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Sir Andy Murray

: 17 lip 2011, 18:36
autor: Samurray
Obrazek Sir Andy Murray

Andy Murray, właściwie Andrew Murray (ur. 15 maja 1987 w Glasgow) – szkocki tenisista, reprezentant Wielkiej Brytanii w Pucharze Davisa.
Państwo: Szkocja, Wielka Brytania
Miejsce urodzenia : Glasgow, Szkocja
Miejsce zamieszkania : Londyn, Anglia
Wzrost: 190 cm
Masa ciała: 84 kg
Gra praworęczna, oburęczny bh
Status profesjonalny od 2005r.
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Re: Andy Murray

: 17 lip 2011, 18:51
autor: Samurray

Tytuły singlowe (25)
2013 (1) Brisbane
2012 (3) US Open, IO Londyn 2012, Brisbane
2011 (5) ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Shanghaj, Tokio, Bangkok, ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Cincinnati, London / Queen's Club
2010 (2) ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Shanghaj, ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Kanada
2009 (6) Walencja, ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Kanada, London / Queen's Club, ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Miami, Rotterdam, Doha
2008 (5) St. Petersburg, ATP Masters Series Madryt, ATP Masters Series Cincinnati, Marsylia, Doha
2007 (2) St. Petersburg, San Jose
2006 (1) San Jose

Finały singlowe (13)
2012 (2) ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Szanghaj, Wimbledon, Dubaj, ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Miami
2011 (1) Australian Open
2010 (2) Los Angeles, Australian Open
2009 (1) ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Indian Wells
2008 (1) US Open
2007 (2) Metz, Doha
2006 (1) Waszyngton
2005 (1) Bangkok

Tytuły deblowe (2)
2011 (1) Tokio (w/Murray)
2010 (1) Walencja (w/Murray)

Finały deblowe (1)
2006 (1) Bangkok (w/Murray)

Re: Andy Murray

: 17 lip 2011, 18:54
autor: Samurray
Tytuły Andy'ego Murraya

#1 ) 2006, San Jose
1r Murray def Fish 6-2, 6-2
2r Murray def Wang 6-4, 6-2
QF Murray def Soderling 4-6, 7-5,6-4
SF Murray def Roddick 7-5, 7-5
F Murray def Hewitt 2-6, 6-1, 7-6



#2) 2007,San Jose
1r Murray def Kim 6-3,6-1
2r Murray def Pless 6-0, 6-7, 6-4
QF Murray def Lee 4-6,6-3, 7-6
SF Murray def Roddick 7-6,6-4
F Murray def Karlovic 6-7,6-4,7-6



#3) 2007, St Petersburg
1r Murray def Mirnyi 6-2,6-2
2r Murray def Dlouchy 6-2, 6-4
QF Murray def Tursunov 3-6,7-6,6-4
SF Murray def Youzhny 6-2,5-7,7-6
F Murray def Verdasco 6-2,6-3



#4) 2008, Doha
1r Murray def Rochus 6-0 6-2
2r Murray def Schuettler 1-6,6-0,6-1
QF Murray def T.Johansson 7-6, 6-0
SF Murray def Davydenko 6-4,6-3
F Murray def Wawrinka 6-4,4-6,6-2


Re: Andy Murray

: 17 lip 2011, 18:58
autor: Samurray
#5) 2008, Marsylia
1r Murray def Huta Galung 6-4,6-4
2r Murray def Wawrinka 3-6,7-6,6-1
QF Murray def Mahut 7-5,7-6
SFMurray def Mathieu 6-2,6-2
F Murray def Ancic 6-3,6-4



#6) 2008,TMS Cincinnati
1r Murray def bye
2r Murray def Querrey 7-6,6-1
3r Murray def Tursunov 6-3,6-3
QF Murray def Moya 2-6,6-3,6-1
SF Murray def Karlovic 6-4,6-4
F Murray def Djokovic 7-6,7-6



#7) 2008, TMS Madryt
1r Murray def bye
2r Murray def Bolleli 6-0, 2-1 ret
3r Murray def Cilic 7-5,7-6
QF Murray def Monfils 6-2,6-2
SF Murray def Federer 3-6, 7-6,7-5
F Murray def Simon 6-4,7-6



