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Posted on: July 04, 2013, 08:06 PM
Posted by: Alis
The crowd were fantastic from the third set yesterday - I think they were a bit shell-shocked before that - as we all were to be honest.  Let's hope they all get behind Andy from the word go tomorrow - it makes such a difference.  I agree though, Lb, well done Wimbledon  - it's been a long time coming!
Posted on: July 04, 2013, 06:49 PM
Posted by: Ruthie
I was happy to see the Wimbledon crowd get behind Andy what a change it was almost like the crowd in the Olympic Tennis. I was so pleased that at last the crowd were supporting Andy I am sure they helped him a lot to get through to the semi finals. Well done Wimbledon.

lb it felt even better than at Olympics yesterday as I could compare being on the mound/hill as I was there when Andy won gold too.  Then it was obvious that quite a few people were supporting Team GB rather than Andy. Yesterday the support was for Andy himself and what support it was.
Posted on: July 04, 2013, 02:19 PM
Posted by: Littlebuddha
I was happy to see the Wimbledon crowd get behind Andy what a change it was almost like the crowd in the Olympic Tennis. I was so pleased that at last the crowd were supporting Andy I am sure they helped him a lot to get through to the semi finals. Well done Wimbledon.
Posted on: July 03, 2013, 07:48 PM
Posted by: scotnadian
Many of the haters don't even care about tennis though; they just like to hate.

Absolutely.

All white noise to me.
Posted on: July 03, 2013, 03:13 PM
Posted by: lashurst
Great - so the Wimbledon crowd wanted to see Andy, not Fed. Sorry you couldn't get in to Court 1 though

Absolutely agree. So many lovely articles, programmes, awards etc over the last year, but this endless obsession with those that don't get Andy gets very tedious. He's gained another 6,000 followers on facebook in the last 4 hours
That is a lot of followers!  Amazing. Thanks for pointing that out Elena!
Posted on: July 03, 2013, 07:07 AM
Posted by: Ruthie
apologies if someone has already posted this but not had time to check.  It's a wonderful piece by James Lawton, chief sports writer of Independent, who has been v critical of Andy in past:
http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/tennis/james-lawton-on-wimbledon-2013-mikhail-youzhnys-brief-glimpse-of-fantasy-win-slammed-shut-by-andy-murray-british-master-in-reality-8682433.html

Posted on: July 03, 2013, 03:08 AM
Posted by: Aileen
Many of the haters don't even care about tennis though; they just like to hate.
It wouldn't surprise me that, if we read the comments below newspaper articles and reports often enough, we'd see the same names coming up.

What amuses me though is the number of Scots I've come across who dislike Andy as a person but who liked Tim Henman - which rather puts paid to any idea of anti-Englishness.  I supported Tim because of his tennis and also because he was British, but personality-wise I thought he was about as charismatic as a plate of cold porridge.  He never smiled during interviews either but I don't recall the media criticising him for it they way they've done with Andy.
Posted on: July 03, 2013, 01:50 AM
Posted by: TheMadHatter
Many of the haters don't even care about tennis though; they just like to hate.
Posted on: July 02, 2013, 11:21 PM
Posted by: teejay1
I doubt that, to be honest, because these people are just mean spirited and don't want people who are not what they want them to be, to do well. 

I slightly disagree. When Andy is gone and we have times when there are no British men in the latter stages of slams there will be people wishing that Andy was still playing.
Posted on: July 02, 2013, 11:18 PM
Posted by: teejay1
I think Andy was probably a bit inhibited in last years final due to not having total support from the crowd, if he makes the final this year and it is Djoker then i don't think he will have that problem.

I think that is a good point. Part of it last year may well have been who Andy was playing. They do so like to fawn over Federer.

