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Why the Murray hate?

I'm trying to understand why Murray is hated by fans and his peers. Here are the reasons I can think of:

1. He's a tall player who shouldn't be playing "pusher" tennis.
2. He's overhyped before grand slams since he is hailed as the favorite by the media.
3. He's perceived as a choker. He loses in important grand slam matches and only wins masters events that the big player don't care about.
4. The "come on" chants after his opponents commit unforced errors.

Feel free to add more reasons. These reasons still don't explain the lack of respect he gets by Federer in interviews (Federer advised him to play more aggressive etc) although in Federer's case it's probably part of his 'mind games' (and his advise was actually rather good). Nadal had kind word's to say about Murray before their Australian Open match this year, but then again he always says nice things about his opponents (when was the last time he dissed his opponent?).

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Re: Why the Murray hate?

poor temperament and disrespectful to his coaches.

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I personally love Murray, but I've heard people say they don't like Murray because the British press drools over him and exalts him. Plus he seems very sullen to them.
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Re: Why the Murray hate?

Personally the UK press are annoying about him. I don't really like it when he does that 'roar' thing either. Sort of growing to like him though.

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They're completely in awe of his sheer sexual magnetism and this turns to bitterness and resentment.

He turns straight men gay and straight women moist. Only the lesbians are immune and even some of them waver.
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Re: Why the Murray hate?

Because he is useless in a GS final.

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They're completely in awe of his sheer sexual magnetism and this turns to bitterness and resentment.

He turns straight men gay and straight women moist. Only the lesbians are immune and even some of them waver.
he also turns gay men straight
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Negative aura the size of a mushroom cloud.
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he also turns gay men straight
Bitch please, those are the ones who know they can never be with him, can't cope with the fact, and decide they will never love another man again, so they have to turn to women for solace. It's completely understandable.
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Bitch please, those are the ones who know they can never be with him, can't cope with the fact, and decide they will never love another man again, so they have to turn to women for solace. It's completely understandable.
You got me! And who can forget the attractive moment when he showed his biceps to the Wimbledon crowd: "hey everybody, I've been exercising recently"
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Re: Why the Murray hate?

In all seriousness, all players have their haters, it's a sign you've arrived.

In Murray's case perhaps he has more than most because

1) he doesn't play power tennis and shows no desire to seriously become a power player - he wants to play with more guile and variety and play more counterpunching style, which puts off the sort of fan who thinks good tennis is about hitting hard or if not, hitting harder. And there's a lot of those these days, they think hitting a forehand slice is a sign of gayness.

2) He has little charisma on the court, little charisma in interviews, and has no interest in developing any - he's not a media whore. He wants the support of the public but not at the price of becoming something he's not - his take it or leave it attitude is bound to leave some people cold.

3) While I and others think he has a certain unusual charm in the looks department, he's by no means a classic himbo so he's not going to capture the moist panties brigade.

4) In the case of the Brits, too, it's not unusual for us to want to tear down those who've made it near the top of their sporting profession - I think some would like nothing better to see a Murray scandal all over the sports pages.

Any or all of the above, take your pick.
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4. The "come on" chants after his opponents commit unforced errors.
It's 'MON actually, which makes it even more irritating.

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Because he can prevent Rafa from reaching HC GS Final =P
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It's 'MON actually, which makes it even more irritating.
Hewitt fans finding players shouting c'mon irritating
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Re: Why the Murray hate?

I don't think Murray is particularly hated by his peers, save for the minor issue he had with Del Potro and the occasional comment from Federer.
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