ACROSS THE BORDER
Where the banned are
Unbelievable fight back last night. I love this guy!
Well done Andy..we are all so proud of you...
Andy Murray won his first title in nearly four years by beating Tommy Paul in the final of the ATP Challenger event in Aix-en-Provence.
Briton Murray, 35, came back from a set down against American top seed Paul to win 2-6 6-1 6-2.
It is the three-time Grand Slam champion's first title since winning in Antwerp in 2019, and his first on clay since 2016 in Rome.
Wherever did you borrow that line from...?
Not exactly sure what you are asking ?
But the article is from BBC Sport.
Sorry, I thought it was a reference to what PW said about the king 'pa, we are all so proud of you' , which made me want to vomit - I am rather more proud of Andy!
Heroic effort, but it always felt as if it was a step too far.
Great credit to Roberto, even with most of the stadium supporting Andy, he kept cool and calm, played his own game and was too good for Andy on the night.
Great victory by Andy, as Kokki is some player--he does not half hit that forehand of his and if he stays injury free he should shoot up the rankings. As for Andy, well the match changed when the Umpire gave Kokki a time violation mid way through set three, Andy could not get near him in sets 1 & 2, Kokki lost the place for a while at that point and it was all Andy needed and he pounced, I guess that is what 11 Grand Slam finals buys you in that situation. It is always a pity to have a loser in a match like this though. Loved the picture of mum Judy at the end, she looked so so proud, and like me close to tears for Andy.
The match reminded me of the first Grand Slam win Andy had when he beat Djokovic in 5 sets at the USA Open in 2012, despite being played throuigh the night our time and having to go to work the next morning I stayed up and watched every last second of it and made it into work with little more than 2 hours sleep....and yes I would do it all over again.....if only.
Andy has a chance in the next match, but again depends on how he has recovered.
I'll never forget that US open either! I gave up at the start of the fifth, I was staying with my nephew in London, but he came and woke me up to say he thought Andy was going to do it! The other one I remember watching on my own was the Olympic final against Del Potro, living every point. Another match which no player deserved to lose.
Tense morning in store tomorrow!
What a tie-break, think Andy knew he HAD to win that set...hope he can keep it going now.
This is so tense again...
I'm not a big tennis fan, but saw the controversy this morning all over our news with the organisers of the Aussie Open under fire for this game finishing after 4 am local time.
Ridiculous. Yet not only were Andy and our own Kokki still trading figurative blows on the tennis court at that hour, some crazy Australians were still in the stands watching. Respect all round.
I can't come up with the words anymore. What a man he is!
Tremendous stuff yet again from "oor" Andy, beating a tough seeded player in 5 sets, first time he has done that in almost 6 years, you just continue to make us proud, long may it last.
Unbelievable! He is such a fighter.
Can he do it again tomorrow? Another nervous morning in prospect!
Should be on Eurosport 2 soon (due on court after current match). I think it will depend on his recovery and how he is feeling, also I really do not know much about his opponent, only sure thing is that he will give 110% as usual...good luck Andy.
Well done Andy, the hard work starts now that you know where exactly you are, which was really the point of playing wimbers this year, I hope you still have the hunger to battle to get back up the rankings as high as possible.
Last night showed very clearly that it will not be easy at all up against all these new keen youngesters, I did not know much about Denis his opponent last night, but he was like one of those duracell bunnies and just never stopped, he did
to Andy what Andy used to do to others, he was fearless and although he did admit that he played very well last night, I have never seen anyone play to the limits of the court so hard and so long, he was a joy to watch and will win a slam
if he stays injury free. Andy I hope your body has taken the punishment you gave it over the last week and that there has been no adverse reaction, onward to defend your Olympic titlae and the US Open, good luck Sir.
I think the break to close the roof helped him in his first round match but just feel that he would have won that anyway, however last night the break to close the roof undoubtably helped Andy and I reckon he would have lost without that break, Oscar Otte was well on top at that point and Andy had lost his way in the match and seemed to have settled for just getting the ball back across the net and that was never going to be good enough to win. I am so pleased for Andy and this week will have given him such a lift, my heart says he will win again on Friday but my head is telling me something different.....GOOD LUCK ANDY.
@whispered secret Honestly, watching Andy play is worse than watching Scotland play football. I expect Scotland to lose but with AM, I know he's got the talent to win but he never seems to do it the easy way. Me, I can't play tennis but it was obvious last night that playing so many drop shots wasn't working. They either fell short or the German guy got to them. I kept shouting "go for winners"!😄 Still, he came through but Friday looks tough for him.
Realistically I can't see him winning on Friday, but I found it hugely encouraging that he lasted for 5 sets.
I know just what you mean about how stressful it is to watch!
Who is this Andy Murray?
He plays a bit of tennis...
@whispered secret Oh. Tennis. All I know from tennis is you gotta have fuzzy balls to play it.