Andy Murray Is Your New ATP No. 1!
by Sean Randall | November 5th, 2016, 12:16 pm
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At long lost, Andy Murray has finally reached No. 1. And he made history today by not having to hit a single ball after Milos Raonic retired from his semifinal match against the Scot due to a quad injury in the Paris Indoors Masters semifinals.

First, congrats to Murray. He has won just about everything since the French Open and is currently sitting on an 18-match win streak as he heads into the Paris final tomorrow against John Isner.

Until this season, Murray has been mostly a second fiddle, third fiddle and even fourth fiddle. In fact, many didn’t want to include him in the Roger Federer-Rafael Nadal-Novak Djokovic Big Three. Of course, that’s since expanded to the Big 4, and rightfully so.

The 29-year-old Murray now becomes the 26th player to reach No. 1, and just the fourth to do it in almost 13 years (since February 2004, it’s only been Federer, Nadal, Djokovic and now Murray).

Obviously, there was a lot of doubt Murray would ever reach this high or win a Slam. Win a Slam, yes, but I don’t think I thought he’d get to No. 1, not with the way Djokovic was playing earlier this year. But breaks happen, that’s part of the game. And he deserves it.

“To get to No. 1 isn’t about today, but it’s about 12 months of tournaments to get to this stage,” said Murray. “The last few months have been the best of my career and I am very proud to have reached No. 1. It has been a goal of mine for the past few years.”

Recall Murray’s semi-struggles earlier this year, losing to Delbonis at Indian Wells, Dimitrov in Miami followed by clay losses to Nadal in Monte Carlo and Djokovic in Madrid, but he won Rome, reached the French Open final, reunited with Ivan Lendl and since then won another Wimbledon, won another gold and is now on top of the world.

Murray, though, still has work to do to keep that ranking. Win or lose tomorrow against Isner, the ranking will be decided in London with the winner (either Murray or Djokovic) walking away not just with the ATP Finals title but also the No. 1.

“I have to give a lot of credit to Jamie Delgado who, to get to No. 1 it takes a full year’s work, and he’s been there for every tournament. He’s been there every single day working with me from the beginning of this year. You know, he deserves a lot of credit for the work that he’s done with me, as well, this year.”

“It’s something I have never achieved before and wasn’t something that I necessarily felt like I was going to do even this year, even after the French Open or the beginning of the year,” Murray added. “I was so far behind in terms of points and the amount of matches it would take me to win. I never expected to do what I had done after the French Open, so I was really down after I lost that match.

“But things can turn around quickly in this sport and it’s just a strange sport. You had Novak losing yesterday to a guy who he won 14 times in a row against. And then John beating Cilic today who he’d lost six in a row against the following day. Stuff can turn around quick and the last few months have been really good.”


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135 Comments for Andy Murray Is Your New ATP No. 1!

J-Kath Says:

Margot, Willow and anyone else who lives in the UK – Breaking News:

I’ve arranged for every hamlet, town and city to celebrate Andy’s new No.1 tennis status with nation-wide bonfires and fireworks display tonight.

No need to thank me, I’m sure you are ecstatic.


Mg Mg Says:

Congrats Andy !!!!


Giles Says:

Many congratulations Andy. Now try and hang onto it!!


Giles Says:

Ok Andy, now no ripping shirts like your predecessor. Keep it respectable. 🤑


robert1962 Says:

congrats to Andy ,we here in Glasgow are so proud ..


Markus Says:

Yoohoo! yippie! Murray is finally number one in the world! Congratulations! There really is a Big Four and Andy belongs there.


Humble Rafa Says:

Every dog gets its day. Including the fourth fiddle dog.


Alexandra Says:

Congrats to Andy. Hope he can maintain it for a bit. He has some good chances, if you consider Djokovic’s current state of mind.


J-Kath Says:

robert1962

Ah another Scot. Did you ever get to the Emirates for Davis Cup?


robert1962 Says:

J-Kath,No ive never been,but the noise would put me off,( im 54 you see,) but great to watch on the tele with a few mates.


robert1962 Says:

tv, television ,sorry


J-Kath Says:

Alexandra:

Novak has a lot of points to defend early 2017 which hopefully bodes good for Andy – but, as you indicate, will depend on whether Nole can overcome whatever his problems are – expect London to be revealing.


Willow Says:

Anyway big congrats to the pride of Scotland Sir Andrew Murray, after years of been in the shadows of the other 3, its your time, enjoy and relish it, youve certainly earned it, another thing to add to your resume, now go get some more GS, another 3 at least is doable, to get up there with Edberg, Vilas, Becker, Guga ;-))….

Where is Okie wish she would post :( ….


J-Kath Says:

Robert 1962

I usually hate loud banging music – but the audience response – standing up, waving, semi-dancing (including me ticketed in high tier seats with a fear of heights!)- it is FANTASTIC.
I’d say the age groups ranged from 5 year olds to 90 year olds..many in wheelchairs etc. It’s like Xmas and New Year rolled into one. And seeing the players – their nuances etc. unbelievably different.

If there’s another Davis Cup in Glasgow I think you and your
mates would love it.

PS: I did work in Glasgow for about 4 years and loved it. Never laughed so much in all my life.


