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saul1333
Aug 5th, 2012, 05:48 PM
Thank you Vika :hearts:

Mikey.
Aug 5th, 2012, 05:49 PM
:hearts: Yesssss!

VIK!
Aug 5th, 2012, 05:49 PM
VIKA and MAX!! You are great!!:worship::worship:

Wiggly
Aug 5th, 2012, 05:49 PM
Jesus Christ. That was all Azarenka vs Murray.

Congratulations to Belarus.
Robson, DO NOT read any tabloids in the coming days. Brutal.

it-girl
Aug 5th, 2012, 05:50 PM
Vika got her a gold medal.

Patrick345
Aug 5th, 2012, 05:50 PM
Fuck yeah. World #1, Slam champion, Olympic Gold and Bronze. I think she would have taken that at the start of the year. :worship::worship:

Kon.
Aug 5th, 2012, 05:50 PM
Very happy for all of them as they're my two favourite mixed doubles teams.
Well done Vika and Max. :yeah:

Jimmie48
Aug 5th, 2012, 05:50 PM
Amazing... Golden Girl Vika :inlove: :hearts:

Break My Rapture
Aug 5th, 2012, 05:50 PM
Vika basically won this on her own. :worship: Max's groundies, volleys, ROS and net coverage were shit. Only his serve aided in their victory. But well done to both of them. :hearts:

MIXED DOUBLES GOAT. :hi5: A gold medal on top of two grand slams already.

What a great year Vika is having. :hysteric:

KeysisGOAT
Aug 5th, 2012, 05:50 PM
Yeah, not the result I was hoping for but still not a bad week's work for Andy and Laura.

The better team won.

Blu€
Aug 5th, 2012, 05:51 PM
Pretty close after that blow out in the first set. Couple of DF at the end from Robson but it was Murray who screwed up missing on Azarenka's second serve :facepalm:

Congrats to Belarus.

CoryAnnAvants#1
Aug 5th, 2012, 05:51 PM
Those two double faults from Laura made the difference. Still, HUGE effort from her and Andy to get to the final.

Only the second gold medal from Belarus these games though :eek: And nice that Max the flag bearer finally wins gold.

Patrick345
Aug 5th, 2012, 05:51 PM
Jesus Christ. That was all Azarenka vs Murray.

Congratulations to Belarus.
Robson, DO NOT read any tabloids in the coming days. Brutal.

Why not? Murray has Singles Gold. She will be treated like a champ and she held her own as good as you can ask from her, given where she is coming from.

VIKA?
Aug 5th, 2012, 05:51 PM
:inlove: that pretty much says how I'm feeling right now :inlove:

Charlatan
Aug 5th, 2012, 05:51 PM
YESS

Thank you Vika :hearts:

What an olympics for her! 1 gold, 1 bronze! Get it, gurl yes

gmak
Aug 5th, 2012, 05:52 PM
Vika/Max :yeah: :woohoo: :rocker:

Olympic Gold and Bronze for Vika :D :hug: :drool:

duhcity
Aug 5th, 2012, 05:52 PM
All credit to Robson in that first set, she really did step up for a little bit.

Max was a hot mess. Shanking when returning Laura's serve on MP :hysteric:

TheBoiledEgg
Aug 5th, 2012, 05:53 PM
Yes Vika !!! :woohoo:
Gold medal :D

Brad[le]y.
Aug 5th, 2012, 05:54 PM
Poor Andy :(

Well done BLR, even though all you had to do was hit everything to Robson :lol:

hERi
Aug 5th, 2012, 05:54 PM
well done Vika..

OoohBarracuda
Aug 5th, 2012, 05:54 PM
Well done Vika and Max! Very happy for them. Laura and Andy did well and they shouldn't be disappointed with a silver, that's a great achievement.

