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(USA Today)   After five hours of tennis, Andy Murray wins the US Open. No Djok   (content.usatoday.com ) divider line
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2012-09-11 06:44:18 AM  
Grats Murray, was an awesome match.
 
2012-09-11 07:33:53 AM  
I watched almost the entire match. Unfortunately I haven't followed Murray too closely over the past few years so I'm not used to watching him, but does he always give off that "I'm up two sets and a break but I'm still probably going to lose" vibe?
 
2012-09-11 07:57:24 AM  

logggur: I watched almost the entire match. Unfortunately I haven't followed Murray too closely over the past few years so I'm not used to watching him, but does he always give off that "I'm up two sets and a break but I'm still probably going to lose" vibe?


He's Scottish. Given that, you were probably looking at what qualifies as insane optimism from him.
 
2012-09-11 08:02:12 AM  
He had Indaian Jones' dad in his corner, so how could he lose?
 
2012-09-11 08:06:23 AM  
 
2012-09-11 08:12:51 AM  
He's won that first major and the Olympics, so his confidence will skyrocket. The mental game is huge for Murray, and he's capable of beating anyone at any time (obviously), but he occasionally makes stupid mistakes. Now that he realizes that he CAN win a major, I wonder if he gets cocky, or if he just gets downright impossible to beat.
 
2012-09-11 08:17:51 AM  

kevinatilusa: logggur: I watched almost the entire match. Unfortunately I haven't followed Murray too closely over the past few years so I'm not used to watching him, but does he always give off that "I'm up two sets and a break but I'm still probably going to lose" vibe?

He's Scottish. Given that, you were probably looking at what qualifies as insane optimism from him.


This!

You could tell him, he's won all the money in the world, the UN are making him president of everything everywhere, and tell him that in his hotel room is his wife and 50 other extremely hot women..all naked

..and he would STILL be a miserable Scottish coont. "yeah it's alright i suppose"
 
2012-09-11 08:40:29 AM  

..and he would STILL be a miserable Scottish coont.


Aye....and dinna you forget it, laddie!!
 
2012-09-11 08:57:12 AM  

logggur: I watched almost the entire match. Unfortunately I haven't followed Murray too closely over the past few years so I'm not used to watching him, but does he always give off that "I'm up two sets and a break but I'm still probably going to lose" vibe?


Yes. Until yesterday, Murray was a promient bed-shiatter.
 
2012-09-11 09:00:10 AM  

GavinTheAlmighty: He's won that first major and the Olympics, so his confidence will skyrocket. The mental game is huge for Murray, and he's capable of beating anyone at any time (obviously), but he occasionally makes stupid mistakes. Now that he realizes that he CAN win a major, I wonder if he gets cocky, or if he just gets downright impossible to beat.


What drags him down is his passivity and excessive use of this junkball game. Sure, it works great against the small fish, but the big fry don't have those problems and usually blew him off in the big stage. He has the capacity of big, punishing strokes (love that down the line flat backhand) but he doesn't use then as often as he should. He should use the young Federer strategy - a few short angles and off-rhythm balls to open up the court and then bomb it past the opponent. He's had the game for a long while, but he needed belief in that game.
 
2012-09-11 09:15:57 AM  
first UK grand slam since fred perry in 1936. well, if you don't count angus podgorny's wimbledon win in 1969.
 
2012-09-11 09:38:45 AM  

FlashHarry: first UK grand slam since fred perry in 1936. well, if you don't count angus podgorny's wimbledon win in 1969.


Here's what I don't understand about tennis.

Isn't a "grand slam" winning all 4 tournaments? Didn't he just win a "slam" not a "grand slam"?
 
2012-09-11 09:42:48 AM  
The good news is he is now 99% British! Congratulations Andy!

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2012-09-11 09:52:05 AM  

fo_sho!: The good news is he is now 99% British! Congratulations Andy!

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Damn, I was going to make a comment about how "With that Grand Slam win, he's now become fully British for the rest of his career."