Farah Diba Says:

@HR…1:19 pm

Now,now..That’s not a nice thing to say about the new no 1..Ooppss speaking of no 1,suddenly i remember something..Please i welcome you to see what you wrote about the new no 1 a while ago..

http://www.tennis-x.com/xblog/2016-10-03/24325.php#comments

Oh,i would love to see your face at this moment!Heh!heh!


Willow Says:

FD With HR i think it would be easier to have a conversation with a goldfish, ie no point, i seem to remember another rather vitriolic comment a the end of that thread, i think some people are busy scrapping the egg off their faces ….


Farah Diba Says:

Ha ha ha…That’s alright willow,i just want to teased him a little.I am a little bit pissed at that time when i read his comment.Now,i just want to ask him..”Is your Humble Pie feels so good?”


Willow Says:

Humble Rafa to Humble pie lol ;-)) ….


Armend Says:

“…the ranking will be decided in London with the winner (either Murray or Djokovic) walking away not just with the ATP Finals title but also the No. 1.”

Not quite, Djokovic could win and not get the No. 1 :)

I know it’s early for this, but here I go:

The points gained in the ATP World Tour Finals are as follows:
(1,500 total for undefeated Champion)
500 for the final win
400 for a semi-final win
200 for each round robin match win

Andy now has a lead of a grand total of “5″ points, if he wins the Paris title he will extend that lead lead to 405 points going into the Finals.

In this case, if Djokovic loses a single round-robin match, he can get 1300 points by winning the tournament.

As Andy may have +405 at the beginning of the Finals, all Murray has to do is make it to the final without losing a round robin match, so he would have 405 + 3×200 + 400 = 1405, and even if he loses to Djokovic in the Final he still ends up the Year-End No. 1, with 105 points more than Djokovic.

Am I correct, missing something anyone? Maybe deducted Davis cup points?


Markus Says:

I wanted so much Andy to achieve number one status. It does not matter how long or how short he stays there. Just to get there is already an outstanding achievement.


J-Kath Says:

FaraD

Please excuse my curiosity, but are you AndyMira?


Farah Diba Says:

JK..yes i am.


J-Kath Says:

Thanks – when you resisted answering something Wogboy asked was when I first started to wonder.

Ah well.. you must have had your reasons.

Cheers
K


courbon Says:

Congrats to Andy and his fans .He deserve to be number one with such a magnificent career at some point…and who knows, 2017 is maybe his year?
Meanwhile Novak is hughing a trees somewhere in Boulogne forest….
( You are tennis player-you are supouse to hug a trophies-not a trees, you git!!!
Cut the tree, make a fire, roast some suckling pig, eat properly and you will be back at the top..thats my five cent to you Novak… )


Willow Says:

Hello Courbon lovely to see you here ;-)) ….


Wog Boy Says:

Congratulations to Andy Murray (and his fans) for becaming #1 and the best player in the world, well done and well deserved.

Congratulations to Nole for having another great year, it is time to sin bin Jelena for at least 12 months and get back to business…and pig on a spit, forget that vegan BS.

There is one thing I was filthy with Nole and realize that he was sucked in some spiritual BS when after Wimbledon he replaced wooden cross that was given to him in 2009 at Mount Athos, holiest place for us, by the monks from Hilandar Monastery, he replaced it with some green amethyst, apparently spiritual thing, after Shanghai he put his cross back, but the price for wondering into uncharted BS spiritual waters had to be paid, I have no doubt who sucked him into it. It is less injury but more that his head hasn’t been at the right place in the last six months and I am not sure if it is yet at the right place.
He needs good night out with Boris Becker, good old fashion boys night out…and Jelena has to be given 12 months sin bin or he can say good bye to his tennis career.


Willow Says:

And BTW Im a fan of the tree hugging, and roast pig suckling lol ….


Willow Says:

^For Courbon^ ….


courbon Says:

Hi girls-
J Kath- Fireworks in Uk-for Andy!Wile I’m pissed on Novak ,but I’m happy for Andy-he has been playing brilliant tennis lately.Truly deserving.
Willow-I dont have a problem with tree hughing, but I prefer much more Basque black pig on spit…is to die for.(-:

Wog Boy:Definetely he has mental problem but….his serves are weaker then before.The whole year, his serve has been 10-15km slower/ weaker
then last year.So there is definetely physical issue also…or he is getting older? Dont know, but him playing bad is something I can take it-but his interviews and his new discovered spirituality, goes on my nerves…
By the way, I will be in Belgrade first week of May.Finaly after 5 years….


Willow Says:

Courbon yeah had it, and its beautiful, BTW I think Novak will bounce back, maybe not to the level he was at, but hes still been there or there abouts, Cilic is a top 10 player, and a GS champion, so its not like he lost to a nobody, i think winning the FO took so much out of him emotionally though ….


Willow Says:

Courbon make sure to visit Norfolk ;-)) ….


J-Kath Says:

Courbon: What I said about fireworks was a joke – it being Guy Fawkes night here;. Anyway thank you for your friendly greeting.

Hope Nole gets to the bottom of his problem – has to be a mental issue brought on by exhaustion…..one issue creates other issues etc. until you don’t know where the recovery ought to start….at least that is how it is for ordinary mortals.


