Andy Murray: time for us to end the reverential glow and face the truth | Jonathan Liew

The fierce desire that has been the driving force behind a brilliant career is fading and it is best to accept that reality

He looks tired. But then he always looks tired. Those slumped shoulders, the pained grimace, the pallor of cold, hours-old sweat on his furrowed brow: this is Andy Murray whether he is winning or losing, whether he is surfing the crest of a wave or getting thrashed by a 22-year-old on live television in front of his loved ones. Even in his finest moments, Murray always had the habit of making tennis look like the hardest sport in the world.

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