I guess it's those goddamn 1%ers keeping him down.
 
2012-09-11 10:15:20 AM  
I can't be happy at all for Andy Murray, because if he was just a regular, snaggletoothed British twit he'd be dating a swamp donkey and not this...

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2012-09-11 10:15:29 AM  

kidgenius: Isn't a "grand slam" winning all 4 tournaments? Didn't he just win a "slam" not a "grand slam"?


The four majors are each considered to be "grand slam" titles. If you win all four, you've done a "career grand slam". Win all four and an Olympic Gold, it's a golden slam.

I agree with what you say though, in a baseball context, it doesn't make sense to call a single tournament victory a "grand slam".
 
2012-09-11 10:24:11 AM  

IAmRight: fo_sho!: The good news is he is now 99% British! Congratulations Andy!

Link

Damn, I was going to make a comment about how "With that Grand Slam win, he's now become fully British for the rest of his career."

I guess it's those goddamn 1%ers keeping him down.


99.4% :)
 
2012-09-11 10:25:30 AM  

GavinTheAlmighty: kidgenius: Isn't a "grand slam" winning all 4 tournaments? Didn't he just win a "slam" not a "grand slam"?

The four majors are each considered to be "grand slam" titles. If you win all four, you've done a "career grand slam". Win all four and an Olympic Gold, it's a golden slam.

I agree with what you say though, in a baseball context, it doesn't make sense to call a single tournament victory a "grand slam".


Also, if you win them all in the same year, it's the pinnacle of tennis achievement: the calendar year grand slam.

(though usually in discussion each tournament would be referred to as a "slam")
 
2012-09-11 10:29:59 AM  

GavinTheAlmighty: I agree with what you say though, in a baseball context, it doesn't make sense to call a single tournament victory a "grand slam".


good thing this isn't baseball.
 
2012-09-11 10:41:21 AM  
Another headline i read quickly was:

"Andy Murray outlasts Novak Djokovic in marathon U.S. Open final for first-ever Grand Slam title"

Which, when skimmed by me came across as

Andy Murray lasts Djokovic marathon Slam.

/Guess I'm still just a teenager
 
2012-09-11 11:00:51 AM  

GavinTheAlmighty: kidgenius: Isn't a "grand slam" winning all 4 tournaments? Didn't he just win a "slam" not a "grand slam"?

The four majors are each considered to be "grand slam" titles. If you win all four, you've done a "career grand slam". Win all four and an Olympic Gold, it's a golden slam.

I agree with what you say though, in a baseball context, it doesn't make sense to call a single tournament victory a "grand slam".


World Series anyone?

He'll always be dour faced Jock imo. But to see him win a Grand Slam event and finally get that monkey off his back is a great thing.

/walkied into the door at the coffee shop this morning cause I caught 'Murray wins Open' on the TV and my brain froze.
//All we need now is a player like Mac or Baldy McMethhead, you know someone with personality.
 
2012-09-11 11:05:28 AM  
He's such a farking sad sack I've found it impossible to like or root for him. And I've seen him play live. He's got anti-charisma. And a bald spot the size of Scotland. He's the kind of guy who can put brand new socks on and they're baggy. I really wish Djoker could have kept up his serve for the last set.
 
2012-09-11 11:54:02 AM  
I said this last night as well, but congrats to Murray.
 
2012-09-11 12:10:44 PM  

FlashHarry: GavinTheAlmighty: I agree with what you say though, in a baseball context, it doesn't make sense to call a single tournament victory a "grand slam".

good thing this isn't baseball.


Well, for anyone who followed baseball before following tennis, the term "grand slam" is usually thought of in the baseball context, hence the confusion.
 
2012-09-11 12:38:33 PM  

moel: You could tell him, he's won all the money in the world, the UN are making him president of everything everywhere, and tell him that in his hotel room is his wife and 50 other extremely hot women..all naked

..and he would STILL be a miserable Scottish coont. "yeah it's alright i suppose"


That's because his wife is still in the room.
 
