Andy Murray Disappointed Roger Federer And Stan Wawrinka Withdrew From The Rio Olympics
by Tom Gainey | August 3rd, 2016, 11:18 am
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Wimbledon champion Andy Murray will be joined by rivals Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal in the singles events, but Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka won’t be there, which disappoints the Scot.

“It was unfortunate with Roger [Federer] and Stan [Wawrinka]. They are two guys who are great players and capable of winning events like this,” Murray told ESPN. “It is a shame they aren’t here, but it is still a pretty strong field.

“A lot of the top 20 players are here, although unfortunately there a few of the top 10 missing, some of them citing Zika as being the reason and a couple of injuries, which is unfortunate. Normally, most players raise their game when they are playing for their country.”

Murray also comes in as the defending gold medal champion, but he’s treating it as another event.

“You come out and open the tournament and there’s quite a big thing surrounding who’s playing the first match on Centre Court,” Murray said. “But here it’s totally different conditions, a different venue, a different country so I just try and treat it like any other tournament.”


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56 Comments for Andy Murray Disappointed Roger Federer And Stan Wawrinka Withdrew From The Rio Olympics

skeezer Says:

Tell em Andy, the Great Guga echo’s your comments, Fed will be missed. Best of luck @ Rio.


Tennisfa Says:

Best of luck, Andy at Rio.


Lodhi Says:

Olympics doesn’t matter — it’s not even gravy! Lord Federer does not need to win an Olympic gold; in fact, Olympics needs to win a Federer gold.


J-Kath Says:

Our wee Scotsman is confirmed as the GB flag-bearer.


Lodhi Says:

Olympics does not matter — it’s not even gravy ! Lord Federer does not need to win an Olympic god; in fact, Olympic needs to win a Federer gold.


J-Kath Says:

Aologies to others for putting this in the middle of tennis.

To: Wogboy

This is why I am committed to an independent Scotland. This disgusts me. Brexit is not the cause – it is bloody Westminster.

http://www.scotsman.com/news/deportation-visa-deadline-passes-for-highland-s-brain-family-1-4192146


Wog Boy Says:

JK,

That story was on TV here few nights ago, I didn’t want to bother you, their son is even speaking Gaelic language now, very very nice family, they move to live permanently in Highland Scotland, that was some sort of scheme to improve population in that parts is how I understood it, they love the place and they call it home. Scotland wants them to stay but UK is kicking them out. People here can’t believe what is happening to that family that moved in legally in Scotland. It looks that more rights have illegal immigrants without any documents in Europe than the family that legally moved in, nice educated family that shares the same values as locals…for a difference of illegal immigrants!


Wog Boy Says:

This is the link about them that I found:

https://youtu.be/Q8CiITEASXM


chrisford1 Says:

I followed Humble Rafa’s link. It is amusing that Mike Phelps was shy about going up to Djokovic, who it turns out is one of his idols, and also turns out Phelps loves tennis.

“I literally was like, ‘yeah, that’s Djokovic!’ You know, you smile, you nod. I said (to myself), ‘I’m going to say hi, I don’t care.’ We ended up talking, talking about the event schedule. When he’s competing, when I’m competing … Super nice, super down to earth. Easy to talk to. It was something that was cool to see. I’ve watched a lot of his matches on TV and he’s obviously had a lot of epic ones.”

Both guys are lucky, and quite deserving..both at the same time. They are lucky to know it is a special time and are soaking it up, meeting other amazing people from other disciplines many who they have admired but never met before.

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Congrats to Andy Murray being named flagbearer. That makes it a Big 4 sweep! Rafa will march in a day out front of Spain, and Fed and Novak previously had the honor of their national teams selecting them.
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J-Kath, also digressing from tennis, I’m afraid the Brain family which would have been accomodated in different times given the value of the family’s skills and the constant back-and-forth immigration by people in UK -Australia/NZ – had to fall victim to PC and CYA. Meaning lefties know they have to eventually deport a slew of undesirable Muslim refugees, criminal E Europeans and Roma con artists that got in, but are petrified that they will be accused of racism, ethnic bigotry, and Islamophobia. Tossing the Brains out will give the lefties in government cover from raging Muslim and minority rights groups. “Hey we tossed back 7 Jamaican thugs, 8 Roma involved in dole scams, 6 Russian dope sellers, and 21 Muslim refugees we found were connected to ISIS or sex crimes. But you can’t say we are prejudiced because we also tossed out a productive white family from a nation settled by the British.!!”


