Murray should have some Fighting Talk
Britain’s Andy Murray will go into the final Grand Slam of the year, the US Open, this week, but the recent Olympic double medalist is – as ever – not talking up his chances.
The 25-year-old is in the form of his life this season, having reached the Wimbledon final for the first time in his career and then, weeks later, picking up a gold and silver medal in the men’s singles and mixed doubles at the Olympic games.
However, the moody Scot is keeping both feet firmly on the ground at Flushing Meadows.
“A week in sport can be quite a long time and it’s been several weeks since the Olympics,” Murray said in New York. “I needed to make sure that, afterwards, I worked hard and kept my feet on the ground; that’s the most important thing.”
It would be a shock if Murray were to turn around and say ‘I’m ready to win this.’ But why the heck not?
Rafael Nadal will not be in Queens, due to an injury, Roger Federer is ageing –Murray thrashed him at the Olympics, so psychologically should be in a good place regarding the world number one – while Novak Djokovic simply has not looked the player that he was in 2011 this season.
Tennis fans get frustrated by Murray’s perceived lack of emotion and, even with his recent Wimbledon tears, off the court he stills comes across as bland.
He is a natural hard court player, and will fare well in New York this year. Why can’t he just say so? His time has finally come to win a Major and it would be great if he showed, outwardly, some belief that he can.
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