Reawakening the topic as a newbie.....
It does me good to know I'm not the only one who does some weird stuff when Andy is playing.
I've never seen him live, or anyone else for that matter. I will one day, when I can afford it, and when I can be trusted to behave myself like a normal person. As it is, I'd probably get told off by the umpire!
I am not an habitual swearer, not really. I just thought it was worth saying. However, my vocabulary becomes somewhat....er, how can I put it.....colourful.....when I'm watching Andy. 'Hit the bloody thing' is probably me being polite! I've used every word in the book, and probably invented a few as well. My former English teacher would have had a fit, and my late mother would have washed my mouth out!
I'm not sure what is worse, Andy having a bad day and me ranting at the TV, or Andy playing brilliantly and me doing all the oohs and ahhs, and yes, yes, yes stuff! Honestly, people will start wondering what I'm doing in my living room!
I always like to get a look at Andy when he is coming on to court. I hate watching the build up before that, the build up to the Wimbledon final drove me loopy, I was almost in tears before the match started, but I like to get a glimpse when he is first out. You can usually predict how things will go before he's even struck a ball. Funny though, if it happens to be an early match that doesn't seem to apply. Sometimes, if it is an early one, he'll come out all shoulders down, that sort of thing, and then he'll decide to join us halfway through the first set, or at some point in the second if he's really in the mood to scare us. If I was rude I would call him a sadist, but I'm not rude. Well, not really.
When the umpire calls time at the beginning of matches I always say the same thing, 'come on sweetheart, be brilliant'. Horribly sentimental, I know, I can just imagine Andy rolling his eyes and calling me a stupid woman, but there we are. It just doesn't feel right if I don't say it. If I didn't and he lost can you imagine, it would be my fault!
I'm glad some of you mentioned the Murray/Roddick match from Queen's. At one point I demanded to know who this imposter was and what he had done with Andy Murray! He was calm, cool, and could not miss! I don't think anyone could believe what they were seeing that day. Was it me or did it look like a practice session?
Now, I have to make a confession. When Andy took the first set in the final at Wimbledon I did something that was most unbecoming and unsporting, but I did enjoy it! I indulged myself in a bit of singing. Aimed at Federer, it was 'You're not winning anymore', to the tune of Bread of Heaven. Like I said, my fault! Sorry Andy!