The third time is the harm. Not really, not in this case, but three times now during this year's Wimbledon tournament, the ever-amusing, self-congratulating folks at Buzzfeed have taken aim at Great Britain's Andy Murray. Witness here exhibits A through C: the Internet's 20 Funniest Andy Murray Jokes, his 10 Greatest "Derp" Faces, and also a tribute to a new Tumblr spoof page that sends up the British star in various photo settings as he "wields" a tube of toothpaste. (Heads up: Some of the Murray quips in the first piece contain choice words that may offend some.)
This muscle-bound image may be the best Murray-meets-Colgate homage of the lot, and there are a couple Murray jokes that strike the Spin's fancy as well, including "Breaking: Scotland's Andy Murray loses the first two sets, but England's Andy Murray comes back to win the following three sets." Numbers six and eight are our favorite entries on that list, though must of the picks elicit a chuckle or at least a smirk (Murray himself would be so proud; his stoic coach, Ivan Lendl, not so much).
As many know, Murray's post-match interview with the BBC's Garry Richardson following his scintillating five-set quarterfinal bout with Fernando Verdasco was not without its awkward flubs, though it hardly seemed as dreadful as some made it out to be. (Molehill, meet mountain.)
Murray then halted the hard-serving charge of upstart Pole Jerzy Janowicz in his ensuing, stirring four-set semifinal performance. Now he takes on the task of solving 2011 Wimbledon winner Novak Djokovic in Sunday's men's final. In their sole meeting on grass to date, "Muzz" disposed of "the Djoker" in the 2012 Olympic semifinals, also at the All England Club, of course.
Do you foresee Murray upending No. 1 Djokovic on Centre Court?
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