My man played horribly and lost to an inspired Kevin Anderson (who I am told played really really well), like, 6 negative 4, 6 negative 4 (or 6-3, 6-1 if you use conventional scoring). Please allow me to recap the reaction around the interwebs:
- Andy Murray is no longer a part of the Big 4 because he sucks at tennis.
- Here we go, another post-Slam slump of embarassing proportions.
Ok. Sure. Bad loss. He has bad losses. They are more frequent than one would expect from the World #4. But let me just recap Andy's Slam results in 2011:
- AO Final, l. Djokovic
- RG Semifinal, l. Nadal
- Wimbledon Semifinal, l. Nadal.
So I'm not exactly going to buy into this "sucks at the tennis" thing, thankyouverymuch. I mean, his 2011 Slam results are actually better than Roger's. At least this year, when he will clearly shock everyone by either losing early or going deep in New York (seriously, that's actually an impressive feat -- to basically shock everyone regardless of what you do), no one will be able to say that he peaked too early.
So take that arrow out of your quivers, haters! If Andy crashes out it will be because he sucks, not because he peaked too early! HA HA!
Shit. I think I fucked that up.