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    Default Re: Why all the tears

    Considering that his competitive tennis playing days have been cut short owing to a hip injury at the age of thirty one, Andy Murray had every right to feel emotional.
    Most probably the shedding of such tears in public was down to sheer frustration knowing that his injured hip had let him down at the height of his tennis playing carreer.
    I wish him all the best as no doubt he will have to undergo another hip operation.

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    I'm still waiting with bated breath and so far it hasn't happened and that is the big headlines "He's a Hero" every bloody footballer, rugby player, even a cricketer who scores 50 runs out here in Aus is a bloody Hero, the use of the word is so common that when applied to someone who saves a life it is meaningless.
    Cheers Des

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    Des, you almost got it right, but most are no so much hero's as stars and super stars.
    Not quite sure what a super star is, have heard of a super nova, but yes we do put too much into them.

    The good sports persons such as Federer never complain, just get on with the game and that is what makes them so good.
    Too many prima donnas in sport now who think the world owes them something.
    Happy daze John in Oz.

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    Default Re: Why all the tears

    Quote Originally Posted by Des Taff Jenkins View Post
    I'm still waiting with bated breath and so far it hasn't happened and that is the big headlines "He's a Hero" every bloody footballer, rugby player, even a cricketer who scores 50 runs out here in Aus is a bloody Hero, the use of the word is so common that when applied to someone who saves a life it is meaningless.
    Cheers Des
    ###or legend des as if they were some great warrior or true hero like grace darling or a lifeboat crew or the SAS in the london crisis......bloody paper tigers......sad world now or someone putting his life down for his friend .....jeez we are sick of hearing about this tennis player over here....cappy

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    Default Re: Why all the tears

    Hero:

    1. a man of distinguished courage or ability, admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities.
    2. any person who has heroic qualities or has performed a heroic act and is regarded as a model or ideal.
    3. the principal male character in a story, play, film, etc.
    4. a person who is greatly admired; idol.
    5. (in antiquity) an individual possessing godlike prowess and beneficence who often came to be honored as a divinity.

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    And thanks for Google
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    Default Re: Why all the tears

    You have used it often, no matter what you say different.

    The information I have added is for general interest.

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