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Murray a "Drama Queen"?

dencod16
06-02-2012, 04:19 AM
Virginia Wade stated that Andy Murray was a drama queen, she said that yeah we know how bad his back is, you receive treatment after that get over it and continue playing. She even said that it wasn't fair to Murray's opponent Nieminen, what Murray has done and she also said that Murray was giving the false impression that he was retiring even nodding to the umpire after the first set like he was about to retire. However she stated that she doesn't think its intentionally, however she doesn't like how Murray acts like a child.

Your thoughts.

paseo
06-02-2012, 04:32 AM
Nadal and Djokovic are more of a drama queen than Murray, IMO.

duchuy89
06-02-2012, 06:01 AM
Fighting Murray.

Mystique
06-02-2012, 06:32 AM
Defo. all three are drama queens of the highest order. Murray's antics on court however are the most irritating. Touching himself every time he loses (or even wins) points, all that whining on court :rolleyes:

tripwires
06-02-2012, 06:34 AM
Defo. all three are drama queens of the highest order. Murray's antics on court however are the most irritating. Touching himself every time he loses (or even wins) points, all that whining on court :rolleyes:

:lol:

Yes.

Topspindoctor
06-02-2012, 06:36 AM
Pushray acting like a disagreeable clown on court is nothing new. Even commentators make fun of him.

murex
06-02-2012, 06:43 AM
What a actor,and irritating act:I can not any strike to hit,and after that I playing point with over 30 strikes :mad: :banghead:

Pea
06-02-2012, 06:57 AM
Well duh. Are we back to the first year he joined the tour?

Mr. Oracle
06-02-2012, 07:02 AM
The once proud highlanders now have a whining hypochondriac representing them on the international stage. Thank goodness he will never become #3.

Chirag
06-02-2012, 07:13 AM
Virginia Wade as a source :superlol:

abraxas21
06-02-2012, 07:16 AM
funny how a lot of the posters in this thread are FAKERtards

Dmitry Verdasco
06-02-2012, 07:26 AM
He's either a drama queen, or he's the toughest player on tour who'll fight through anything.

Dr.Slice
06-02-2012, 08:01 AM
Murray's a queen all right. All this faking of having an injury after many points, moaning and bitching.
Nadal isn't much better, with his constant MTOs for having sand in his vagina.

fsoica
06-02-2012, 08:09 AM
at least he does not take a zillion seconds between points to touch his own left ear, nose, right ear, hair, butt, nose over and over again (i am sure that i missed some part of the body that piggy includes in his so annoying rituals).Pushray acting like a disagreeable clown on court is nothing new. Even commentators make fun of him.

Nr 1 Fan
06-02-2012, 08:36 AM
What a actor,and irritating act:I can not any strike to hit,and after that I playing point with over 30 strikes :mad: :banghead:

That is what you call 'being an extreme warrior' .

Btw, Dimitrov is the biggest drama queen.
I can understand he's cramping, but he was crawling towards the chair like a soldier who just got shot on both legs.

Zambanas
06-02-2012, 08:47 AM
That is what you call 'being an extreme warrior' .

Btw, Dimitrov is the biggest drama queen.
I can understand he's cramping, but he was crawling towards the chair like a soldier who just got shot on both legs.

This. I was LMAO at that moment:haha:

Deathless Mortal
06-02-2012, 08:50 AM
What a actor,and irritating act:I can not any strike to hit,and after that I playing point with over 30 strikes :mad: :banghead:

That's funny coming from a Djokovic fan.

Punky
06-02-2012, 08:52 AM
like us, when things doesnt go out way, some ppl tend to be drama queens.
it can be funny and it can be annoying, if its a players you like and support, you will think its a little bit funny, if its a player u dislike, u will find it annoying.

i thinks murray holds the n1 ranking and then nole.

murex
06-02-2012, 09:29 AM
That's funny coming from a Djokovic fan.
When is Novak acting to have pain for four or five set and win a game?:wavey:

StevoTG
06-02-2012, 10:04 AM
A lot of players, including Andy and Novak can be drama queens on court. But, as an opponent you just have to get on with it and ignore them. It's interesting, I would have thought that if you were in pain on the court you would try to hide it from your opponent, but it seems like Andy and Novak can actually use it to their advantage at times because all of the focus stays on them when they're acting up and it perhaps enforces the idea in their minds and on some level the opponents mind that it's all about them.

