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Murray Wins US Open, First Brit Since 1936!  
User currently offlinevirgin744 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 919 posts, RR: 4
Posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2123 times:

Wooooooooooohoooooooooo!!
Its been a long time coming!

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User currently offlinevikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 9943 posts, RR: 26
Reply 1, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2103 times:
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Good for him. That must be a HUGE weight off his shoulders, since he's been the UK's golden boy since Tim Henman.

Interesting Open all around - Roddick and Clijsters play their last Grand Slam, Federer loses, Nadal doesn't play, Murray beats Djokovic....

Wish I got to watch more of it. But I say that after every Grand Slam....



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User currently offlineKiwiRob From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 7288 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2070 times:

Quoting vikkyvik (Reply 1):
Murray beats Djokovic....

That was the best bit, I can't stand that nasty serb!


User currently offlineracko From Germany, joined Nov 2001, 4856 posts, RR: 20
Reply 3, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2058 times:

Great for Murray, he deserved his slam. I feel bad for Djokovic though, he got really screwed by the organizers, having to play the day before while Murray gets a day's rest. Something like that really shouldn't happen.

User currently offlineus330 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 3871 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2051 times:

Quoting racko (Reply 3):
I feel bad for Djokovic though, he got really screwed by the organizers

He didn't get screwed by the organizers--he got screwed by the weather. It sucks, but short of putting a roof on Ashe (which apparently is cost prohibitive and the land itself at flushing meadows couldn't support the weight), there's not much they could do unless they decide to play both semis at the same time.


User currently offlinescbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 12498 posts, RR: 46
Reply 5, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2049 times:
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Quoting racko (Reply 3):
Something like that really shouldn't happen.

In a perfect World, no. Unfortunately, we live in a imperfect World where nature can intervene in outdoor sports events and you're trying to schedule a tounament of matches and you don't know how long each will last. Even tournaments played indoors can have scheduling issues when a match lasts much longer than expected.

I'm sure Djokovic will cry all the way to the bank. 

[Edited 2012-09-11 04:43:41]


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User currently offlineJJJ From Spain, joined May 2006, 1817 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2035 times:

Quoting us330 (Reply 4):
He didn't get screwed by the organizers--he got screwed by the weather.

You might argue it was Ferrer who was screwed. He was playing magnificently and had the 1st set on his pocket. The stoppage gave Nole time to recover his game.


User currently offlineracko From Germany, joined Nov 2001, 4856 posts, RR: 20
Reply 7, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2022 times:

Quoting us330 (Reply 4):
putting a roof on Ashe (which apparently is cost prohibitive and the land itself at flushing meadows couldn't support the weight

It's a crappy stadium. Can't support a roof, it slowly sinks and creates random swirl winds. That's what you get when you go for BIGGEST and ignore everything else.

Quoting us330 (Reply 4):
there's not much they could do unless they decide to play both semis at the same time.

...which is exactly what they should have done. They knew they would have to suspend play and still went ahead with not playing them at the same time.

Quoting JJJ (Reply 6):
You might argue it was Ferrer who was screwed. He was playing magnificently and had the 1st set on his pocket. The stoppage gave Nole time to recover his game.

That's true as well, he was dealing with the random swirl winds a lot better than Nole.


User currently offlinescbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 12498 posts, RR: 46
Reply 8, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2007 times:
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Quoting racko (Reply 7):
They knew they would have to suspend play and still went ahead with not playing them at the same time.

Almost certainly dictated by the broadcasting rights. It's always about the money, never about the players or spectators.



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User currently offlineNAV20 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 9909 posts, RR: 36
Reply 9, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2007 times:

Truly one of the best contests I've ever seen. Not, perhaps, in terms of the quality of the tennis, but certainly in view of the courage, perseverance, and plain old-fashioned 'endurance' shown by both players.


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User currently offlinegkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24928 posts, RR: 56
Reply 10, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1893 times:

Fantastic to see a SCOTTISH tennis player win a major  


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User currently offlinescbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 12498 posts, RR: 46
Reply 11, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1887 times:
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Quoting gkirk (Reply 10):
Fantastic to see a SCOTTISH tennis player win a major

What does it say on the front of his passport?   



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