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Andy should be proud to be Scottish, & I hope proud to be British (I'm English). I haven't helped him at all, & have never seen him, but I'm proud of him & massively respect the hard work he has put in to achieve being world #1. He could have had a very good life as British #1 with much less the effort and pain, but he went for it - & got it! Whatever his nationality, he is a great sportsman.
Sports Personality of the Year has always been a misnomer as it's awarded for best sporting achievement(s) of the year. I was going to vote for Alistair Brownlee this year as Andy has won it twice, however, how can you ignore the consistent brilliant form from him since Queens and even before that culminating in no 1 in the world. He gets my vote and richly deserves to win it again.
The vitriol goes on. Seems to infiltrate every site. My take on this is that Murray plays for GB. England Ireland Scotland and Wales..info for the morons. Sport is a great leveller of people. You dont have to be brainy or gorgeous looking. Talent, commitment, the desire to be the best you possibly can and of course very competitive! Strike off which of those doesn't apply to Murray. None End of
The level of sycophancy at the BBC is staggering.... he is a good player who is REASONABLY likeable but dull as dishwater...the only ppl who get any copy written about them here are Sports 'Personality' winners or runners-up...who are held up as role-models regardless of their behaviour or tweets. Jessica Ennis is another classic example...only decent at hurdling and sprinting... neither top at.
NorthernexileBang on the money my friend.
A question for those who cry xenophobia when a public figure such as a sportsman indulges in the sort of sporting banter common in pubs, clubs and workplaces throughout the UK. In what way does this compare to the persecution and at times genocide of ethnic, religious or disparate groups as evidenced throughout the course of human history? Time for some perspective and reality.
Whatever happens now, Murray has reached a goal that many thought beyond him. Personally I hope it lasts a long time, but my expectation is that he will be outdone by Djoko in London. ..... All the better then to recapture #1 by winning the Australian, because that is the level of determination and commitment that he has shown over all these years.
@Matt77The sooner you grow up and add something constructive instead of juvenile bile the better for all of us. Tour moronic comments merely highlight your own xenophobia.
The sooner this xenophobic, dull, cry baby retires, the better for all of us.
@474 We probably would be a great nation worthy of part of the name given to our country if certain sections of the population could see beyond the Hollywood semi-fictionalisations of what in effect was really a family feud that occured around 700-800 years ago. The main point is that it has nothing to do with Tennis or any sport despite what certain politicians would have us believe.
Andy is a Scottish born and raised young man, raised a tennis player in Spain, lives in London, and no matter what ANYONE says, fed, nadal, Djokovic will go down as three of the best tennis players ever. And some yeah nadal and fed not around aids Andy. Novak will at the end of his career be GOAT. So Andes done well to be World number one, multiple grand slam winner and twice Olympic singles gold.
What a negative outlook. What a great Nation we are.
Hi LoiuseI am sure he has won it twice, but dont think it was in consecutive years, so let's hope he makes it 3 times by winning this year.
@, 470, Louise, I think he won it in 2013 & 2015.
Hi GoopterThanks for putting straight about his record at the ATP Finals, hers hoping he makes the semis at the very least this year.
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