What really annoys me about Andy Murray

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  1. shadows

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    I can live with the incessantly screeched come ons, I can manage to look at the brashirt for 3 sets without wanting to put my eyes out, and I can handle watching his style of tennis (even if I do find it pretty boring).

    What really bothers me is his yelps of frustration and awful negative body language when his opponent wins a point. I can understand being annoyed with yourself if you net an easy forehand mid rally, I can understand a come one when your opponent makes an error to give you bp, but when your opponent comes up with a great winner or bangs down an ace, to let out a petulant whine of anguish is just ridiculous.

    I know it's not like he does it every time it happens, and I know he'll occasionally let out a little "yep" on an opponents winner, but lately when he's down in a match he just slips into this attitude where his opponents good play is met with annoyance, as if the only reason they've managed to come up with a great shot is because of Murray's failings.

    Meh, it's a pretty small thing, but I just feel it's a discredit to his opponents tennis, and that it's a bad thing for him to be doing mentally for his own game too.
     
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  2. joeri888

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    What strikes me is that he come ons more on opponent errors than on his own great rallies. He's also more frustrated by aces and winners of his opponent, than by his own good play.
     
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  3. I know what you mean.


    Verdasco was serving at 30-40, 0-1 in the final set and he hit an unreturnable serve.


    Murray immediately screamed "NNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!" and gestured to his box several times.


    Wow, just wow. It's really starting to annoy me. What a drama queen. :(
     
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  4. Mustard

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    Lleyton Hewitt's c'mons are miles better than Andy Murray's. Murray really needs to sort out his body language on the court, as it's negative at a lot of crucial times.
     
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  5. He is a very good player when he is on but his personality is just terribly boring and annoying. Why doesnt someone tell him? He should be sent to charm-school for an entire year.
     
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  6. Blinkism

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    He yells "cmon" at opponent unforced errors. He does this without the charm that Hewitt did it with and the intensity Nadal used to Vamos with.

    No, he just sounds like some second-tier regional junior trying to pump himself up because he coach taught him that being vocal and positive is key to winning or some other garbage.

    He's overly-passive

    He's overly-hyped

    And he's misbehaved and whiney.

    On top of this he had ridiculous pipe dreams of winning slams all the time and he's going on about reaching #1 at any time, although he doesn't have the game for either.

    He's also pretty arrogant if he thinks he's anywhere in Fed's league because he had a big lead in the H2H. He's about to lose his lead in the H2H, anyways, so it's no worries.

    Just a very unfavorable character.

    He wasn't this bad in 2006 and 2007.

    He's gotten progressively worse and I blame the British media.

    Oh, and he's a pusher.

    If I was forced to name one thing I like about Murray that would be his serve. That's about it.
     
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  7. CMM

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    When you have a photo of Monfils as your avatar, you cannot say these things.
     
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  8. Breaker

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    Djokovic and Nadal kept doing this yesterday. No threads on their behaviour I notice.
     
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    Cheering on opponents errors is just wrong. His post match quotes can be pretty stupid at times as well. Wish there was more offense from him and less push....

    Really hope that Fed and Andy meet again.
     
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  10. egn

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    Paris 2008 I remember a point where Murray looked like he said something to Nalbandian after Nalbandian hit a drop **** winner that caught murray off balance. As if Murray was digusted at Nalbandian for making the better shot. Murray has a fair share of attitude issues that need to be adjusted on court.

    For those wondering its at 5:30 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_AmYlLjGjcI watch the rally after is over Murray is looking towards Nalbandian side and saying some angry words. That whole match he was making this disgusted looks on points Nalbandian won.

    He also did it a lot in the Cilic match. Murray seems like the type who would throw a fit if a player did a tweener on him, or an amazing dive save or something. Instead of just being in awe.
     
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  11. Blinkism

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    Yeah, because people like them.

    They both have slams, so they command immediate respect. They are top competitors and not lucky pushers.

    And their voices don't sound like their going through puberty with their voices cracking.

    It's called charisma. Murray seriously lacks it.
     
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  12. Blinkism :shock:
    The other day you told me to take it easy on my Nadal rants!:)

    Btw, i totally agree with you, and i wanna add that Djokovic and Nadal have at least some sense of humour
     
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  13. JeMar

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    Oooooh, burn. Sad, but true.
     
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  14. Blinkism

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    Hey, TMOP! Maybe I am taking it too far.

    I need to stop watching Murray matches... I always get worked up when he starts with the "cmon" garbage and his pusher game.

    I just love seeing him lose so it's worth the risk to watch his matches :twisted:
     
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    This thread is right on the money. I remember at least two times today that Murray was on the dead run, chasing down a huge forehand from Verdasco, and could do nothing but pop up a defensive lob. Both times the lob sailed long, and Murray started whining and gesturing and making a big to-do, as if he expects to make that shot 100% of the time.

    He was getting ridiculously obnoxious in the third set. His "come ons" when he's winning are bad enough, but now I can't even enjoy watching him lose!
     
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  16. Well I agree.

    Players I like: Federer,Soderling,Roddick
    Players i dislike: Nadal Djokovic
    Players that make me wanna go hang myself: Murray Stepanek
    EDIT: Dont worry, Soderling will spank his ass in the SF
     
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  17. joeri888

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    Let's get him to the final. H2h is 6-5 by sunday.
     
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  18. Jim A

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    I think he's just the type of person that you either like or he rubs you the wrong way.

