Andy Murray: 'I have a lot of emotions inside'

by: Jonathan Scott April 10, 2013

It seems like a headline from The Onion: "Andy Murray Makes Money While Admitting He Lacks Charisma." It's not, however, but rather a statement on the Brit's likability as perceived by the public, or even how he views himself. Said the Scot: “People think I am unemotional because my voice is flat and a bit boring. It is unfortunate but it is just the way it is. I’ve tried to change it but it doesn’t seem to make a difference. The truth is, I have lots of emotions inside. I cried after the semifinal at Wimbledon [2012] because I was proud to reach the final and I knew how much it meant to the country. I cried after [losing] the final, too, for different reasons. I felt I had let people down. I think people warmed to that. They could see how much it hurt.”

Do you think the sometimes-lachrymose Murray, monikered "Muzz" by some, has that patented "it" factor that the likes of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Andy Roddick possess—or do you think he's spot on with his self-assessment? While he sometimes snarls or seems a bit churlish—he has been labeled "a grousing louse" in this column before—it appears to me that Murray's personality, if not monetary fortune quite yet, has turned. Yea, he slings f-bombs on court like a time-bomb, but he harbors now the resolve and poise of a major champion, one who took down the world's No. 1 player to achieve that.

It remains to be seen whether Murray will return to the Grand Slam winner's podium in 2013. Methinks he will have to wait for Wimbledon or the U.S. Open.

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