Andy Murray.

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Brandane, 8 Sep 2016.

  1. Beebo

    Beebo Firm and Fruity

    2016 was his greatest achievement.
    Final of the Australian
    Final of the French
    Won Wimbledon
    Won Olympics
    Won the world tour final.

    An amazing achievement in anyone’s book. And as a coincidence that year the other three great players all had injury issues. So it shows differences it makes.
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  2. Slick

    Slick Veteran

    Probably Britain's finest ever sportsman to date.
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  3. PaulB

    PaulB Guru

    It always makes me laugh when people have this opinion about Andy Murray. I wonder how different they might have been had they seen and heard friends and schoolmates shot dead in their presence and faced all the follow-on from that disaster in a tight-knit town shattered by a despicable event?
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  4. Mugshot

    Mugshot Guru

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  5. Diogenes

    Diogenes Opinions, schminions





    Oh... my ribs
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  6. nickyboy

    nickyboy Norven Mankey

    I was bored so I had a look at this. The 200 ranked tennis player is most definitely not rich. In fact he is probably losing money just to remain a professional player

    $56k winnings in 2018, from which he has to pay all his travel etc.
  7. gbb

    gbb Legendary Member

    But he's a perfectly ok guy on camera, in interviews etc etc, that's why I made the distinction about his behaviour on court. He's a bit McEnroe, a bit much for me on court but a nice fella off it. That what makes them them of couree....but it's not my cup of tea. My opinion and I'm entitled to it :okay:
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  8. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    I chose to look at Dustin Brown's earnings. Highest he was ranked no. 64 in the world, currently no. 224.

    There are some interesting comments on this tennis forum I stumbled across.
  9. Beebo

    Beebo Firm and Fruity

    And the 2000th best football player in the world will be earning at least £1million pa.
    Silly isn’t.
  10. MikeG

    MikeG Guru


    You don't think that prize money is their sole source of income do you? Have you checked how much support he gets from his national tennis association, and how much personal sponsorship he gets? Appearance money, too. He won't be losing money.
  11. AndyRM

    AndyRM XOXO

    Whitley Bay
    I reckon his tennis association will cover travel, accommodation and tournament fees. His sponsors might chuck him a pair trainers and a racquet occasionally.

    Losing money? Unlikely.

    Rich? Sliding scale I suppose, but also unlikely.
  12. Slow But Determined

    Slow But Determined Nid Yw Cymru Ar Werth!

    I am not Scottish before people start playing the parochial card but I feel sure if he had been English he wouldn't have so many detractors.

    Let's face it if he had won it in 1966 with some dodgy line calls, spectators invading the court and match venues switched to suit him we'd still be having it shoved down our throats at every opportunity.

    I think some of the people criticising Andy should ask themselves what did they achieve?
    Last edited: 13 Jan 2019
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  13. rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

    3 all in the first set against Bautista Agut, in what could conceivably be his last match.
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  14. Beebo

    Beebo Firm and Fruity

    He lost, but wow, he sure put up some fight.

    2 sets down, then clawed back to 2 all.
  15. meta lon

    meta lon Guru

    Is that it then?
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