I wonder if he will bring his own clothing line out if he wins
EAT THE CAT!!
Sharpening the knife as we speak. Sweet and sour puss
Okay I was wrong. I'm big enough to admit I was WRONG!
Not very 'big' only to 'admit' it when it is impossible to do otherwise. To fail to admit the possibility before and to keep talking him down was pretty small.
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Rather that than not even admitting they were wrong and changing the subject. Not mentioning any names...
And if it's good enough for Baby Houseman's dad, it's good enough for me.
Anyway, I say again - \o/
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Well at least Murray's made history, which is more than most of us will do.
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Well, what a fantastic game. Would have been dull if the third set was as easy as the first two! Best start I think I've ever seen from Murray, Tsonga didn't look like he had a clue how to cope. Even when Tsonga was belting the ball with little to lose in the third, not far from the sort of form v Federer last year and v Djokovic at the Australian, Murray was pretty even save for one dodgy service game. He should again be very proud of how he played when break point down, like a true champion. He didn't take the pace off too often and generally judged well the right time to do it, and used it to force Tsonga to try and generate his own pace. This is a tactic he's used successfuly against Federer in the past and, used sparingly, hopefully it can work well on Sunday.
Passing at the net was again one of his few weaker areas. The attempted lobs were much reduced but still almost all unsuccessful and need to be reduced further (I think there were only three in Djokovic v Federer). When trying to pass when both up close to the net he also had a low success rate, but I think this was mostly luck and Tsonga's athleticism.
Tsonga getting hit in the balls was one of the funniest things I've ever seen on a tennis court
Federer looked good earlier, but far from invincible. He had surprisingly good pace on his groundstrokes, vollied well and served fast and accurately. However, he now seems to have at least one weak service game a set, his game matches up best to Murray's of the top three (he has a very even, possibly slightly winning record?) and in his interview afterwards he recognised a lot of pressures he was under for victory. Still, he's great at coping with pressure....
So, a marvellous performance, he's performed at least up to expectations over the tournament. He starts very much the underdog, but wouldn't it be fantastic if he could do it!
Well done Murray
Although let's hope he isn't remembered for a historical 'gap' in quite the same way as Fred Perry and Bunny Austin
Oh yeah, big congrats to Marray as well, superb performance to beat the Bryan brothers, and best of luck for the final
I'm sure he will! I was on the M61 earlier this week and the back of a lorry I was overtaking had an enormous image of Steve Davis (complete with bow tie and cue) - he apparently endorses the particular doors and double glazed windows which were being transported
Could've just disappeared or ignored the thread.
If you start a thread expect differing opinions. If you don't like opinions other than yours, get over it! You was right, I was wrong. As I said on a previous post I was realistic in my views, given the last Brit to reach a final was 1938.
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And instead you persisted, but I take your point.
I'm hoping the cat isn't injured, but perhaps you can replace it with a suitable inedible item of clothing as an altenative?
I've not got a problem withe different opinions, there have been many on this thread. I just didn't like you unjustifiably talking him down and claiming there was zero chance.
Thing is, I wouldn't have been wrong if he had gone out, just wanted to give the guy a fair shot at it.
I am hoping our baby doesn't come at the 'wrong' time and stop me seeing the final
Or a cat in a hat.
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Pussycat, pussycat, how do you fare?
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