#8) 2008, St Petersburg
1r Murray def Troicki 6-3,6-3
2r MUrray def Gulbis 6-4,6-2
QF Murray def Tipsarevic 7-6,7-5
SF Murray def Verdasco 6-0,6-3
F Murray def Golubev 6-1,6-1


Re: Andy Murray

: 17 lip 2011, 19:00
autor: Samurray
#9) 2009, Doha
R32 - Montanes 6-2 6-4
R16 - Petzschner 6-2 6-4
QF - Stakhovsky 6-4 6-2
SF - Federer 6-7 6-2 6-2
F - Roddick 6-4 6-2



#10) 2009, Rotterdam
R32 Ljubicić 6-3 6-2
R16 Seppi 7-5 7-6
1/4 Gicquel 7-6 4-6 3-0 ret.
1/2 Ancić 6-1 6-2
F Nadal 6-3 4-6 6-0


Re: Andy Murray

: 17 lip 2011, 19:02
autor: Samurray
#11) 2009, Miami

1r Murray def bye
2r Murray def Monaco (ARG) 46 63 62
3r Murray def N Massu (CHI) 64 64
4r Murray def V Troicki (SRB) 61 60
QF Murray def F Verdasco (ESP) 61 62
SF Murray def J Del Potro (ARG) 61 57 62
F Murray def N Djokovic (SRB) 62 75



#12 ) 2009, Queen's Club

1st Murray def bye
2nd Murray def Seppi 6-1, 6-4
3rd Murray def Gracia - Lopez 6-4, 6-4
QF Murray def Fish 7-5, 6-3
SF Murray def Ferrero 6-2, 6-4
F Murray def Blake 7-5, 6-4


Re: Andy Murray

: 17 lip 2011, 19:04
autor: Samurray
#13) 2009, Montreal

1st Murray def bye
2nd Murray def Chardy 64 62
3rd Murray def Ferrero 61, 63
QF Murray def Davydenko 62 64
SF Murray def Tsonga 64 76
F Murray def delPotro 67, 76, 61



#14) 2009, Valencia

1st Murray def Daniel Gimeno-Traver 6-3, 6-1
2nd Murray def Leonardo Mayer 6-4, 3-6, 6-3
QF Murray def Albert Montanes 6-4, 6-2
SF Murray def Fernando Verdasco 6-3, 2-6, 6-3
F Murray def Mikhail Youzhny 6-3, 6-2


Re: Andy Murray

: 17 lip 2011, 19:09
autor: Samurray
#15) 2010, Toronto

1st Murray def. bye
2nd Murray def. Malisse 7-5, 6-2
3rd Murray def. Monfils 6-2, 0-6, 6-3
QF Murray def. Nalbandian 6-2,6-2
SF Murray def. Nadal 6-3 , 6-4
F Murray def. Federer 7-5 , 7-5



16) 2010, Shanghai

1st BYE
2nd Murray def. Bai 6-2, 6-2
3rd Murray def. Chardy 6-3, 6-4
QF Murray def. Tsonga 6-2, 6-2
SF Murray def. Monaco 6-4, 6-1
F Murray def. Federer 6-3, 6-2


Re: Andy Murray

: 17 lip 2011, 19:10
autor: Samurray
#17) 2011, Queen's Club

1st Andy Murray def bye
2nd Andy Murray def X. Malisse 6-3, 5-7, 6-3
3rd Andy Murray def J.Tipsarevic 6-4, 7-6
QF Andy Murray def M.Cilic w/o
SF Andy Murray def A. Roddick 6-3, 6-1
F Andy Murray def Tsonga 3-6, 7-6(2), 6-4


Re: Andy Murray

: 17 lip 2011, 21:16
autor: Samurray
Who are Team Murray?

When Andy Murray split with Brad Gilbert at the back end of 2007, his decision to assemble a team of little-known coaches was greeted with a mixture of surprise and criticism.

But less than two years down the line and the move could hardly have paid off more handsomely.

Murray is up to number two in the world, has won 13 tour titles and, having become the first British man since Tim Henman in 2002 to reach the Wimbledon semi-finals, goes into the US Open as many an expert's tip to triumph.

And the 22-year-old Scot credits much of his recent success to the the influence of Miles Maclagan, Matt Little, Jez Green and Andy Ireland.