With that said, it can be very irritating when players, especially ones who seem very likeable off court, like Andy and Novak, act like this on court. It makes me want to change the channel anyway, even though I have a lot of admiration for both guys.

You could also make a comparison between this generation and the previous generation when it comes to being a drama queen. I think it's more common among top players now, but there always have been drama queens of course.

BroTree123
06-02-2012, 10:07 AM
He does it when he's losing. That's the difference between the rest.

TigerTim
06-02-2012, 10:14 AM
He does it when he's losing. That's the difference between the rest.

:confused:

Deathless Mortal
06-02-2012, 10:21 AM
When is Novak acting to have pain for four or five set and win a game?:wavey:

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=51239&highlight=djokovic+def+monfils

Johnny Groove
06-02-2012, 10:30 AM
This. I was LMAO at that moment:haha:

You must have never cramped that badly before. It wasn't funny, but scary.

As for the thread topic, well, haters gonna hate :shrug:

Nr 1 Fan
06-02-2012, 10:56 AM
You must have never cramped that badly before. It wasn't funny, but scary.

As for the thread topic, well, haters gonna hate :shrug:

It was a bit of a disturbing image and god knows cramps can hurt, but his reaction was a bit over the top. He could have asked for a bit of help or something but crawled like he was on a battlefield which made it seem like he was dying or something.

out_grinder
06-02-2012, 11:00 AM
Disgusting faker thus Mugray. Will do anything to put his opponents off.

Playing devil's advocate - some people may say that Murray pulled the 'injury' act before he was losing and actually lost the 1st set which would not have benefitted him.

HOWEVER, we all know that the loss of the 1st set was a calculated sacrifice that Murray knew he must make because he was aware that he could never beat Nieminen on clay without first pulling off some drama to put him off his game.

murex
06-02-2012, 11:20 AM
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=51239&highlight=djokovic+def+monfils
This is a new one,old 7 years,when Novak have 18 years :worship:

Henry Chinaski
06-02-2012, 11:47 AM
"couldn't bluff his way out of a fight with a pack of midgets"

Nole fan
06-02-2012, 11:58 AM
Is this another bashing thread for Murray? :rolleyes:
Give the guy a break. Every player has his own personality and character. Murray is not better or worse than the rest.
It's only the top guys that are scrutinized about everything they do when in fact almost every player on tour does the same. :shrug:
Personally I like the drama Murray brings to the court, same with Djokovic and others. It makes tennis more entertaining and interesting.
Of course if you want dull boring players... your choice.

mickymouse
06-02-2012, 12:27 PM
I don't think he was acting. It was too big of a risk to take cos he was really serving like a girl at one point. But it really ruined the whole match cos it completely threw Nieminen off.

misty1
06-02-2012, 12:37 PM
Defo. all three are drama queens of the highest order. Murray's antics on court however are the most irritating. Touching himself every time he loses (or even wins) points, all that whining on court :rolleyes:

:lol:

Schu
06-02-2012, 02:11 PM
This. I was LMAO at that moment:haha:

Guess you've never had a REAL leg cramp - if so you'd know you literally can't walk if it's a cramp in a major muscle. THis may have been the first time he had a really bad cramp - not funny at all!

As for Murray - what's new Virginia but nice to hear she isn't buying the "warrior Murray" story.

Schu
06-02-2012, 02:17 PM
It's only the top guys that are scrutinized about everything they do when in fact almost every player on tour does the same. :shrug:
Personally I like the drama Murray brings to the court, same with Djokovic and others. It makes tennis more entertaining and interesting.

No one brings the academy award performances Murray does. Personality is great but a whinning, "drama queen" when I'm loosing is far from entertaining, it's just plain annoying.

But agree do we really need another thread to bash the drama queen again.

Eliande
06-02-2012, 04:25 PM
Virginia Wade stated that Andy Murray was a drama queen, she said that yeah we know how bad his back is, you receive treatment after that get over it and continue playing. She even said that it wasn't fair to Murray's opponent Nieminen, what Murray has done and she also said that Murray was giving the false impression that he was retiring even nodding to the umpire after the first set like he was about to retire. However she stated that she doesn't think its intentionally, however she doesn't like how Murray acts like a child.

