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Elly I think it's pretty amazing too much as I dislike the man.  I think enjoyment of his tennis and the adulation he receives just about everywhere are big motivating factors.  And whereas I scoffed at the very idea that he believed he might still manage that elusive Olympic gold medal, I'm not so sure now - after all Rio is less than a year away!  Aaagh
Hmmm… - Yes - I do think that the adulation must help to re-inforce a bit of megalomania.  God bless our Andy - and I'll support him come Hell or High Water and the one thing that is not in his DNA is an over-inflated opinion of himself.  Let's face it, if he were like that, none of us would be in the least bit interested in supporting him.

Maybe that's what's keeping RF going?  The Olympic Gold? 
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Hmmm… - Yes - I do think that the adulation must help to re-inforce a bit of megalomania.  God bless our Andy - and I'll support him come Hell or High Water and the one thing that is not in his DNA is an over-inflated opinion of himself.  Let's face it, if he were like that, none of us would be in the least bit interested in supporting him.

Absolutely, the crazies can have their multiple slams, and a trillion titles, I'd much rather support Andy, not merely because I enjoy his tennis, but because he just seems like a down-to-earth, normal, guy who just happens to be amongst the very best in the world at what he does.
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Absolutely, the crazies can have their multiple slams, and a trillion titles, I'd much rather support Andy, not merely because I enjoy his tennis, but because he just seems like a down-to-earth, normal, guy who just happens to be amongst the very best in the world at what he does.
Could not have put it better myself.  I wince when all the match threads on here seem to attack and destroy.  It's not what I signed up for, so hence I take part very little.  Andy is not for the faint hearted or fair weather! 
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It's more fun when Andy wins because it doesn't happen that frequently. Supporting a tennis player just because he is an incredible tennis player isn't enough for me. I actually have to like the person i support, and Andy is much more likeable than Fed will ever be. I often wonder what it would be like to see Andy win everything. I personally think it would be incredible not because i'm his fan, but because i feel he would deserve it with the amount of work he puts in and the level of talent that he's up against.
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Highs are worth the lows, indeedy  thumb up
However, would like him to get a couple more slams before he hangs up his racquet pray
Elly, I'm pretty sure you're right re Rogie and Olympic gold. Must be a target. Please nooooo!
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"It's more fun when Andy wins because it doesn't happen that frequently."
Gnome surely you could not have meant that?  It happens frequently enough for him to be no 3 in the world (close to being no 2) and no 2 in the race  w00t   I agree there's nothing automatic about his wins and so we're always slightly on edge .  But really it's only Novak who is more or less an automatic winner these days.  But give me Andy, with his losses, any day over Novak.
I'm sure Olympic Gold is a big factor in smugfed's motivation but I do get the sense that he's really enjoying the journey on the way also - the return to the top, having been written off by many people a couple of years ago, and finding new ways to play his tennis with Edberg's help must be extremely gratifying for mr humblebragger.
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Elly, Ruthie, I have believed for a long time that his continual motivation in his mind is to "right a wrong". That wrong as you both have adhered to is the missing Olympic Gold medal.

There is no doubt that he would wish to win another Slam, but the Olympic singles title is the one important success he lacks.

I suspects that if he were to win that title, he might well retire at the end of 2016 after ATP finals. However, failing that, he might continue through 2017.  

Just to add, I find Federer's patronising arrogance coupled with his audience support stick and strangle in my stomach. Give me modest and successful Andrew Murray any time. My support for AM will never fade.
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"It's more fun when Andy wins because it doesn't happen that frequently."
Gnome surely you could not have meant that?  It happens frequently enough for him to be no 3 in the world (close to being no 2) and no 2 in the race  w00t   I agree there's nothing automatic about his wins and so we're always slightly on edge .  But really it's only Novak who is more or less an automatic winner these days.  But give me Andy, with his losses, any day over Novak.
I'm sure Olympic Gold is a big factor in smugfed's motivation but I do get the sense that he's really enjoying the journey on the way also - the return to the top, having been written off by many people a couple of years ago, and finding new ways to play his tennis with Edberg's help must be extremely gratifying for mr humblebragger.

I meant win as in big tournament wins Very Happy
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 ah fair enough gnome though I guess most players would give their right arm to have won as many big tournaments as our Andy.  After all he's in the all time top 10 for masters titles never mind his 2 slams + Olympic gold.  But, being greedy, I'd love some more. 
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ah fair enough gnome though I guess most players would give their right arm to have won as many big tournaments as our Andy.  After all he's in the all time top 10 for masters titles never mind his 2 slams + Olympic gold.  But, being greedy, I'd love some more. 

Of course, i'm just putting into context. Compared to Federer for example who won pretty much everything in his prime. Andy has won lots of big trophies during his career, but he's some way behind the big 3 in that respect. That's what i meant by infrequently. Some people say Andy would have had an even better career trophy wise if not for the other 3, but i think their presence on the tour has made him work harder. That's what i mean about it being satisfying when he does win big because of who he's competing with.
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can't disagree with any of that gnome  w00t
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Not bad here either!!  C'mon, Andy!
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