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@716 - I hope so, Stan's never been the best on grass whereas it suits Grigor's game. But Grigor is so flaky lately, I just never feel confident. A win against Stan should do his confidence some good.
@LivingDeadGrrrlHere's hoping for a Dimitrov victory later.
get him commentating/summarising!, he knows what it is like to win this thing so his insight would be valuable!, also he knows the games of the top men's players!., it would be nice to see him in a mixed doubles also!.
@711 - No, another player Jason Jung has replaced him in the draw.
Strange comments on here. Truth be Known saying AM is talentless and mediocre , so they don't want the truth to be known.You may not like the guy but to say he is talentless and mediocre is ridiculous.There is a small group of players in the Open era who have reached the semi finals of all 4 slams at least 3 times, Murray is 1 of them.You don't do that if you're talentless and mediocre.
@693 I can't believe that tired meme is still being trotted outGoogle "Andy Murray Des Kelly" for the truth.
Does this mean a tennis player that was fit and able to compete at Wimbledon missed out because Murray thought he had an outside chance of competing?
So many sad people commenting on here.
Perhaps his mother Judy should take note. British Women's tennis is in freefall since she took over. Watson, Broady etc are shadows of their former selves.
I am still in disbelief as to why on earth he was awarded a knighthood! .........and how his equally arrogant, limelight craving mother managed to get in on the act too!
HA HA best news of the fortnight
In an individual sport like tennis, Andy will be more concerned about not being in serious contention for doing well this year rather than giving some 'other guy' the chance to play. Not a gentlemanly viewpoint I'll admit, but that is the bare knuckle truth. He scaled the heights of the rankings, so respect, but the sponsors labels stand out very well, even if all players are in their whites.
i am a little surprised by this decision but it proves the class of the guy!,he could have played knowing that he couldretire in a long 5setter ifneeded but he drops out which will let somebodyelse have a chance!,i would have loved to seehim on a showcourt receive the adulation hedeserves because he has dragged british/uk tennis up single handedly with slams,davis cup&gold medals!,british legend
@703 he isn’t seeded this year so don’t make much impact. It also gives someone else the opportunity to play since he didn’t default on his first match.
@702 Granted, this is nowhere near as bad as what we saw last year, but I stand by say. Playing would have been .....unwise. Still, he is professional and experienced enough to have known long before.
@701 you serious? He waited it out, least he didn't turn up, take the money, then pull out. Seen that happened plenty last year. The guy can't win
I don't know if anyone else has mentioned this, but Murray must have known well before then 11th hour that best of 5 tennis was never going to be realistic. So the cynic in me has to look at Murray having to satisfy commercial and sponsor interests by 'arriving' such a late decision. I don't really have anything against him, but just find the scenario rather patronising.
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