Originally Posted by Hood_Man
I found that Tim Henman became a lot more popular when he retired (among the people I know anyway). Some people can't appreciate a good thing when they have it I suppose.
I do sympathise though. We watch tennis all year round so we know how good Murray can be and how often he wins, whereas most people might only watch the later stages of Wimbledon and therefore will only see him lose. It kind of warps your perspective a little bit.
I disagree slightly: I think henman was very popular but could frustrate with some of his results. Or we just expected too much.
Re Murray. I'm English. I dont hate Murray. But then neither do I root for him, as I just can't warm to him. I also know few people who like him, but hate would be rather strong. I'm not convinced that people engage with Murray that
much to detest him to that degree- altho reading previous posts it seems some think him a deity and others practically Satan!