Your thoughts.

I personally agree with Virginia Wade 100%!

TigerTim
06-02-2012, 04:41 PM
Wade is right. 3GS > big fat 0GS. And she won Wimbledon - what a hero!

Mr. Oracle
06-02-2012, 04:45 PM
No one brings the academy award performances Murray does. Personality is great but a whinning, "drama queen" when I'm loosing is far from entertaining, it's just plain annoying.

But agree do we really need another thread to bash the drama queen again.

yes sir...just watch him in slam finals to witness the psychosomatic issues...now the pathology is starting in the earlier rounds, and he is shameless and unapologetic about it. i dislike him more than Fed.

Orka_n
06-02-2012, 04:46 PM
Is this another bashing thread for Murray? :rolleyes:
Give the guy a break. Every player has his own personality and character. Murray is not better or worse than the rest.
It's only the top guys that are scrutinized about everything they do when in fact almost every player on tour does the same. :shrug:
Personally I like the drama Murray brings to the court, same with Djokovic and others. It makes tennis more entertaining and interesting.
Of course if you want dull boring players... your choice.
Actually, murray is the very definition of a dull, boring player. However, he also whines a lot - and not in an entertaining way like mac.

Gagsquet
06-02-2012, 04:47 PM
I hate this idiot. Faker, whiner, horrible game. I hope Gasquet will triple bagelled him.

MaxPower
06-02-2012, 04:52 PM
In other exciting news, he's born in Scotland

Moozza
06-02-2012, 04:53 PM
I hate this idiot. Faker, whiner, horrible game. I hope Gasquet will triple bagelled him.

I'm sure he doesn't like you either.

green25814
06-02-2012, 05:36 PM
Any Nole fans dissing Murray for this are beyond hypocritical :o

Not to mention Kneedal.

Delpotro does it too, I've seen him countless times act like he's dying between points before springing into life

MuzzahLovah
06-02-2012, 05:46 PM
That is what you call 'being an extreme warrior' .

Btw, Dimitrov is the biggest drama queen.
I can understand he's cramping, but he was crawling towards the chair like a soldier who just got shot on both legs.

lol Grisha was was so dramatic. I felt awful for him but also laughed a little when I realized it was cramping.

MuzzahLovah
06-02-2012, 05:53 PM
Murray's antics never seem to benefit him though- so I don't think it's acting. Jarkko was never going beat Murray over five sets so I doubt he used that to turn it around. Murray will grimace while winning or losing more often than not, he's not trying to trick anyone.

allpro
06-02-2012, 06:02 PM
muggay getting called out by virginia wade :lol:

Looner
06-02-2012, 06:12 PM
The newer generations all feel they should emulate Nadal and show how much they're suffering on court for their millions. Pathetic.

green25814
06-02-2012, 06:31 PM
The only female ex player I'd listen to with regards to tennis would be Navratilova anyway, the rest are not worthy to comment on such things.

Mountaindewslave
06-02-2012, 07:07 PM
Is this another bashing thread for Murray? :rolleyes:
Give the guy a break. Every player has his own personality and character. Murray is not better or worse than the rest.
It's only the top guys that are scrutinized about everything they do when in fact almost every player on tour does the same. :shrug:
Personally I like the drama Murray brings to the court, same with Djokovic and others. It makes tennis more entertaining and interesting.
Of course if you want dull boring players... your choice.

dude Murray is not only boring but whines and complains, fakes pain/injuries, and has a horrible negative energy on court. there is no upside. the 'drama' you mention that Murray and Djokovic bring is not an interesting one but an annoying fake act that is not done to entertain the crowd but to offset their opponents.

Johnny Mac had interesting antics, Djokovic/Murray and their faking does nothing to improve what we're watching, it only further makes their personalities dislikable. what a delusional fan acting like Murray's antics are excusable just because Djokovic likes to fake too... :o

Fireballer
06-02-2012, 07:49 PM
dude Murray is not only boring but whines and complains, fakes pain/injuries, and has a horrible negative energy on court. there is no upside. the 'drama' you mention that Murray and Djokovic bring is not an interesting one but an annoying fake act that is not done to entertain the crowd but to offset their opponents.