Giles Says:

Armend. Have you considered the 275 DC points which Andy is defending? When will this come off?


Wog Boy Says:

courbon,

Yes, one of his main weapons that brought him so many titles, second serve, is gone and now is his major weakness, but it could be mental too, lost confidence.

I had great three weeks in Belgrade, but rented apartment in the center (Studentski trg), my old apartment is full of my relatives, they all smoke and I needed my space. You should do the same, particalary if you are bringing family. I’ll give you a tip, go to “Konoba Akustika” na Dorcolu (Cara Dusana) great atmosphere ( food, live music until early hours) I took Aussie boys there for my farewell dinner, they loved it and tamburase too. For the best food (best pork knuckles in town) go to “Stara Hercegovina”, again Dorcol and best palacinke are in “Dositejeva” behind “Narodno Pozoriste”.
Just few tips…and Belgrade girls are stunning, leave your wife at home;)


Wog Boy Says:

courbon,

If you are still around, this is only to show you atmosphere in “Konoba Akustik”, every night is the same, seven days a week, yes Mon-Sun, look at the people (and girls;), must to visit place (and not expensive):

https://youtu.be/5gzEJ_27dFQ


courbon Says:

Wog Boy:Still around. Thankx for the tips-it will be useful because I dont have a clue where to go…I’m going alone, for Slava-Djurdjevdan and I will come back to France with my dad.
Palacinke -I have great ones here in France, but grills…I’m looking foward that.
Girls…I know, I know.But I’m affraid I can do only “window shopping”…its just my nature, jebiga.
Nole…? We will see its not any more mini-slump-its a slump.I hope is not decline…


Wog Boy Says:

courbon,

Don’t worry anout “window shopping”, just get in there, have a few “dunjovace” and in no time you will find yourself from doing “window shopping” to entering “the shop” and doing “article tasting “..;)


Wog Boy Says:

^^^ “about”


courbon Says:

Wog Boy-That why I’m scared to go to places like that…I can trust myself! I’ll take my brother-he’ll keep me in check!
I’m off now-speak soon.


J-Kath Says:

Wog Boy

Good to see you back – now don’t you go encouraging Courbon to be a naughty boy……

PS: Was reading comments on Tennis.com and a couple of people said that Nole had withdrawn from London and they referenced The Telegraph. I’ve yet to check………so take it as a false alarm unless you know differently?.


J-Kath Says:

Wog Boy

Had a quick check of The Telegraph and there is no trace of this story. Sleep well.


Wog Boy Says:

JK,

Thanks, don’t worry abou courbon, he takes his marriage very seriously..though he is only human, I am married too…but nothing serious..;)


Khb Says:

Maybe if he stops blurting about how wonderful his life is
& avoids hearing his brother lament about depressed bad athletes,
he can appreciate entertaining tennis fans.
Being busy all the time to promote something
will take you away from tennis. Boris Becker tells him nothing?

His marriage is not some magical cure for loneliness.
He’s not always not lonely, and he needs to embrace feeling isolated sometimes.
You don’t need a marriage license to be ‘impressive’, calm & reasonable. The ‘I don’t care attitude’ on the tennis court is criminally wrong…


Farah Diba Says:

@JK..3:41 pm

Actually at that time,i’m not ready to reveal myself yet.The reason?Well,it’s not a big of secret..Farah Diba was created especially and exclusively to give support for Andy until he get the No 1.I find,be an AndyMira[a Rafa fan] and at the same time wants to continuosly to support Andy did not sit well with someone.And the existence of Farah Diba originally only for a couple of months,when Rafa come back on tour in January,AndyMira will be back..But,last night Andy already reached the greatest goal of his career,so Farah Diba will not hang around for long anymore..And i have to beg Sean or staff to give my AndyMira back because ‘she’s’ been put under moderation atm.


Farah Diba Says:

CF1..I have to answer you here.I post 2 comments about this on “Both Murray Brother’s Have Now Reached The No 1 Ranking”..but strangely it did not appear on that thread.

Anyway..Thank you for pointing out my mistake CF1..It totally slipped my mind at that time.So,to you CF1,all the father’s here and especially to Mr Will Murray,THOUSAND APOLOGIES for my honest mistake up there.Didn’t meant to hurt your feelings at all.Even though i don’t have one anymore but i highly regard a father no matter who they are.Sorry once again okay?


Humble Rafa Says:

With his electrifying personality, I am sure Mr. Lady Forehand will will have no trouble promoting the game.

Kafelnikov, Muster and now Mr. Lady Forehand.


lakie Says:

Congrats to Andy Murray! A well deserved # 1. His fans must be in tennis’ seventh heaven of delight! I hope he wins Paris as well as WTF. This maybe his last chance to be year end # 1 though with the weak era that we are in, he may now dominate for the next 3 years! Being #1 for some part of a year isn’t as big an achievement as being year end #1. Just as a non calendar slam isn’t in the same class as a calendar slam.


Danica Says:

Sincere congrats to Andy, Scotland, GB and all of his fans for a well deserved world #1. Worthy champion no matter what some might say. Too darn good a player not to sit on top of the world. Good people here, Margot, J-Kath, Calmdownplease, Colin, Farah Diba, Markus… and I apologize if I forgot someone, it’s time to celebrate ;).