I'm glad in what will probably be Max's final Olympics that he finally got his gold medal. Great for Vika as well coming away with a bronze and a gold :yeah:

young_gunner913
Aug 5th, 2012, 05:56 PM
Way to go Vika & Max!! :bounce::worship:

So glad Max got a medal and a gold one at that!! :D Congrats to Vika as well. She must be super delighted. She seemed really jazzed in the interview. :)

Thank goodness Robson doesn't win a gold. It would be ridiculous for her to a Gold riding Mugray's back the whole way. :o

Vaidisova
Aug 5th, 2012, 05:56 PM
Congrats Vika

Vikapower
Aug 5th, 2012, 05:57 PM
Well done for Victoria -- Robson really lost the plot in most of the super tie-break. I'm deceived for Murray, that'd be a second Gold medal (ugh, didn't really know who I wanted to win really) but he has the one in singles and that's all that counts. :) GB was playing very well in the first set, super-motivated and all but Victoria really is a great champion winning the gold medal by herself. Mirnyi just wanted to show how much talent and mental fortitude she has.

In The Zone
Aug 5th, 2012, 05:57 PM
Great for Vika to get the gold.

Laura and Andy are a great team. They should play together at the slams.

Patrick345
Aug 5th, 2012, 05:57 PM
LOL at the lonely podium. Please crowd come back in four hours, when we will hold the ceremony. :lol:

hurricanejeanne
Aug 5th, 2012, 05:59 PM
So proud. :sobbing:

Bijoux0021
Aug 5th, 2012, 06:01 PM
I'm so happy for Max Mirnyi. :banana: He's 35 years-old. For him to win a Gold medal this late in his tennis career is just awesome. :woohoo:

Tennisation
Aug 5th, 2012, 06:01 PM
Azarenka vs Murray and whatsherface can't be considered a mixed doubles match, more like Australian doubles match :lol:

Potato
Aug 5th, 2012, 06:01 PM
I think it's safe to say if Vika maintains her top 3 ranking for the next 4 years she'll be flagbearer.

Jane Lane
Aug 5th, 2012, 06:01 PM
Crying again, no big. :sobbing:

Uranium
Aug 5th, 2012, 06:02 PM
LOL at the lonely podium. Please crowd come back in four hours, when we will hold the ceremony. :lol:

It is for Women's Doubles.

Congrats to Vika and Max. Hopefully they can complete the Career Golden Mixed Slam. But leave 2013 AO alone.

Shinjiro
Aug 5th, 2012, 06:02 PM
Poor Andy :(

Well done BLR, even though all you had to do was hit everything to Robson :lol:He has a gold to go with his silver, he won't be too disappointed. Missed a first serve in the super tiebreak, and instantly paid the price.

Patrick345
Aug 5th, 2012, 06:03 PM
It is for Women's Doubles.

Congrats to Vika and Max. Hopefully they can complete the Career Golden Mixed Slam. But leave 2013 AO alone.

Ah. Good thing they don´t have to wait for Raymond there.

Raiden
Aug 5th, 2012, 06:05 PM
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Raiden
Aug 5th, 2012, 06:06 PM
Thank GAWD that Laura "I should be so lucky" Robson didn't win!

That would have been not only too much luck for a scrub but also we would have been inundated with a barrage of false credit and praise towards her and snooty denial of the plain and obvious fact that she was carried away not just by any man but by the best ATP player at the top of his game.

Laura was the luckiest British athlete ever for 3 reasons:

1) lucky to be PERSONALLY selected by Andy Murray to be his partner (it was his choice and his alone - not LTA's or any other British sports entity)
2) lucky to use that selection as a trampoline to become an alternate and to go on and participate in the singles
3) lucky that Murray is playing at his absolute peak best ever form (hence he steamrolled over Fed)
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Malkmus_
Aug 5th, 2012, 06:06 PM
:bigcry:

But we got a Silver and Gold, not too shabby :yeah:

Temperenka
Aug 5th, 2012, 06:13 PM
Yessssssss :inlove:

GS2
Aug 5th, 2012, 06:14 PM
:lol:Thank GAWD that Laura "I should be so lucky" Robson didn't win!

