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Expat
Aug 4th, 2012, 04:35 PM
shame for sabine. she was playing so well.

Monzanator
Aug 4th, 2012, 04:36 PM
Playing at Robson every second point backfired :haha: Happy for Laura! :hearts:

Marionated
Aug 4th, 2012, 04:37 PM
So happy for them :sobbing: My heart was racing during the MP. The netcord!

Silver medal guaranteed :banana:

Hope Sabine and Kas take the bronze.

TigerTim
Aug 4th, 2012, 04:38 PM
yesssssssssssssssss GB GB GB GB

Liscki was amazing but she didn't have Muzzah at her side ;)

Blu€
Aug 4th, 2012, 04:38 PM
That last point :lol: I thought the net was going to screw Andy & Laura, phewwwwwwww!
Some great serving from Laura on important points! Happy they won after blowing so many leads.

CillyUltra
Aug 4th, 2012, 04:39 PM
The desperate Brit crowd cheered at every error of the German pair. :tape:

They knew that a notorious loser like Murray will be schooled by Fed once again.

burn
Aug 4th, 2012, 04:39 PM
Congrats GB.
Sabine :hug:

misty1
Aug 4th, 2012, 04:40 PM
robson in the final of any doubles event is just so bad

i hope sabine takes the bronze but with who the potential opponent will be im not to iptimistic

KeysisGOAT
Aug 4th, 2012, 04:40 PM
Quick, someone get BlueTrees in here to claim Murray did all the work/Robson will never win anything worth anything.

Congratulations to both. Let's see if Murray can take home two golds.

DefJax
Aug 4th, 2012, 04:41 PM
Laura and Andy guaranteed atleast a silver :woohoo::woohoo::woohoo:

So happy for Laura, Olympic medallist and into the worlds top 100 at 18, such a huge talent.

Wintermute
Aug 4th, 2012, 04:42 PM
:bounce: Amazing scenes at Wimbledon. That match point was crazy!

Laura definitely getting very tense on serve in the important occasions. They should have really won this match and the QF in straight sets. But the thing is, they are still getting it done in the end.

Kas was pretty poor for a set and a half but he picked it up in the second to make it difficult for the Brit pair.

Dodoboy.
Aug 4th, 2012, 04:43 PM
Robson on fire at times, some clutch serving. Embarrassed Kas MANY times there. Lisicki's serve was definitely threatening, even to Murray, was great to see!

Murray is naturally a very good doubles player it seems, great instinct, super crisp volleys and all.

Great for GB, I was so tense watching that :yeah:

KeysisGOAT
Aug 4th, 2012, 04:44 PM
The desperate Brit crowd cheered at every error of the German pair. :tape:

They knew that a notorious loser like Murray will be schooled by Fed once again.

I'm sorry, are you surprised by this at this point? This has been happening for every. single. point scored by Team GB at this olympics.

Ian Aberdon
Aug 4th, 2012, 04:45 PM
The desperate Brit crowd cheered at every error of the German pair. :tape:

They knew that a notorious loser like Murray will be schooled by Fed once again.

Yes - and????? :lol:

Mixed emotions of course. Delighted for Andy & Laura. Pray that Sabine can get the Bronze with Kas.

jetglo
Aug 4th, 2012, 04:46 PM
Sad for Sabine :sad: but Laura held it together very well. :) Now please win the bronze Sabs!

Cilla
Aug 4th, 2012, 04:48 PM
http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m1m3jkVPOG1qgne6io1_250.gif

Peak drama :hysteric: Amazing that Laura will have at least a silver :hug:

CillyUltra
Aug 4th, 2012, 04:50 PM
I'm sorry, are you surprised by this at this point? This has been happening for every. single. point scored by Team GB at this olympics.

That's why this shitty event has nothing to do with a classy tournament like Wimbledon.

BlueTrees
Aug 4th, 2012, 04:51 PM
Sabine :sad:

Mugray gonna get two silvers :hearts: He can add that to his four Grand Slam runner-up plates :lol:

Congrats to Robson for showing up. Of course her fans get excited about this when in reality any Top 200 WTA player would be able to win with Murray.

Sombrerero loco
Aug 4th, 2012, 04:54 PM
yes :drool:

Charlatan
Aug 4th, 2012, 05:11 PM
Robson impresses me
Hopefully Britain can at least get one gold from tennis

Richie's
Aug 4th, 2012, 05:12 PM
Disgusting result. Team AUS or team GER should have been in the finals, not these pushers...