Danica Says:

Giles,
I read somewhere that the 275 from DC will drop on Nov. 28th.


Danica Says:

WB,
Somehow, without any proof, people jumped to conclusions that Jelena is to blame for all Nole’s woes. The changes with diet started with him not the other way around. It’s obvious that HE influenced HER. On another side, if Novak is so weak to be told what to do and how to think, then, well, nothing we can do about it.


Danica Says:

J-Kath,
Re: Nole’s possible withdrawal from London. This whole nonsence started with Simon Biggs’ (that a name?) twitt where he assumed that, after hearing Nole speak at the press conference, he may (“there’s a probability”) skip it. He was the only one to come up with that conclusion after the presser. There is no word about it from Nole’s camp. Even if Novak is injured, I think they would wait until the very last moment to say whether he’ll take part or not.

As of now, Nole is playing @ the O2 Arena and both Becker and Vajda are supposed to be there. Becker twetted that Nole again showed the world what a big champion he was. Interestingly, no one from media picked that up as a sign that Boris may remain in his camp. It is more sensationalistic to suggest that Novak’s not playing in London. I will believe it only when he says so.


Wog Boy Says:

Danica,
It is not as simple as you are trying to present, wife can influence husband a lot, gluten free diet and vegan are two different things, vegan restaurant in MC is Jelena’s idea, to my knowledge she herself has Indian guru, she is very strong minded person, Nole is given highest possible order by SPC and to take off cross from his neck to put some “spiritual” stone is insult to SPC. I don’t have a problem if that his choice, but in that case she should return St Sava order to SPC and apologize because his is not worth that order if he is replacing wooden cross with some stupid green amethyst, check his picture from Shanghai, that is old I can say about that, and if think I am to harsh on him you should hear the opinion of some people from Belgrade when they realized that he took off Hilandar cross from his neck in order to put that BS around his neck.
I don’t want to comment anymore on this, good luck to him, but he is in deep….


Wog Boy Says:

^^^ few grammar mistakes, but you’ll eventually get it


Wog Boy Says:

Khb,

Fully agree, Nole is one step away from being a wuss..but there is hope…Boris Becker!


Okiegal Says:

@Willow….Aww you have missed me! It’s nice to be missed and thank you for that! I have been to Branson, Missouri to a fishing tournament my son competed in and I have not had time to get on TX. We got home today and I am settled in……got to get my routine back of reading TX and commenting. Really happy for Andy! So glad he made it to the top. He has really been amazing. I have not been able to watch tennis at all while on my trip. Watched him beat Berdy this evening. Close match……

Margot and J-Kath…..don’t celebrate too hard…..hazardous to one’s health!! Lol 🍻🍻 Cheers!


Danica Says:

The heart was pink, not green :). I know what the ignorant and jealous armchair analysts from Belgrade are saying. I am disgusted just as I am always when they start the ridiculous and infinitely stupid rethoric about him not paying taxes to Serbia. He did too much for the SPC and those deeds cannot be just erased. For those, he was justly awarded. Besides, the wooden cross is back around his neck. Silly people like those you mentioned, should maybe mind their own business a bit more. I doubt that Serbia’s biggest problem is what Nole wears around his neck. His life, his choices.

Whatever plagues him, he needs to find the way out himself. Like I implyed, one with integrity and strong mind should not be easily swayed.

Let’s see how the next several months on tour play out. Judging by what he said, he’s still eager to compete and give it all specially at Grand Slams.


Van Persie Says:

WB,

Agree. Would also not mind, if Marat Safin would help a bit with a boys night out. He’s a brother in faith, after all.


Van Persie Says:

^^I cannot be angry with Nole, even if I do not understand some of his last interviews. There are things, that we cannot influence. It is up to him now.


Wog Boy Says:

” He did too much for the SPC and those deeds cannot be just erased.”

Completly disagree, SPC is way above Novak, me or anybody else, money don’t buy faith or respect. He needs SPC, SPC doesn’t depend or need on him, SPC survived without Nole for thousand of years and that has nothing to do with those idiots who are talking about taxes, two completly separate things.
Green or pink stone doesn’t change a fact that he believed in sectarian rubbish.


Wog Boy Says:

VP,

I am not angry with Nole, I can’t be, he brought to much of the joy in my life, but he sounds like very confused person atm, he must do cold turkey and cut Gordian knot himself, nobody can do that on behalf of himself, he has to do it.


Van Persie Says:

WB,

Very nice said. Hehe, he brought us more joy then expected, now we are a bit addicted :D. I hope he finds his way.


Margot Says:

Wog Boy:
Was interested to read what you and Danica are saying about Nole. Here’s my thoughts. After Andy won 2nd Wimbledon my friend and I were wondering what on earth would now be his motivation for playing at this level. It was clear he was never going to match Nole’s slam count or Fedal’s, so what? Well, he’d never been No 1 so suddenly that became a clear goal he could focus on.
With Nole, it’s clear he had a terrific ambition to win RG, achieved that, good. But also clear he’s never going to match Fed’s slam count. He’s been No 1 for ever so that can’t be a goal for him. Perhaps he thinks he’s achieved everything he can? Difficult to stay motivated then. And does seem he’s carrying injuries too, which are effecting his serve.
Andy and Nole hit 30 this year, a bit of a watershed, I’d say.
Thanks to everyone for their congratulations. Nice to see you.
And Giles, hear hear! Just bloody hang onto it for a bit!


Wog Boy Says:

Margot,

Thanks for your input, btw, I am still digesting my memories from Wales, can’t fault anything but result of the game and I don’t know if all Welsh ladies are as cheeky as the ones from the South Wales, but my Lord, they even made me blushing..and they go for what they want!

VP,

I really wish we had a chance to meet in Belgrade, even my youngest that traveled with me, couldn’t have enough of the city and can’t wait to go back, but next time we’ll make sure to catch up on.


chrisford1 Says:

Wog Boy =

“It is not as simple as you are trying to present, wife can influence husband a lot, gluten free diet and vegan are two different things, vegan restaurant in MC is Jelena’s idea, to my knowledge she herself has Indian guru, she is very strong minded person..”

I prefer the Cro-Magnon solution.
The emaciated Novak rediscovers how meat is tasty and gives strength, power, and ability to heal faster. I think he has dropped 5 kilos since 2015, and he didn’t have kilos to drop without costing him, especially on serve, stroke speed and ability to free amino acids for muscle repair for keeping ahead of injuries.
Mrs D is best dragged back to the cave and informed having more babies is a wonderful way to keep her mind occupied.

Also, not sure how this guru stuff is going to shake out with Novak’s sponsors.


chrisford1 Says:

Wog Boy =

“It is not as simple as you are trying to present, wife can influence husband a lot, gluten free diet and vegan are two different things, vegan restaurant in MC is Jelena’s idea, to my knowledge she herself has Indian guru, she is very strong minded person..”

I prefer the Cro-Magnon solution.
The emaciated Novak rediscovers how meat is tasty and gives strength, power, and ability to heal faster. I think he has dropped 5 kilos since 2015, and he didn’t have kilos to drop without costing him, especially on serve, stroke speed and ability to free amino acids for muscle repair for keeping ahead of injuries.
Mrs D is best dragged back to the cave and informed having more babies is a wonderful way to keep her mind occupied.

Also, not sure how this guru stuff is going to shake out with Novak’s sponsors.


Van Persie Says:

WB,

Sure, we should catch up next time you’re in Beograd :)


Willow Says:

Courbon @6.05pm November 5th, beautiful song, your a gentleman ;-)) ….


J-Kath Says:

Interesting comments from Nole’s “tennis family”, and it’s obviously difficult to reach an overall consensus.

Nole’s wrist, any injury for that matter, however annoying, demands that the healing process be given adequate time to work. Lack of total fitness, niggling injuries surely contribute hugely to the changes we’ve seen in Nole’s personality and his lack of first class form.

The new elements in Nole’s life may simply be evidence of his search for a “quick-fix” when what he really needs is to achieve 100% physical fitness asap and all the other issues will blur and fade.

Thank you Lakie, Danica and others for your info. and good wishes – my difficulty with Andy at no.1, is I’d rather he wasn’t if it is only going to last for 5 minutes or so. I’d rather it happened in 2017.

Welcome back Okie.


Giles Says:

J-k. I say take what’s on offer. Who knows what the morrow will bring so do not turn up your nose at even 5 minutes!!


Margot Says:

Crikey Wog Boy and you weren’t even in Cardiff on a Saturday night! Something else maaaan….;)
Mind you, Cardiff is a very cosmopolitan city and probably you wouldn’t have had the same enticing, exotic appeal as you undoubtedly had further down the road….;)


courbon Says:

WB-I’m more incline to agree with Danica-wife can influence so much but the problem ( and decisions ) rest with him.
Howerver sounds good, going with Boris and Marat on the binge, and eating copulous amounts of meat, that is not solution. (-:
Also, I think Margot and J-Kath, are quite right-injuries change your confidence and I think he has injuries for some time…On the differnet note, agree also with CF and you-he needs some meat in diet…but maybe leave all this and stop congesting Andys tread.

Andy Murray, new number one-all the best to him!

Willow-Thank you-cool song isn’it?

J-Kath-Whats in the Norfolk ( apart from Delia )?
Guy Hawkes night is quite cool on the riverside of Hammersmith-pub do grills outside and you can see fireworks down the river…Love this time of year in London-including Christmas.
Imagine if Donald wins? You will have Air Force One, on the way to Russia ( or Europe ), stoping over in Scotland, so he can check his golf course…On the other side, if he gets more planning permission problems, like before, you may have USA declaring war to Scotland….dont worry-I think folks in Glasgow are more tough then US Marines, so you are safe…


Willow Says:

Courbon i was on holiday earlier in the year, sitting outside a French Cafe, and i believe i heard that song on a CD, hubby downloaded it on computer, one of my favorites is ” La Mere ” which is beautiful, i remember it from a film called ” French Kiss” with Meg Ryan who looked gorgeous, and Kevin Kline, dont know if youve seen it ? ….


