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    Is this a legit tweet?

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    I assume they edited out the "ing..."

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    First British man to win Wimbledon or any grand slam in over seven decades. First British man to win an Olympic gold in however long?

    Who's done better from a British perspective?

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    Moss, Mansell, Hamilton, Froome.

    Murray is a great tennis player (if a little dry in his playing style) but he is not the world beater that Fed, Nadal and Djokovic are. As much as a dislike him i'd probably say that Hamilton is probably more worthy given that he's dominating his sport at the moment.
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    (Original post by Rakas21)
    Moss, Mansell, Hamilton, Froome.

    Murray is a great tennis player (if a little dry in his playing style) but he is not the world beater that Fed, Nadal and Djokovic are. As much as a dislike him i'd probably say that Hamilton is probably more worthy given that he's dominating his sport at the moment.
    He's dominating in the way Schumacher was: his car is better by a mile than all but his team mate, and while he doesn't have the team orders he can force Rosberg off the track and get away with it. He's a smug **** that doesn't deserve to win half the time.

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    (Original post by Rakas21)
    Moss, Mansell, Hamilton, Froome.

    Murray is a great tennis player (if a little dry in his playing style) but he is not the world beater that Fed, Nadal and Djokovic are. As much as a dislike him i'd probably say that Hamilton is probably more worthy given that he's dominating his sport at the moment.
    Murray is a phenomenal player and he's given Britain a truly world class tennis player for the first time since Fred Perry. I'd argue he's coming into his own period of dominance now and will win a few more slams.


    I don't see car racing as a sport.


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    (Original post by Bornblue)
    Murray is a phenomenal player and he's given Britain a truly world class tennis player for the first time since Fred Perry. I'd argue he's coming into his own period of dominance now and will win a few more slams.


    I don't see car racing as a sport.


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    He also throws a tantrum whenever things don't go well, if tennis had the sorts of rules many other sports did he would be a nobody because of it.

    I'd like to see you try and drive those sorts of cars for 90 minutes and say it isn't a sport

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    (Original post by Bornblue)
    Murray is a phenomenal player and he's given Britain a truly world class tennis player for the first time since Fred Perry. I'd argue he's coming into his own period of dominance now and will win a few more slams.

    I don't see car racing as a sport.

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    Murray has never won consecutive slams or being world number 1, it's hard to see how he's coming into a period of dominance on that basis.
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    Murray is a phenomenal player and he's given Britain a truly world class tennis player for the first time since Fred Perry. I'd argue he's coming into his own period of dominance now and will win a few more slams.


    I don't see car racing as a sport.


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    Tell me why Tennis is a sport then and why car racing isn't.
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    He also throws a tantrum whenever things don't go well, if tennis had the sorts of rules many other sports did he would be a nobody because of it.

    I'd like to see you try and drive those sorts of cars for 90 minutes and say it isn't a sport

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    I'm not saying it's not difficult, I'm saying it's not a sport. I wouldn't be much good at heart surgery either but I don't class that as a sport.

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    (Original post by Rakas21)
    Murray has never won consecutive slams or being world number 1, it's hard to see how he's coming into a period of dominance on that basis.
    Federer fading, Nadal not as good as he was and Djokovic suddenly seems vulnerable. Murray should win the Olympic gold and has a great chance in the US Open.

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    (Original post by Bornblue)
    I'm not saying it's not difficult, I'm saying it's not a sport. I wouldn't be much good at heart surgery either but I don't class that as a sport.

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    On what basis is it not a sport? You would fail at heart surgery because you lack the skill and training, you would fail at motorsport because I would wager you aren't physically fit enough, nor would I wager have the mindset.

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    On what basis is it not a sport? You would fail at heart surgery because you lack the skill and training, you would fail at motorsport because I would wager you aren't physically fit enough, nor would I wager have the mindset.

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    On the basis you have an engine doing the work for you rather than your own physical attributes.


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    On the basis you have an engine doing the work for you rather than your own physical attributes.


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    So windsurfing and sailing aren't sports? In those you have the wind doing the work for you.
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    (Original post by Bornblue)
    On the basis you have an engine doing the work for you rather than your own physical attributes.


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    So is equestrian not a sport because the horse is doing the work? An engine doesn't mean you're doing nothing physically and that's before we come back to the definition

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    (Original post by joecphillips)
    So windsurfing and sailing aren't sports? In those you have the wind doing the work for you.
    That's different because everyone has the same conditions doesn't depend on a mechanical engine. Although there's an argument that they aren't sports either.

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    (Original post by Jammy Duel)
    So is equestrian not a sport because the horse is doing the work? An engine doesn't mean you're doing nothing physically and that's before we come back to the definition

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    I'd argue equestrian wasn't either.

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    (Original post by Bornblue)
    That's different because everyone has the same conditions doesn't depend on a mechanical engine. Although there's an argument that they aren't sports either.

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    Do you realise how physically fit you have to be to race in a Formula 1 car. I race karts quite a fair bit and that physically tires you out. In an F1 car you're pulling G's of 7+, that's a lot of stress on your neck.

    Sports are activities which involve physical exertion.
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    (Original post by Bornblue)
    That's different because everyone has the same conditions doesn't depend on a mechanical engine. Although there's an argument that they aren't sports either.

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    There isn't a reasonable argument if you actually know what the word sport means.
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    (Original post by SoggyCabbages)
    Do you realise how physically fit you have to be to race in a Formula 1 car. I race karts quite a fair bit and that physically tires you out. In an F1 car you're pulling G's of 7+, that's a lot of stress on your neck.

    Sports are activities which involve physical exertion.
    Being a paper boy involves physical exertion.
    You have an engine doing the work for you and your speed depends on how good your engine is.

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    (Original post by Bornblue)
    Being a paper boy involves physical exertion.
    You have an engine doing the work for you and your speed depends on how good your engine is.

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    But with Tennis you have a bat doing the work, with cycling you have a bike doing the work, with rowing you have a boat doing the work. Are any of them sports then?
 
 
 
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