KeysisGOAT
Aug 4th, 2012, 05:17 PM
Sabine :sad:

Mugray gonna get two silvers :hearts: He can add that to his four Grand Slam runner-up plates :lol:

Congrats to Robson for showing up. Of course her fans get excited about this when in reality any Top 200 WTA player would be able to win with Murray.

Quick, someone get BlueTrees in here to claim Murray did all the work/Robson will never win anything worth anything.

Congratulations to both. Let's see if Murray can take home two golds.

Called it.

That's why this shitty event has nothing to do with a classy tournament like Wimbledon.

If Lisiki and Kas can't deal with a crowd who are supporting one side over another they should grow up and get the fuck over it. They're professionals and by this stage they should have known it was coming and not let it affect them. Especially if they paid any attention to the first match Laura and Andy played. Ask Serena how the crowd has affected her playing.

killerqueen
Aug 4th, 2012, 05:19 PM
So pleased for Laura. She was clearly nervous at times but more than held her own. Would like to see her take gold tomorrow... oh and Andy I guess. ;)

Sad for Sabs, but hope she can win Bronze here. That partner of hers though... :help:

BlueTrees
Aug 4th, 2012, 05:24 PM
Called it.

All I did was state the truth. If Robson was playing with a regular Top 100 journeyman (i.e. the ATP equivalent of Laura herself) do you think she would be winning these matches? Anyway, congrats to her for making the final. She also did something right. Also, I think that Heather deserved her spot. :shrug:

plokploky
Aug 4th, 2012, 05:25 PM
:cheer:some more medals for team GB.

:sobbing:for lisicki though.

CillyUltra
Aug 4th, 2012, 05:29 PM
Sad for Sabs, but hope she can win Bronze here. That partner of hers though... :help:

Raymond/Bryan or Azarenka/Mirnyi will be tougher than Robson/Murray.

KeysisGOAT
Aug 4th, 2012, 05:33 PM
All I did was state the truth. If Robson was playing with a regular Top 100 journeyman (i.e. the ATP equivalent of Laura herself) do you think she would be winning these matches? Anyway, congrats to her for making the final. She also did something right. Also, I think that Heather deserved her spot. :shrug:

Oh, I'm not criticising what you said, and if we look at how Robson did in the mixed doubles with Dom Inglot we can see what happens when she's paired with someone who isn't in Murray's league. In fact, I think you talk sense a lot of the time about Robson. However, that's not going to stop me from having a few laughs at your expense while the going is good.

I'm sure it will be back to business as usual when Laura's dropping out in first few rounds of WTA events.

KournikovaFan91
Aug 4th, 2012, 05:34 PM
Kas was fucking dreadful :tape: Never saw him play before but he couldn't even handle Robson's serve.

Heather deserved this spot way more but Robson is of course more what British tennis and the British media want to promote.

Annoyed for Heather. First WTA doubles title since the early 90s and she gets overlooked for this slow-poke.

KeysisGOAT
Aug 4th, 2012, 05:42 PM
Kas was fucking dreadful :tape: Never saw him play before but he couldn't even handle Robson's serve.

Heather deserved this spot way more but Robson is of course more what British tennis and the British media want to promote.

Annoyed for Heather. First WTA doubles title since the early 90s and she gets overlooked for this slow-poke.

Robson also came runner up with Murray in the 2010 Hopman cup. I suspect that had more to do with the decision than wanting to give Laura more hype. you might think that Heather would have been a better choice, but evidently people who actually work with both players (and probably Murray himself) thought otherwise and they've got through to the final which validates their opinion that Robson was the best choice.

Chip.
Aug 4th, 2012, 05:43 PM
YASS :bigcry: Decent tennis Olympics for GB all things considered :) 2 medals!

CillyUltra
Aug 4th, 2012, 05:45 PM
If Lisiki and Kas can't deal with a crowd who are supporting one side over another they should grow up and get the fuck over it. They're professionals and by this stage they should have known it was coming and not let it affect them. Especially if they paid any attention to the first match Laura and Andy played. Ask Serena how the crowd has affected her playing.

I just made a comparison between the usual atmosphere at this site and today's, which rather reminded of dirty South American Davis Cup venues. One reason why this event is just fraudulent labeling.

TigerTim
Aug 4th, 2012, 05:46 PM
Mugray gonna get two silvers :hearts: He can add that to his four Grand Slam runner-up plates :lol:

:sobbing:

Please no, he will then become easily the greatest also ran ever :D

Disgusting result. Team AUS or team GER should have been in the finals, not these pushers...

the pushers had 9 more winners than Germany and Murray was serving bombs, lol - bitter much :wavey:

A-Bond
Aug 4th, 2012, 05:50 PM
Well congrats to Laura for showing up. Although it was funny to see her embarassing Kas a few times with her serve. Overall it was quite a poor match and I expect both of these teams to get crushed in their respective finals. Murray will end this Tournament with a stunning 3 Silver medals, if Laura's nice enough to give him hers, since he's done all the work.