Johnny Mac had interesting antics, Djokovic/Murray and their faking does nothing to improve what we're watching, it only further makes their personalities dislikable. what a delusional fan acting like Murray's antics are excusable just because Djokovic likes to fake too... :o

:facepalm: says the Nadal fan :facepalm:

JoWillyTso
06-02-2012, 07:53 PM
dude Murray is not only boring but whines and complains, fakes pain/injuries, and has a horrible negative energy on court. there is no upside. the 'drama' you mention that Murray and Djokovic bring is not an interesting one but an annoying fake act that is not done to entertain the crowd but to offset their opponents.

Johnny Mac had interesting antics, Djokovic/Murray and their faking does nothing to improve what we're watching, it only further makes their personalities dislikable. what a delusional fan acting like Murray's antics are excusable just because Djokovic likes to fake too... :o

You do realise Andy has only pulled out of 1 match in his career when he physically couldn't hold his racquet and him and Federer are the two players to have called the trainer the least amount of times on tour.

breezer1
06-02-2012, 08:35 PM
Coming from virginia wade - who recycles the same old, same old every time she opens her gub...a filler in of space, and number one sycophantic fed/nadal. She's as good an armchair expert as any of us nuts on this forum. Bugs the life out of me when they do they should've could've, like they were so amazing tactically...

As for drama queen tactics...

for me, the winner has got to be nadal, surely the queen of unsportsmanship tactics, a five hour match on his watch is a 2 hour match on every other player's watch. Are we forgetting the knees?

Or the too tight shorts?

The bounces?

Or the winsome pause, racquet high in the air, before a ball is hit?

if i was on the other side of him, I'd be desperate, having a fag between points, or leaping over the net and bashing his racquet about his lugs till his head spins.

He's like the dentist in marathon man...eventually...they will want the misery to be over....

breezer1
06-02-2012, 08:38 PM
heck...I forgot the blisters!

JoWillyTso
06-02-2012, 08:40 PM
Her face looks like a scrotum.

LleytonMonfils
06-02-2012, 08:41 PM
I understand Murray will grab different parts of his body, but this wasn't the time to say something. When you're getting injections just to play that's a legit injury.

I also don't think Murray fakes injuries or pains in his body, I just think he isn't the type of guy who is going to try and hide it. Sure his facial expressions might be a little over the top but I don't think the guy constantly fakes feeling something uncomfortable in his body. I'm sure through out the course of a match a lot of players feel minor pains or tiredness in some areas. Most players probably hide it to not show weakness to their opponent, Murray doesn't seem to care.

Mr. Oracle
06-03-2012, 01:01 AM
all would be forgiven if he wasn't a damn pusher 100% of the time.

unbelievable that a player with so many athletic gifts is such a pushing pu$$y on the court. no offense ladies.

Mountaindewslave
06-03-2012, 04:27 AM
:facepalm: says the Nadal fan :facepalm:

Nadal doesn't fake in the middle of matches, in press conferences sometimes he talks about how he doesn't know if he is in perfect shape but he don't see him pouting in the middle of matches or being a bitch about it like Murray esspecially and occasionally Djokovic

Mountaindewslave
06-03-2012, 04:28 AM
You do realise Andy has only pulled out of 1 match in his career when he physically couldn't hold his racquet and him and Federer are the two players to have called the trainer the least amount of times on tour.

you do realize Andy Murray complains about something on his body feeling wrong in like half of the matches he plays??? and then magically feels better? I'm not saying anything about retirements, quite the opposite, that he temporarily pretends to feel bad to get into his opponents head. he's not a quitter, he's a faker with a totally negative zen

Shinoj
06-03-2012, 04:46 AM
Honestly what difference does it make to Opponents if Murray acts like a Drama Queen. How does it matter

tangerine_dream
06-14-2012, 02:55 PM
http://tennis.si.com/2012/06/14/andy-murray-tommy-haas/

Tommy Haas criticizes Andy Murray for exaggerating injuries

LONDON — Much was made of Andy Murray’s injury-riddled turn at the French Open. His most vocal critic during the tournament was Eurosport commentator and three-time Grand Slam singles champion Virginia Wade, who labeled Murray a “drama queen” for his histrionics in a second-round match against Jarkko Nieminen. Murray looked like he could barely walk, let alone play tennis, but he managed to come back and win 1-6, 6-4, 6-1, 6-2.

