I think people will soon have to review their perspective on Andy as he has moved on, even with the occasional murdered tennis racquet still going to the great tennis court in the sky.
Perhaps they are not ready to do that yet as it has been a long wait & a long time with the attended feelings that go with the Murray rollercoaster..It really isn't a big deal to lose to one of the possibly greatest players ever on his best surface, and Andy to me is at least as good as Novak.
But it is not reasonable to expect him to beat him every time they meet. Would be boring too after a while.
This new perspective should have happened by now. I mean it doesn't take a lot to understand that, for Andy, it was too big a deal to win a Grand Slam - reason why he couldn't do it as soon as he came into the big picture. I know that as a fan, I too was much drained because of the long process and the time it took to finally happen, but no one in their right mind can say that, he or she was more frustrated than Andy the man himself. As I see it, he can curse himself as much as he wants for whatever reason, but I just don't feel we are in the same situation as him, as we took the bait all by ourselves. Yes, you can say that you felt obligated to support him but that’s hogwash, given that I know plenty people, who don’t support him even though they are from the same country. It may have played a part but you still had the choice to not go along with it, if simply you were aware of the choices you were given and one of them was to not be his fan.
Bottom line, Andy's not going to change overnight and he's not going to chase everything like Nole did last year after his recent success, though I truly believe that his run will come too, but it's just too soon to expect that, as Andy has still to adjust to his new status as a GS and Olympic Gold medal Champion. And he’s made the final for the first time at Wimbledon which itself was a historic event. The whole of us combined haven’t achieved even 10% of it, and I am being highly generous. lolol
As to letting our frustrations out in whatever manner we want it – frankly, if that were to happen then we’d be living in a very chaotic world and you wouldn’t be able to imagine the consequences it would have had even in your wildest dream. This also begs the question, what about the children? Should we allow them to say whatever they want just so that they can let their own frustrations out as well? The reason why us parents (well, I am not a parent yet) control our children so that they’d be mindful about the things they say and behave in public is strictly for that purpose and that’s not only limited to childhood – meaning – you are to behave as an adult as well.
I understand the importance of free-speech but there’s an underlying condition to that as well and that is, don’t violate it or take it for granted if you are a modest, considerate and intelligent human being. While you exercise it, you should also keep in mind that, there’s a limit to that as well. As you can see, there are many perspectives to this latest debate/argument, but at the end of the day, one should be able to recognize the right way to express one’s frustrations given any circumstances. We won’t be able to behave accurately 100% of the time but it’s always worth a try. If anything, it’s a great character trait to control all your animalistic urges and not the other way – otherwise there will be very little difference between us and rest of the wild animals. In that case, there would be no point training the animals either. We might as well just let them loose and have it their way.
Anyway, having said all that, I don’t think the comments are always too harsh or nasty but mostly too negative and at this point of Andy’s career and especially after all he’s done this year, this negativity doesn’t make much sense. I mean we all claim to be intelligent beings so we should know and understand that it’s time we should get a new perspective. No need for me to tell you. Mind you, this sort of negativity sometimes opens up the doors for others, who don’t like Andy as much and they can easily log on under fake IDs and curse at Andy during his matches. Or else how do you explain Ghosbuster who has only logged on to this site only to say how pathetic Andy is each time he lost and never ever has given one compliment? As I said, this sort of attitude has many sides to it and it only brings more negativity in general but more importantly, some fans find it really hard to fathom as to why a fan site, of all sites, would resort to this sort of negativity. I guess some people thrive in toxic environment but this surely doesn’t look like the right place to do so. You have MTF for that.
Well, anyway, I can see that this has been beaten to death already and I am obviously not giving a go at you Bill (lolol) either, but just making a general statement. I have no doubt that everyone here, minus that Ghostbuster character, has genuine interest in Andy. We are not perfect, yes, but so isn’t Andy, so let’s not be so judgmental about him. After all, you don’t know what it takes to take all that sh*t on a daily basis since you are not in his shoes and don’t also assume he’s going to be cool about it either.
P.S - a side note to you, Bill - so Andy has finally done it!!!