That would have been not only too much luck for a scrub but also we would have been inundated with a barrage of false credit and praise towards and nagationism of the plain and obvious fact that she was carried away by the best ATP player at the top of his peak

Laura was the luckiest British athlete ever for 3 reasons:

1) lucky to be PERSONALLY selected by Andy Murray to be his partner (it was his choice and his alone - not LTA's or any other British sports entity)
2) lucky to use that selection as trampoline to become a singles alternate and to go on and participate
3) lucky that Murray is playing at his absolute peak best ever form (hence he steamrolled over Fed)

She was already in on a doubles wild card which got her the singles spot, Andy didn't decide to definitely play mixed until he went out of the doubles. She got very tight but other than that she played pretty well. Stosur, Kaz & Mirnyi all played worse matches.

Mforensic
Aug 5th, 2012, 06:19 PM
Great week for tennis. Peak players and teams medaled this week. Can't really ask for more. Congrats to Andy, Roger, Juan Martin, Serena, Maria, and Victoria, Bryan brothers, Kirilenko, Nadia, Hlavackova, Hradecka, Max, Robson, Llodra, Tsonga, Benneteau, and Gasquet. You are all true champions who have done your countries proud!

KeysisGOAT
Aug 5th, 2012, 06:20 PM
Thank GAWD that Laura "I should be so lucky" Robson didn't win!

That would have been not only too much luck for a scrub but also we would have been inundated with a barrage of false credit and praise towards her and snooty denial of the plain and obvious fact that she was carried away not just by any man but by the best ATP player at the top of his peak.

Laura was the luckiest British athlete ever for 3 reasons:

1) lucky to be PERSONALLY selected by Andy Murray to be his partner (it was his choice and his alone - not LTA's or any other British sports entity)

How is that lucky? It's luck that she's the only active British female to have played mixed doubles with Murray and had some measure of success? That's not luck, that's Andy Murray choosing to play with someone that he knows he can do well with and judging by the silver medal he made a good choice.

2) lucky to use that selection as trampoline to become a singles alternate and to go on and participate

You have your timeline backwards. Laura was wildcarded in to play with Heather, this made her an alternate for the singles and to play with Murray, and was as high up as she was because she got to the semis in Palmero. You could make the argument that Laura was lucky to get wildcarded in in the first place, but even so your case is ropey because A) Heather was equally lucky to get the same chance and B) she got into singles as an alt and into the mixed off of her own performances.

3) lucky that Murray is playing at his absolute peak best ever form (hence he steamrolled over Fed)

That one I grant you. Does raise the question of why his brother Jamie wasn't able to get carried by the same Andy Murray though. It also requires you to overlook the fact that Robson didn't just stand there and do nothing all match. She fucked up and was largely responsible for the loss but she also scored points, returned balls and set up Murray to do the same.

Luck isn't always the reason that people you don't like succeed.

spiceboy
Aug 5th, 2012, 06:29 PM
Only the second gold medal from Belarus these games though :eek:

LOL Spain won more gold than Belarus in Beijing and we are still looking for our first gold medal here :oh:

Even in tennis, where Spain always won a medal since it was reintroduced to the Olympics in 1988 there were no medals these Games :facepalm:

Raiden
Aug 5th, 2012, 06:39 PM
You have your timeline backwards. Laura was wildcarded in to play with Heather, this made her an alternate for the singles and to play with Murray, and was as high up as she was because she got to the semis in Palmero.Oops, my bad. Thanks for the heads up. I stand corrected.

You could make the argument that Laura was lucky to get wildcarded in in the first placeYes indeed, whichever way she got the Olympics singles spot, in any case it is clear that it had nothing to do with her singles performance :p

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Marionated
Aug 5th, 2012, 06:40 PM
Andy wins gold in singles.

Laura and Andy win silver in MD.

Not perfect but close to it :banana:

KeysisGOAT
Aug 5th, 2012, 06:43 PM
Oops, my bad. Thanks for the heads up. I stand corrected.

