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Murray hits back at Haas insult

2012-06-13 21:19

London - Andy Murray crashed out of the Queen's Club tournament on Wednesday and then lashed out at Tommy Haas after the German veteran accused the world No 4 of exaggerating injuries.

Haas, who has a wildcard into Wimbledon, claimed the British No 1 overdoes injuries on court in a bid to change the momentum of matches if he isn't playing well.

The German's comments came just days after former Wimbledon women's champion Virginia Wade described Murray as a "drama queen" when he suffered a back injury but recovered quickly to beat Jarkko Nieminen at the French Open.

"In the time I have been on tour I've been called many, many things from my personality not being exciting enough. I have been called boring. It was said I was unfit, lazy, fake injuries. All sorts," Murray said.

"It's something that kind of goes hand in hand with playing sport. People criticise you regularly. So it's something you need to just deal with. But I don't care for his (Haas) opinion."

Murray's reign as Queen's champion came to an abrupt end when he suffered a shock 6-3, 6-7 (4/7), 7-6 (7/1) defeat to France's Nicolas Mahut.

AFP

Comments
  • bj.pieman - 2012-06-14 09:06

    Typical Brit: a pathetic, whining loser.

      Jim - 2012-06-14 11:25

      Simple Simon the Pieman

  • Chez - 2012-06-14 12:27

    If those comments are all part of the game, why haven't we heard it said of the 3 players ranked above him? Djokoviz suffers from very serious asthma but lots of people don't even know that coz he gets on with the game. Murray is just a pain in the behind!

      aidan.w.naude - 2012-06-14 16:30

      Chez - he has never retired from any of the games referred too by Haas. So get back in your box too cause you know fkall about the sport.

  • aidan.w.naude - 2012-06-14 16:29

    BJ - He is one of the fittest tennis players on circuit and to call him a whinging Pom is insulting. Number 4 in the world behind 3 of the greatest tennis players to of lived. His manner on and off the court is exemplary and you throwing your 5 cents worth - shows you how much you know about the sport. You are BOX (afrikaans version) - go support your soccer team.

      bj.pieman - 2012-06-14 20:07

      You cannot be serious. Exemplary behaviour? Like swearing and racquet bashing, refusing to shake hands with umpires, making derogatory comments about women's tennis? And one of the fittest? Right, that must be why he's always calling for a trainer. Watch Tsonga or Ferrer if you want to see a fitness fanatic.

      aidan.w.naude - 2012-06-15 09:16

      Halle - Rafael Nadal leapt to the defence of embattled Andy Murray on Thursday after the British star was accused of faking injuries on court. German veteran Tommy Haas said world No 4 Murray exaggerates the effects of injuries in a bid to change the momentum of matches if he isn't playing well. His comments came just days after former Wimbledon women's champion Virginia Wade described Murray as a "drama queen" when he suffered a back injury but recovered quickly to beat Jarkko Nieminen at the French Open. "Andy is a great guy. In my opinion he never does this to bother the opponent. So, that's the most important thing. It's difficult to explain but I really believe in Andy," said world No 2 Nadal. "I think he's a fair guy, a good competitor. I'm 100-percent sure that he was doing nothing to bother the opponent, to take advantage." Nadal on Thursday made a winning return to grass courts, defeating Slovakia's Lukas Lacko 7-5, 6-1 in the second round of the Halle ATP tournament. - read that pieman , like i said earlier stick to soccer.

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