Willow Says:

Courbon Delia, Norwich City, Pocahontas lol ….


courbon Says:

Willow-Yeap-I know that song.
Meg Ryan-pretty woman who looks like a frog on ectasy, right now…those plastic operations are out of control…
Kevin Klyine-very cool guy.Just watched last night-Fish called Wanda…
There is a quite revolution going in French music right now…lots of good staff.
Norfolk-been there, quite nice…


J-Kath Says:

Courbon- Don’t know what is in Norfolk apart from Delia but Willow seems to.

We’ve already had air force and battleships on high alert in Scotland – trailing Russian trespassers in our waters. Whether Donald will trump that we may not survive to tell you……PS: He may get you too if he hits that button!!!!!!!!!


Willow Says:

Courbon yeah why do so many already beautiful women feel the need to go down the surgery root ?, and loved A Fish Called Wanda and Kevin Kline won an oscar for that role, Jamie Lee Curtis was another female hottie, dont know if she went down the surgery root though ?, love French music gotta say something quite sexy but also classy at the same time, your right about Norfolk been quite nice, pleasant but not really that exciting though have to say ….


courbon Says:

J Kath-Not sure about Donald hiting button..Hillary could do it more likely.But the guy is definetely mad…Lets not get in to this, because CF will give us a lecture…(-:

Willow-Jamie Leee? Nope-she has not done, just seen interview on French Tv, with her.She is very, very cool…and may I ad-best cleverage ever on screen ( remeber scene from “Trading places” ? )

You have to feel sorry for Isner-one of the rare moments that he is in the final of Master 1000 and nobody is even mention him…


jalep Says:

One reason is because it’s a sexist world and beauty is skin deep, youth is celebrated and insisted upon for females but for males, they can be sexy indefinitely, as long as they have enough money. Funny thing though, more and more men are screwing up their natural aging with plastic surgery and over-processed hair…uhgleee, see Donald Trump, and countless new news anchors; comedian, Stephen Colbert is nearly unrecognizable, sadly. But it’s especially bad if you are in Hollywood and an aging actress, or an aging model, or …seen as a sex object like those Housewives of wherever, LA, Atlanta…ect… the married and miserable with the botox everywhere and collagen lip look.


Willow Says:

Jalep well said, ill have to grow old disgracefully, not that i could afford to do it any other way anyway ….


Willow Says:

Trading Places love that film ;-)) ….


Willow Says:

Andy in two tight sets possibly both being TBs ….


Willow Says:

Britains bond girl Gemma Arterton said to Lorraine Kelly i wont do films where im told i have to lose weight, i know weight and surgery are two different things, but its refreshing to here of an actress that just wants to be herself, rather than conforming to the Hollywood stereo type ….


jalep Says:

As Courbon, suggested, I’ll say no more because it’s almost time for Andy v Isner and the subject changed to Trump and politics isn’t where I want to go. Maybe J-Kath would like it if CF1 went off, but I am out of here to go watch the match in peace. Bye, Willow.


J-Kath Says:

Jalep

“Maybe J-Kath would like it if CF1 went off” —-another wee mystery – don’t have a “get out of jail card” because don’t know what it is about.


jalep Says:

Don’t worry about it. We are not on the same page — anyone here who begs for Travis Bickle to come back, I’d have a hard time relating to them.


courbon Says:

Jalep: You are right.But could they at least do “decent” surgery.I’v seen some actreses done very “fine” and “moderate” surgery and they look OK.Meg and Melanie Griffit or Mickey Rourke had theirs done terribly! Like, give a knife, to gorilla on LSD…Anyway-there faces, their choices…lets get ready for a final.


Berghain Says:

“We’ve already had air force and battleships on high alert in Scotland – trailing Russian trespassers in our waters.”

That is just nonsense. More western propaganda. Name me one instance where that was the case? Aircraft from all nations do occasional enter a airspace with out permission. This is mostly by accident and followed by a prompt apology. It is normal Mitary procedure to intercept aircraft close to ones borders, every country does it.

Just because the media choose to make a big deal about nothing. There is no law against traveling in international airspace and waters. Here is a perfect example: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/09/22/britain-sends-typhoon-jets-to-intercept-russian-bombers-near-she/

Comes as no surprise to me, as anti-russian propaganda seems to be at its highest point. Hillary Clinton is a perfect example, she blames all her mistakes on Russia, its a joke.

Also Courbon is correct, Hillary is indeed the one likely to push the button. She is the one pushing for a no fly zone in Syria, just look at her history as secretary of state. Shes a warmonger – look at lybia. While Trump is the one pushing for better relations with Russia, Hillary is fueling anti-russian sentiment, how can better relations be a bad thing?

People should really inform themselves before making wild accusations. That is the exact problem we are facing today. Sick and tired of this Russophobia. People are clueless to the truth. I sometime wonder if people understand the full implications.

Anyway, congratulations to Andy Murray. Now lets see if he can keep no.1 till the end of the year. Would be very anticlimactic were he to lose it again so soon.


Willow Says:

Jalep me too if hubby lets me ….


jalep Says:

And the above post is why I love it that there’s a non-tennis forum on Tenngrand. I’m not here to talk politics or the elections in the middle of a thread that I’d hoped to read about tennis.

Have fun talking lol…


J-Kath Says:

Jalep

Vive la difference…..