Yes, whichever way she got the Olympics singles spot, in any case it is clear that it had nothing to do with her singles performance :p

Except that it did have a lot to do with her singles performance; at Palmero. If she hadn't gotten to the semi-finals there she wouldn't have been the second alt to enter the singles competition and someone else would have been in her position.

lenas warriors
Aug 5th, 2012, 06:47 PM
Felt slightly treacherous but totally wanted Vika wanted to win this, and she did Hurrah! (Andy winning gold was enough for me and Laura cant complain with a silver---- she wouldnt have gotten through the semi without him!!)

oleada
Aug 5th, 2012, 06:48 PM
Omg, such a proud fan today! Vika is amaze. :worship:
She should really try to achieve the career golden slam in doubles!

bandabou
Aug 5th, 2012, 06:56 PM
Max Mirnyi was sooo bad today. :lol: Couldn't even return Robson's serves. Congrats to Vika!

Raiden
Aug 5th, 2012, 07:04 PM
Max Mirnyi was sooo bad today. That was mostly first set.

He really stepped it up in the second set (not only gamewise but also in strategy & tactics - in fact that is where they were able to have an edge over "Laurray".

Foxy
Aug 5th, 2012, 07:08 PM
Congrats to Vika and the Beast for your Gold Medal Win, and to Andy and Robson for your Silver Medal Win!! in mixed doubles :bounce:.

Petkovic
Aug 5th, 2012, 07:09 PM
Awesome Vika and Max. Really enjoyed the match and I think Laura and Andy will be more than happy with the silver medal.

saul1333
Aug 5th, 2012, 08:49 PM
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Patrick345
Aug 5th, 2012, 09:01 PM
Awesome Vika and Max. Really enjoyed the match and I think Laura and Andy will be more than happy with the silver medal.

Robson/Murray will be back in 2016 with a serious chance to medal again. Mixed really suits Robson well. She has a good serve (most important for the women), decent volley skills and she doesn´t have to cover that much ground in mixed. Doesn´t hurt that Murray is kinda good. :lol: You could really tell the difference between him and all the other men in the competition.

RBBoT
Aug 5th, 2012, 09:13 PM
Except that it did have a lot to do with her singles performance; at Palmero. If she hadn't gotten to the semi-finals there she wouldn't have been the second alt to enter the singles competition and someone else would have been in her position.
She didn't need to be in the singles competition to be selected for mixed doubles. As soon as she got the mixed wildcard, she was eligible, and I'd be amazed if they hadn't already decided who would partner Andy long before Palmero.

MegaDethly
Aug 5th, 2012, 10:01 PM
Jesus Christ. That was all Azarenka vs Murray.

Congratulations to Belarus.
Robson, DO NOT read any tabloids in the coming days. Brutal.

What exactly are you trying to say here? Britain has nothing but admiration for Robson's efforts and, given the way she played, you wouldn't have been able to tell she was one of the least experienced player in the draw. Very admirable and Murray complimented her returns in the post-match interview.

Maybe YOU'RE the only one who has an attack dog mentality but don't project that onto other people never mind a whole nation.

KeysisGOAT
Aug 5th, 2012, 10:26 PM
What exactly are you trying to say here? Britain has nothing but admiration for Robson's efforts and, given the way she played, you wouldn't have been able to tell she was one of the least experienced player in the draw. Very admirable and Murray complimented her returns in the post-match interview.

Maybe YOU'RE the only one who has an attack dog mentality but don't project that onto other people never mind a whole nation.

The British tabloids thrive on negativity, and Laura was quite clearly the weak link on the British side of the final. If not for Andy winning gold, or this had happened in any other match they had they'd be spinning this as her costing Andy a medal and crucifying her for it (see also: Beckham's red card). As it is most of them will stick to the positives. Team GB got two medals in Tennis, Andy beat Federer for the gold.

KournikovaFan91
Aug 5th, 2012, 11:10 PM
Justice has been done :bowdown:

Knew Vika wouldn't let me down, hearing the BBC at Wimby every year calling Robson "Olympic Champion" would have been too much to stomach.

