It's a lovely touch that Andy's got a poppy on his kit for today. I see a lot of appreciation on his Facebook, but inevitably one numpty who is complaining that Andy "chose" an "English poppy". Having lived (and bought poppies) in Scotland and England, I didn't even realise there was a difference, and more to the point, remembrance has always been about remembering ALL war dead, not even just the British ones. It annoys me how some people can't help but hijack a cause to push their own agenda.
Some of them refer to Murray as 'Slamray'.
I can't work out if it's intended as a compliment or taking the piss that he's finally won a Slam.
I normally stay away from there due to the extreme hatred and nonsense opinions towards some players but it's certainly an interesting read. Most neutrals seem to favour Murray and the Federer fans are split between blind optimism and going with the form book.
They are quite bonkers over there, and when I say "they" I mean as a group. There are a few trying to have sensible conversations inbetween the general abuse of players and each other.
There seems to be a love of nicknames, mainly insulting, but sometimes bigging them up, and it's hard to tell what it tongue in cheek and what is serious. A lot of it is tongue in cheek, but then taken seriously by others getting their knickers in a twist about it.
I think calling Andy Slamray is just a new nickname (he was golden boy for a while), and for some it's an opportunity to take the mickey out of those who said he'd never win one as much as anything else. For others, it's a short-hand for the new, improved Murray, aka Murray 2.0.
Even though I don't much like him, I feel sorry for Berdych. He seems to have the most extensive collection of negative nicknames that are properly negative. At least when they call Tsonga, Clownga, it's kind of cute!