2012-09-11 12:53:15 PM  
that was pretty epic. I don't especially like Murray but I can't stand Djokovic, so congrats to the gloom and doom head case. although maybe he's really and truly past being a head case - this may have been the best way for him to finally win his first major, better even than a dismissive straight-sets victory, as he was able to prove he's actually capable of not choking.

so then, Big Four it is. I wish del Potro was able to make it the Big Five, but sadly I don't know if he'll ever be back to his 2009 form.
 
2012-09-11 01:01:15 PM  

Yanks_RSJ: I can't be happy at all for Andy Murray, because if he was just a regular, snaggletoothed British twit he'd be dating a swamp donkey and not this...


I still don't get how he's managed to pull that, especially since when they started dating seven or however many years ago he didn't even have fame or fortune to fall back on.
 
2012-09-11 01:41:46 PM  
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Well done!
 
2012-09-11 01:45:02 PM  
I'm really happy he's finally playing up to his potential. That was probably the most epic tennis I've seen since the 2008 Federer/Nadal Wimby final.

I also thought he looked like he was gonna barf during the trophy presentation.

Good on ya, Andy.
 
2012-09-11 01:45:40 PM  
Is he available to play against Macedonia tonight?
 
2012-09-11 01:46:57 PM  

virulent_loser: that was pretty epic. I don't especially like Murray but I can't stand Djokovic, so congrats to the gloom and doom head case. although maybe he's really and truly past being a head case - this may have been the best way for him to finally win his first major, better even than a dismissive straight-sets victory, as he was able to prove he's actually capable of not choking.

so then, Big Four it is. I wish del Potro was able to make it the Big Five, but sadly I don't know if he'll ever be back to his 2009 form.


Wrist surgery says no, no, no.
 
2012-09-11 01:52:41 PM  

virulent_loser: I don't especially like Murray but I can't stand Djokovic, so congrats


Pretty much how I feel.
 
2012-09-11 04:31:50 PM  

sotua: virulent_loser: that was pretty epic. I don't especially like Murray but I can't stand Djokovic, so congrats to the gloom and doom head case. although maybe he's really and truly past being a head case - this may have been the best way for him to finally win his first major, better even than a dismissive straight-sets victory, as he was able to prove he's actually capable of not choking.

so then, Big Four it is. I wish del Potro was able to make it the Big Five, but sadly I don't know if he'll ever be back to his 2009 form.

Wrist surgery says no, no, no.


most likely. *weeps softly*
 
2012-09-11 04:50:30 PM  
RIP EDDIE MURPHY
 
2012-09-11 05:29:23 PM  

The Smails Kid: RIP EDDIE MURPHY


RIP ANDY RODDICK...wait...
 
2012-09-11 05:51:09 PM  

The Smails Kid: RIP EDDIE MURPHY


www.derekerdman.com

/ hot like the stoves in hell
 
2012-09-11 10:46:43 PM  

virulent_loser: Yanks_RSJ: I can't be happy at all for Andy Murray, because if he was just a regular, snaggletoothed British twit he'd be dating a swamp donkey and not this...

I still don't get how he's managed to pull that, especially since when they started dating seven or however many years ago he didn't even have fame or fortune to fall back on.


Maybe she's not as shallow as you are.
 
2012-09-11 11:23:45 PM  

Poison Appleseeds: virulent_loser: Yanks_RSJ: I can't be happy at all for Andy Murray, because if he was just a regular, snaggletoothed British twit he'd be dating a swamp donkey and not this...

I still don't get how he's managed to pull that, especially since when they started dating seven or however many years ago he didn't even have fame or fortune to fall back on.

Maybe she's not as shallow as you are.


true. maybe she was won over by his sunny disposition and winning personality.
 
2012-09-12 11:12:00 PM  
HaywoodJablonski

Well done!

Did Murray beat the blancmange?

/the biggest breakthrough in kilts since the Provost of Edinburgh sat on a spike
 
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