J-Kath Says:

Berghain

I have relations who were involved – also covered on the TV news…..in the form of escorting the Russians out of UK waters.


WTF Says:

Murray accrued the most points this season and is rightfully the world no. 1, and current best player in the world.

But it can’t be denied that Djokovic has had the better season. The season most people would rather have than Murray’s. With 2 slams to 1, and most of the season holding the #1 spot, vs 1 slam but ending the year #1 (possibly).


Margot Says:

jalep, congrats on our exclusive challenge. You beat me racquets down!


lakie Says:

“Mrs D is best dragged back to the cave and informed having more babies is a wonderful way to keep her mind occupied” – what a shocking comment!. But probably to be expected from our resident “caveman”.


Margot Says:

2 Olympic Gold = 0


Willow Says:

WTF I Remember some weeks ago saying the exact same thing, and i was crucified for my troubles, so be carefull, duck for cover, a friendly warning lol ….


Farah Diba Says:

@J…9:34 am..You’ve blown me away with your post..


Berghain Says:

I agree this is a Tennis forum so I will leave it there.

J-Kath one last thing. There is a big difference between trespassing and escorting. Yes Russian Naval ships do get escorted on there way through the english channel. This again is common procedure. Not ‘Russian Trespassers’ as you put it. I can only urge you to inform yourself better on this matter.


lakie Says:

J-Kath, please feel happy that Andy is #1 now. It in no way reduces his chances of being # 1 in 2017. It is an added bonus even if it lasts for 5 mins. What’s more, he now has a great chance to be year end #1 which is a bigger achievement than being #1 for first half of 2017. Good luck to Andy and his loyal fans!


lakie Says:

Andy’s ROS breaks John’s unbreakable serve! Keep it up Andy and deliver us from the tiebreaks!


Daniel Says:

Seems Djoko is in a bad loop.
Sometimes if you are injured it affetc your mindset and thus you can’t heel properly. Or sometimes your mind is damaged and it transfer to your body, and manifest physical issues: psychosomatic effect.

It happens to me everytime I’ll go out on vacation, my mind relax and rest with no pressure of work and suddenly I am sick pre travelling.

He needs to find the joy again. Sounds a mini slump. Rest start fresh next year and nothing better than start winning agai. Doha hshould be just what the doctors order.


lakie Says:

uh-oh, the inevitable tiebreak!


Okiegal Says:

@Matgot…..It is good to get back so I can watch some tennis…….way behind.

@Berghain….Regarding your political post above, I agree. I could say more, but I will keep my big mouth shut……I wish Trump would!! He has great ideas, but needs to be a little more selective on his choice of words when Oopsy, said more than I meant too…..my bad! LOL


Giles Says:

Daniel. ” sometimes if you are injured it affetc your mindset and you can’t heal properly. Or sometimes your mind is damaged and it transfer to your body, and manifest physical issues: psychosomatic effect.
……. ”
Sounds like what Rafa has been going through.
But you wouldn’t speak on behalf of Rafa, would you???
Instead you would go on to say Rafa is in decline etc etc


J-Kath Says:

Berghain: As above.

Not exactly this last time.

Re. Andy: John is playing superbly. Andy needs to break him before they face another tie-break, me thinks.


Berghain Says:

I really hope this doesn’t go to a tie-break, with Isner serving his way to the Title. Please not!


robert1962 Says:

Well done Andy…


J-Kath Says:

Well done Andy….what a relief. Berghain: Your “Please not!” was granted. Andy was really patient towards the end.

Whew, Wow, Hurrah: Margot, RZ, Okie, Willow, Farah, Daniel,Lakie and many others


J-Kath Says:

Oh yes, Robert1962
Glad you and your buddies still around. John Isner played well, was getting me real nervous.


Margot Says:

My goodness Isner played well, but Andy Murray- champion of the world showed us why he is!
Raising a glass to the DA, Kath, RZ, darling AM, Willow, OK and to all Andy fans…..old and….ahem…rather new….ahem ;)


Willow Says:

Congrats Murray and fans on another title,quite the run hes having ….

I Wouldnt have said this if Novak had won this event, i think if he had of won Paris he wouldve been the hands on favorite to win the WTFs, right now i think theres a question mark, im not saying he cant / wont win it, but now i think its more open to others players winning it too, Stan doesnt fear him, Cilic will have more confidence against him now, so other players might take confidence against him after his recent defeats, obviously he could still bounce back and win the whole thing, it will be interesting to see what happens ….


Willow Says:

What an awesome day for me sports wise, Murray wins another title, and Liverpool FC beat Watford FC 6-1 yippppeeeeeee ….


Willow Says:

Strange that Novak hasnt won a title this fall, usually hes unplayable this time of year ….


J-Kath Says:

Andy goes to London with 405 points. Gives him a nice wee cushion.


Farah Diba Says:

A Letter From Across The Pond..

To ALL Andy fans especially M,RZ,JK,CDP,Markus,TheDa,Willow,Okie and others,this is my official congrats for you guys..Andy never won Paris and yet today he did it!Isnt’it AWESOME?Do you guys believe in MAGIC and MIRACLES?

