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Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road.

Hypocritical

Not to take anything away from Andy Murray and his historic Wimbledon win, but looking over the reactions to yesterday’s triumph, I feel there’s a distinct lack in mentions of how easy a route he had to the final. I appreciate this is no fault of Murray’s, and to win a tournament you have only to beat the players put in front of you, but having a route to a Slam final that consists of playing no one in the top 19 until the final itself, is massively fortuitous. I feel if this had happen to any other of the top four, the press would be quick to jump on the notion of how this was key to their success. Another classic case of how hypocritical our media is when it comes to sport maybe? Almost as hypocritical as Alex Salmond cheering on Britain’s number 1 from the Royal Box.

It’s a strange day having a fellow Brit win your favourite sporting tournament for the first time in 77 years and that not be the result you were hoping for. Murray by far deserved the win but a below par performance from Djoko made for disappointing viewing. Not the spectacle we’re usually spoilt to with a Wimbledon final, it’s a match that will be remembered more for the outcome rather than the contest. Well done to Mr Murray though.

It’s a strange day having a fellow Brit win your favourite sporting tournament for the first time in 77 years and that not be the result you were hoping for. Murray by far deserved the win but a below par performance from Djoko made for disappointing viewing. Not the spectacle we’re usually spoilt to with a Wimbledon final, it’s a match that will be remembered more for the outcome rather than the contest. Well done to Mr Murray though.

Hottest day of the year so far

The day of the men’s Wimbledon final will always be my favourite day of the year. Whilst everyone else is singing about how they’ll be enjoying the hottest day of the year so far by having bbq’s and heading to beach, I’m excitedly awaiting 2pm when I can sit myself in front of the tv and watch one of sports greatest final acts.

Murray

Andy Murray will never win me over. After years of thinking he was heinously overrated, he’s managed to improved his game so much that he’s now a worthy adversary of the top two, who can play some truly breathtaking tennis. But when that tennis is against Roger Federer, it’s lost on me. He might as well be winning every point with the help of the net cord. Please stop it and go away.

Andy Murray

I regularly get asked why I hate Andy Murray. The thing is, I don’t actually hate Andy Murray. Well, maybe I do a little, but the reasons why I “hate” him has nothing to do with tennis and why I never wanted to see him win a major, which in turn is what makes people think that I hate him. See, tennis is one of my favourite sports. It’s one of my favourite sports but by far my favourite individual sport and as with individual sports, when it’s a the attributes of a single person that attracts your support, it’s easier to like the ones you shouldn’t and not like the ones you should. Andy Murray may be our Number 1, but he’s not my Number 1.

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Watching the final of the US, tucked up in bed is one of my favourite traditions. Even though it doesn’t feel quite the same this year with a Monday final and its earlier start, it’s nice knowing I won’t have to battle nodding off during the decisive parts of the match this time.

Watching the final of the US, tucked up in bed is one of my favourite traditions. Even though it doesn’t feel quite the same this year with a Monday final and its earlier start, it’s nice knowing I won’t have to battle nodding off during the decisive parts of the match this time.

Number 7. Before today I said I’d like him to win one more and then slowly head towards retirement. Screw that. Who’d want to live without a hero.

Number 7. Before today I said I’d like him to win one more and then slowly head towards retirement. Screw that. Who’d want to live without a hero.