A sympathizer might view Murray’s constant grimacing and groping of his back as a sign of genuine pain. A cynic might see his antics as an overexaggeration, a way to either fool his opposition into thinking he’s more hurt than he is or a psychological attempt to relieve the pressure.

Count tour pro Tommy Haas as one who falls on the cynical side — and, in his assessment, other players feel the same way. After advancing to the second round of the Gerry Weber Open in Halle, Germany, due to Bernard Tomic’s retirement, the 34-year-old Haas was asked how difficult it is to play against an injured opponent.

“It’s difficult when you play against someone on the court like he is not well or injured,” Haas told Germany’s Sport1 television. “I find no one does this better than Murray. Sometimes he looks like he can barely move, then comes the trainer and he moves like a cat. I believe everyone knows this. People talk about it in the locker room. Maybe he would like to take some pressure off himself. He tells himself, ‘Maybe I have a niggle or a problem, I’m not feeling too well but I’m going to try it anyway.’ But he is such a talented player that he does not need to.”

Again, a sympathizer would say Haas has a point. Murray does seem to be able to coax some inspired performances when he’s been injured. But a cynic might wonder if Haas was still smarting from his 2007 loss to Murray at Indian Wells, where Murray looked to have sprained his ankle badly (see the 1:43 mark) but still rallied from a set down to win.

My only question is this: If Murray has this reputation and everyone is talking about it, then shouldn’t players become completely numb to these aggravated displays of discomfort?

For his part, Murray refused to be pulled into the fray. He dismissed Haas’ comments.

“Nothing to say on it. That’s good. Good for him,” Murray said Wednesday after his second-round loss to Nicolas Mahut at the AEGON Championships here. “The time I have been on tour I’ve been called many, many things. My personality not being exciting enough. I have been called boring. It was said I was unfit, lazy, fake injuries. I mean, all sorts. It’s something that kind of goes hand in hand with playing sport. People criticize you regularly. You need to just deal with it. But I don’t care for his opinion.”

leng jai
06-14-2012, 02:57 PM
Theres an entire thread for that already babe.

Sapeod
06-14-2012, 04:22 PM
Virginia Wade? Who's that? Seriously, why are irrelevant former players from the wta tour making comments on men's tennis?
What a actor,and irritating act:I can not any strike to hit,and after that I playing point with over 30 strikes :mad: :banghead:

When is Novak acting to have pain for four or five set and win a game?:wavey:
Nice English.

Funny coming from a Djokovic fan. We all know Djokovic, along with Nadal, is the biggest faker on the tour :wavey:
like us, when things doesnt go out way, some ppl tend to be drama queens.
it can be funny and it can be annoying, if its a players you like and support, you will think its a little bit funny, if its a player u dislike, u will find it annoying.

i thinks murray holds the n1 ranking and then nole.
So Murray who just grabs something and doesn't take timeouts very much >>>> Djokovic/Nadal who take timeouts when they're losing and then spring back to life the next game, when it comes to faking? Don't make me laugh :spit:
He does it when he's losing. That's the difference between the rest.
He also does it when he's winning and healthy. Then again, I didn't expect you to know that since you've never watched Murray in your life.
Actually, murray is the very definition of a dull, boring player. However, he also whines a lot - and not in an entertaining way like mac.
McEnroe's whining was entertaining? All I see in his videos is a spoiled man who acts like a complete moron, like Connors.
I hate this idiot. Faker, whiner, horrible game. I hope Gasquet will triple bagelled him.
:haha: :haha: :haha:
you do realize Andy Murray complains about something on his body feeling wrong in like half of the matches he plays??? and then magically feels better? I'm not saying anything about retirements, quite the opposite, that he temporarily pretends to feel bad to get into his opponents head. he's not a quitter, he's a faker with a totally negative zen
You're a Nadal fan, you can't call any other player a faker :wavey: