breaking !! Jamie Murray has blasted fellow British Tennis Star Dan Evans for making junks in his carrier.
The fracturing of British tennis continues apace with Jamie Murray returning the serve that Dan Evans had delivered at the status of doubles within the domestic game.
Davis Cup doubles star Murray dismissed his singles team-mate’s analysis as ‘lazy’, ‘dumb’ and ‘nonsense’, and accused him of making a hash of his career in an excoriating counter attack. For good measure he compared his superior earnings to those of the 28-year-old Midlander.
Murray called for all achievements of all British players to be celebrated, and insisted that he works as hard as players in the more lucrative – if more ferociously competitive – world of singles.The 32-year-old Scot was talking in response to Evans’ comments to Sportsmail that doubles is given too high a priority, and that young players should always aspire to a singles career. He has certainly sparked a debate, if that was his aim.
While describing Evans as a friend who ‘shoots from the hip’, Murray – winner of four mixed and two men’s doubles Grand Slam titles – did not hold back his response.’For me it is lazy comments to make,’ said Murray, who with Bruno Soares edged through to the Australian Open quarter-finals, after saving three match points against Nikola Mektic and Kevin Krawietz.
‘It is ill-informed and dumb really. Also, to question the reason that we are on the doubles tour is because we don’t work as hard as the singles guys is just total nonsense. I’ve been playing the tour since 2007, travelling the world, working my ass off to stay at the top of the game and make a living for myself.
‘To come from someone who really hasn’t applied himself as much as he should… he has made a hash of his career with his decision-making and stuff.’