I’m a fan! Honestly, Andy Murray….a HUGE fan! And cannot wait for you to come back stronger and better in 2018. The tennis world has missed you.
If I’m being honest, and let’s face it, I always meow it like I see it, I haven’t always been a fan. And I can’t even pinpoint exactly why except that I can be strange and stubborn like that. But then you won gold at the London Olympics in 2012 and my cold kitty heart warmed up to you! Sorry it took me so long to board the Andy Express!
I enjoy about watching your strength when you play. You are like a big brick house just pounding away at your opponents. All the while, you look like the underdog…you look as if it is impossible to win…until you do! And then, sweet relief washes over your face.
There is so much to admire about you, but probably my number one thing is your willingness to speak up about gender equality in sports. Some may even call you a feminist. When 70’s tennis giant, John McEnroe, commented that Serena Williams would be ranked very low if she was on the men’s circuit, you spoke up. Because, well let’s be honest….that’s the craziest thing anyone has ever heard! Oh Johnny Mac…smh!
Let’s talk about your choices in coaches. Judy Murray, your mom! Judy is pretty amazing, don’t you think? Successfully coaching both you and your brother, Jamie, when it is certainly the oddity for a female to coach a male player. And then later, you hired Amelie Mauresmo, former women’s world #1, as your coach! Gosh Andy, you really know how to turns the tennis world on its side. It’s a strange phenomenon when a simple thing as a male player having a coach of another gender makes headlines, especially when men coaching women players is no big deal.
Time to drink some Truth Serum. I haven’t always been a fan of your wife, Kim Sears. When I looked at her, all I could see is her perfect hair…and I was jealous. I know that sounds silly. Why would a cat be jealous of a human? That’s just down right catty! It makes no sense, and when I finally realized that I am beautiful in my own tennis-cat like ways, I stopped being jealous and started admiring her for being strong, dedicated and beautiful, too. And, watching her facial expressions during matches has become one of my favorite past times.
I can’t wait to see how you do this season. I pray that you stay healthy the entire year because tennis is lonely without you. If you can stay healthy, I predict you will win at least one Grand Slam! Maybe Wimbledon…wouldn’t that be something!!
Come on Andy and welcome back!
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