Aug 6th, 2012 by Ross Edwards
Andy Murray’s gold medal win over Roger Federer is one of the feel-good moments of this year’s Olympics. Murray lost to Federer in front of his home crowd at the 2012 Wimbledon Championships, and then avenged his loss last week to win the Olympic gold. Since Murray won in front of the bigger crowd, I’m going to go ahead and say the Olympic Gold means more than the Wimbledon win. Since he had just lost to Federer, Andy Murray won as the plucky underdog, which makes his story even better, despite the fact that with this win he’s actually beaten Federer more times than he’s lost to him.
Andy Murray bought himself a Ferrari in 2009, when he was just 22 years old to cheer himself up after breaking up with his girlfriend. He bought The Ferrari second hand for about £100,000 (about $150,000 U.S.) saving himself about £50,000 off the cost of a new F430. According to Murray’s World, Andy was expected to pay somewhere around £100,000 per year to insure the supercar, which is absolutely absurd.
Murray reportedly got rid of the Ferrari F430, citing that he didn’t like the way he looked in it. According to Daily Record, Andy Murray said the Ferrari was “an unbelievable car and I love driving it. However, I don’t like getting out of it. It’s a poser’s car and I don’t enjoy drawing attention to myself.” Admirable. I wonder what Murray settled on to slake his thirst for supercars without drawing too much attention. The Porsche Panamera Turbo S wouldn’t be a bad choice.
Image via Murray’s World.