Do you need to see Andy Murray weep into a towel at 3 am? Yes, you do.

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I don’t know about you, but this week has been pretty rough. It just feels like everybody is being drowned in bullsh-t, gossip-wise, politically, environmentally. Last night I rode out a massive storm which left a good chunk of Virginia underwater. My nerves are in tatters, I’m tired and I just needed something cathartic. This was that something.

Andy Murray shut down his 2017 season after a hip issue got progressively worse throughout the 2017 Wimbledon tournament. He tried to just rest his body and do physical rehab on the issue for about five months, then in January of this year, he had hip surgery. He spent another five months rehabbing after the surgery and he was reportedly very frustrated about the length of time it was taking his body to recover. He tried to make a comeback for the grass season, where he only won one match and then canceled his plan to play Wimbledon. He decided to try to make a comeback for the American hardcourt swing, choosing to play in Washington DC at the Citi Open.

The Citi Open has been rained out for hours every single day, which has pushed back play until late in the evening. Andy won his first two matches earlier this week, which were great, emotional wins. And then early this morning, after 3 am EST, Andy won his third match in a row and his third epic three-set encounter. After he won, he actually sat there and wept into a towel for a several minutes. This video actually cuts out while he’s still crying!

It has been an emotional rollercoaster for him. I don’t believe Andy came to Washington thinking that he would make it more than one or two matches. He’s gutted it out though and gotten better with each match and now he’s into the quarterfinals. It’s been a messy, emotional comeback and I’m always here for a grown man who weeps at 3 am in front of dozens of autograph-seekers. Bless him.

PS… I’ve also found it quite cathartic to listen to the old Murray grumble-mumble while he’s on court. He’s been talking to himself A LOT and some of it has been obscene. I missed him.

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  1. Tina says:

    I love Andy Murray. He and Scott Moir are my feminist athlete princes and they shouldn’t be as rare as they are.

  2. Jane says:

    Actually…watching this started to make ME cry. It must’ve been a very intense match for him.

  3. hindulovegod says:

    Watching him limp out there is heart wrenching. And the moronic scheduling decisions don’t help. Pain, exhaustion, fatigue, frustration–as his mother wrote after his win, “Brutal.”

  4. Slowsnow says:

    Thank you Kaiser. Just what I needed too. Murray is a sweetheart and a great player. We call him “gotta catch’s all” as he always catches the impossible balls.
    Hang in there. I hope you’ll feel better soon.

  5. Indiana Joanna says:

    Love Andy! So happy for him.

  6. CRISPEA says:

    How utterly HUMAN.

  7. Feebee says:

    Let it out Andy, we’ll wait.

    I wonder if he was crying because despite the awesome effort and the relief he’s still there he knows he has to come back tomorrow? I mean he looked like he was walking, if not awkwardly then a little off. I hope his hip is holding up. I hate to think it’s not and the crying was pain, frustration and despair. I hoping it was just a good old emotional release. Didn’t realize how much I’d missed him.

    • Juliet says:

      Feebee, I think he was crying with relief and fatigue. I’ve never seen a reaction like that to a win in any sport – let alone tennis. You let it all out, Andy. Cry all the hurt away.

  8. Eva says:

    Wonderful. Human. Love him.

  9. Louisa says:

    Love him so much and missed him too. He’s an amazing player and an even better man.

  10. Tiffany says:

    Hey, we have all been there whether it is a deadline you finally made to coming back from a injury to play again. Sometimes you just need a good cry.

    I am glad that the commentators did not make fun of him during that time. YES, I am looking at you idiots from the Dodgers/Braves game earlier this week,

  11. Giddy says:

    OMG! Eight hours? Brutal is right.

  12. Amandacadabra says:

    Feminist Prince! LOVE IT, and love him. Class act.

  13. Nicegirl says:

    Thank you Kaiser, this is beautiful!!!

    Love your tennis love lady

  14. Ana says:

    I love this man, such a class act.

  15. Brian Brown says:

    He’s so cute.

  16. Jessica says:

    We’ve missed him and need him back on the tour – but he pulled out of the tournament and next week in Toronto. I’m getting worried he’ll miss the US Open too. Actually, I’m getting worried that this injury is more serious than we think.

    • Anilla says:

      I might be wrong here, but I think they are trying to fix something that has never been fixed before in a professional athlete. I thought I saw a report where they were talking about how his team is pretty much trying to rewrite what might be possible to properly rehabilitate.

  17. Ms says:

    Anduy has always been a big crier, which is why I always find it weird people describe him as stoic. There are probably a dozen videos of him weeping. I actually find it kind of disarming in a charming way. He is my favorite player – I’ve missed him 😍

  18. Juliet says:

    Andy’s a hero and when he cries, he cries from the heart. He’s human, he’s entitled to cry. He deserved his win after nearly a year off court – and at least he’s not like Marin Cilic in the Wimbledon 2017 Final. Marin Cilic couldn’t face the fact he was losing to Roger Federer – so he said he was injured. And when he cried, Cilic blew his nose into his towel. Andy would never do that. God bless you Andy. We love you!

  19. Biggles says:

    Good God I love this man. I’ve missed him so much, both on and off the tennis court. Love his game, love his thoughts off court, love his willingness to get involved and wade in even on the tricky subjects. Damn he’s got heart.

    All the honks for Andy. More Andy always!

    • Juliet says:

      You can’t NOT love him. Andy’s sweet, loving and humble. It was painful to see him crying his heart out – but it shows he’s got a heart. He’s a great player and a lovely guy. God bless you and yours Andy. Lots of love!

  20. Alice says:

    Thanks Kaiser for posting. It’s nice to know we’re all human at the end of the day. For some reason it comforts me that celebrities have breakdowns as well. 🙂

    • Juliet says:

      Of course we’re all human, Alice. We love Andy because he’s got style and grace. Although if he is going to cry on court, somebody should bring him a tissue or a hanky to wipe his eyes. But that doesn’t stop us loving Andy – as we all do.

  21. Juliet says:

    I can’t get over the fact that there was no sign of his mother Judy. If she’s supposed to love her son – which she seems to do – you’d have thought she would’ve been there to comfort him when he was so upset – but she wasn’t. She could’ve given him a hug and said”, Don’t cry, son.” or”, Well done, you won!”, but not a sign of her. Seems funny, that.