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Is now the time???? Finally??? Go Andy!!!!!!!

Hiya gang.

Well here we are again. Andy is nearly there…

Will he do it this time and bring home the Wimbledon crown?

Surely he can? Place your bets please…

Andy, Andy, Andy …

Marty

Yes he can !! Rooting for him. And Lisicki.

Oh Marty, you know I’m not his biggest fan, I find him far too grumpy and dour. Over the past year, since he has won the Olympic title and the U.S. Open, I have warmed to him a (little) bit but tbh I’m finding it hard to work up much enthusiasm to support him tomorrow, that’s despite me being Scottish! Cheryl:-)

Awwwww, Cheryl. It’s Wimbledon. Our very own home Champ.

It’s been too long for us not to have a winner.

We are sooooooooo close.

And we might even get that ever so special ‘Murray tears’ as a bonus for you…

Marty

He won, so he’s still British

Wb

Cheryl,

This is one final I’ll be giving a miss. I usually love it, but I can’t stand three hours (or more) staring at his ugly mug, and can’t stand the ridiculous over-hype and jingoism surrounding him, which I think is discourteous to the other player(s).

I watched what I thought was the best match of the tournament yesterday, and it wasn’t the one with Murray. Del Potro saving two match points to force a fifth set was absolute magic. I had wanted Del Potro to win, but by the end, both had worked so hard, I couldn’t really have begrudged it to either of them.

Considering what was at stake, I also thought it was a very good-tempered and gentlemanly match. Pleased to have seen it. I will leave off and read a book for the rest - my enjoyment of it is finished now.

Tina

x

It would be great for the UK and Dunblane in particular if he can win. Peter -

Andy to win this year he will make history being the first scot to win wimbledon.

Barbara.xx

Old softie here is crying for Lisicki…

Completely agree, Tina. He is a thoroughly charmless individual, and his ugly whipping up of the crowd really gets my (avatar) goat. That sort of loutish unpleasantness is such a contrast to the behaviour of the two men (real ones) in the other semi!

Alison

Also crying for Lisicki. But don’t agree Murray is charmless. His tears when he lost the final last year really touched me.

I don’t know whether he can beat Djokovic tomorrow but I shall be rooting for him.

Sad too for Lisicki. I will be rooting for Andy tomorrow! Teresa xx

I’ll be rooting for him too but I do find him hard to watch. He doesn’t seem to look as if he enjoys it either to be honest. It always looks as if he doesn’t want to be there and his mother does my head in.

It doesn’t sound like it but I do wish him luck. Honest.

Shazzie xx

i find Murray to be the most monotonous individual i have witnessed in a long time, for a man to be soo good at a sport yet have absolutey no enthuasiasm it seems for anything, does my head in, yeh i would love a brit to win wimbledon, just not Andy Murray and certainly not at the expense of a thoroughly entertaining individual as Novak Djokovic…i am Scottish and British but i will be cheering on a Serian tomorrow, purely because i like him more.

Chris

How sad is it that some cannot celebrate his immense talent coz of the way he acts and looks. Before the savaging he got for the “anyone but England comment” (which was said as a joke in reply to Tim Henman joking about Scotland) he was open and honest about things and was not afraid to show us his personality. After the uproar, which is still going on to this day, he has been far more guarded and reticent and who can blame him. The documentary on him showed a completely different character but that seems to be ignored as it does not seem to fit some stereotypical perception people like to have of him. I have met him on a couple of occasions and a more affable fun guy is hard to imagine. But, and here is the thing, throughout the timespan of a tournament he is the ultimate professional The simple fact is he is currently the second best player on the planet, has been in 4 of the last big finals and has won two. And here he is again in a GS final and there are still sections of the British public who like to denegrate him coz of his looks etc as opposed to his ability. Watched the Del Potro match and never knew he could smile ( coz he didn’t throughout the match), yet he has been praised because of his ability. Go figure. I just think the British public should embrace Murrey coz it may be another 70 years before we have anyone approaching his ability in this country.

Ditto, Happy. He’s a nice guy off court but on court is doing a job and is in focus mode. His job is not to show his personable side…it’s to WIN !! If anyone saw the charity match after Queens in aid of Ross Hitchins and the medical facility treating him, you would’ve seen the off duty Andy. It was great fun !!

Oh wow! I didn’t realise…

It’s 77 years since Fred Perry last won Wimbledon. And today is???

Yes youv’e got it. 7th of July. Oooooh. Fate?

Marty

And actually, did anybody realise that he and his brother, Jamie, were at the school in Dunblane, the day the massacre took place ? Judy was one of the parents at the gate, waiting, not knowing if her sons were dead or alive. No wonder she’s a protective, proud Mum.

[quote=“MrsH”] Ditto, Happy. He’s a nice guy off court but on court is doing a job and is in focus mode. His job is not to show his personable side…it’s to WIN !! If anyone saw the charity match after Queens in aid of Ross Hitchins and the medical facility treating him, you would’ve seen the off duty Andy. It was great fun !! [/quote] I was trying to remember what the charity match was - it showed a different, more relaxed side to his personality (quite funny too)… I grew up in Dunblane and apparently the family lived up the road from us at one point, - just thought I’d add that…) Definitely got my support - GO ANDY…!!!

Congratulations Mr Murray, but what if…

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