well done tj. I see someone has joined you. What a nasty piece that is. Smacks of envy I'd say.
Indeed it does. That's what annoyed me about it. The piece doesn't take into account what Andy has done over the last year or so, the success he has had in the slams. It doesn't take into account really that in winning SW19 he has just done something he has been under such pressure to do since he first broke through on the tour and showed such promise. It's just a nasty rant, as if the writer was waiting for Andy to lose so he could point the finger.
I have to come back to John McEnroe talking about what happened at the USO.
Mac doesn't mince his words, doesn't baby players. If he had something critical to say about Andy he would come out and say it. He's not backwards in coming forwards for a start, and he hasn't been scared of criticising Andy before, but I was actually quite moved by the level of understanding he showed in that article in the Guardian. He understood the pressure Andy was under to win Wimbledon, he understood how huge winning under that much expectation was. He also understood that Andy would probably need some time to deal with it. Seeing as McEnroe has won slams and experienced a level of pressure to do so, I would think he knows more about it than an idiot journalist.