Ross Hutchins - Britain's number one doubles player and Murray's best friend - gave BBC Sport the lowdown on Team Murray.

"Andy knows exactly what he wants and he won't let anything stop him"- Hutchins on Murray

MILES MACLAGAN - tennis coach

Age: 35

Background: Born in Zambia to Scottish parents, Maclagan grew up in Zimbabwe but left in 1988 to pursue tennis in the UK. He reached number 172 in the world in singles and 200 in doubles. Took Boris Becker to five sets at Wimbledon 1999. Maclagan featured in three Davis Cup ties for Great Britain, making his debut against Slovakia in 1995 and came out of retirement to partner Tim Henman to victory against Thailand in 2002. Coached Wayne Black and Kevin Ulyett to the Australian Open doubles title in 2005.

Responsibilities: Maclagan is essentially charged with ensuring Murray fulfils his potential on the court. He arranges practice sessions, organises Murray's schedules and deals with all logistical arrangements. The pair discuss and analyse matches together and hit together on the practice courts.

Hutchins on Maclagan:

"Miles is a superb coach - very disciplined, very organised and a genuinely good guy whose intensity is hugely impressive. He's a coach who believes in repetition, who wants people to learn the basics well and then build from there. Miles has helped Andy enormously and, although he is the only member of the team who is with him all the time, they get on great. On top of that, he hits the ball unbelievably himself which makes him the ideal practice partner. He doesn't say as much as the other guys but he definitely gets stuck in with the banter."

MATT LITTLE - strength and conditioning coach


Background: BTEC Diploma in Leisure Management followed by BSc Degree in Leisure Management. Gained fitness instructor qualification while working at a local tennis centre. Worked as Lawn Tennis Association's strength and conditioning coach for 12-16-year-olds.

Responsibilities: To oversee the British number one's fitness training. Two of Little's key roles are working on injury prevention and Murray's stretching routines. He'll give Murray massages and ensure he follows a strict recovery routine - which usually involves the dreaded ice bath - after practice and matches. Nutrition also comes under Little's remit. Murray aims to eat 6,000 calories a day during the season - ensured through six meals a day. He eats a mixture of lean proteins and complex carbohydrates, while processed food and sugar are banned. Murray does not drink alcohol and takes in at least six litres of water a day.

Hutchins on Little:

"Treacle is the joker in the pack. He's the bubbly guy who's constantly making jokes and providing the most laughter. Things are always very lighthearted when he's around and that keeps a smile on on everyone's face. That said, he's also an extremely good fitness trainer so it's crucial to have him around for both reasons."

JEZ GREEN - physical conditioner


Background: Sports science degree and various LTA coaching awards. Started off professionally in 1997 as assistant coach and fitness trainer to the LTA training squad headed by Dave Sammel in Manchester. Became the LTA's senior national trainer a year later and then assumed freelance role training players in Miami and the UK in 2002. Appointed head conditioner at LTA academy in Leeds in 2004 and has worked individually with a host of top players from all over the world. Was in charge of physical conditioning at the Monte Carlo Tennis Academy and also involved with MCTA group.

Responsibilities: Green is the mastermind behind Murray's infamous fitness programme. Outside of competition time it involves a month-long boot camp in tropical temperatures where Murray embarks upon gruelling cardiovascular and weight training regimes. Murray also undertakes 90-minute Bikram yoga sessions in 40 degree heat. During the season it is all about gym sessions and on-court practice. Green and Little work together in a bid to turn Murray into the fittest tennis player on earth.

Hutchins on Green:

"Jez is probably the most serious in the group. He's tough, works people hard and when something needs to get done fitness-wise he's onto people to make sure it happens. Jez and Miles are pretty similar. They're pretty disciplined and very determined. Jez gets very involved in all the banter and the forfeits but he's probably the quietest out of everyone. He's a superb fitness trainer with a lot of knowledge and background."

ANDY IRELAND - physiotherapist


Background: Graduated from Teesside University in 1993 with a BSc distinction in Physiotherapy. Worked in the NHS for the next seven years and has worked for Surrey Physio since its formation in May 2000. Provided resident physio cover for the Sutton Junior Tennis Academy, international tennis tournaments in the UK including Wimbledon, the LTA and Queen's Club. Now member of the Manipulative Association of Chartered Physiotherapists and when not travelling with Team Murray, works at National Tennis Centre in Roehampton.

