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hes a cunt really, no?
like tim henman, but even worse.
he's the best young tennis player to come out of GB that I can think of
I dispute this. Osama Bin Laden's like the England football team. He has one great result years ago then harps on about it for the rest of his life. Flip the record, Osama - what have you done for us LATELY?
actually think he's less of a cunt than Tim Henman to be honest.
Still you know what they say about tennis players...
He's alright. He genuinely hates losing, has a real passion for the game, and has the potential to be quite good.
I likes him.
If he didn't get hugely pissed off about losing then he is never going to get any better.
There was a quote from either MacEnroe or Connors which was "Show me a good loser and I'll show you a loser."
the dislike of Andy Murray. He's a good Tennis player and a potential grand slam winner and he seems to have a bit of character.
Calling him a cunt just seems stupid.
used to have character - like hitting balls with great velocity at ballgirls.
Those were the days
he seems like a decent guy in interviews and he's been the best British Tennis player of the last 30-odd years, he just wasn't good enough to win Grand Slams.
but he comes off as arrogant and moody. also, people say that hes just really passionate about winning, but when that is shown by him being a dick when he loses, its different. its not having a 'fiery temperament'; its being a bad loser.
'Yeah, I lost, I'm just not that good I suppose!'
Fuck that shit. If you lose, I want you to get moody, smash things and refuse to have a coherent conversation for a week with anyone. Losing hurts. Or at least, it should hurt. What's the point in playing if you aren't going to put everything into it, and get pissed off if you lose?
He's young, it's a one man sport. He can congratulate the winner alright, which he does, but it doesn't mean he has to be happy at losing.
He has to be interviewed afterwards, no-one can take on that role for him. If he's pissed off, it's going to show. Maybe when he's had some media training and is more used to it, then his post-match interviews might be more...'grown up'. But for now, he's a young passionate sportsman who cares deeply about what he does. And I support him.
I've not seen anything from Murray that has lead me to believe he's a cunt.
believe he has a cunt?
didn't make me think he's a cunt. He's Scottish, I wouldn't expect him to want England to win in the World Cup.
wasnt it that he said he wanted england to not win, rather than that he didnt want england to win...
that isnt part of my reasoning for why hes a cunt, but it is pretty lame.
anyone but England. He later said it was a joke but who cares? It's no worse than you hear most sports fans say every day. It's a bit petty but it doesn't mean he's a cunt. I just find hating someone like Andy Murray completely pointless. He's a good Tennis player and by all accounts a nice lad. Why the vitriol?
I MUCH prefer Henman.
is that the Number One player in the world (whoever it may be at the time) wins absolutely everything virtually all the while. When in their pomp, Sampras, Federer etc are almost unbeatable for years on end. Even players ranked two or three in the world cannot give them much of a game.
I'm not sure Murray is good enough to be number one, but he stands a chance of being top ten. And being a driven bastard should help him.
that is bollocks. Federer only really dominates on grass, the same way that Sampras did. Safin and Nadal have both shown they can beat Federer on either clay or hard courts. Plus Nadal is only 20, imagine him in a couple of years. Sampras had a poor record in Paris (never won it), and only won the Australian twice.
hads a more then 90% win/loss ratio last year.
Pretty amazing !
This year, Federer has won 63 times, and lost 5 times. Only 12 of those wins were on grass. In 2005 the number was 81 wins vs 4 losses, and again only 12 wins on grass.
is pretty much the opposite of Henman in terms of general attitude so it surprises me that the people who think Henman is a cunt also think Murray is one. Personally, I think he's a very good thing for British sport and I'd much rather see someone who doesn't take losing well than someone who accepts it without a fight.