Why do folk have to be anything more than good sportsmen/women to get a bit of respecct? He is a very very good tennis player
He does have my respect, but to a point. Play tennis very well he may do, but character and personality goes a long way.. and I think his are flawed. Also, I detect a lack of killer instinct - the almost indescribable moment when its time to step up to the plate and do what is nessesary to win - Henman completely lacked it, and im suspecting Murray may also be coming up short.
Dont get me wrong, I really do hope multi-millionaire Murray pulls off a slam or two - its not like I prefer many other players in the world right now.
One of my sporting hero's famously choked on the big stage 6 times - Jimmy 'Whirlwind' White. It was heart breaking watching him crumble in the final time after time, but I never stopped backing him - because his character appealed aqnd his skill was undeniable.
Im sure I could list numerous other examples.
I think Murray must be a Marmite type fella, but I dont buy into the 'typical Brit's not backing a good player' thing.