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Rome: Big Kids

Posted by gauloises1 on April 26, 2010

So, life’s been quite dispiriting of late if you’re an Andy Murray fan. First there was the loss to Federer and the tears that followed. Then the Davis Cup debacle and the endless questions. Turning up to photoshoots in his pyjamas. Admitting he’d lost his passion for tennis. Being forced to hang out with Ian Bell for no reason. And the losses, oh, the losses. I’d say ‘Mardy Fish‘, but I don’t want to.

All of which means that when you actually see him smiling and having fun on the court, it’s a huge relief.

Now I’m not saying that this will actually translate into winning any matches. That could be a step too far at this juncture.

But at least I feel like he might not be actively contemplating cliffing himself. And that’s progress.

(thanks to Al/Noleksa for the last photo)

6 Responses to “Rome: Big Kids”

  1. jb (what is happening?) said

    ahhh never underestimate the value of simply having fun on court. its a tremendous amount of work, if you don’t enjoy it, then its like being stuck behind a desk like the rest of us schmucks. only sans vino!

    hopefully andy will relax and do wellish here. at least make it out of his first match w a victory!

    • gauloises1 said

      If he beats Seppi, he will have exceeded my expectations.

      … That’s a bit sad, but true.

      • naughty T....urbane gentleman said

        I actually took Seppi in my Pool coz he could well pull off the upset if Muzzard brings his miserable self to court.
        ….also… a life without vino??? no wonder MoMo retired.

  2. lauren said

    Andy is so genuinely happy and enthusiastic with kids; he seems to have a real love of both helping them out and larking around. It’s great to see him being himself rather than the game-face/interview-face serious bloke with the monotonous voice.

    The funny thing is, I think Andy might do well this week. He’s hit rock bottom enough for the press to give up tearing him down. The Davis Cup blood-letting is over. The post-Oz depression will be lifting with the sunny spring weather. Hmmm. Am I delusional?

    • gauloises1 said

      I’ve been thinking the exact same thing, but I keep soberly reminding myself that when it comes to British tennis, ‘rock bottom’ is a more elusive place than you might think. There’s always further to fall.

      And yes, Andy is adorable with kids. Genuine rapport.

  3. AB said

    Rafa should take him to a football match. Being in a bromance would make him smile more often.

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