….to go out of the Australian Open at the first round stage. It’s all so depressingly familiar isn’t it? The latest great white hope of ‘British’ tennis cruises in to this tournament with an ATP tour win under his belt, seeded no 9 in the world and in great shape to stake a massive claim for his first Grand Slam win. Oh yeh? Well he was soundly beaten in 4 sets by Jo-Wilfried Tsonga ranked 38th – a tough opponent, by all accounts, but he’s not Federer is he? And so it goes for British tennis hopes.
Except Murray always seems to resent this British stuff preferring to regard himself as Scottish first and foremost. Fair enough son. But don’t play in the Davis Cup and don’t be so cynical as to enjoy the many benefits of an adoring largely English fan base if that’s how you really, really feel. Of course that’s not going to happen any time soon. But I tell what I would suggest Andrew;
that you get a decent hair-cut (I know, I know; I’m style-challenged but I have no options) because it looks like your mum still cuts your hair at the moment and I’d shave off those pathetic excuses for side-burns. You’re nearly 21 but you style’s stuck in that crap 15 year old look that we all went through trying to appear old enough to get in the local pub. Maybe we’ll see a new more grown-up Andrew Murray at that point, mature enough to become one of the world’s truly great players, irregardless of his roots.