Just reading through a SPOTY thread on the football forum I've so often referenced. Surprisingly large amount of pro-Murray people on there, from a place that used to rip into him every Wimbledon.
Sure, there's the odd ignorant comment:
"i wouldn't go with murray just for the fact that he hasnt won the best prize, like wiggins eg tour de france or wimbledon."
"For me Murray does not deserve it as much as those 2. Yes he is the first Brit to win a Grand Slam in a long time but he is not the best player in tennis, yet. "
And an admin who posted the usual ******** including all the old typical words used by people who know **** all about Murray. "miserable, pouting dullard, negative twat, no personality". Made me seeth actually.
However they are far outweighed. Have a gander. Bare in mind these are from mostly football fans who aren't into tennis that much or at all.
It will probably be Wiggins but it should be Murray purely because Wiggins had help in the TDF and Murray is out there slugging away on his own plus the pressure he is under is unlike any other British sportsman.
I suppose it depends on what you prefer do you prefer a TDF + Gold Medal or Wimbledon final, Gold Medal, Silver Medal and US Open.
Murray without a doubt
God knows who will win it
Team should be the whole team GB
I think Murray should shade it
Murray for me
Wiggins did well but had help in the TDF
To lose your first 4 gsf and come back to win your fifth in the fifth is amazing
Add an Olympic gold and silver plus the Wimbledon runner up
Has to be Murray for me.
There has been some fantastic acheivements this year by many great atheletes but Murray has had an amazing year considering what he is up against. Federer, Djokovic & Nadal are three of the greatest players ever to play the sport, to win 2 of the biggest 5 events of the year is phenomenal. The level he has played at for most the season is also incredible
In the poll Murray is 2nd with 89 votes from 414 (21.5%). Farah in 3rd has half the votes. Wiggins has almost double.