What happened to Andy Murray? I remember watching him, way back when, fighting at Wimbeldon with all of the United Kingdom at his back, using the Queen’s support and coming close to coming close, but failing. And he’s done even better than that - getting to the final of the Australian Open this year and the US Open in 2008. Still, the Scotsman is ranked 4th in the world. Why? Well, I don’t know.
He seems like an athletic enough guy. I once saw a picture of him flexing his bicep muscle and it looked significantly larger than mine, which is saying a lot. According to the latest reports about his last US Open failure, Murray believes his level of fitness was to be blamed, as was his lack of aggressiveness.
When watching his last match with Wawrinka
, it was obvious that Murray just couldn’t muster the guster. His attitude was poor and you could see him getting upset with himself. He was losing it right before our very eyes and there was nothing that anyone could do, even him. He certainly didn’t look like the 4th
best player in the entire world – far from it. And come to think of it, I haven’t ever
seen Murray in top form – he always seems to let some external force get the best of him; a quality that no top-5 player should have.
So what is the deal, mister blogger? Well, here’s the deal: Andy Murray and David Beckham are friends. When you’re friends with the most popular person from England, it goes to your head. He’s become a superstar without having anything to show for it, besides a super hot model girlfriend, and he doesn’t even have that. So really, this is yet another case of stardom causing the downfall of a potential great. I can think of a few more, though most of them are just people who were part of some MTV reality show – The Real World, The Jersey Shore, Puff Daddy. So in this equation, Andy Murray is like JWOWW, but with fewer Facebook friends and more money.
It goes without saying that Andy Murray
has talent. But when will this talent do something positive? Perhaps when he quits goofing around with his Hollywood buddies and starts hitting balls.
This is a wakeup call, Andrew.