Mini-break: Muzz’s Candid Reflections & His New Outfit

  • This Daily Mail interview with Andy Murray reveals the dedicated personality behind the temperamental athlete that you see on court.  The entire interview is a fascinating read: he talks about boxing, his goals for 2012, Britain’s tennis program, and playing in the big 4 era.  My favorite parts include his honest reflections on his Australian Open loss and his reasoning for why his on-court temper is an essential part of his competitive nature.
  • If you’re puzzled by your newfound appreciation for the tortured but striving athlete named Muzz (as a result of the interview above), here’s a photo to right the ship:

Photo: Pro-direct Tennis Gear

 Is this striped argyle?  Half-argyle?  Orange-creme sneakers?  How could you, Muzz?  How could you.

  • To be fair, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga did not fare much better with his 2012 Adidas gear.
  • Fue Buena reports they spotted a fake Rafael Nadal at a bar in Paris-Bercy.  The person in question actually works for Sky, the British TV channel.  Still, the resemblance is uncanny.
  • Nalbandian discusses his Davis Cup preparation.  He says, “I would play all 5 matches if the rules allowed me.”  Nalby, you realize this is a team event, right?  Show a little faith.  That said, I admire his dedication and passion.  Sigh.
  • In more reassuring news, JMDP rested his shoulder and will resume training this week.  His ranking moves to no. 11.  That’s a huge leap from no. 485 in January.  It should be enough for the ATP Comeback of the Year award, right?
  • Lastly, Happy Birthday Fernando Verdasco!
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I play favorites with Juan Martin Del Potro, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, David Ferrer, Feliciano Lopez, Gilles Simon and the long line of mercurial talent that drives me to despair in front of the screen at odd hours during the week.
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10 Responses to Mini-break: Muzz’s Candid Reflections & His New Outfit

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  3. queridorafa says:

    ZOMG, it’s Fer’s birthday?! I am officially the worst Fer fan ever. Sorry Fer.
    And ZOMG on the Rafa lookalike! I totally just tricked my friend into thinking that was him! Lucky guy. Where does this guy live again?? 😉

    • mariposaxprs says:

      I assume he lives in the UK? It would crack me up if his name turned out to be something so distinctly *un-Rafa-like.* Nigel Watson or Quentin Chamberlain, for example? Vamos Nigel just doesn’t have the same ring to it!

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  5. Loved the Andy interview. Heartfelt, honest with not much being held back you feel. Couldn’t help chuckling at the Wayne Rooney comparison though – not one which does anyone any favours…an own goal if I ever saw one. xD

    • mariposaxprs says:

      Definitely, Andy’s found a way to handle some of the most dignity-crushing questions with…well, dignity. I like the way he seriously studies his opponents and focuses on the technical side. For effort alone, he is certainly not lacking and I liked that he shared the frustrations of that in the interview.

      Lol at the own goal. The Wayne Rooney comparison is not the best one to make. Muzz’s temper isn’t *that* bad, right? I feel like Andy has taken snail-paced steps to curb his temper, at least compared to the past 3-4 years–it took me a good long time to overcome that 1st impression of him.

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