Andy Murray

Dinsdale

Winger
Undoubtedly a fantastic sportsman, but has pushed his body too hard for too long. I think this has been coming long before his operation when he was struggling through games. Just didn't have the natural physique of some of them and has had to push himself harder than his opponents to reach the same levels. I remember him hoying up in some of his first 5 set matches as he had given it everything.
 

MagicRat

Midfield
A lot of time for him, great player and seemed a really sound genuine fella. As most have mentioned, he’d have won loads more if he played between 95-04 rather than this current era.

I was genuinely sad for him today, although, in time he can reflect on a great career. He now has loads of money and a young family to enjoy with a lifetime still ahead him
 
Looks like he's announced the end of his career.

Greatest British sportsman ever? It's a yes from me.
I disagree about being the greatest British sportsman ever. The greatest British tennis player ever yes, but others are up there in the sportsman stakes

Redgrave
Wiggins
Botham
Moore
Bobby Charlton
Hendry
O’Sullivan
Taylor
Daley Thompson
Coe
Cooper
Piggott
 
I disagree about being the greatest British sportsman ever. The greatest British tennis player ever yes, but others are up there in the sportsman stakes

Redgrave
Wiggins
Botham
Moore
Bobby Charlton
Hendry
O’Sullivan
Taylor
Daley Thompson
Coe
Cooper
Piggott
Out of interest, which Taylor are you talking about?
 
He's been tremendous but really unlucky to be cut down in his prime when Federer, Djokovic and Nadal are still fit as lops (despite Nadal's dodgy knees)
 
I disagree about being the greatest British sportsman ever. The greatest British tennis player ever yes, but others are up there in the sportsman stakes

Redgrave
Wiggins
Botham
Moore
Bobby Charlton
Hendry
O’Sullivan
Taylor
Daley Thompson
Coe
Cooper
Piggott
So, if we took your original list of 12 and added in Jonny Wilkinson, Tony McCoy, Frankel and Andy Murray and had them all at their sporting peak age (mid to late 20s for most of them but mid to late 30s for Taylor and 4 for the horse), divided them into two lots of eight and made them compete in Superstars, who do you reckon would win?
 
World Cup winner? Murray is the greatest ever tennis player, no question imo, but sportsman/woman in British history?
Get it right, this is Murray’s achievements playing a solo sport with global reach over a sustained period vs Wilkinson in a one off WC victory in a team of 15 where there are only a small pool of countries competing at a high level followed by moderate success at club level.

Wilkinson was good but to compare achievements with Murray is a joke. But you know that.
 
Get it right, this is Murray’s achievements playing a solo sport with global reach over a sustained period vs Wilkinson in a one off WC victory in a team of 15 where there are only a small pool of countries competing at a high level followed by moderate success at club level.

Wilkinson was good but to compare achievements with Murray is a joke. But you know that.
It's always going to be incredibly difficult to compare team sportsmen with men who compete individually.
 
Get it right, this is Murray’s achievements playing a solo sport with global reach over a sustained period vs Wilkinson in a one off WC victory in a team of 15 where there are only a small pool of countries competing at a high level followed by moderate success at club level.

Wilkinson was good but to compare achievements with Murray is a joke. But you know that.
I’m not disagreeing and doing Murray down

The op said greatest British sportsman ever. I don’t agree he has been but it’s all just opinion

Imo Bobby Charlton is ahead of Andy Murray in greatest British sportsman ever.

Murray is undoubtedly the greatest British tennis player
 
So, if we took your original list of 12 and added in Jonny Wilkinson, Tony McCoy, Frankel and Andy Murray and had them all at their sporting peak age (mid to late 20s for most of them but mid to late 30s for Taylor and 4 for the horse), divided them into two lots of eight and made them compete in Superstars, who do you reckon would win?
Redgrave
 

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