Today’s papers are full of pictures of Mr A Murray, Wimbledon finalist. The front and early inside pages are full of assessments as to whether he can win.
Spare a thought for two great British sporting success which did happen yesterday, which daily papers fail to place on the front pages at all. The English cricket team completed yet another series win, this time against Australia. It reinforces England’s position as No 1 in the world.
Meanwhile at Wimbledon Mr J Marray became the UK’s first male doubles Wimbledon champion for 76 years. It was a fairy tale end for a wild card late entrant. Presumably his fantastic success does not count because he did not have a spin doctor to talk the media through it all.
When England was busily losing the soccer contest our cricket team was winning in style. The papers went to town on the failure and largely ignored the success. Let’s enjoy our victories more, and put the striving into balance. There’s plenty of space to write up Mr A Murray tomorrow, if he does manage to beat one the world’s all time greatest players in the final.