Murray - The AO Injustice

#58
He played best at AO 12 but I am not certain that he would beat Nadal after playing for 5 hours with Novak. At the time Andy had Novak number while Nadal had his. He should be proud with himself, incredible career.
 
#66
I remember around 2013 Murray got more into fitness and weights and became more of a grinder baseliner.,,..Maybe this lead to his current situation...
.Before that i remember a skinnier Murray; more aggressive with a better serve..
I really think Murray's bulk may have contributed to his injuries. Before Nadal and Djoker, the only top player with a muscular physique was Vilas and he played mostly on clay, so that minimized the impact on his body.

Tennis players all used to be skinny with lithe bodies:

 
#67
I really think Murray's bulk may have contributed to his injuries. Before Nadal and Djoker, the only top player with a muscular physique was Vilas and he played mostly on clay, so that minimized the impact on his body.

Tennis players all used to be skinny with lithe bodies:

i agree with this..I think Murray went too overboard with weights..He used to flex his biceps to show off..Can you imagine Fed or Djoko flexing their skinny biceps? Weights are grossly overrated for tennis..The same thing happened to Agassi and he lived in pain...But i feel sorry for Murray
 
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#69
5 Australian Open finals. 0 AO titles.

4 losses to Djokovic, 1 loss to Federer. Basically lost every time to the AO GOATs.

Felt he had a great chance in AO17 - was World Number 1 at the time and Djokovic suffered an upset 2 rounds earlier.

Felt that he had to eventually get 1 AO title but it was not meant to be (pending AO19).

On a positive note - glad he got to No. 1 (and got YE No. 1) during his career.
There’s not something called justice. In tennis, and in life.
 
#72
I really think Murray's bulk may have contributed to his injuries. Before Nadal and Djoker, the only top player with a muscular physique was Vilas and he played mostly on clay, so that minimized the impact on his body.

Tennis players all used to be skinny with lithe bodies:

Lol
Look at metrosexual Borg :-D
Its a well put together outfit. Love the shorts and all. but an open shirt like that is too much.
So swedish
 

Mr Feeny

Hall of Fame
#74
Beaten to a pulp you usually don't win a set, more specifically, the way Nadal took out Fred in the SF beforehand.
He hasn't won a set, Of course, when he cried about an injury and took a medical timeout to stop Stan's momentum. There's a reason 20,000 people were booing him. It's because 20,000 people were convinced it was another display of unsportsmanship by your hero.
 
#78
5 Australian Open finals. 0 AO titles.

4 losses to Djokovic, 1 loss to Federer. Basically lost every time to the AO GOATs.

Felt he had a great chance in AO17 - was World Number 1 at the time and Djokovic suffered an upset 2 rounds earlier.
Unfortunately for him, Murray wasn't gonna beat either Fed or Nadal at AO17, much less both of them.

2013 was maybe his best chance.
 

MathGeek

Hall of Fame
#81
Gotta say, I was never a big fan of Murray. But I am sad to see him go. He was good for the sport and a made the game more interesting. I sure do wish him the best and hope sometime soon, his life can be free from that hip pain so he can enjoy his accomplishments without a constant painful reminder.
 
#84
He hasn't won a set, Of course, when he cried about an injury and took a medical timeout to stop Stan's momentum. There's a reason 20,000 people were booing him. It's because 20,000 people were convinced it was another display of unsportsmanship by your hero.
Don't be such a bitter troll. All time greats don't tank Grand slam championship matches simply because they are getting manhandled. The way he was hopping around was sad to see. Rafa had never lost a set to him before as well. 20,000 dumbass Australians, glad to see you in the same one of mentality. Try playing a sport not spewing hate from the basement at Nadal or Kobe :D
 

Mr Feeny

Hall of Fame
#85
Don't be such a bitter troll. All time greats don't tank Grand slam championship matches simply because they are getting manhandled. The way he was hopping around was sad to see. Rafa had never lost a set to him before as well. 20,000 dumbass Australians, glad to see you in the same one of mentality. Try playing a sport not spewing hate from the basement at Nadal or Kobe :D
The irony there is something to behold.
 
#87
Lifting weights only prolonged his career. Weight-lifting makes you stronger and more injury resistant. That's all there is to it. No professional tennis player has enough bulk for it to be a net negative for their bodies. I'm surprised how much this foolishness permeates the sport, but it's the natural result of trainers working with a population that has been selected for hand-eye coordination and endurance at a very unrepresentative level and then making unjustified inferences based on what seems to work for them. One of the TC announcers the other day suggested that everyone knew what bench pressing was bad for your game, which is silly.
 
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