DefJax
Aug 4th, 2012, 06:04 PM
Disgusting result. Team AUS or team GER should have been in the finals, not these pushers...

Wow calling Andy a pusher these days is silly, but calling Laura a pusher is crazy, she's the antithesis of a pusher.

KournikovaFan91
Aug 4th, 2012, 06:06 PM
Robson also came runner up with Murray in the 2010 Hopman cup. I suspect that had more to do with the decision than wanting to give Laura more hype. you might think that Heather would have been a better choice, but evidently people who actually work with both players (and probably Murray himself) thought otherwise and they've got through to the final which validates their opinion that Robson was the best choice.

2010 is hardly the current season.It so long ago Robredo was on form :sad:

I would imagine there is also internal politics that has a lot to do with this selection.

Like Robson isn't even as highly ranked in doubles as Keothavong let alone Watson. :rolleyes: But has been carried to a medal.

KeysisGOAT
Aug 4th, 2012, 06:24 PM
I just made a comparison between the usual atmosphere at this site and today's, which rather reminded of dirty South American Davis Cup venues. One reason why this event is just fraudulent labeling.

In what way is anything fraudulent? It's certainly the Olympics, it's definitely at Wimbledon and as Serena, Federer and Murray can attest the same plasyers are doing well in the singles as do at Wimbledon. The only difference is the crowd, which is exactly what you'd expect when people who wouldn't normally have tickets to Wimbledon have tickets to a tennis tournament at Wimbledon.

2010 is hardly the current season. It so long ago Robredo was on form :sad:

Granted, but would you rather select the pairing which has demonstrably done well in the past, or an untested pairing where despite Heather's higher ranking in singles and doubles she's done no better than Robson at this tournament?

Bear in mind that Robson and Murray got to the finals of the Hopman Cup when Laura was 15 and far worse than she is now, as was Murray. I suspect that they worked on the theory that the pairing worked in the past when both players were worse and thus should work now, when they're better.

I would imagine there is also internal politics that has a lot to do with this selection.

Quite possibly, but the team remains the only British doubles team to get out of the first round, let alone getting a medal.

Like Robson isn't even as highly ranked in doubles as Keothavong let alone Watson. :rolleyes: But has been carried to a medal.

She's ranked over 20 places lower than Watson in singles and yet did a better job against Sharapova (who took silver) in singles than Watson did in against Kirilenko (who didn't get a medal at all). And again, you might think Watson would do a better job it's Robson and Murray who have got the silver/gold.

Rankings aren't everything. If they were, people would be seriously arguing that Vika > Serena. After all, Vika's number 1, not Serena.

Monzanator
Aug 4th, 2012, 06:29 PM
She's ranked over 20 places lower than Watson in singles and yet did a better job against Sharapova (who took silver) in singles than Watson did in against Kirilenko (who didn't get a medal at all). And again, you might think Watson would do a better job it's Robson and Murray who have got the silver/gold.

Rankings aren't everything. If they were, people would be seriously arguing that Vika > Serena. After all, Vika's number 1, not Serena.

Because sometimes a lower ranked player can give a higher ranked one a bigger test than she does against girls ranked around her. Robson is a prime example, she always does better when playing clearly better players, Sharapova being a prime exmple herself.

Mforensic
Aug 4th, 2012, 06:43 PM
Geez....so much negativity in this thread because certain people didn't win. And yes the home crowd is behind their own players just like you see at the grand slams. To call this Olympics a sham because certain teams/or people won or lost is disrespectful to all the men and women who work their asses off just to get there, nevermind a medal. I'm sure if you were competing, the last thing you want to be called is a loser just because you won or lost. Let us be respectful and give credit where it is due.

Patrick345
Aug 4th, 2012, 06:44 PM
If they had taken Haas instead of that scrub Kas they would have won. The difference between the alpha males Murray and Lisicki was just too big. Robson and Kas were about equal.

no-hay-igual
Aug 4th, 2012, 08:53 PM
All I did was state the truth. If Robson was playing with a regular Top 100 journeyman (i.e. the ATP equivalent of Laura herself) do you think she would be winning these matches? Anyway, congrats to her for making the final. She also did something right. Also, I think that Heather deserved her spot. :shrug:

Oh we do have a love/hate relationship :lol: You make it sound as though Robson/Murray have had easy draws and that Laura is the dead-weight (weakest player) in all of their matches so far. Fact is Robson admitedly played very poorly against 2012 Australian doubles champion Stepanek and French doubles champion Hradecka, yet they still won. Played a lot better against Stosur/Hewitt former grand slam champions and was no where near the weakest player on court, that prize goes to Stosur. And then Lisicki and Kas could do nothing in the first set to answer to Robson's groundies and vollies.

