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[*****] wins men's singles Olympics tennis gold (Spoiler alert)
BBC News ^ | 5th August 2012 | BBC News

Posted on 08/05/2012 8:45:18 AM PDT by the scotsman

'Andy Murray captured the biggest title of his career with an emphatic victory over Roger Federer in the Olympic men's singles final at Wimbledon.

Murray beat the Swiss world number one in straight sets, 6-2 6-1 6-4, on a raucous Centre Court.

The 25-year-old Scot had never beaten Federer in a best-of-five-sets match and lost to him in the Wimbledon final.

He is the first British man to win the Olympic singles gold medal since Josiah Ritchie in 1908.

Murray plays the mixed doubles final with Laura Robson later on Sunday.

The pair face Belarusian top seeds Victoria Azarenka and Max Mirnyi knowing they are guaranteed at least a silver medal.

Murray's singles triumph - completed in just an hour and 56 minutes - continues a glorious home Games for Team GB, who sit third in the medal table.'

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: chat; olympics; sports

1 posted on 08/05/2012 8:45:29 AM PDT by the scotsman
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To: the scotsman

Good for Murray - he’s on the way up.

He has a complex and it will still be a serious uphill climb for him to win a major. He will... but it won’t be like today.

Spoken by a true Scot.


2 posted on 08/05/2012 8:47:42 AM PDT by Principled (Vote Romney to stop Obama. Vote for conservative Reps and Senators to stop Romney. [ZET 7/30/12])
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To: the scotsman

UGH!


3 posted on 08/05/2012 8:47:50 AM PDT by nandrew
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To: the scotsman; Admin Moderator

Spoiler alerts have become pointless I guess.


4 posted on 08/05/2012 8:48:33 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (obozo could bring back literal slavery with chains and still he will get 85+% of the black vote)
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To: freedumb2003

If someone wants to avoid ‘spoilers’ on Olympic events that happened hours ago would be to turn off all media including your computer. It is all over the internet and was just mentioned on a break on NBCSports.

Spoiler Alert- The Titanic Sinks.


5 posted on 08/05/2012 8:50:11 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: the scotsman

OOOpps that is what I get for glancing a title fast. I thought it said Anne Murray lol I’m like wtf is she doig in the Olympics?


6 posted on 08/05/2012 8:51:57 AM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: freedumb2003

It won’t take long to watch. It was fast.

Murray hit everything and Federer missed everything.


7 posted on 08/05/2012 8:52:03 AM PDT by Principled (Vote Romney to stop Obama. Vote for conservative Reps and Senators to stop Romney. [ZET 7/30/12])
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To: the scotsman
Well done, Andy!

Hope this gives him the confidence to know that he can win a grand slam.

Slainte!

8 posted on 08/05/2012 8:52:50 AM PDT by Churchillspirit (9/11/2001. NEVER FORGET.)
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To: Churchillspirit

The amazing thing is...in about 30 minutes, Andy goes BACK out there to play with a female partner in the Gold Medal game in Mixed Doubles tennis.

Yowza.


9 posted on 08/05/2012 8:59:10 AM PDT by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: freedumb2003

Report them via the abuse button as soon as you see them and we will get to them as soon as possible.


10 posted on 08/05/2012 9:08:54 AM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: the scotsman

A great story today. Murray wins in front of the hometown crowd, on the court he was pounded on just a month before. Federer was very gracious, as well, as he stood around and took lots of photos with Murray and let him enjoy his moment.

All in all, a great day for the sport, a great day in the Olympics.


11 posted on 08/05/2012 9:13:27 AM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: the scotsman

Hark when the night is falling
Hear! Hear the pipes are calling,
Loudly and proudly calling,
Down thro’ the glen.
There where the hills are sleeping,
Now feel the blood a-leaping,
High as the spirits of the old Highland men.

Bartender, singles malts all round!


12 posted on 08/05/2012 9:18:22 AM PDT by Geronimo
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To: the scotsman

To be fair, Federer’s last match was the longest in Olympic history, so he may have been just a bit tired and sore.


13 posted on 08/05/2012 9:48:06 AM PDT by montag813
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To: freedumb2003

They are not going to show it again. That’s why they showed it live.

It is like the Super Bowl, it’s played and NBC moves on.


14 posted on 08/05/2012 10:02:25 AM PDT by Perdogg (Let's leave reading things in the Constitution that aren't there to liberals and Dems)
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To: the scotsman

Well done Andy and all Team GB for an excellent performance so far this Olympics.

34 medals so far puts us third - the US have 22 medals more despite having five times the UK population and China 25 more despite having 23 times the UK population.

Always nice to punch above your weight!


15 posted on 08/05/2012 10:14:31 AM PDT by Caulkhead
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To: montag813

I tried to tell myself that too except Delpotro, who was in that long match with Federer, beat Djokovic in straight sets to win the Bronze.


16 posted on 08/05/2012 10:51:24 AM PDT by heylady (“Sometimes I wish I could be a Democrat and then I remember I have a soul.”( Deb))
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To: hoagy62

Andy and Laura have to settle for the silver medal......but what a day!


17 posted on 08/05/2012 10:54:47 AM PDT by Churchillspirit (9/11/2001. NEVER FORGET.)
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To: ConservativeDude

As a Brit I am naturally thrilled than Andy Murray won, but that does not diminish my respect for Roger - probably the greatest exponent of tennis ever....and a true sportsman.


18 posted on 08/05/2012 10:58:27 AM PDT by Churchillspirit (9/11/2001. NEVER FORGET.)
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To: the scotsman

Yup. A great day for Scotland...


19 posted on 08/05/2012 10:59:51 AM PDT by sinsofsolarempirefan
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To: Churchillspirit

well said, on both points


20 posted on 08/05/2012 12:21:59 PM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: mnehring

>>Spoiler Alert- The Titanic Sinks.<<

Well, since you are just GIVING away all the endings:

* Darth Vader is Luke’s father
* The Crying Game: She’s a man
* 6th Sense: He’s been dead the whole time
* Lost: They’ve been dead the whole time
* Carrie: She reaches up from her grave
* Planet of the Apes: It is Earth in the far future
* Psycho: The mother is really Norman Bates
* Dallas (original): Kristin shot JR
* Knotts Landing: The whole season was a dream

So there!

;)


21 posted on 08/05/2012 1:09:52 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (obozo could bring back literal slavery with chains and still he will get 85+% of the black vote)
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To: the scotsman

Glad to see the UK doing so well in the Olympics. Good to see them ahead of France, Germany, and Russia. Hopefully this sparks the national pride needed to get out of the EU.


22 posted on 08/06/2012 5:56:44 AM PDT by wolfman23601
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