Responsibilities: Ireland works with Little and Green to maximise Murray's physical performance. With top-level tennis players putting their bodies under huge strain they can develop muscle imbalances, inflexibilities and weaknesses. By correcting these underlying problems, Ireland helps Murray to remain as injury-free as is possible. When injuries do occur it is Ireland's role to minimise Murray's recovery time and maximise his healing rates. Recovery techniques following a match or a training session are an integral part of his work. His nickname - Needles - stems from his acupuncture skills.

Hutchins on Ireland:

"Andy Ireland is the greatest physio in the world bar none. He has an unbelievable understanding of Andy's body. He is so relaxed and a joy to be around. He'll never say a bad word about anyone - you won't find a nicer guy."

And finally...

Hutchins on Murray: "I've know Andy since our junior days, when we played together for Great Britain in the Winter Cup, and we've been close ever since. He's always been a feisty kind of guy - a fighter who hates to lose. Even at a young age it was always clear he was dying to be the best tennis player in the world. He wanted that and he wouldn't let anything get in his way. He knows exactly what he wants and he won't let anything stop him. He wants to be number one in the world, he wants to be a Grand Slam champion and he will get there.
"But away from the court Andy is very relaxed and loves to mess around. His life is all about competition and, unfortunately for me, he is very good at most things he does. At table football he crushes me, at pool we're pretty similar and at computer games, especially Mario Kart on the Wii, he usually wins.

"People have criticised his demeanour but it's totally up to Andy how he wants to act in a press room or on the court. Not everyone may see it but he's a really lighthearted guy who enjoys life and is very, very happy. If he's winning matches and playing for his country then why should he care about whether he's smiling or not?"

Re: Andy Murray

: 17 lip 2011, 21:17
autor: DUN I LOVE
Bardzo ładnie wszystko rozplanowane. Murrayowi udało się znaleźć właściwych ludzi - z wiedzą, kompetentnych i pracowitych. McLagen powiedział kiedyś, że to są wybitni specjaliście bez wielkich nazwisk. Patrząc na progres w grze Szkota (na wielu płaszczyznach) można śmiało stwierdzić, że ten osławiony "Murray Team" zdaje egzamin.

Re: Andy Murray

: 17 lip 2011, 21:18
autor: Jacuszyn
No excuses as Andy Murray vows to learn from mistakes

Andy Murray has never been a person to hide behind an excuse. Some of his peers the US Open might have mentioned the problem he had been experiencing in his left wrist and cited it as a reason for his most lacklustre performance at a Grand Slam since losing to Rafal Nadal at Wimbledon 14 months ago. But not Murray … and rightly so.

The tournament’s second seed and pick for the title of such luminaries as John McEnroe and Andre Agassi, revealed he had been experiencing discomfort for a week. Yet his performance in the previous round against the colossal serving of Taylor Dent, and particularly his returning, was nothing short of exemplary. And never let it be forgotten that not once did he call for attention of the ATP trainer in his four matches on the cement of Flushing Meadow’s Arthur Ashe Stadium.

Admittedly there were few of those signature double-fisted backhands down the line as Marin Cilic, the giant Croatian who has threatened to be a top flight player for some time without actually making the breakthrough, showed exactly what he can produce. There was little evidence of the normally crisp returning that has seen him hailed as currently the best in the business. Indeed Murray worked his way to seven break points in the opening two sets of his 7-5,6-2,6-2 demise and could not convert any of them.

Even when he desperately tried to motivate himself, bouncing up and down, smacking his sides and raising the noise levels deep in the third set as Cilic’s nerves seem to tighten with victory in sight, there was nothing concerted in his exuberance. A couple more crashing forehands from the 16th seed and Murray was back down in the dumps again and nothing it seemed could drag him out.

Certainly it is true that Murray was due a disappointing performance this early in a major tournament. When he lost at the same stage in Australia, Spain’s Fernando Verdasco was in ruthless form and the Scot was suffering the onset of the virus which was to become a serious problem a couple of weeks later. At the French Open, he played the best clay court tennis of his life until running into Fernando Gonzalez who has the potential on any given day to be as overwhelmingly powerful opponent as there is on the men’s tour. And at Wimbledon, Andy Roddick took his game and his tactical planning to levels nobody dreamed possible.