And also yes I do still believe she would be winning without Murray. With Inglot, reached third round of mixed at wimby- pretty decent. And she is a very good doubles player, former Aussie quarterfinalist and finalist of hopman cup where she faced players such as Dementieva/Andreev, Lisicki/Kohlschreiber, Shvedova/(Golubev- I think)

So yeah bettchhh :kiss:

CillyUltra
Aug 4th, 2012, 09:39 PM
If they had taken Haas instead of that scrub Kas they would have won. The difference between the alpha males Murray and Lisicki was just too big. Robson and Kas were about equal.

Meanwhile, Haas is in the final of Washington. :tape:

.Andrew.
Aug 4th, 2012, 10:04 PM
Robson held her own, she did well. And was glad to see Kas step it up mid way through that second set as well. It was a really fun match :yeah:

So happy for the British team, particularly Murray. Gutted for the German team, particularly Sabine :p

CillyUltra
Aug 4th, 2012, 10:08 PM
In what way is anything fraudulent? It's certainly the Olympics, it's definitely at Wimbledon and as Serena, Federer and Murray can attest the same plasyers are doing well in the singles as do at Wimbledon. The only difference is the crowd, which is exactly what you'd expect when people who wouldn't normally have tickets to Wimbledon have tickets to a tennis tournament at Wimbledon.

Well...the grass courts are worser because of the short time of recovery, the attendance is lame, except at the finals and matches with British participation, the staff is completely different. Wondering whether they chose Wimbledon for its "myth" or bc they didn't want to build a new venue on cost grounds.

Dawson.
Aug 4th, 2012, 10:11 PM
This was far too close for comfort. That Kas dude was dreadful for a set and a half - Laura would have beat him in a singles match. Credit to him for raising his game though but it still should have been straight sets for the Brits.

The Watson or Robson debate is ridiculous, if you ask me. There is absolutely no question who the better player is and Murray has partnered with Laura before, with success! Why would he choose anyone else?

And as for Laura being carried... It's mixed doubles :lol: every female player gets carried. But it's not like she couldn't hold her own out there - anyone who actually watched both matches today wouldn't question this.

But with success brings hate, so people can say what they want. Fact of the matter is - Robson is the youngest Olympic medalist since Jennifer Capriati :bounce:

rucolo
Aug 4th, 2012, 10:43 PM
Sabine/Kas :sobbing:

Tough loss, such a close match. Robson/Murray were just a little bit better. Anyway I`m very proud of the way Sabine/Kas fought. They were down 1-6 2-4 and came back to win the set. In the TieBreak they were also down 0-3. Very entertaining match, great atmosphere, amazing points. Good luck in the final, Brits.

Kas was fucking dreadful :tape: Never saw him play before but he couldn't even handle Robson's serve.


True. Poor Sabine (the girl) had to carry Kas (the man) :help:

Certinfy
Aug 4th, 2012, 10:44 PM
Much better match from Robson overall than the last 2 I thought.

Murray is looking great, if he's not too tired after his singles final tomorrow they have a real chance of winning gold providing Robson holds her own well enough.

KournikovaFan91
Aug 4th, 2012, 10:53 PM
And as for Laura being carried... It's mixed doubles :lol: every female player gets carried. But it's not like she couldn't hold her own out there - anyone who actually watched both matches today wouldn't question this.


Not true, Azarenka is not be carried, her and Max are of equal abilities for their respective genders. Same with Raymond/Bryan.

Also women can carry men sometimes, I mean how do you think the lesser Murray won Wimbledon, it was all JJ.
And from the footage I saw it was clear Sabine was carrying Kas :tape:

Lisicki who I don't even like deserves a medal way more than Robson. Robson shouldn't even be at the Olympics ffs her entry into it is suspect at best.
Murray is helping Robson like Henman is helping the tennis powerhouse Neil Broad. :lol:

Blu€
Aug 4th, 2012, 11:10 PM
Lisicki who I don't even like deserves a medal way more than Robson. Robson shouldn't even be at the Olympics ffs her entry into it is suspect at best.

