Learning from individual sporting achievement: “Murray has never made an excuse for failure…”

There was a long time when the US and Australia dominated world tennis. Not any more it seems. One of the new dynamics in individual sport is the internationalisation of sporting champions. This is a great conversation snipped from Newsnight Scotland last night with Alex Massey, Dani Garavelli and Rob Robertson.

What could Andy Murray’s win do for or tell us about contemporary Scotland? Or indeed any small nation?

Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty