"Andy Murray's crying moment at Washington - It was something had been building up for quite a long


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Andy's interview with Prime after the Duckworth match where he talks about the Washington moment (very nice and kind words form Daniela) and how people have come up to him and talk to him about it despite the (stupid) conventional idea that showing emotions on court is a sign of weakness, which must mean a lot to him. @5:17.

Daniela: You’re talking about emotions. Those tears in Washington after that match. Was it the emotions of relief? Joy? Exhaustion? Tell me about it. (Andy (smiles): Yeah) It was amazing. I mean, we are all getting emotional watching that so; and it’s so beautiful to see and I think so inspiring for young generations to show, you know, what it matters to you and how much care you put into what you do.

Andy: Yeah. Well, I mean, I I care deeply about tennis. I love this sport. I’ve been doing obviously since, well, since I was a child. But I’ve dedicated my whole professional life too and I love it and I’d missed it a lot. And in that moment, there was so many things that I was thinking about, like, you know, there was some happiness in there; I was really tired; it was a really late day (smiles) - three-hour match, 7-6 in the third. So there was this sort of emotions and all that.

You know, I was sore, my body was hurting. So there was like doubts as well that were creeping in and it just kind of obviously all came out on the court. You know, it didn’t stop there, like it was really emotional pretty much the whole night when I got back to the locker room and got back to my room and stuff before I went to bed. So it was sort of probably something had been building up for quite a long time and needed to come out and I felt better after it did.


I think in sport as well, I don’t know how you guys feel about this, but I think we’re always sort of showing emotion as seen as being like a negative thing - like you’re weak mentally if you show emotion on the court; or you know, if you get upset about things, you’re not encouraged to show your emotion or express it because it shows to your opponent that you’re upset or that you’re weak to your competitors.

But there’s a time and a place for it and I think, I mean, I was obviously over here so I didn’t see what exactly what people were seeing back home and stuff. But a lot of people have come up to me at the tournament since then and spoken to me a little bit about it. So, it’s just one of those things (smiles).
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