There was a show back in the Dinosaur Era,when American TV shows actually had some trace of decency(in stark contrast with the current Manure Mill),called 'Perry Mason',starring noted actor Raymond Burr.The program was a bit formulaic as you'd expect from a legal drama,yet the characters were watchable and the storylines were relatively good.There was a district attorney named Berger who virtually always opposed Mason's character,and he lost virtually every case as the innovative Perry found a way to prove his client's innocence(it may have been only once,but Berger DID win...though Mason's client turned out to be guilty in that case,IIRC).However,Berger always cane across as competent;he was NEVER a buffoon as with the Colonel Klink character from 'Hogan's Heroes',and Mason was genuinely respectful towards his frequent adversary(who presumably won tons of cases whenever Mason wasn't on the other bench).
Andy Murray reminds me of D.A. Berger quite a bit
;unlike his multitude of thoroughly unlikable Swishy Punk comrades in the ATP,Murray conducts himself with class in a gentlemanly manner and,like Berger,he has the misfortune of being talented...but not quite good ENOUGH...to break through versus the true greats.There'll likely be a Weak Era very soon in the ATP(Top-to-bottom,it's quite weak NOW but that's offset by the greatness of Fed,Nole,Rafa),and Andy will probably win that Slam that'll cement his legacy in men's tennis history.It may even happen sooner as Fed has undeniably gone past his prime(though still remarkable)...and Rafa's knees might give out as a consequence of those supplements he took in his early years.If someone manages to upset Nole...possibly even Andy himself if he plays over his head...then he'll not only get off the schneid,he'll become a bona fide British(Scottish
) sports hero.It wouldn't bother me if he got his Moment of Glory
Don't be scared to open the door, Serena. It's not the Land Shark, it's only the doping agency
Propaganda Director for the Olympic Slam Queen
aboard SS Dementieva
Ste. Kim, we didn't have you for long enough, but we appreciate what you gave us