Take nothing away from Cilic’s performance. He was superb, serving twice as many aces as Murray and unleashing 35 clean winners compared to the 13 from his higher ranked opponent. The problem for those convinced Murray was a true contender for the title was that after two set points went to waste in the tenth game of the match, it was abundantly clear who was going to be the winner.

And that is most certainly not the way Murray matches usually evolve because since he has moved into the select band at the very top of the men’s game, he has mastered that art of still being able to win when not playing particularly well.

What this defeat reinforced is that Murray has still to learn the art of peaking for the big tournament. Ask Roger Federer what really matters, the build up tournaments or the Grand Slam events themselves, and it’s obvious what the answer would be. The same could be said of Pete Sampras, Agassi, McEnroe and Borg. The build up tournaments don’t really figure in importance compared to the main events.

This year there certainly has been something of a pattern forming. In early January Murray was in scintillating form, first beating his big rivals Federer and Rafael Nadal in the lucrative exhibition event in Abu Dhabi before winning the following week’s title just across the Arabian Gulf in Doha. Yet after some early promise in the Australian Open, he fell in the fourth round.

Before Wimbledon he became the first British player to win the Queen’s Club title since Bunny Austin in 1938. Then he ended up just a couple of steps short in the big one when the British public were beginning to think the long wait for a home-grown men’s champion was coming to an end.

Finally in North America, Murray produced sufficient evidence to suggest he would go one better than his place as beaten finalist at the US Open a year ago. He won the Masters 1000 series title in Montreal and then reached the semis in Cincinnati. Yet once again the major competition has ended in disappointment.

Murray is insistent he learns from his mistakes and 2010’s four majors will hopefully see him a more complete and wiser contender. But rumours are already flying that he intends to play the ATP World Tour event in Sydney the week before next January’s Aussie Open. Will he once again allow his form to peak too soon? ... 826867.ece

Re: Andy Murray

: 17 lip 2011, 21:18
autor: jaccol55
Murray 'will come back stronger'

British number one Andy Murray insists he will use his surprise defeat by Marin Cilic at the US Open to improve his Grand Slam challenge next year.

"The way the match went makes it disappointing but I believe I will come back better from it," Murray said after his 7-5 6-2 6-2 fourth-round defeat.

"I will learn from this week like I have most weeks when I've lost and I will come back better and stronger.

"I think I will be a better player next year than this year."

Murray had two set points in the 10th game of the match but could not convert and 16th seed Cilic dominated from then on.

The Croat hit a total of 35 winners compared to just 13 by Murray, who failed to convert any of seven break points.

I have to work on my game a lot so when I go into the Slams at the start of next year that I'm ready to win one

Andy Murray

Asked if it was the biggest disappointment of his career, the 22-year-old Scot said: "My tennis career, yeah. I mean, worse things have happened to me, that's for sure."

He added: "I'm very disappointed I didn't win, but I played badly and didn't deserve to. I started the match well but when I lost the first set and went behind, I started making a lot of silly mistakes.

"That was one of the most disappointing things, that I couldn't come back when I'm usually able to find a way back in."

And Murray defended himself from the suggestion that he let the match slip away after dropping the first set.

"I think mentally I'm very strong," he said. "Today I could have been better in every part of the game.

"When the match started to get away from me, I couldn't get into enough return games and couldn't find a way to get back into it. He played at a high tempo and never let me have a chance.

Yet again Murray has been demolished in a Grand Slam by an in-form power player


"From the first set to the third, he started to strike the ball better and I wasn't up to scratch. I just didn't play well enough."

Murray reached the final at Flushing Meadows last year, losing to Roger Federer, and he has risen to second in the world rankings this year.

But his wait for a Grand Slam title goes on after defeats in the fourth round of the Australian Open, the quarter-finals of the French Open and the semi-finals at Wimbledon in 2009.

"Compared to the other Slams this year I played bad tennis," said Murray.

"I thought I lost to guys playing great tennis to beat me at the other Slams but that wasn't the case today. I just didn't play well."

