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View Poll Results: Why is it so difficult to like Murray?
He always looks dead on court and does not seem to be enjoying his game 48 25.53%
Always seems to blame injuries on his losses 4 2.13%
Too much moaning during the match 43 22.87%
Hype that the British media created 26 13.83%
No, we all love him! 67 35.64%
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Why is it so difficult to like Murray?

Very good and talented player but for some reason he's not one of the most liked players. Why do you think that is?

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I don't know or care. I think he's great
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Re: Why is it so difficult to like Murray?

WOW just as I posted this thread I read this on Eurosport:


Murray in Paris car crash

Eurosport - Tue, 30 Oct 15:51:00 2007

Britain's Andy Murray said on Tuesday he had been involved in a car crash on his way to the Masters Series tournament in Paris.

"It happened last (Monday) night, on the way from the airport to the hotel," Murray told reporters.

"There was the driver, me and (coach) Brad (Gilbert). There was a lot of traffic. The driver did nothing wrong. He just broke and somebody, driving at around 20 km/h, bumped into the back of the car.

"I'd never been in a car crash before. There was a pretty loud bang. My back's a bit stiff but it's nothing serious."



I guess he's already making an excuse should he lose in this tournament

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Re: Why is it so difficult to like Murray?

Personally I don't like his on court attitude. Yeah, he doesn't seem to be enjoying his game.

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He doesn't SEEM passionate about the game. No doubt he is, but he doesn't show it sometimes...

Also, he's very talented. His backhand is killer, but at times he's just too happy to junkball. When he's aggressive he's a deligh to watch. Hopefully he'll work on this!

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c'ause if he's not in a constant state of chronic depression he makes sure everybody else is!!
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WOW just as I posted this thread I read this on Eurosport:


Murray in Paris car crash

Eurosport - Tue, 30 Oct 15:51:00 2007

Britain's Andy Murray said on Tuesday he had been involved in a car crash on his way to the Masters Series tournament in Paris.

"It happened last (Monday) night, on the way from the airport to the hotel," Murray told reporters.

"There was the driver, me and (coach) Brad (Gilbert). There was a lot of traffic. The driver did nothing wrong. He just broke and somebody, driving at around 20 km/h, bumped into the back of the car.

"I'd never been in a car crash before. There was a pretty loud bang. My back's a bit stiff but it's nothing serious."



I guess he's already making an excuse should he lose in this tournament
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Re: Why is it so difficult to like Murray?

Well, I realise he is not everybody's cup of tea. Personally I like him, I like his tactical play, his frequently amazing shots, his off-court persona, his dry sense of humour. I wish he would smile more often, it is amazing what a difference it makes!

On-court I agree he has sometimes been bad in the past but he is working on improving that. It is mostly disgust with himself if he feels he is not performing as he should.

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Very good and talented player but for some reason he's not one of the most liked players. Why do you think that is?
Dont stress yourself out man. Murray dont give a toss if you or others dont like him.

He has more fans than you...thats for sure!!

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I like him. Espacially the al-court game and I think he has a nice looking technique. His haircut could be better though. *lol*
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I've always rooted for him since he was two sets against Nalby at Wimby. Cute end of sentence, no? Anyway, his attitude is somewhat annoying and that has a lot to do with some of his unnecessary losses. Cases in point: his match against Djokovic in Madrid last year and Nadal down under this year.

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Re: Why is it so difficult to like Murray?

This man has always very worried face.
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Re: Why is it so difficult to like Murray?

ALL of the above. He does seem to be getting better about the whinning on court - but still a long way to go. Maybe if he looked like he was enjoying it just once during the match.... However got to respect his game which is nice when he is not doing junk balls.
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Re: Why is it so difficult to like Murray?

Naturally not everyone likes the way he is on court or how he plays - no reason why everyone should.

When he's playing it's rarely dull though.
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