JK,in our earlier exchanges,in your playful moods you asked me to bring my MAGIC on courts..And yet it’s Andy who did ALL the magic today..Do you guys think i’m still crazy if i said that Andy maybe do his MAGIC again in London?I for one still BELIEVE that he will.MIRACLES maybe happen for 2nd time!WOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

#NOTHINGIMPOSSIBLEIFYOUBELIEVE…..C’MON ANDY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Giles Says:

^^^ Don’t like your new moniker. You sound like a Sheik! 🙄🤓😀😉


RZ Says:

Hugs and high fives to my fellow Andy fans. I’m so happy that he was able to claim the top ranking! All of gis hard work has paid off.


lakie Says:

If Andy wins WTF, he will be guaranteed year end # 1 even if he gets there by winning only 1 RR. If Djoko wins WTF after winning all his RRs, he will be guaranteed no. 1. So the year end # 1 is on their rackets. It is a little more challenging for Djoko to have it on his racket but indoor surface isn’t Andy’s favorite. But still I think Andy will win the coveted honor. I certainly hope he does after a grueling season where he did not have easy draws and played his heart out for Olympics and DC with no points and risked not winning titles/more points at the immediately succeeding events. His courageous and unselfish efforts really won my admiration. Go for it Andy! May the Force be with you!


J-Kath Says:

Fara: Enthusiasm good. Taa verri much. The fact that Andy goes in with a “wee” bonus (405 points) raises my hopes…whereas going in with 5 points (as was possible) meant too much pressure for him in a tournament in which he has never excelled….and therefore a big reserve for me – because my fear was going in as No. 1 and coming out as No.2. I would hate that – I’d have to go to a monastery.


J-Kath Says:

I also meant to thank the “good” Danica for her often kindly comments.


J-Kath Says:

I would also like to support the Tennix X Moderator by passing her comments to the website that has a link that she desires all non-tennis comments to be sent to. I think it was Tenngrand: Here goes:

jalep Says:

One reason is because it’s a sexist world and beauty is skin deep, youth is celebrated and insisted upon for females but for males, they can be sexy indefinitely, as long as they have enough money. Funny thing though, more and more men are screwing up their natural aging with plastic surgery and over-processed hair…uhgleee, see Donald Trump, and countless new news anchors; comedian, Stephen Colbert is nearly unrecognizable, sadly. But it’s especially bad if you are in Hollywood and an aging actress, or an aging model, or …seen as a sex object like those Housewives of wherever, LA, Atlanta…ect… the married and miserable with the botox everywhere and collagen lip look.

November 6th, 2016 at 8:54 am

To: Tenngrand – non-Tennis section.
cc:


J-Kath Says:

PS: Travis Missed you: Am missing you: 99% of us miss you. But please be careful when you return – we have a new Moderator.


Markus Says:

Well, wasn’t that a good weekend!


Daniel Says:

Giles,

Yeah, it can apply to Nadal. And yes again, he is in decline. No turning back at this point, some for Federer. We already saw the best of them. If they managed another Slam at this point I would be very surprised.;-)


Daniel Says:

Wasn’t able to saw Murray’s match today. Just checked scores.
Another big win for him. That’s 4 titiles in a row.

Very curious to see how he will fare in London and the groups.

Hope him and Djoko goes to the final undefeated, just to add more drama!
May the best be crowned #1 at the end of the year. And their dominance age started for good. They will be holding the main titles and #1 for quite a while now.


J-Kath Says:

lakie:

What an admirable and positive comment re. Andy. You put me to shame.


Farah Diba Says:

@Giles…

Ha ha ha ha…Thank you for your honesty!Don’t worry Giles,after WTF i intend to send Farah Diba to Timbuktu for a vacation[for good]…You got to help me to persuade Sean or staff to give me back my AndyMira..Will you help me Boss?


Okiegal Says:

It is so nice to see a new #1…….making things more interesting……..


RZ Says:

Farah/AM – didn’t have much chance to post on Saturday when Andy unofficially became #1, but as I was driving that morning “Don’t Stop Believing” came on the radio. It was a sign!


Farah Diba Says:

@RZ..You know what?I’m wondering like crazy that night Andy has just been handed unofficially No 1,but you and M didn’t emerge at all..with M only shown her existance by muttering OMG!OMG!OMG!…Isn’t it AWESOME RZ??Oh God!The feeling was so incredible!Now,all we have to do is repeating those magic words..And hopefully,MIRACLE will happen again..


Farah Diba Says:

And besides,if Andy didn’t win WTF or come out again as a No 2 after the tournament,to me it doesn’t matter..And i don’t think Andy would mind either..The most important thing is that,he’s already proved to himself that he can do the impossible when he required to do so,when all the pressure weighed heavily on his shoulder.The BELIEF that he can do it and SUCCEED,to me the most mattered to him than any trophy.


Danica Says:

J-Kath,
Thank you. I hope the “bad” Danica is not welcome here any longer?


J-Kath Says:

Danica: Question is – how does one get rid of her? Surely they can tell from the email address? Ah well, maybe “he”/”she” will get weary of it. Cheers.


Danica Says:

J-Kath,

that’s what I hope. Some of my posts were in moderation so I’d like to think they were checking the email address. What we can do is ignore such posts. I hope my writing, language and opinions can be distinguished from the impostor.

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