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Andy or Rafa ??
« on: June 30, 2011, 06:57:55 AM »
Great tennis yesterday - although they were both eclipsed by Jo-Wilfried, he played a stunning game.

Friday afternoon?  May have my Mallorca flag out  :-\

(At least I now have cold beer to watch with, tks Confort!!)

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Re: Andy or Rafa ??
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2011, 07:03:26 AM »
Think it will be Rafa but they are both foreigners anyway  ::) - would like to see Murray win the whole thing as I think it would be good for him (obviously) but good for tennis in general.

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Re: Andy or Rafa ??
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2011, 08:46:19 AM »
Probably Rafa - on the other hand, Murray seems to be in a different mindset this year - no longer doing his thing where he trudges miserably round the court after each point against him - I've seen him making jokes and even smiling, so maybe the new coach will just make the difference between winning and losing... Have to say in the past I would have supported Rafa on this occasion, simply because Murray was always such a grump (as you've guessed, I'm not Scottish!), but today... divided loyalties!

Glad to hear your fridge is up and running, Bloke in the Corner - hope it was just a repair needed and not a whole new appliance...

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Re: Andy or Rafa ??
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2011, 21:33:02 PM »
Yeah,

But don't you just want to see that winning smile on Judy Murray's face ?

Come on Rafa , my son !!

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Re: Andy or Rafa ??
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2011, 09:38:42 AM »
Rafa's a much better player and a much better person.  Friendly, personable, gracious in defeat, (not that he loses many games.)
Rafa by 3 sets to nil, maybe 3 - 1.   
And he's from Majorca, obviously, my favourte place on the planet and in the universe!!

Come on Rafa!  :D

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« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2011, 17:18:39 PM »
Absolutely ,

And when he comes back here regularly , he still signs himself in at the Manacor Tennis Club like any regular member.

Really modest, lovely Guy.

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Re: Andy or Rafa ??
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2011, 20:26:19 PM »
Hey Jude,

When are you gonna wake up and smell the coffee ?

Your son just ain't good enuff to win Wimbledon !

See that guy applaud the crowd, sign autographs before he came off . He would have done that if he was beaten but that is a mark of a true champion.

Roll on Monday and down to Manacor when he will be back , but the final ain't gonna be easy , he's got a real match on his hands !!

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Re: Andy or Rafa ??
« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2011, 21:19:45 PM »
Rafa by 3 sets to nil, maybe 3 - 1.   

Well done!  ;D

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Re: Andy or Rafa ??
« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2011, 08:50:37 AM »
Best man won, although to be fair to the Scottish boy, he played really well in some parts.  Just not consistant enough and I don't think he has that essential killer instinct to be top dog.
I was going to put a bet on Rafa but the odds were too short.
I did put a bet on the 2 Williams sisters to lose their games, and they did!  I won about £60.

Can't stop to chat, I'm afraid - my daughter's getting married in about 2 hours!  Have a nice weekend.  I'll be back Monday.
(Sorry, I seem to have gone off topic, just slightly!)
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Re: Andy or Rafa ??
« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2011, 09:36:00 AM »
Tony,

We don't have "off topic" on this forum we call it lateral thinking .

We all send our best wishes to the happy couple and hope it goes well for you all today.

Please feel free to post a piccie or two afterwards.

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Re: Andy or Rafa ??
« Reply #10 on: July 02, 2011, 10:47:48 AM »
Oooh yes, please please do post pics! Put it in the Missing You thread as that seems to be the best place for lateral thinking non pp posts with pics! :D
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Re: Andy or Rafa ??
« Reply #11 on: July 03, 2011, 18:48:24 PM »
Well for what's it worth....of course I wanted Andy to win being Bristish!! Well a Scottish Brit... ;D

Anyway we have a new winner now!! Don't hold much hope for Andy ever to win it now  >:(....think Djokovic will be hungry to win it again and again and think he is capable too!!

Enough of tennis........Really wanted to say a BIG Congratulations to you Pollpott on your Daughters wedding, such a big day for you, hope it all went well and can't wait to hear all about it!

P.S. really nice to see you on "The Bony Chat"  ;D