Poor Andy Murray.
This post is somewhat late, but I do feel sorry for Andy Murray, aka Muzzard. How can you not? The poor guy is representing a country that hasn’t won a Grand Slam title in 3,000 years. In fact, it was widely believed that Britain never won a Grand Slam. It wasn’t until 1922 when the world was shocked to discover that a British player had indeed won a Grand Slam, in the year 1335 BC.
1922, for those of you who don’t remember, was the year that Howard Carter discovered the tomb of king Tutankhamun, or King Tut as he is commonly known. As he entered King Tut’s tomb for the first time, he saw on the wall hieroglyphs that told of the great Egyptian player Senenmut, (pronounced Sen en moot) who went to Wimbledon in 1335 BC as the overwhelming favorite to win the title. Unfortunately for the Eygptians, the Senenmut was defeated by a young English player, whose name has been lost to history. (He became popularly known as Fred Perry.)
Howard Carter, himself an avid tennis player, was overwhelmed with emotion as he read the inscriptions on the wall that told of his ancient countryman’s triumph. Tears filled his eyes as one of his assistants asked him, “Do you see anything?” to which Howard Carter replied, “Yes, wonderful things!”
*Sigh* Poor Andy Murray.