Murray's "Celebration" Was Pure Class

Sentinel

Bionic Poster


The Scotsman celebrated his stunning five-set win over world number two Novak Djokovic in the U.S. Open final at a Manhattan restaurant late on Monday with family and friends but there were no wild celebrations.

Although Murray struggled to get a wink of sleep while he contemplated his achievement, the 25-year-old was tucked up in bed before 3 a.m. (0700 GMT) in preparation for his first day as a member of the grand slam winner's club.

"We had a nice dinner," he told NBC's "Today" show. "A few of them went out to a club afterward, but I was back in my hotel room by 2:45 and couldn't get myself to sleep."

During a whirlwind tour of America's morning television talk shows, he revealed that he did not event celebrate his win with a glass of champagne, sticking only to soda.

"I had to get up early this morning to do all this stuff," he explained.

Clutching the U.S. Open trophy, he then headed to Central Park, meeting up with his mother Judy and his girlfriend Kim Sears and a chunk of the world's media, for a photoshoot.

Then it was off to the British Consulate for a reception in his honour where he was welcomed by a Scottish piper.

After losing his first four grand slam finals, Murray was still coming to grips with his breakthrough but was already looking ahead.

He will take a short break before heading to Asia in October then return to Europe before the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals in London.

Murray will be one of the favourites to win the Australian Open after reaching the final in Melbourne in each of the past two years and also has his sights set on reaching the top of the world rankings.

He is currently ranked third although he did climb as high as number two in 2009.

"All players, once you get near to the top of the game, one of the goals is to try and get to the world number one," he said.

"I can't say this year it's necessarily possible for me to do it because I didn't have a particularly good claycourt season and I didn't do well in the Masters Series in Cincinnati and Montreal and also in Indian Wells.

"But that is the next step. To do that, you need to be consistent throughout the whole year. It's something I'd love to do, to get to number one but it's a very tough thing to do."
http://www.indiatimes.com/tennis/sleepdeprived-murray-basks-in-us-open-success-39750.html

Yep,and I bet you would be so forgiving if Nadal had acted like a rogue gorilla if he had won it.
I am sure I speak for many here, but that goes without saying ! :D
 

Mainad

Bionic Poster
It didnt come across as class.
Anyways, it was like...finally I won a major...and it was almost by default, when there was no number one or two and only Djoker who wasnt at his best. So at the end it looked like he was given the major more than he took it.
What are you talking about? Djokovic WAS the number 2 and was defending champion! He fought like a tiger to get back into the match and fought tooth and nail for every single point. Nobody gave anything to anybody. Moreover Murray wasn't at his best either!

When you want something for so long, slowly but surely, it loses its excitement. And that's how his celebration looked like.
Murray never goes over the top after winning big matches. It's not in his nature. Doesn't mean he doesn't get thrilled or emotional about it though.
 
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DoubleDeuce

Hall of Fame
What are you talking about? Djokovic WAS the number 2 and was defending champion! He fought like a tiger to get back into the match and fought tooth and nail for every single point. Nobody gave anything to anybody. Moreover Murray wasn't at his best either!



Murray never goes over the top after winning big matches. It's not in his nature. Doesn't mean he doesn't get thrilled or emotional about it though.
Yes but what I meant was Roger and Rafa. Winning a major w/o having to beat the two is not the same, like it or not. I didnt say he didnt play good tennis or didnt deserve it, just not the same it felt for Delpo.

Howerver, a major is a major and as valuable as any other, but we are talking about class and celebration here and I felt like something was lacking. Maybe the reason it took so long was that he didnt have belief, and I want to say by his celebration he didnt have it yet even when he finally won it.
 

Mainad

Bionic Poster
Yes but what I meant was Roger and Rafa. Winning a major w/o having to beat the two is not the same, like it or not. I didnt say he didnt play good tennis or didnt deserve it, just not the same it felt for Delpo.
Roger and Rafa are irrelevent per se. It is who is ranked the highest that counts. Roger was indeed #1 but couldn't get through his quarter-final. You could just as easily argue that Murray was unlucky that he didn't get the chance to play him and beat #1 and #2 back to back as Del Potro was fortunate to be allowed to do. But he did the next best thing and beat the guy who beat the #1 and then the #2 back to back. Rafa would have been ranked #3 so would not have been one of the two highest ranked players this time anyway.

Howerver, a major is a major and as valuable as any other, but we are talking about class and celebration here and I felt like something was lacking. Maybe the reason it took so long was that he didnt have belief, and I want to say by his celebration he didnt have it yet even when he finally won it.
I wonder how Roger, Rafa and Novak all celebrated when they won their 1st Slams? I'll wager they were much more Murray-like in their celebrations than on subsequent occasions when they had more expectation of winning. I seem to recall Del Potro was even more humble and quiet when he won the 2009 USO.
 
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tacoben

Semi-Pro
I don't get the part where he was approaching his team. I thought he was going towards his box to celebrate, hugs and kisses and so on. It seemed that Lendl was looking forward to that to get some recognition for all the work he's done with Murray...instead he goes towards his team looking for a wrist watch? I think he kinda blew that moment!
 

Crisstti

Legend
Murray was obviously helped by not having to play Rafa or Roger. And he had that well deserved as well. He still had to play Novak.

I don't get the part where he was approaching his team. I thought he was going towards his box to celebrate, hugs and kisses and so on. It seemed that Lendl was looking forward to that to get some recognition for all the work he's done with Murray...instead he goes towards his team looking for a wrist watch? I think he kinda blew that moment!
That was weird, lol. But I guess it's part of his charm :)
I'm actually not sure if he went there to ask about his watch or if they were the ones who reminded him about it and made him go look for it.
 
Murray should have shouted "I am DA MAN, I am DA ****". He should have done the M (Mobot).

He should have pulled up his sleeve and flexed his biceps.



He should have pulled up his shorts and exposed his underwear like he did the previous match.

He should have made some nice faces like this.



Now that would be classy. To me he looked like he was too shy or embarrassed to celebrate.
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^ I've seen a guy (Indian kid) shouting "I am DA MAN" in a challenger in India. This was not at the end but somewhere in the middle after winning a point. I heard it several courts away :)
No way Kim Seares would give this cat the time of day if he weren't a world class athlete.
 
I love Federer but his "celebrations" and looks of "I cant believe I did it" seem wholly contrived to me. My God he's won what 17 slams? Surely it is sort of olad hat by now or at least he used to it.
 

BauerAlmeida

Professional
Yep,and I bet you would be so forgiving if Nadal had acted like a rogue gorilla if he had won it.

He had some very emotional celebrations too. And no, I don't think he was rude or anything. Each person shows their emotions in different ways. Murray barely celebrated and I don't think it was bad either.
 

Sentinel

Bionic Poster
No way Kim Seares would give this cat the time of day if he weren't a world class athlete.
Those are unflattering pictures. He often looks quite gorgeous, IMO.
You have a point, but I could well say "No way (some girl) would ... (some guy) if he weren't so good-looking/gorgeous.

That's another useless trait, imho, good looks will go away in a few years. She can at least live on the dough for a long time. She has a comfy life, is on telly, is famous for being his gf.
 

decrepitude

Rookie
Kim Sears is not a gold-digger. She has been with him since he was a nobody with high hopes but not yet anything to show for it. She was there when he won his first title in San Jose in 2006.

You know, maybe he is just a nice person off-court? Nearly everybody that has ever met him says so.
 

Russeljones

G.O.A.T.
Kim Sears is not a gold-digger. She has been with him since he was a nobody with high hopes but not yet anything to show for it. She was there when he won his first title in San Jose in 2006.

You know, maybe he is just a nice person off-court? Nearly everybody that has ever met him says so.
Maybe she just has poor eyesight ;)
 

Crisstti

Legend
Yeah,I used to think Andy was downright homely looking,but as he has gotten older,he does look a lot better than he used to.
I like that he's let his hair grow as well :)

You have a point, but I could well say "No way (some girl) would ... (some guy) if he weren't so good-looking/gorgeous.

That's another useless trait, imho, good looks will go away in a few years. She can at least live on the dough for a long time. She has a comfy life, is on telly, is famous for being his gf.
It's not a useless trait when it comes to being attracted to someone :). Money is not completely irrelevant either... it is somewhat off-putting to go out with someone who can't even afford to go to the cinema with you.
 

ruerooo

Legend
There were some people who felt he didn't show "enough emotion".

There are some happy he didn't "overreact" or "overcelebrate".

Can't please anyone.

:-?
 

ruerooo

Legend
Those are unflattering pictures. He often looks quite gorgeous, IMO.

Those were unflattering pictures. He had a great Vogue shoot once (with an actual haircut :) ).

He also has a great physique. He's always been well-known for working at his conditioning.

And Kim was a model with her own money. I'm sure she's not with him just for the loot (though it must be nice).

And didn't she set up the Twitter accounts for the dogs? He must have a nice sense of humor to participate in that. Also, cool dogs don't stay with people who aren't cool.
 

