Thursday, 12 July 2012

Snatching Victory From The Jaws Of Defeat

Andy Murray
Andy Murray (Photo credit: Carine06)

Now that the dust has settled and all of our tears have dried, Andrew Murray may just have cause to be more than a little relieved that he didn't win the Wimbledon Men's Final at his first attempt.

Being beaten by aruguably one of the best tennis players of all time Roger Federer is no shame.

But Murray was as you would expect beyond inconsolable at the end of a match, that he'd given 150% to.

Murray had previously distinguished himself by being a universally acknowledged surly character, seemingly uncomfortable with carrying the weight of a nation on his shoulders, for the last three Wimbledon fortnights.

It was only at the end of the match, when a drained, broken Murray acknowledged the crowd and his support team, before dissolving into barely swallowed bitter tears; that we finally saw the human side of him.

That flash of emotion was enough to melt a nation's heart, send Twitter into sympathy overload and rebrand Murray as a warm, likeable human being and a marketeer's dream :0 )

If he doesn't win BBC Sports Personality Of The Year and more product sponsorships than he can handle, I'll burn my weave - yep, it's that unlikely :0 )
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