Hey, I've had 3 PM's on my American site telling me to "stop crowing about Andy, he's not a patch on Donald Young?"(
who he, you might say...next big hope for American tennis, apparently) and "he'll fail at the big league like every other limey before him".
Funny they've all heard about Andy, if not watched him. Methinks they do protest too much.
That's what being a huge fan of Andy means to me. Not being a "fan" in the obsessive way of my teens.. (I'm too old for that) but accepting that he's going to make mistakes. he's going to need loads of good people on his side.
(Queen Judy is obviously THE main person in this....she hasn't put a foot wrong yet). He is
a rarity. A major talent. To think he is going to be just a "normal human being, just like us who work in shops, offices etc" is naive in the extreme, and totally unrealistic.
Sorry amy, I'm not "having a go", but fame and talent (especially in our media obsessed world) are life changing things.
Can you imagine not being able to step outside your house in case photographers are there, having people run through your rubbish bins to dig up anything they can about you, phoning everyone who has a passing acquaintance with you who will sell their story for a couple of grand, veracity not an issue as long as they cant be sued?
Sad, I know, but that's just the tip of the iceberg in Celebville. No way can he be the same lad as he was 6 months ago.
And that makes me very sad. Fortunately, if Andy carries on, he'll be a millionaire soon, and Queen Judy will finally have to stop worrying. He can keep HER!
As one older woman to another, I do hope so.