I am not from UK. England team is the team I hate to support in any sport. I like Andy because I find his game very attractive. If you seriously watch the different spin and different length shots that he hits to construct a point, you will start admiring him. A person cannot be top 4 for such a long time without any skills. He runs like a magnet towards the ball, also his movement and guessing of the ball will be close to perfect. It is not that I hate attacking tennis, I was a big fan of soderling, I still enjoy players like Tsonga. But to me Andy's tennis is very attractive.
 
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