I have found it so refreshing to find this website and to read such positive words about Andy Murray and his tennis. I have followed his amazing progress from the first time I saw him on tv when he was 18 and I thought immediately he is going to be a great tennis player. I have never wavered from my support and I truly feel this year he has matured immensely. He has had a wonderful year so far, I feel we are blessed to have a British player like Andy Murray to follow and feel proud of. I can't wait to see what wonderful results he will achieve in the tennis world as he continues on his journey to progress with all his hard work, dedication and commitment.
Welcome to you from me too, and thank you also for your positive input.
Sorry, though, if some of our posts don't always sound as positive, but I can assure you that, in spite of everything, we all want Andy to realise his full potential and win at least one GS. It's just that a lot of us share his frustrations and disappointments when things don't go right for him. Strange though it might seem, it's only because we care so much that sometimes we react in what might seem a negative way, especially in the heat of the moment. If any of us didn't care about him and feel proud of the fact that he's the greatest British player in the modern era, we would never have become members in the first place.
Aileen, I do believe that little by little, Andy's on court histrionics are diminishing. Andy being a most inteeligent individual has to be aware the effects these self-bashings are having on his game.
When they cease finally, just watch Andy's beat-all game.
I'm not disputing that, OSS, but it's always puzzled me why Andy, being an intelligent person, has apparently taken so long to tumble to the fact that his energies need to be put into his game and not wasted by ranting at himself. However, I seem to recall that after this year's AO Andy said he'd started watching videos of his matches - something he had stopped doing for over two years - so that could well have given him up a wake-up call. And the one really positive thing I've noticed is that he's now stopped hitting himself with his racket, often so hard that he's drawn blood. That was very worrying to see. So it appears that a start has been made. Years of bad habits, though, can take a long time to completely overcome, and I just feel, as quite a few others on here do, that it might speed up the process if he took some expert help on board.