Montreal Day 6: CHANGE… pisses me off.
Because he’s earned it, just like Dinara Safina has, I’m going to give Andy Murray a pat on the back for becoming the new World No 2. Clap clap, well done, yay for you, kudos…
Andy Murray could be No 1 by the end of the US Open if he wins in both Cincinnati and New York, which he could. This is supposed to be his best surface and favourite part of the year after all.
But it pisses me off just the same. The fact is, in tennis we hate having slamless people near the top of the rankings. In the event that Andy Murray fails to win the US Open, expect me to unleash all the crap that we’ve been giving Dinara Safina over the past 6 months on Muz. After all, he’s unleashing dystopia on me:
Spare a thought for Novak Djokovic, who won the Australian Open, Indian Wells, Rome and the Masters Cup last year, and came 3 times within a match of the No 2 spot. Granted, he lost all three, and deservedly stayed at No 3.
Spare a thought also for Rafael Nadal, the strongest No 2 we’ve ever had. If Djokovic is complaining that he was born in the wrong era, so should Nadal – it took him the mammoth effort of 5 grand slams to finally ascend the No 1 spot. And he now resides at No 3 with 6 slams.
Not Murray’s problem of course, so no more sour grapes from me for now. As Serena Williams would say: “Andy Murray deserves to be No 2. He won Miami, Qatar and Queens (laugher)”.
Now go win Montreal or something. Or maybe lose to this guy:
Only saw the end of the third set in the other semi between Roddick and Del Potro, which del Poop won 4-6 6-2 7-5.
I don’t know how they played in the first two sets, but from what I saw in the business end of the third set, Del Poop displayed maturity and composure way beyond his years. Respect. Even if that respect doesn’t, and will never, extend to an admiration for his game.