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I.want.that.one 4:07 Sat Nov 5
Andy Murray World number one
Take a bow son.

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neilalex 5:05 Thu Dec 8
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Geoff Pikey 12:14 - fair comment based on those figures which I find genuinely astonishing. The idea that this country has far more regular tennis players than rugby or cricket players seems completely counter intuitive based on simply being out and about, plus my own kids experience at school. Fuck knows where all these woofters are playing, but clearly there are an awful lot of hidden tennis courts in the UK.

mashed in maryland 10:16 Thu Dec 8
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French/Russian = encompasses all Europeans.

Russians/Japs/Chinese only do it cos they're autistic, they'd be playing chess if they had to wear glasses.

master 10:12 Thu Dec 8
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A ten second look at the men's top 100 would tell you that wasn't true.

mashed in maryland 10:06 Thu Dec 8
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"Cricket's a total minority "sport" "....


Cricket is played with passion by the entire former British Empire, including India which alone is about a billion people.

Tennis is played at lunch by upper class women, a handful of Oxbridge/Ivy League fitness freaks who are too fragile for rugby/polo, and the French/Spanish. Absolutely no one else.

Eggbert Nobacon 3:20 Wed Dec 7
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geoffpikey wrote...

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OCCASIONALLY hitting a ball?

Isner v Mahut (Wimbledon 2010) involved 980 POINTS won/lost, god knows how many shots




sounds even more shit a terminally boring than normal tenis

Marston Hammer 3:20 Wed Dec 7
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geoffpikey 2:45 Wed Dec 7

Farah's up there, but has been recognised for a
while. Won't even train in the UK.


Where does Murray train?

geoffpikey 3:18 Wed Dec 7
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Would that turn you on?


But no, sorry.

Northern Sold 3:16 Wed Dec 7
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Did you type that whilst wearing a dress Pikey son ??

geoffpikey 3:13 Wed Dec 7
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OCCASIONALLY hitting a ball?

Isner v Mahut (Wimbledon 2010) involved 980 POINTS won/lost, god knows how many shots (I don't think it's even documented), and the match lasted 11 fucking HOURS! As well as each running many more miles than the average footballer (though the back and forth strain is more crucial than actual total distance, which is half of a footballer in an average game ).

An exceptional tennis game, true, but I'd like to see any golfer do that. Or even a 100th of that. Doesn't compare.

An 11 hour snooker game mostly involves... sitting in a CHAIR! An 11 hour cricket game? Mostly standing still or watching.

Isner, who won that tennis match, played the NEXT DAY in the second round. Understandably shattered, Isner lost, and vowed to take a break from tennis... for "four or five days".

Fucking poof. Andy Carroll would never be such a wuss, would he?

NEXT!

Eggbert Nobacon 2:47 Wed Dec 7
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geoffpikey 2:45 Wed Dec 7
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Golf, darts (!), snooker... they are not SPORTS. They are games. Or a stroll while occasionally hitting a ball with a stick.




As opposed to tennis which is RUN while occasionally hitting a ball

TOTALLY different

geoffpikey 2:45 Wed Dec 7
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Golf, darts (!), snooker... they are not SPORTS. They are games. Or a stroll while occasionally hitting a ball with a stick.

Cyclists? Hmm, Well Wiggins is a drug liar, Froome is Kenyan isn't he, so I'll reserve judgement on the others for now.

Farah's up there, but has been recognised for a while. Won't even train in the UK.

Cook? A higher achiever than Murray? Cricket's a total minority "sport" and he's achieved much less anyway. So, no. Not close, actually.

My, this is fun. You're going to need new BALLS.

Northern Sold 2:10 Wed Dec 7
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No that's the smell of Australian humiliation after last weekend Sven...

... this is deffo Lavendar....

Sven Roeder 2:03 Wed Dec 7
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Must be blowing in from Twickenham

Northern Sold 2:02 Wed Dec 7
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Smell that lavender.....

Sven Roeder 1:56 Wed Dec 7
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English tennis is of course an utter abortion.
The most lucrative tournament in the world and all it's done is promote it as an upper class hit about.
There hasn't been an English player since Fred Perry and he was snubbed by Wimbledon because he wasn't the right class
Understand when he won Wimbledon one year the officials didn't even congratulate him but came in to the dressing room to say Jolly bad luck old chum to his opponent.

mashed in maryland 1:51 Wed Dec 7
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Tennis is for nonces.

SurfaceAgentX2Zero 1:48 Wed Dec 7
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geoffpikey 12:14 Wed Dec 7

'As of NOW, he's clearly the UK's top-achieving sportsperson'

Farah
Cavendish, Froome, Kenny, Trott-Kenny, Wiggins
Phil Taylor
Ronnie O'Sullivan
Alistair Cook
Alistair Brownlee
Rory McIlroy
Lewis Hamilton

Yeah, nobody else gets close...

SurfaceAgentX2Zero 1:37 Wed Dec 7
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Chigwell 11:46 Wed Dec 7

You are right, tennis club membership is cheap. However, your conclusion is fatally flawed - the courts at popular times are monopolised by middle-class, middle-aged social players playing mixed doubles.

If you doubt this is true, I suggest you look at Britain's 'elite' men's performances for the past 80 years. The ONLY exception to the list of unrelenting dross and failure is Andy Murray: and his mother had to remove him from the British system and ship him off to Spain.

Eerie Descent 1:31 Wed Dec 7
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Sport for gays.

LIKE SVEN AND VEXED.

Eggbert Nobacon 1:28 Wed Dec 7
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I'm sure the women that make up the vast majority of tennis fans n this country will be delighted

geoffpikey 12:14 Wed Dec 7
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Find your points rather spurious, neilalex.

In sports participation (weekly) of 16+ yrs (only figs I can find from Sport England), Tennis is played twice-plus more than rugby (both disciplines), cricket, boxing, rowing/sailing etc.

It's only behind swimming, athletics, football and golf... though guess how many of those are "serious"

Would you sniff at England cricketers or rugby players, for example, being best in the world (as if) because they're minority sports and there's "little competition"?

Given he's also from Scotland (hardly prime for tennis, day-in day-out as a child), Murray's achievements are superb.

As of NOW, he's clearly the UK's top-achieving sportsperson. it's blindingly obvious.

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