If it is Djokovic I'm sure they will support Andy all the way.
Posted on: July 02, 2013, 10:45 PM
Posted by: Elly
Wait until he retires and we are back to watching Wimbledon and seeing no male british player make it past round 1 or 2 if lucky, then watch those same supporters wish Andy was still playing.
I doubt that, to be honest, because these people are just mean spirited and don't want people who are not what they want them to be, to do well. 
Posted on: July 02, 2013, 10:42 PM
Posted by: Elena
No you cannot as I found when I tried to persuade people on Wed. that they would rather see Fed with my CC ticket than Andy on Court 1.    I couldn't find anyone to swap and had to watch Andy on Henman Hill.
Great - so the Wimbledon crowd wanted to see Andy, not Fed. Sorry you couldn't get in to Court 1 though


Anyway I'm sure that continuing to talking about Andy's unpopularity (previous or otherwise) only serves to perpetuate the problem.
It does on Murray's World anyway.  It's never ending.
 

Absolutely agree. So many lovely articles, programmes, awards etc over the last year, but this endless obsession with those that don't get Andy gets very tedious. He's gained another 6,000 followers on facebook in the last 4 hours
Posted on: July 02, 2013, 10:38 PM
Posted by: sidtypical
re Andy-haters. Do you not think it has just become fashionable to turn on somebody who's becoming popular, just to be contrary. I'm sure some people have genuine reasons to dislike Andy, but most that I've spoken to are clearly slagging him off to annoy me. Which it used to - not any more.
Trolls are very silly people
Posted on: July 02, 2013, 10:35 PM
Posted by: The Gnome
Wait until he retires and we are back to watching Wimbledon and seeing no male british player make it past round 1 or 2 if lucky, then watch those same supporters wish Andy was still playing.
Posted on: July 02, 2013, 10:02 PM
Posted by: lashurst
You can't generalise an 'English crowd'.
Agree.
Too many sweeping statements are not good.
I know some non-Scottish people that don't like Andy, but they are not necessarily English per say (could be Irish or Welsh). Crowds at sporting venues will allways be a mixture of nationalities. 

Anyway I'm sure that continuing to talking about Andy's unpopularity (previous or otherwise) only serves to perpetuate the problem.
It does on Murray's World anyway.  It's never ending.
 
Posted on: July 02, 2013, 09:40 PM
Posted by: Elly
It's always the case, isn't it? The large majority of those that claim to dislike him (or even worse, genuinely despise him) generally know nothing about him. Apparently being 'dour' (which apparently is now another term for having a bit of a monotone voice and being tired after a match) is a valid reason to dislike someone. The mind boggles.
I know - it's disappointing that people (especially his own Countrymen) don't take the time to scratch the surface.
Posted on: July 02, 2013, 09:37 PM
Posted by: Iluvandy
You can't generalise an 'English crowd'.

No you cannot as I found when I tried to persuade people on Wed. that they would rather see Fed with my CC ticket than Andy on Court 1.    I couldn't find anyone to swap and had to watch Andy on Henman Hill.
Posted on: July 02, 2013, 09:21 PM
Posted by: TheMadHatter
^ No, you can't.  And also, some Scottish people will admit they don't like Andy.  A friend of mine said it to me just the other night.  I asked her why, and what did she know about him, other that his (let's face it) monotone post match interviews.  Turned out she didn't really know much about him at all.  I advised her to watch the documentary, and then tell me she didn't like him...  Very Happy
It's always the case, isn't it? The large majority of those that claim to dislike him (or even worse, genuinely despise him) generally know nothing about him. Apparently being 'dour' (which apparently is now another term for having a bit of a monotone voice and being tired after a match) is a valid reason to dislike someone. The mind boggles.
Posted on: July 02, 2013, 09:18 PM
Posted by: Elly
^ No, you can't.  And also, some Scottish people will admit they don't like Andy.  A friend of mine said it to me just the other night.  I asked her why, and what did she know about him, other that his (let's face it) monotone post match interviews.  Turned out she didn't really know much about him at all.  I advised her to watch the documentary, and then tell me she didn't like him...  Very Happy
Posted on: July 02, 2013, 09:06 PM
Posted by: TheMadHatter
Please never tell me that an English crowd is not biased. Because they are Andy has to put up with this and it is a good thing. But I am sure he will never forget his treatment at the 02.
You can't generalise an 'English crowd'.