Andy Murray

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08/09/2008 at 13:11
   ok so how many of you out there will be rooting for Federer cos Andy's a jock? be honest
08/09/2008 at 13:13

Wasn't going to but now you have suggested it could be sweet revenge for football, rugby and any other sporting event that has happened in the last few hundred years!

08/09/2008 at 13:15

Toberlone is after all my favourite choc!

08/09/2008 at 13:16
nah -watched his semi against Nadal (both days!) and he was damn good so hoping he can turn it on against Federer tonight much better than that fey little Englander Timmy Wimmy ever was
08/09/2008 at 13:21
I was in glasgow for the weekend, no-one there thinks he's British...they are waiting for the first Scottish Grand Slam win rather than the second British.
08/09/2008 at 13:21

He's British when he wins & Scotish when he loses

08/09/2008 at 13:22

nadal didn't look anywhere near the player i've seen this year and Murray took advantage...good luck to him.federer is a different animal altogether..

point is will you support him or not based on him being a scot?

08/09/2008 at 13:35

Support him on the basis that he is a new(ish) kid playing very good tennis and breaking the monopoly of  Fed/Nadal  -makes it more interesting  (however if it was Timmy Wimmy then tonight Matthew Im Swiss)

good that he is from GB but who cares about whether he is Scottish or British ? and it could be worse he could be from Middle England  -i just think people dont like Murray because of his personality rather than his Scottishness - if he was a cute little puddin who kept losing bravely we would probably all love him

and its not like numpty football where they cant get their act together for the Olympics is it ? 

08/09/2008 at 13:39

I personally don't have a problem supporting him, just like I'd support anyone else who's representing Britain.  One exception to that rule is Dwane Chambers, I wouldn't support him in anything.

Edited: 08/09/2008 at 13:44
08/09/2008 at 13:46

Nope I will be supporting Andy, he is British.

I do get annoyed that SOME Scots and Welsh dont support English, but if they are so bigoted they want to do that, fair enough. I am better than that and can rise above petty prejudices.

I agree that some people might not like Murray because of his personality.

08/09/2008 at 14:02
Nick L wrote (see)
I do get annoyed that SOME Scots and Welsh dont support English, but if they are so bigoted they want to do that, fair enough. I am better than that and can rise above petty prejudices.
My sentiments exactly, I'm English, but if I was involved in a sport where I was considered British rather than English (like say Lewis Hamilton in F1) it wouldn't bother me, I'd still feel proud to see the flag on the podium.
08/09/2008 at 14:09
I'm going to support him because of the way he played against Nadal - especially yesterday.  Some of his shot making was gobsmacking.  And I'm not English or Scottish (but being Manx I've only one international sportsperson to represent my country so I have to support sportspeople from other countries )
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08/09/2008 at 14:18

Why wouldnt I root for Murray (other than not being a tennis fan)..  Though I can see why the scottish still harbour a grudge about being overrun and conquered all those years ago.  This was only to evident when on a trip to Scotland a few weeks ago.  FFS how long does it take to passify you lot.

08/09/2008 at 14:18
Can't say I particularly care for Murray, but have to say his tennis over the last couple of days has been outstanding, he obviously is far stronger mentally and physically then he was. I don't mind who wins, Federer seems to be such a lovely guy and a gentleman that I love watching him play, so either will be OK for me

Speaking of Lewis Hamilton, he is another I don't care for much, there is far too much smoke being blown up his ass! Granted he is a good driver but the adulation of him and his feigned modesty gets on my nerves. It was the right decision yesterday to dock his points, he had an advantage even after slotting back behind Kimi.
08/09/2008 at 14:20
A NORN IRON ( NORTHEN IRELAND) man that will be cheering for Murray,thought he played great in the semis,at last a top player for british,scottish,english,irish,welsh people to cheer.
08/09/2008 at 14:56
08/09/2008 at 15:10
[i]It's nice to know that most Americans think we're all the same[/i].bit like the canadians being mistaken for yanks half the's gotta smart a bit!
08/09/2008 at 15:10

Well I like to think of myself as British but then I was born is Scotland and brought up in England so I don't understand the them and us kind of talk we are all us to me

Having said that Murray is not an easy person to like no matter how well he plays. He looks like the kind of kid thats been force fed tennis by his pushy not quite good enough at tennis mum so has not found the time to be nice to people and realise he's not the best thing since sliced bread

08/09/2008 at 15:13

Thought he was awesome last night. Never seen anyone handle Nadal in long rallies like that. Eeven though he is a grumpy bugger I really like his attitude.

Will be right behind him tonight.

08/09/2008 at 15:16

never actually met the man so can't say either way.none of these guys come across well in interviews anyway.they've spent 90% of the time playing sport, the personality building has taken a back seat.

shame but it appears long since the likes of mcenroe,ashe/davenport who went to Uni and got an education and learnt how to mix a little

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