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    Quote Originally Posted by Postman Dave View Post
    A direct successor? Forget it, Mo's a unique case due to his place of birth. Long distance running is still dominated by the Kenyans and Ethiopians, and unless there's a dramatic cultural shift that won't change.

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    So no decent err British distance runners in the mens game then haha.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Baldrick View Post
    So no decent err British distance runners in the mens game then haha.
    Nope. Anyone decent at a national level would be mid pack at best at world level.

    The Kenyans and Ethiopians entire culture, lifestyle and upbringing make them better than us before they even put on a pair of trainers. Only culture that could challenge it would be Japanese, but they're not interested in winning these things.

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    Andy Murray is retiring after Wimbledon. What a phenomenal career, great guy, and one of the best sportsmen Britain has produced in decades.

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    What a sad way that career is fizzling out with his body giving up on him. One of the best British sportsman of my lifetime. To me it's more impressive that he won 2 wimbledon titles in the golden era with 3 other all timers for competition, than it would be if he won about 10 grand slams in a low time in the sports history.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed View Post
    What a sad way that career is fizzling out with his body giving up on him. One of the best British sportsman of my lifetime. To me it's more impressive that he won 2 wimbledon titles in the golden era with 3 other all timers for competition, than it would be if he won about 10 grand slams in a low time in the sports history.
    Agreed 100%. The fact that he's been competitive and even topped the rankings in the same era as probably the number 1, 2 and 3 players ever is incredible.

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    Very sad indeed.

    Definitely the best British sportsman of the last decade if not longer and still think he doesn't get the credit he deserves.
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    Very sad indeed.

    Definitely the best British sportsman of the last decade if not longer and still think he doesn't get the credit he deserves.
    I think Mo Farrah and Lewis Hamilton both have arguments for them, plus some of the cyclists. But Murray is definitely in the conversation.

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    Sad news but kind of expected given his recent history. I'd also be surprised if he makes Wimbledon...it will all depend how he feels after the Aussie Open.

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    Oh Monty. Good job you'll be remembered for that defence in Cardiff.

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    Absolutely dominant from Djokovic. Not even a contest.

    I think it's a real possibility he retires with the most Slams. He's at his best again and the competition is thinning.

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    That is possible however father time does catch up quickly in the world of tennis. Wonder if he can make it 4 from 4 in France

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baldrick View Post
    That is possible however father time does catch up quickly in the world of tennis. Wonder if he can make it 4 from 4 in France

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    I am really pulling for him at the French. He's already one of the few people to hold all four major slams at once. Imagine if he could do it a second time.





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    Naomi can do it on the Women side too. She doesn't have a good record at Roland Garros and Wimbeldon though.

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    Token "6 nations is back" post.

    Bit of a game developing here between France & Wales. France went in at half time 16-0 up, 13 minutes later it's 16-14

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    Plus why is it whenever its France vs Wales in Paris, it's played on a Friday night?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Postman Dave View Post
    Token "6 nations is back" post.

    Bit of a game developing here between France & Wales. France went in at half time 16-0 up, 13 minutes later it's 16-14
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    Plus why is it whenever its France vs Wales in Paris, it's played on a Friday night?
    Never noticed it to be honest.

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