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Holdfast September 11 2012 09:24 PM

Why it's nice to be the US open tennis champion
 
Free food & drink at Hakkasan...!

http://i50.tinypic.com/w6rsrn.jpg

Eh, I suppose he deserves it. ;)

Well done for finally breaking the Slam hoodoo, Andy! :techman:



(bunch of lightweights; it was only about 30 on drinks apiece anyway! :p )

MacLeod September 12 2012 12:14 AM

Re: Why it's nice to be the US open tennis champion
 
Of course AM's US open win will only complicate an already crowded file for the BBC's Sports Persoanlity of the Year 2012. What with the Olympics true whilst we have had many Olympic champions over the years, it's been three geenrations (76 years) since a Brit won a Grand Slam Tennis tournament.

RoJoHen September 12 2012 12:20 AM

Re: Why it's nice to be the US open tennis champion
 
A $1300 gratuity! Probably made that server's night.

Holdfast September 12 2012 06:32 PM

Re: Why it's nice to be the US open tennis champion
 
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MacLeod wrote: (Post 6946561)
Of course AM's US open win will only complicate an already crowded file for the BBC's Sports Persoanlity of the Year 2012. What with the Olympics true whilst we have had many Olympic champions over the years, it's been three geenrations (76 years) since a Brit won a Grand Slam Tennis tournament.

It's Wiggo vs Murray vs Mo as my personal favourites. Probably Wiggo for the actual title, as cycling fans have a track record of being able to organise themselves well during the voting process.

The longlist is just ridiculously impressive though. Not just the various Olympians, but McIlroy probably should be in there too, and if Hamilton can sneak the F1 title he should be on the list too. It's quite remarkable what a year it's been, really.

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RoJoHen wrote: (Post 6946576)
A $1300 gratuity! Probably made that server's night.

Yeah, and in keeping with Hakkasan's cuisine, I bet she was a happy panda... :D

Starbreaker September 13 2012 07:00 PM

Re: Why it's nice to be the US open tennis champion
 
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RoJoHen wrote: (Post 6946576)
A $1300 gratuity! Probably made that server's night.

That will almost cover a month's car parking in NYC. :lol:

MacLeod September 14 2012 12:55 AM

Re: Why it's nice to be the US open tennis champion
 
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Holdfast wrote: (Post 6949894)
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MacLeod wrote: (Post 6946561)
Of course AM's US open win will only complicate an already crowded file for the BBC's Sports Persoanlity of the Year 2012. What with the Olympics true whilst we have had many Olympic champions over the years, it's been three geenrations (76 years) since a Brit won a Grand Slam Tennis tournament.

It's Wiggo vs Murray vs Mo as my personal favourites. Probably Wiggo for the actual title, as cycling fans have a track record of being able to organise themselves well during the voting process.

The longlist is just ridiculously impressive though. Not just the various Olympians, but McIlroy probably should be in there too, and if Hamilton can sneak the F1 title he should be on the list too. It's quite remarkable what a year it's been, really.

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RoJoHen wrote: (Post 6946576)
A $1300 gratuity! Probably made that server's night.

Yeah, and in keeping with Hakkasan's cuisine, I bet she was a happy panda... :D

LH winning the F1 any other year might be a shoe in for the award, but in an olympic year I can't see it happening. I can't even see him going 2nd or 3rd. The competition is just too strong. Wiggo, Murray are certainly strong contenders but so are the likes of Pendleton and Ennis. It's a very strong field, but as a said the first Brit to win a Grand Slam in 76 years certainly works in Murray's favour. Murray should at least make the top 3


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