J-Kath Says:

Wogboy

You don’t know how angry and disgusted I feel about this type of situation.

If you were sitting here with me in my lounge this evening you would wonder if she’s ever going to stop with her list of injustices. Walter would say “Then complain. Write to the press. Make a stink”. My problem is, I never know when to stop and I’m lacking the stamina that I had previously – indubitably thru my personal circumstances.

I am left with the thought that “small” is beautiful” and that expansionary politics simply lead to higher levels of being disenfranchised and tough, inhuman decision making.


J-Kath Says:

Chrisford 1

I don’t really want to create a battle between Scotland and England but the differences are beginning to be over-powering. The country in which the Brains settled is not the country throwing them out. It is England. And it is so over-populated that one is being to wonder where London ends and Birmingham begins.

Scotland is not allowed to make crucial social decisions in its own right. The legal system and the education system in Scotland has been separate for Yong Years but is being squeezed by a majority in England. There are intrinsically so many differences between England and Scotland e.g. no trespassing in Scotland – if you take it to the bone you can walk into anyone’s front door and go out their back door without it being illegal. Walk on anyone’s field, private road (which I live on) without it being a matter for the police.

In 2011 Scotland took in masses of refugees and asylum seekers, that England didn’t want. I mean masses, especially in Glasgow. I know this from direct involvement from 2004 in the process of being a small pawn in the process of integration.

You say, “you can’t say we are prejudiced”…answer: not much more than elsewhere. But you can’t deal with refugees for you simply don’t have the space and you have almost 60 million inhabitants in a land space where that must be your maximum. Scotland has one third of land space and has 5 million…I often wonder why people can’t see it. Yes, our climate is generally not so good – but do you actually know what a brilliant June we had while it poured elsewhere so that argument is only slightly the reason.

Back to the point. It is unacceptable that Scotland has to throw out good new citizens simply because of Westminster.

I don’t mean to offend you personally, and I hope I haven’t.


AndyMira Says:

Me too Andy!


jane Says:

apparently andy said the court is slow and rafa said the court is fast, so who knows!?


Wog Boy Says:

^^^ and Daniel said it’s fast, we are waiting for Nole opinion and then we might decide to use public vote to determine outcome.

Joking aside, for Nole bounce is more important than speed of court.


Humble Rafa Says:

apparently andy said the court is slow and rafa said the court is fast, so who knows!?

He was comparing it to grass, I was comparing it to clay.


Anki Says:

So many pictures of Novak and Rafa with other athletes from the olympic village. Loved what Phelps said about Novak. Hopefully Nole wins the olympic gold and no injury concerns.


Wog Boy Says:

I think Rafa is right considering it is DecoTurf surface which is high speed low bounce (Cincinnati and others) so it should suit Andy perfectly well, he won few Cincinnati’s and USO beating Nole on all of them, so advantage Andy.


Wog Boy Says:

Pity Roger is not playing, he would love the surface..


Khb Says:

What a pity, Fed didn’t invite himself… Is anyone surprised by Fed? Scaredy cat.
He should milk the Swiss cow for sympathy. “That’ll heal fed’s Mono symptoms & injuries”!


RZ Says:

@J-Kath – quite the honor for Andy. But the tennis flag bearers didn’t fare so well in 2012. I hope that isn’t the case for Andy. He has a tricky first round match – Troicki. I expect Andy to win but he pulled one of the highest non-seeds. (Novak also has a tough first round match – he got DelPo!).

I think Andy was chosen based on his recent achievements – namely Davis Cup and Wimbledon title #2. Team GB has a lot of worthy flag bearers (off the top of my head…Jessica Ennis, Mo Farrah, Ben Ainslie)


RZ Says:

Random factoid for Andy Murray fans – he is very good at hula hooping. https://twitter.com/RalphyHeraldSun/status/761293569923620865


AndyMira Says:

@RZ..ha ha ha..who would have thought a very cool and macho guys like Andy can moves his a@# like that!!Oh! my eyes!!


MADMAX Says:

J-Kath Says:
Aologies to others for putting this in the middle of tennis.

To: Wogboy

This is why I am committed to an independent Scotland. This disgusts me. Brexit is not the cause – it is bloody Westminster.

http://www.scotsman.com/news/deportation-visa-deadline-passes-for-highland-s-brain-family-1-4192146

August 3rd, 2016 at 4:02 pm

J-Kath, can I respectfully request that you keep politics out of the tennis thread. And that if you and Wogboy want to clog up the system with your thoughts and opinions on Brexit, Scotland and World politics, that you do it elsewhere.

Seriously, this is not the place.


MADMAX Says:

Yes, as federer fans, we are of course devastated he isn’t playing, but would much rather wait those few months and wish him well in getting better and ready to give his best in 2017.

Thanks for your concern.

Of course Andy must be disappointed. Yeah, right. Of course.


AndyMira Says:

@M 2:19am…can i give my opinion M?When he skipped Toronto,many people can’t/don’t understand his decision..he will lose a 1000 points after all..although at that time,i already said that he know what he’s doing..and yesterday he said”the Olympics means a lot to me and that’s why this is a priority and yeah,i lost a FEW ranking points but that’s fine..i was willing to sacrifice that to give myself the best chance to do well here”..

After reading his statement and after seen how happy he was as a flag bearer..i only can say,he loves his country so much and will do anything for them even lost 1000 points and jeopardize his chance to be no 1…and sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do for your beloved country and his attitude deserved to be given a big applaud..


J-Kath Says:

Madmax

It’s not the only topic that graces or disgraces the tennis scheme. We get music, personal information, films, political actions/terrorists across the world. And in the quiet period lots of rambling on other subjects as a number of posters are weary of constant re-hasing of who is/isn’t the GOAT.

Tennis does not exist in a vacuum. It takes more than one person to conduct a conversation. In fact there are quite a few on this thread.

I shan’t be bothered if you want to ask for moderation, and confirm I shan’t take it personally.


Wog Boy Says:

JK,

I wouldn’t waste my time with her, not worth it, just ignore her and at the end of the day who does she think she is so to request anything, just another poster, though fanatic one.


AndyMira Says:

@JK…i don’t mind if you wanna talk any subject you desired..besides i can add all that information to my shallow mind!Keep doing that please..


J-Kath Says:

Wogboy/AndyMira

Hey you guys. Thank you both.


AndyMira Says:

You’re very much welcome JK!And i meant it what i said up there..


J-Kath Says:

AM

Perhaps you should define “your shallow mind” as “open and eager” and I’m sure you are already well informed on a variety of subjects.


AndyMira Says:

Oh yes JK..you’re right,open and eager..so bring in on sis!


Margot Says:

Andy Mira, honey, you can give your opinion whenever you like on whatever you like, and you too Kath. Let the moderators moderate, if they wish. each to their own,


Okiegal Says:

@J-Kath…..Thanks for going to bat for me…..I am the world’s worst about going off topic ….but I ain’t by myself…..I have read lots of poetry on here and have been introduced to lots of music artists that I had never heard of! The TX forum has broadened my horizons and as Martha Stewart would say,”That’s a good thing”…..Cheers, JK…..you’re one of the good guys!


J-Kath Says:

Gosh, so many good people. You know who you are, and just to say, it is heartening to hear from you all.


AndyMira Says:

Yeah Okie is right..i’ve learnt so many things here..when maria and her famous confessions was exploded,this site full with the discussion of meldonium and 1000 things that was related to it..and if i’m not one of the TX family,i wouldn’t have known all about that..and it’s one h@#$ of a discussion and information there i tell you!..also about Brexit the other day[sorry M,had to mention it again]…it is not related to me directly but this is a global issue that everyone talked about even in my country..and i can give a long list about other things that’s so useful and very informative to know but short to say…JK,M,okie, and every each one of the posters here are very very smart and intelligent people i’ve ever known and i am very privileged to be surrounded by you guys…and M personally thank you for your words up there!LET’S HUGGGG!!


Okiegal Says:

Wow, bicycling is grueling…..leg cramps……bet they feel the burn……


Okiegal Says:

AM……Great post, I feel the same way. I enjoy learning about issues in other parts of the world…..those things are of interest to me. If TX chooses to moderate those discussions, so be it!


AndyMira Says:

He he…thanks Okie..btw..i forgot to ask you for 2 days now[silly me!]how’s your ankle today okie?From 1-10 rate that is..


AndyMira Says:

And Okie..US women football was just started..and i’m became one of their fans since they’re won Women’s World Cup last year..and i’m going to root for them once again but whomever wins..that’s okay for me as well..


Okiegal Says:

@AM……Ankle a 9. For this to be a legitimate issue for the forum, we will pretend I did it playing tennis!! lol


Okiegal Says:

Mira, that is one sport I don’t like….can not get into it, I have tried, to no avail!


Margot Says:

AndyMira: huge hugging from me to you. :)


AndyMira Says:

@M….Got it!That was the most HUGEEE and WARM HUG i’ve ever got!!Thanks M!!


AndyMira Says:

Okie 4:09pm..Ha ha ha ha…you’re funny okie!!Btw..i thought we’re already settled the issue that we can talk about anything here..except girlie thing that is!!Oh!To be legitimate..i told you not to slide a la Novak to get that ball okie?Why you didn’t listen to me?Look what you’ve done to your ankle?


Okiegal Says:

@AM…..You are a hoot! I actually turned it stepping off of my sidewalk……but it is a lot better…..I’m blessed….I could have broken my ankle because I came down hard on it.


AndyMira Says:

Okie…ha ha ha..God..it’s so good to teased you okie!Yeah…i’m really really really glad you’re okay now…only 3 or 4 days ago when i asked you and you said it’s still 3 on richter scale..that’s a fast recovery okie!It’s got nothing to do with rafa,is it??


Okiegal Says:

@AM…..You are dead wrong…..it was an 8 on the Richter Scale….major quake….I’m a big old girl!! Lol


Okiegal Says:

AudiTors…..the swelling has finally gone down, but a little twinge of soreness. But never fear this 71 yr old Will hop right back into her stilettos and everyone will sing, Here she comes just a walking down the street singing dum wah diddy diddy dum diddy doo”….get the picture?? 👠👠👠👓👓👓👜👜👜💳💳💳🎶🎶🎶


Okiegal Says:

@AndiMira ^^^^that one is for you and AudiTors….stupid spell check……….


AndyMira Says:

Okie!!3:41 am..ha ha ha…you!!..it looks like i have to ask nole to teach you how to slide 160 degrees without picked up an injury!

Btw…stilletos,spectacles,handbag and don’t forget white dress and stood on top of a subway grate!!…get the picture??He he..


MADMAX Says:

J-Kath Says:
Madmax

It’s not the only topic that graces or disgraces the tennis scheme. We get music, personal information, films, political actions/terrorists across the world. And in the quiet period lots of rambling on other subjects as a number of posters are weary of constant re-hasing of who is/isn’t the GOAT.

Tennis does not exist in a vacuum. It takes more than one person to conduct a conversation. In fact there are quite a few on this thread.

I shan’t be bothered if you want to ask for moderation, and confirm I shan’t take it personally.

August 6th, 2016 at 3:57 am

Wog Boy Says:
JK,

I wouldn’t waste my time with her, not worth it, just ignore her and at the end of the day who does she think she is so to request anything, just another poster, though fanatic one.

August 6th, 2016 at 4:21 am

J-Kath,

I asked respectfully, because obviously you even half apologised about putting it into the middle of a thread. I don’t care for the seriousness of politics in the middle of a tennis discussion. That is my opinion. And Wogboy, honestly? Trying to have remotely an intelligent conversation with Novak’s bodyguard is like talking to a rock – so your response does not surprise me.

Politics. Why don’t you both swap phone numbers or emails and then you can rant all you like. It just makes more sense to me.

It’s got nothing to do with moderation, it just “clogs” up the discussion and I don’t much care if people agree or disagree, it stops the flow of a thread and let’s face it, you and the irritating wogboy talk about it a lot. Plenty of other political websites and forums you can join.

Let’s hope Wogboy that you skedaddle out of here to a political forum, ranter that you are.

To you J-Kath, no offence, but…


MADMAX Says:

Happy Birthday to the Fed!

Hoping the physio and recovery is going well.


J-Kath Says:

Madmax

Guess you now need to tell Andy Murray detractors what you think..re. “politics meets tennis.

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