Murray has won five titles this year, including two at the elite Masters 1000 level in Miami and Montreal, and has already qualified for the end-of-season ATP World Tour Finals in London.

"It has been a good season, could have been better in the Slams but the rest of the season has gone well," he said.

"I have to work on my game a lot so when I go into the Slams at the start of next year that I'm ready to win one."

The next date for Murray is Great Britain's crucial Davis Cup tie against Poland in Liverpool, starting on 18 September, but he is a doubt with a wrist injury.

"I've had a problem for a few days," he said. "I will try to get it better in time for the Davis Cup."

Re: Andy Murray

: 17 lip 2011, 21:19
autor: Robertinho
As expected Andy Murray’s problems with inflamed tendons in his left wrist have forced the world no.3 to pull out of next week’s Rakuten Japan Tennis Championships in Tokyo and the Scot’s participation in the upcoming Shanghai ATP Masters 1000 the following week remains uncertain.

Although MRI scans have shown 22 year-old Murray is suffering no long-term damage to his non-racket arm, he is determined not to endanger his chances of contesting either the calendar ending ATP World Tour Championships at London’s 02 Arena or next January’s Australian Open where he is determined to mount a concerted campaign to win his first major title.

Re: Andy Murray

: 17 lip 2011, 21:20
autor: DUN I LOVE
Znowu nadgarstek. To bardzo przewlekła sprawa, jeżeli chodzi o AM. 2 lata temu stracił przez to pół roku. Moim zdaniem nie powinien za szybko wracać do gry, bo narobi sobie dużo większej biedy. Występ w Szanghaju niepewny.

Pioline o Murrayu: Andy czuje wielką presję podczas turniejów WS.
On Andy Murray: I think he is feeling the pressure of a Slam. Everybody is saying – and they are right – that he is a real potential winner. He is feeling the pressure. But it is going to be difficult. The French Open on clay will definitely be his worse surface and at Wimbledon there is a lot of pressure because everyone is expecting him to win the tournament. And then you’re just left with two other tournaments. Before the US Open, I thought he was the closest of the non-Grand Slam winners to winning one next. Then Del Potro did it. When you look at him over the past three years, each year he is improving. He is very consistent – except maybe in the Slams. He has to improve that.

Re: Andy Murray

: 17 lip 2011, 21:21
autor: Robertinho
Andre Agassi: Andy Murray can make winning a habit

The word drogué was scrawled under Andre Agassi’s name in the walk of champions into the players’ lounge at the Palais Omnisports yesterday.

It had been wiped off within a couple of minutes, but, clearly, the man who said that his career was transformed in this city has left another mark on it that will not be so hastily expunged.

Drogué is French for a drug addict. Last night those players who numbered Agassi as an ally and idol not that long ago met here to debate how much the former world No 1’s revelations have torn at the heart of their sport. Obviously, one of their number is in a particularly unforgiving mood.

Of those pointing the men’s game towards a more wholesome, clean future, Andy Murray, fresh from winning the Valencia Open on Sunday, is prominent and has earned a telling accolade from the former champion.

The American believes that the Scot, who begins his challenge in the BNP Paribas Masters with a second-round match against James Blake tomorrow, will win a grand-slam tournament and that it will pave the way to “a multitude of them”.

Agassi said: “Murray has a selfinflicting tortured spirit about him when he’s on the court. [In] the last 18 months, he’s learnt how to use it.

“He needs to stay with it. I know he was on the verge in a couple of grand slams, with the hopes of doing it, and once he wins one, he’ll keep going. He’s proved that he’s a strong person. My advice? To keep getting better. Every day’s an opportunity to get one day better. He shouldn’t get hung up on results. Results are a by-product of your commitment and work ethic and not cutting a corner.”

It was ten years ago that Agassi completed his set of grand-slam tournaments by winning the French Open — “it gave me my career back, it gave me hope again,” he said on 60 Minutes, broadcast by CBS on Sunday evening in the United States — and followed that six months later by lifting this prestigious Masters title, for which the crème de la crème compete again this week.

