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  1. Andy Murray

    Out of interest Helen, would you care to share with us your age? Only AB and myself (or as you put it, Old Gits) are, give or take a few years, mid century not out. I rather suspect you may be the Old Git here. As for stoicism, there's a time and a place for tears and as modern life seems intent on showing, a place for crocodile tears....usually at press conferences and usually (but not always) when someone has been caught out doing something they shouldn't have done. Considering Murray has given his life to tennis it's understandable he is loath to give it up, however, to pretend the man is and I quote 'sent back where they came from'. That is pure codswallop, coaching, commentating and doubtless a never ending round of public speaking will i'm sure keep him in the manner he's become accustomed too. If you want to feel sorry for someone, feel sorry for the man or woman put out of their basic wage jobs through the endless drive to automate everything.
  2. Andy Murray

    It sounds as if you are a sensitive soul, each to their own of course. It's very rare a person of such sensitivity as you suggest of Murray rises to the top of their chosen profession, as the instinct to beat others and win at all costs usually over rides a level of sensitivity you are suggesting of the man. Incidentally, does one have to be sensitive to be a feminist? I'm an equality'ist I don't believe women or men are superior to each other, I believe this thing we call life is a team effort.
  3. Andy Murray

    I think perhaps the element of sportsmanship has been lost in most cases these days. Naturally a competitor wants to do their best and hopefully their best means winning, however, it's rare a person is the world's best for many years. Tiger Woods was at one time unbeatable but eventually he was beaten, the same can be said of Schumacher but he too lost out eventually. An exception perhaps is Ronnie Sullivan who can still beat the rest 26 years after starting out (and who is on course to set a record 1000 competitive centuries soon), yet even he has had his well reported downs as well as ups. Perhaps it's because of the money and media attention, it just seems few sports people show sportsmanship in defeat as well as in victory now.
  4. Andy Murray

    For once i'm in total agreement with you AB. As you say Murray has been the best in the world, no mean feat in the world of tennis. However, the clock is always ticking and the end comes to everyone. Murray will have known his star was on the wain for a long time, to go infront of cameras and cry like a spoilt child is frankly pathetic. I can understand when a nobody is suddenly thrust into the spotlight of world media, it may well be difficult to control their emotions. Yet, a seasoned professional well used to dealing with the media, such shows of frankly selfish 'feel sorry for me' emotion are laughable. Murray has had a good run, will have made considerable amounts of money through his career and will if he chooses, have a future career in coaching and commentary in tennis to look forward too. Sadly I feel this fashion for showing unnecessary emotion has been on the rise for sometime, virtually every talent show on the box has a tearful back story carefully edited for each contestant, designed to 'win the crowd over' pre performance. Perhaps this fad can be traced back to the death of Princess Diana when many thousands sobbed openly for a lady they probably never met and, in most cases, certainly didn't know personally.