Andy also has the media/paparazzi camped permanently outside his home during Wimbledon. If he was a pop star I could understand it, but these people obviously don't understand that a top tennis player needs space, not pressure.
Hi Aileen and all,
I feel a bit stupid, I honestly didn't realise they camped outside his home as well. That's outrageous. When will they ever learn to give him space?
I could understand it to a point if Andy courted publicity, but he doesn't. He seems to like a quiet life off court, and I get that and respect it. The tour has pressures of its own without all the media hoopla he could get in to. Looking back now, a lot of the media 'support' during Wimbledon really was pressure under another name, and it is really time it stopped, if they are serious about wanting him to majors.
What annoys me is that the media (not to mention people who only watch Wimbledon) dump a whole load of pressure on to Andy during Wimbledon fortnight, and then for the rest of the year any time he does well he is virtually overlooked.
The other thing I meant to say was that the thing that drove me to distraction before the final was people within tennis going on about what it would mean for British tennis if Andy won Wimbledon. Are these people for real? I mean, don't get me wrong, if seeing Andy playing and doing so well attracts kids into the game that has to be good, but I do get annoyed at how Andy is constantly expected to be some kind of figure-head for the game in Britain. Doesn't he have enough to do in trying to win majors?