Seriously? :lol: I think your hate for anything G&B related is blinding you :lol: Robson & Murray won fair and square, this is a team event not singles and overall they were better. Lisicki can still win a medal if she's that good/deserving.

wales1994
Aug 4th, 2012, 11:13 PM
Everyone's talking badly about Robson, she has previously made the QF's of the women's doubles at the Australian Open. PLUS this year she made the 3rd round of the mixed event at Wimbledon with Inglot..... further than any other brit.

Plus the winners of a match.... obviously deserve to win. Stop being bitter.

Juju Nostalgique
Aug 4th, 2012, 11:50 PM
So happy for Laura! :D

Smoke944
Aug 5th, 2012, 12:46 AM
If they had taken Haas instead of that scrub Kas they would have won. The difference between the alpha males Murray and Lisicki was just too big. Robson and Kas were about equal.

Yes because nothing says alpha male like crying every other match!

BlueTrees
Aug 5th, 2012, 03:17 AM
And also yes I do still believe she would be winning without Murray. With Inglot, reached third round of mixed at wimby- pretty decent. And she is a very good doubles player, former Aussie quarterfinalist and finalist of hopman cup where she faced players such as Dementieva/Andreev, Lisicki/Kohlschreiber, Shvedova/(Golubev- I think)

LOL. So they've been a couple of points from losing in all three of their matches, yet you could stick a regular Top 100 player in place of Murray and Robson would still be in the final? Sooo delusional. :spit:

Anyway, I love it how you singled me out when practically every non-British poster in this thread agreed with everything I said. :lol:

KeysisGOAT
Aug 5th, 2012, 11:39 AM
LOL. So they've been a couple of points from losing in all three of their matches, yet you could stick a regular Top 100 player in place of Murray and Robson would still be in the final? Sooo delusional. :spit:

Anyway, I love it how you singled me out when practically every non-British poster in this thread agreed with everything I said. :lol:

You haven't come across BlueTreeISATwat (http://www.tennisforum.com/member.php?u=73458) yet, have you? Sorry mate, you're the face of Robson hate. Therefore you're the one who's going to be singled out. I'd advise you to stop with the "why are you singling me out?" attitude and just keep using logical arguments based in facts and grounded in reality, because you spend an awful lot of time being annoyingly right when you do that.

Try to have fun being the designated Robson hater, BlueTrees :). The forum would be a far duller place for me if you weren't here.

Petkorazzi
Aug 5th, 2012, 12:24 PM
How can you even go on reading the post when someone says JJ carried a man to a slam title :haha: :haha: FFS, Jelena gets carried to wins by 17 year old Alexandra Krunic!

Raiden
Aug 5th, 2012, 12:27 PM
Not true, Azarenka is not be carried, her and Max are of equal abilities for their respective genders. Same with Raymond/Bryan.

Also women can carry men sometimes, I mean how do you think the lesser Murray won Wimbledon, it was all JJ.
And from the footage I saw it was clear Sabine was carrying Kas :tape:

Lisicki who I don't even like deserves a medal way more than Robson. Robson shouldn't even be at the Olympics ffs her entry into it is suspect at best.
Murray is helping Robson like Henman is helping the tennis powerhouse Neil Broad. :lol:Exactly. :yeah:

It's obvious that Robson is being carried in more than the normal way. Andy really wants the medal so he is playing lights out - like as if it's a slam final. He's eager to get the gold cuz he has an extra motivation to shut up his British English critics (not so much tennis fans but the wider audience who like to get whipped up by tabloid hysteria and love to moan about his emotional expressions & loyalty to country (or alleged lack thereof).

debby
Aug 11th, 2012, 06:23 PM
The desperate Brit crowd cheered at every error of the German pair. :tape:

They knew that a notorious loser like Murray will be schooled by Fed once again.

Sabine :sad:

Mugray gonna get two silvers :hearts: He can add that to his four Grand Slam runner-up plates :lol:

Congrats to Robson for showing up. Of course her fans get excited about this when in reality any Top 200 WTA player would be able to win with Murray.

Disgusting result. Team AUS or team GER should have been in the finals, not these pushers...

http://pics.ricardostatic.ch/2_685551066_Big/billets-de-sport/andy-murray-swiss-indoors-2012.jpg


Lisicki who I don't even like deserves a medal way more than Robson. Robson shouldn't even be at the Olympics ffs her entry into it is suspect at best.
Murray is helping Robson like Henman is helping the tennis powerhouse Neil Broad. :lol:

Are you butthurt or what? :tape:
Doubles = team work. Sure Laura was "lucky" to play with Andy, but still... she worked for it thus deserves a medal !

Gutted I missed that match. :sad: Does anyone have the highlights ?