The Locker Room Code of Honour...
This is a little late to be topical, but I've been meaning to post and I forgot.
Basically, I think it was during the Scoville/Nadal match, the commentator asked Andy Murray if he felt that the players on the tour were beginning to respect him as a player.
Murray's response, which he had mentioned in an interview the week or so before, was that he felt he had to get better to get any respect at all from the other players. Not just as a player, but as a fellow person in the locker rooms.
Now this conjured up images for me of the top 30 or 50 or so having this kind of code of honour concerning the new up & coming players, that they are given a hard time til they prove themselves. Or are not treated the same as fellow ranking players.
I could just have maybe taken Murray's words out of context, but it did seem to me that he was emphasising that he didnt get (any) respect in the locker rooms from the higher ups.
Of course, there are alternate explanations-
-Murray may act like a moody, arrogant nob in the locker rooms, and that's why no one talks to him.
-It's just simply all in his head.
-When the thought came upon him he was in the locker room with a bunch of players who speak as much english as JCF.
-Murray has a very demanding definition of respect.
And so on, but anyway, does anyone have any insight or opinion on this. It quite surprised me to think of the locker rooms like this- a stoic place, where you have to earn a hello, or respect in general.