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Let’s put this in perspective: the big name sports figure that’s been central to the Scottish Independence vote has been Andy Murray, the tennis player. You know tennis, the sport played in white shorts on grass (not to be confused with a pre-Labor Day pickup game with JR Smith). But that sums up the whole debate: people arguing with each other about independence while not throwing punches, garbage cans or insults at each other (save for some internet trolls, of course). Just lobbing the ball to each other. As debates go, it’s been active, but it’s also been tame.
Wimbledon champ is taking tons of social media abuse for his stance, as Scots go to the polls today in landmark referendum.
So much determination, doe.
If you’re in the market for a tennis racket, why not adopt a rescue racket like this woman did, instead of buying a new one?
Build It And They Will Come: The Guy Who Beat Andy Murray Has This Tennis Court In The Middle Of His Vineyard
Andy Roddick is looking pretty British there, ESPN. (Yes, that’s Andy Murray. Yes, Andy Roddick is still retired. And yes, we like making fun of ESPN.)
After a ridiculously late start due to rain delays, U.S. Open defending champ Andy Murray handily dispatched Michael Llodra 6-2, 6-4, 6-3 to move on to the second round. Llodra, for some reason, tried serving underhand in the third set, and later threw his racket in the air on the final point. Ha ha, very funny, except that it wasn’t.
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