Didn't see much of either match but from what I hear Murray was never in it, and the result and the performance have punctured the Murray hype.
Meanwhile, two letters from tonight's London Paper (the free sheet) show the lasting damage done by Andy's 'joke' about supporting anyone but England at football, and that Murray's PR blitz plus on court heroics, have won over some, but not everyone:
I want him to lose
Two years ago "British hero" Andy Murray publicly announced that he wanted England to lose in the World Cup. I'm publicly announcing that I want Andy Murray to lose at Wimbledon.
Matt, Sawbridgeworth.Murray the Man
In reply to your question "is Andy Murray now a genuine tennis hero?": he definately hasn't done enough to warrant hero status yet but I will admit that he is winning me over. Up until his match on Monday, I always thought of him as a whining adolescent with a bad attitude: a bit like Harry Enfield's Kevin the Teenager character.
But give him credit he seems to have grown up. He showed his passion to the crowd during the Gasquet match and they responded. And you have to admire his fight. He seemed genuinely humbled by the support he received, and he acknowledged the part it played in his victory. I'll be backing Murray from now on.Miles, Blackheath