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Andy Murray, an intense Scot who didn't understand the protocol of Britsh defeat | Kevin McKenna

5 monthes ago   |   By The Guardian

From boy next door to world champion, he is assured of his place in the nation's sporting pantheon Scotland's sense of pride in Andy Murray goes far beyond all that he achieved on the world's tennis courts. His announcement that he is to retire at the end of this season was not an unexpected one following a two-year period when an aggregation of injuries became too much even for Murray's lion-heart. Yet the outpouring of affection and goodwill that followed it conveyed something much more profound than mere pride in sporting prowess. Related: 'A champion on and off the court': sport pays...
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Aidan Smith: Andy Murray meant we no longer had to accept plucky loserdom

5 monthes ago   |   By The Scotsman

I must be careful here. Careful to not make this read like the man's obituary. Andy Murray from the small, damp, cratered but elite tennis nation of Scotland isn't dead, far from potted heid, and not yet even an ex- player. But the distinct and sorrowful and semi-tragic impression we have right now is that he has just zipped up his racket, heaved that holdall capable of housing a small electricity sub-station on to his back and magic-markered his last-ever “AM” on an oversized souvenir ball as the undisputed, all-comers Brigadoon men's champion. And now we must all go to sleep for 100 years.
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