    I've never been a fan of Murray, was pulling for Verdasco today but oh well...pulling for Fernando can be just as maddening!
     
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  19. batz

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    You get sadder by the day my friend.

    The thing is I actaully like your guy - so the only comfort I took from him getting reamed this week is the fact the he's your guy.
     
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    Hi Batz,
    Congrats on his victory. Your dream of a Super Sunday's still alive. Rooting for Roger tonight?
     
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  21. Blinkism

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    Sarcasm, dear batz.
     
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  22. batz

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    Bollox on stilts.

    Invective dear Blink.
     
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  24. Pulling for Fernando will send one into a mental institution :shock:
     
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  25. LiveForever

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    I am a djokovic fan but he was acting like a ahole yesterday everytime soderling won a point. Sickening.
     
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  26. Thats true-I like batz-i dont like Murray
     
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  27. Blinkism

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    I didn't understand any of that :shock:!

    I was just reading some thread the other day where I posted in back in the spring about how good of a backhand Murray has and how he will surprise everyone during the clay season and is due for an upset over Nadal.

    What was I thinking?

    I wonder where it all went wrong.

    I'm thinking it was the Murray-Wawrinka match...
     
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  28. Thats a healthy fan, i can critisize Federer aswell, im not a blind fan-boy. Ive critisized him lots of times in the past.
     
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  29. Blinkism

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    Same.

    There are a few obnoxious Murray fans, but batz is definitely not one of them..

    obnoxious, that is
     
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  30. batz

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    I remember that - I nearly choked on my beer:)

    You keep em coming Blink - you're good value mate.
     
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  31. malakas

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    yeahh..the whole Wimbledon but specially that match.

    Anway..Murray I guess is the guy everyone loves to "hate".:)

    Here's a nice page about him too.:mrgreen:
    http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/UnBooks:The_secret_diary_of_Andrew_Murray,_aged_20¾

    The secret diary of Andrew Murray, aged 20¾
    lol
     
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  33. Blinkism

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    Blinkism's slow progression into madness!

    March 2009
    April 2009
    and skip ahead to November 2009

    ...
    ..
    Yes, that last quote was completely made up, but other stuff is real. It's worth a laugh :lol:

    Also, this is something funny, too

    Truer words have never been spoken.

    And then taken back.

    :)

    Cheers,
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  34. malakas

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    yes haha!It's pretty funny :mrgreen: I wonder who wrote that,maybe someone english.

    Andy has a nice humour though,I strongly disagree with those who say he has dull personality.He has plenty of personality..it's just that it's a annoying one.
     
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    The reason why so many don't like Murray is the same reason I don't like Djokovic. His attitude out there on the court...I don't like it. He seems so arrogant to me.
     
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  36. shadows

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    I can and I will; the major gripes people have with Monfils are the extent to which he (over)celebrates his successes, not that he expresses frustration/displeasure at the successes of others ^^

    I didn't see Djokovic play so can't comment, but I didn't really see Nadal exhibiting a negative reaction towards Davydenkos good points?
     
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  37. boojay

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    You're not the only one, OP. By nature, Murray is very annoying. I'm aware of the annoying tendencies you're referring to, but he also has this interesting quirk whenever a winner is struck passed him that's going to be a winner, but he decides to chase it anyway and tries to be dramatic about it by clanging his racquet on the ground, tripping, and then coming to the realization that his @$$ just got handed to him. Watch any highlight clip of his last three WTF matches. Each and every time he's wrong-footed, you hear his racquet smack the ground and him look like a fool, trying desperately to reach a shot that is clearly a winner.
     
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  38. settolove

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    I couldn't agree more. I can't stand Murray's on-court antics and that's before I get into his boring game. I could probably stomach his boring game if it wasn't for the on-court antics.
     
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  39. big bang

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    I agree with you guys, cant stand Murray hes a jerk on court!
    it could be funny though if he played doubles with Monfils, that would be the most annoying team in history of tennis:)
     
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    Good post, but just about everything annoys me about Andy Murray.
     
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    Andy looks annoying!!! Ha ha ha ha ha! Does he still roll up his sleeves & flex his biceps?-that's what I hate!!!
     
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    I know it's very looksist of me but I just don't want to look at the guy; He's homely and then he makes these faces and it's worse.
     
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    What do you want him to do. Nothing? He's not like that. He hates making mistakes. Hell, if you think he is bad, be glad I'm not a player.
     
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    You must really loathe ******.
     
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  45. TheTruth

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    I like Murray. I'm glad Shadows made this thread, because I couldn't figure out why so many people were saying they didn't like him. I thought last year people liked him plenty.
     
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  46. Defcon

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    Murray is definitely polarizing, you either love him or hate him.

    Well apart from the 37 drunk Scottish lads, its mostly hate :D
     
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  47. mawashi

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    Watching Murry play is like watching milk sour.

    If he was a animal, he would most certainly be an ***.

    Brays like one, looks like one, acts like one.

    mawashi
     
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  48. TheTruth

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    What is this about the bra, brashirt? I must have missed that too.
     
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  49. hemat23

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    I´m not really quite sure why, but everytime Andy makes this expression:

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    I just want to slap his face with a giant fitness ball :shock:

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  50. Conquistador

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    I think Murray is a heck of a player. He obviously has big time game. Everyone that criticizes him is ignorant due to the fact that they probally havent seen him play live to appreciate how good he really is.
     
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