Wiggly
Aug 6th, 2012, 02:25 AM
The British tabloids thrive on negativity, and Laura was quite clearly the weak link on the British side of the final. If not for Andy winning gold, or this had happened in any other match they had they'd be spinning this as her costing Andy a medal and crucifying her for it (see also: Beckham's red card). As it is most of them will stick to the positives. Team GB got two medals in Tennis, Andy beat Federer for the gold.

Yeah, the Daily Mail will most likely portray her in a very bad light as they loves to trash people, especially women.

freefallball
Aug 6th, 2012, 02:39 AM
I felt Robson did well in the mixed doubles. The only thing she failed at is big points. She crumbled under pressure and produced DFs on important points. Her body language was extremely negative after losing points. Otherwise she was hitting better than Max throughout.

Max, on the other hand, was able to shine at big points only (he won the 2 BPs in the second set). Otherwise it was all Vika who did the work.

LUVMIRZA
Aug 6th, 2012, 09:45 AM
A great achievement by Vika/Max. They had to beat tough teams in the quarters, semis and final. Golden Gurl Vika:hearts::inlove:

RenaSlam.
Aug 6th, 2012, 12:37 PM
Happy for them. Max is an absolutely amazing doubles player. You could see how much it meant to them.

ElusiveChanteuse
Aug 6th, 2012, 12:44 PM
Well done Belarus! At least they managed to ruin GBR's double victory.:oh:

edificio
Aug 8th, 2012, 12:28 AM
This was a satisfying outcome. Max has been around forever playing doubles with everyone almost. Maybe he can retire now, if he wants to.

debby
Aug 11th, 2012, 06:37 PM
Well done for Victoria -- Robson really lost the plot in most of the super tie-break. I'm deceived for Murray, that'd be a second Gold medal (ugh, didn't really know who I wanted to win really) but he has the one in singles and that's all that counts. :) GB was playing very well in the first set, super-motivated and all but Victoria really is a great champion winning the gold medal by herself. Mirnyi just wanted to show how much talent and mental fortitude she has.

Omg are you me? :lol: I had sooo many miwed feelings. I was rooting for Robson/Murray but was happy for Vika... :lol: Oh well, that was the dreamt final for me anyway :yeah:

Great for Vika to get the gold.

Laura and Andy are a great team. They should play together at the slams.

+1
Andy has no chances with his brother, he should play mixed doubles with her in Slams. But I don't think it will happen sadly.


Wrong winner, but still great result ! I've heard Vika was extremely happy about that :awww: Didn't get to see it...

Mary Cherry.
Aug 11th, 2012, 07:25 PM
Vika beat Murray :haha: :haha: :haha:

http://i.imgur.com/vuSE1.gif

debby
Aug 11th, 2012, 07:30 PM
:lol: Team sports. Anyway, Vika was so happy, it's nice to see.

He won the gold medal in singles, so nothing's wrong in the sport world right now. :hearts:

Patrick345
Aug 11th, 2012, 07:41 PM
Omg are you me? :lol: I had sooo many miwed feelings. I was rooting for Robson/Murray but was happy for Vika... :lol: Oh well, that was the dreamt final for me anyway :yeah:



+1
Andy has no chances with his brother, he should play mixed doubles with her in Slams. But I don't think it will happen sadly.


Wrong winner, but still great result ! I've heard Vika was extremely happy about that :awww: Didn't get to see it...

If you are in Europe

http://www.eurovisionsports.tv/london2012/index.html?video_id=1312

Go to tennis, August 5th Mixed Doubles, skip to around 5.50 hours for the beginning of the match.;)

debby
Aug 11th, 2012, 07:53 PM
If you are in Europe

http://www.eurovisionsports.tv/london2012/index.html?video_id=1312

Go to tennis, August 5th Mixed Doubles, skip to around 5.50 hours for the beginning of the match.;)

Oh that's amazing ! Thank you :hearts: