By Josh Kramer
Since the beginning of time, sports have been filled with loveable losers. Sports are generally a zero-sum game. There are winners and losers (occasional ties such as the 2002 All-Star Game ten years ago). It is a part of life. On Sunday, watching the tears stream down Andy Murray’s face and the heartbreak of an entire country got me thinking about some of the loveable losers in sports.
No I am not going to talk about the 86-year Curse of the Bambino and the rebels out of Beantown. Also, don’t hold your breath in regards to Wrigleyville’s finest (the 105-year streak isn’t ending any time soon). Today, is Andy Murray’s day. God knows if this guy will ever take home a Grand Slam title. As I have stated many times before, Andy Murray is quickly becoming the “Greatest Of All Time (GOAT)” to never win a Grand Slam.
Andy Murray has won over 375 professional matches. He has won 22 tournaments. Murray has been ranked in the top ten in the world for over five years and spent the majority of that time ranked in the top four. And he has made four appearances in the finals of a Grand Slam tournament (Australian Open twice, Wimbledon, US Open). If Murray can somehow get over the hump and avoid Rafael Nadal until the finals at Roland Garros next May, he will complete the career Grand Slam. The career Grand Slam of finishing second that is. Not exactly as good as the real thing I guess. Continue reading