The fallout from the 39-year-old’s revelation that he took crystal meth and lied to an independent doping tribunal in a successful attempt to cover up his misdemeanours is not about to go away. Agassi told 60 Minutes that he was in a fog at the time of his drug-taking, that he could not remember how many times he took the drug, “but it was way more than it should have been. There was a sadness followed by a chemically induced reconnection to life. But it was a life I did not want to be in.”

Now, with no hint of irony, Agassi is happy to applaud the stringency of the present drug-testing procedures. “This [his case] was in the pre-era of sensationalising drugs in sport and, as a result of tennis pushing itself forward to protect its integrity, we reached out to Wada [the World Anti-Doping Agency] and they’ve been a fabulous partner who’ve done a tremendous job in protecting that integrity of keeping drug cheaters out of the sport,” he said.

“They’ve tested me specifically 150 times. Our sport should be proud of how we’ve moved forward through this day and age.” ... 910157.ece

Re: Andy Murray

: 17 lip 2011, 21:22
autor: jaccol55
Murray lekceważy Masters: Pamięta się szlemy

- Na koniec kariery rozlicza się z wielkich szlemów - punktuje Andy Murray przed startem kończącej sezon imprezy World Tour Finals. Na otwarcie zawodów Szkot zagra w niedzielę z Juanem Martinem Del Potro. Motywem przewodnim finałów jak zwykle będzie rywalizacja Rogera Federera i Rafaela Nadala.

Rozstawiony z trójką Szkot zagra w Mastersie po raz drugi w karierze. Przed rokiem w Szanghaju dotarł do półfinału, ulegając Nikołajowi Dawidience 5:7, 2:6.

Andy Murray podobnie jak większa część środowiska z przymrużeniem oka traktuje tę imprezę. - Po zakończeniu kariery będziesz pamiętany z wielkich szlemów - stwierdził szkocki tenisista, nawiązując do rangi World Tour Finals. - Ale wygranie takiej imprezy, gdzie w pięciu kolejnych meczach musisz pokonać pięciu rywali, to duża sprawa - dodał.

W grupie A poza Del Potro Szkot ma jeszcze Rogera Federera i Fernando Verdasco. - Federer jest najlepszy na świecie, del Potro wygrał US Open, a Verdasco ma za sobą najlepszy sezon - mówi o rywalach Andy Murray. - Żeby wygrać w Londynie, trzeba ograć Federera albo Nadala dwa razy, dlatego to bardzo ciężkie zadanie - dodaje.

Murray to faworyt brytyjskiej publiczności, ale wydarzeniem imprezy będzie rywalizacja pierwszego na światowych listach Rogera Federera z Rafaelem Nadalem, który na to miejsce znów ma chrapkę. Nadal kryzys ma za sobą, a zwycięstwem w Londynie mógłby strącić Federera z piedestału. Na początek ma do rozegrania w grupie B mecze z Robinem Soederlingiem, Novakiem Djokoviciem i Nikołajem Dawidienką. ... tory.shtml

Re: Andy Murray

: 17 lip 2011, 21:23
autor: Joao
Murray stracił dziewczynę przez... konsolę ... e5,5,1.jpg

Obsesyjna gra na konsoli do gier pierwszej rakiety Wielkiej Brytanii, Andy'ego Murray'a, była główna przyczyną rozpadu jego związku z Kim Sears - tak twierdzą przyjaciele byłej już pary.
21-letnia Sears nie mogła znieść, że jej ukochany większość czasu wolnego spędza przed telewizorem grając w gry na konsoli Playstation 3 (najczęściej w Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 oraz wirtualny tenis).

- Andy siedział przyklejony do konsoli kilka godzin dziennie - wyjawia anonimowe źródło gazety "The Sun". - Kim postanowiła odejść. Oczekiwała od Andy'ego dużo więcej zaangażowaniu w związek. Było kilka przyczyn ich rozstania, a gry video to jedne z głównych - dodał przyjaciel pary.
Sears wyprowadziła się już z posiadłości Murray'a i wróciła do domu rodziców w Sussex. Była partnerka 22-letniego zawodnika nie jest jedyną osobą z otoczenia Szkota, której przeszkadzało zamiłowanie Murray'a do gier wideo. Wcześniej skarżył się na nie były trener tenisisty Brad Gilbert.,1248732,2087911, ... omosc.html

