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@98 to be fair he would not have been a contender in the French. He lost to Ferrer last year there. He's a major contender in the other 3 slam events, just not the French.
@98 very true it's obvious who the best four are right now. Unfortunately that means the tennis only gets interesting when they finally play each other (with a few exceptions).@84 I support Murray and I'm English. I don't know others who dislike him for being Scottish, only those who dislike his attitude. And the majority of Scots don't want independence as polls consistently show
@98I'm a Murray fan most of the time, apart from when is being a martyr, but not missing him here
The French Open, and any Major for that matter, is so much the poorer without Andy Murray. Love him or hate him, he brings balance and excitement to a draw. This French is lacking that extra spark and anticipation of the big 4 reaching the semis. Hope Andy is back for Wimbledon.
@92 you could look at like that per capita or you could look at it as England's GDP is 2.17 trillion and Scottish GDP is 216 billion. At a national level that is quite a big difference. Also worth noting that 60% of the Scottish GDP comes from a now dwindling oil supply.Sorry - nothing to do with Tennis...
Please stop bringing Scotland’s into this debate. It is so tiresome. Murray isn’t even playing and yet he still features. Everytime. This article is on 10 things we know about the FO in 2013.Let’s keep it to that and keep the jingoistic/nationalistic stuff for another more relevant forum
@84 KristoffersonNope, I'm from the US and happen to love Andy....but that doesnt mean that I wasnt scratching my head this time last year and yelling at my TV. My #1 is Roger, but I think it would be fair to say that Ive had my disappointments on that front as well (the brain block he would get against Nadal). Comes with the territory, when you love them, you're disappointed when they fail.
Single-handed backhand - one of the best sights in tennis. Totally agree with you there Johnny! For this reason, I hope Dimitrov quickly picks up the pieces and comes back stronger in Wimbledon. His round 3 match may be a big disappointment but he did lost to the great Djoko. For now, it's going to be "Come on Roger!" for me (and Gasquet and Wawrinka but I think Roger's everyone's best bet).
What we've learned?Nadal is a bit below his best. Not using his in to out forehand much.Djokovic untroubled to dateFederer struggled but beat Simon and kept the streal alive.No one in the womens singles can beat Serena.Anti-Murray WUMs will infect every thread.
@89 - You need to do some research. Currently Scotland would be 6th in GDP per capita if not part of the UK. It also runs a smaller % deficit than the UK, has a higher rate of employment and lower rate of unemployment than the UK. It's not a poor country.
The one-handed backhand .... a thing of beauty. Heartened and encouraged to see it on the list.
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