Andy Murray taught us Scots to dream big and show emotion | Marianne Taylor

His popularity wasn’t just about winning grand slams – he overturned a major stereotype in Scottish masculinity

Small, wet, overweight countries should not – and usually do not – produce tennis superstars. And although it was a time his many followers in Scotland and beyond had been expecting for a while, the pain and frustration etched on Andy Murray’s face as he announced his retirement from tennis at a tearful press conference in Australia, still came as a shock. The fairytale Federer-style comeback we all wished for was not to be.

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Source: The Guardian
Andy Murray taught us Scots to dream big and show emotion | Marianne Taylor