Cut him some slack! I am not a fan of his game, but I do feel sorry for the guy. British media is ridiculos and it is interesting how well actually Murray handled the hype????? I hope he comes back strong and prove all his haters/fans (his fans hate him more than anybody)that he can and will win a Slam. In fact, he needs to win the slam to prove a point. So, let's hope the British media takes a "chill pill" and stops with the Murray Hype, so the guy can accomplish his goals.
I don't reckon the media puts any extra pressure on him compared to what is already there, he will thrive on his own pressure, he is a pro and every pro will want to win whatever. And anyway, what would people write about without Murray? There is nobody else! I don't think it makes a difference what his ranking is, though I know a few idiots who will lap it up because his ranking has dropped just as he won't have played for a month or so.