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Over the last 20 years it's ONLY been a top player that's won the mens singles.

That's Djokovic, Federer, Nadal and Murray. 

I don't follow tennis that much these days to really, with any confidence, say who could upset that pattern this year but Berrettini could well be that player. :rolleyes:

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32 minutes ago, faraway saint said:

Wee Emma managed to win the first set, tight but played some decent stuff at times, a tad inconsistent. 

She's playing a ginger, if the sun comes out wee Emma should scud here, gingers don't like the sunshine. 

 

Wee Emma through, good run out, round 2 beckons.

NOW the main event MURRAY. 

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4 minutes ago, faraway saint said:

Murray loses the first set 7-5.

The wee fella has a tidy game, as usual, the question is can he keep up this level over a 5 set match as Murray WILL raise his game.

 

Murray a little slack at times. Duckworth steady. 

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29 minutes ago, faraway saint said:

Murray loses the first set 7-5.

The wee fella has a tidy game, as usual, the question is can he keep up this level over a 5 set match as Murray WILL raise his game.

 

As I said Murray DID raise his game, winning his service games easier and putting pressure on Duckworth, which, eventually, started to pay dividends.

One set all.......................second set 6-3 to Murray.:thumbs2

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Murray continues to improve, his renowned returns and improved serve see him win the third set comfortably, despite Duckworth trying hard to put up some resistance with his strong forehand. 

Murray wins the third set 6-2 :happyclapper

Duckworth whining about bad light, so the roof will be closed and the lights turned on. 

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24 minutes ago, faraway saint said:

Murray continues to improve, his renowned returns and improved serve see him win the third set comfortably, despite Duckworth trying hard to put up some resistance with his strong forehand. 

Murray wins the third set 6-2 :happyclapper

Duckworth whining about bad light, so the roof will be closed and the lights turned on. 

A year ago I said if Murray was ever to come back and win Wimbledon it would be biggest achievement ever by a British sportsman you were pissing yourself  :lol   at that statement remember :rolleyes:  

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2 minutes ago, portmahomack saint said:

A year ago I said if Murray was ever to come back and win Wimbledon it would be biggest achievement ever by a British sportsman you were pissing yourself  :lol   at that statement remember :rolleyes:  

I'm still pissing myself. 🤪

You, obviously don't watch tennis.  

You also said Gilmour was the best Scottish midfielder in a hunner years, Barcelona he's going to you said. 

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1 minute ago, faraway saint said:

I'm still pissing myself. 🤪

You, obviously don't watch tennis.  

You also said Gilmour was the best Scottish midfielder in a hunner years, Barcelona he's going to you said. 

No I said Barcelona should buy him and they should... not playing with a bunch of hammer throwers at Norwich wrong team for the lad 

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Anyhow, Murray comes through a decent first round match against the world number 74.

Just now, portmahomack saint said:

No I said Barcelona should buy him and they should... not playing with a bunch of hammer throwers at Norwich wrong team for the lad 

Aye, I heard Bracalone are queuing up..........................................:lol:

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So the big hitting John Isner up next, on Wednesday.

Murray has a 8-0 record, very impressive, but Isner is the current world number 24.

IF Murray plays well his ability to return could see him win, fingers crossed.

I reckon I've seen between 80-90% of Murrays matches over the last umpteen years, if he makes it to week two this year he'll be doing well.

 

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3 minutes ago, faraway saint said:

:lol:

 

 

10 minutes ago, portmahomack saint said:

It's plainly obvious you don't watch football 

Getting a freebie once a year at Aberdeen doesn't make you football pundit/expert... you have some neck having a opinion on any football player I'll give you that  :lol: 

P.S  your right, I rarely watch tennis unless Andy Murray is playing.. simply because he a Scot 

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25 minutes ago, portmahomack saint said:

 

P.S  your right, I rarely watch tennis unless Andy Murray is playing.. simply because he a Scot 

I am a camp follower of Andy Murray as a Scot and a local boy and have, like many others followed his career but I wouldn’t pretend to be a massive fan of tennis, nor an expert. The women’s matches often have longer rallies and are sometimes better to watch were it not for Andy. It doesn’t require an expert to deduce that if you serve better and return better then your chances improve and that’s exactly what happened with Andy Murray.
 

I go to a lot of football games and am constantly amazed at the number of highly qualified football managers there are in the stands, in the car, bus or pub and online who could obviously all do a better job than “whoever the current manager is”. 
 

 

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8 hours ago, portmahomack saint said:

 

 

Getting a freebie once a year at Aberdeen doesn't make you football pundit/expert... you have some neck having a opinion on any football player I'll give you that  :lol: 

P.S  your right, I rarely watch tennis unless Andy Murray is playing.. simply because he a Scot 

I watch a considerable amount of football, although I don't claim to be an expert. 

I heard Barcelona are trying to sign Gilmour, as a ball boy. :lol:

 

 

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