Re: Andy Murray

: 17 lip 2011, 21:24
autor: jaccol55
Sezon 2009 w liczbach
Ranking: 4
Tytuły: 6 (Doha, Rotterdam, Miami, Queens, Montreal, Valencia)
Finały: 1 ( Indian Wells)
Bilans spotkań: 66-11
Zarobki: $4,021,057

AO - 4 Runda
RG - 1/4 finału
WM - 1/2 finału
US - 4 Runda

Re: Andy Murray

: 17 lip 2011, 21:25
autor: Joao
Bohaterowie sezonu: Andy Murray

Andy Murray wchodzi na szczyt tenisowego świata. Najpierw był finał US Open, a w roku 2009 pozycja wicelidera rankingu i miano zwycięzcy największej liczby turniejów wysokiego szczebla.
Jeżeli to był najlepszy sezon w jego karierze, to sam odczuł tę wyjątkowość przede wszystkim w czerwcu. W Wimbledonie lokalna gawiedź czeka na swojego mistrza od 1936 roku, a na finalistę ledwie dwa lata krócej. Tim Henman nie podołał oczekiwaniom, no to jest Murray.

Londyńskie dzienniki zdobiły pierwszą stronę obliczem swojej rakiety numer jeden (jest nią od grubo ponad trzech lat), wciąż nakręcając i tak wyjątkową atmosferę. Paryska L'Équipe prowadziła w czasie Wimbledonu rubrykę Murraymania. sam Andy padał z wysiłku, gdy jego mecze wyznaczano na wieczór, a deszcz sprawił, że trzeba było grać w straszliwym zaduchu pod dachem kortu centralnego.

Półfinał Wielkiego Szlema na obiekcie klubu All England i tak jest wynikiem
historycznym dla przedstawiciela gospodarzy. Murray (paradował w koszulce z napisem Perry, który był ostatnim brytyjskim mistrzem Wimbledonu) pewnie kiedyś wygra najstarszy turniej świata
, bo widząc jego rozwój, trudno nie zgodzić się z tym, że jest predestynowany do największych sukcesów.

Młodszy o rok Juan del Potro już ma koncie
triumf w US Open, a równolatek Novak Đoković - w Melbourne. Murray ma przy sobie sztab ludzi (pod kierownictwem Milesa Maclagana i z Àlexem Corretją jako doradcą), którzy mają zadbać właśnie o to, co się tak naprawdę w poważnym tenisie liczy: tytuł w Wielkim Szlemie.

W minionym sezonie 22-letni Szkot dołożył do kolekcji dwa zwycięstwa w imprezach serii mistrzowskiej: w Miami i Montrealu. Uczynił serwis jeszcze groźniejszą bronią, pokonał Rafaela Nadala i dwukrotnie Rogera Federera. Sam czuje, że w końcu doczekał się w grze
stabilizacji, o czym nie może powiedzieć w kwestii osobistej - zostawiła go mająca dość jego zabawy
z PlayStation dziewczyna.

W ojczyźnie wciąż pytają go co musi zrobić, by zostać naprawdę wielkim zawodnikiem. Bo myśląc Murray, trudno skojarzyć go z jednym konkretnym wynikiem. Jest regularny, ale bez spektakularnego sukcesu nie okrywa się sławą nazwiska, nie zostaje się numerem jeden. Mistrzowie nie dają się wyeliminować z Masters (znowu Londyn), pobici przez matematyczne kruczki w regulaminie.

Brytyjski tenis męski to dziś tylko Murray. Lider zrobił swoje w meczu barażowym o utrzymanie w pierwszej lidze Pucharu Davisa. Jego koledzy (sam został zaangażowany do gry podwójnej) nie dali jednak w Liverpoolu rady Polakom i ojczyzna białego sportu została zdegradowana. W przyszłym sezonie zagra w grupie z Macedonią, Monako i Egiptem.

Andy tymczasem rozpoczyna kolejną próbę sięgnięcia po triumf w Wielkim Szlemie. Borisowi Beckerowi udało się za czwartym podejściem, Nadalowi za szóstym, a Pete'owi Samprasowi za ósmym. Federer wygrał dopiero w swoim siedemnastym występie. Do tej samej liczby Murray dobije w najbliższym Australian Open. ... dy-murray/