Homeboy Hotel

Hall of Fame
Kim is just a good looking english graduate. She's been with him since Murray won his first title in 2006 when Murray was ranked #35, she doesn't seem the gold digger type.

Rumour has it she actually works in retail in London
 

r2473

Talk Tennis Guru
This is how one humbly celebrates a victory ("ain't no big thing" says Robin):

 
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Sentinel

Bionic Poster
I like that he's let his hair grow as well :)



It's not a useless trait when it comes to being attracted to someone :). Money is not completely irrelevant either... it is somewhat off-putting to go out with someone who can't even afford to go to the cinema with you.
How would you like going to the cinema with a (rich) spouse/bg/gf who was once gorgeous but is now overweight, flabby, balding (if male), puffed up, maybe even diabetic, high cholesterol, heart patient etc. :D

I was just saying that good looks don't last long. :) It's a superficial reason to like someone - some arbitrary combination of facial features that are *currently* considered to be good-looking.
 

r2473

Talk Tennis Guru
How would you like going to the cinema with a (rich) spouse/bg/gf who was once gorgeous but is now overweight, flabby, balding (if male), puffed up, maybe even diabetic, high cholesterol, heart patient etc. :D

I was just saying that good looks don't last long. :) It's a superficial reason to like someone - some arbitrary combination of facial features that are *currently* considered to be good-looking.
Well then you just trade "old flabby" in for a younger model.

Come on Sentinel. Get with the program.
 

Sentinel

Bionic Poster
Murray's celebration? Umm did Murray celebrate? :confused:
Nope, which is why someone pointed out that there's nothing classy about a non-celebration. Then that poster got lost in some other arguments which didn't go too well. I'd like to see M celebrating after his next slam win.
 

Fugazi

Professional
I was actually going to write a post on this after the women's final. I'm so sick of many of the top pros' jacka*^ celebrations after they win a slam, whether it's Nadal's choreographed lying down on his back, Federer's falling to the ground as if he's been shot in the gut by a sniper, or Djoker's Incredible Hulk routine. Tennis is the most brutally zero-sum of sports. Whatever is fabulous for you directly correlates to what is horrible for your opponent. Obviously, all sports are like this, but one on one, out on the court, exposed, no dugouts or sidelines, something about tennis make it everything more so. So show some fuc&*n class to your fellow competitor.

That said, I'm starting to appreciate Federer's understated demeanor. I've always found him boring on court, not his play, but his demeanor, but at least during the match, intentionally or not, he's quite a bit more respectful of his opponents than most. I've been playing more and more tennis in the last three years, and during several USTA matches I've encountered fu&*in idiots shouting "Vamos" "Come on", just like really loud, aggressive exhortations like we're playing at fu&*ing Wimbledon. I mean there's nothing wrong with pumping yourself up a little bit, but these fu&*ers are watching too much TV.

Murray did it the right way. Took a minute and then went to shake his opponent's hand. And then didn't dance around prancing and laughing and climbing into the stands like a tw&*.
I don't know if you played competitive tennis at a high level, but let me assure you that when you win a tournament, it's perfectly normal to celebrate! None of Federer's, Nadal's or Djokovic's celebrations were exaggerated IMO.
 
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monfed

Guest
Nope, which is why someone pointed out that there's nothing classy about a non-celebration. Then that poster got lost in some other arguments which didn't go too well. I'd like to see M celebrating after his next slam win.
LOL Senti sir, how are you today? :D

BTW, Murray didn't celebrate as much as his Olympic win because Ralph had warned him prior to the start of the match not to celebrate if he won so that an OG would look bigger than winning a slam.
That darned crook Ralph! :lol:
 

PhrygianDominant

Hall of Fame
he should get the same celebration choreagrapher as Djokovic. I think he came from professional wrestling or something. I find Federer's celebration choreagrapher too dramatic.
 

Sentinel

Bionic Poster
LOL Senti sir, how are you today? :D

BTW, Murray didn't celebrate as much as his Olympic win because Ralph had warned him prior to the start of the match not to celebrate if he won so that an OG would look bigger than winning a slam.
That darned crook Ralph! :lol:
I am fine.

Murray was basically passing a message to Federer that slams are no big deal, nothing to be ecstatic about. I just don't have time to win seventeen of these wretched things like you, one is more than enough for me.:)

And yes, OG is where it's at, the real deal, not this cheap trophy. Murray will put the OG medal in his dining room, and stash the slam title somewhere in the outhouse, or backyard with the other junk.
 
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