Andy Murray quickly shuts down sexist reporter in epic fashion
Nicely played, Andy.
After bring knocked out of Wimbledon at the quarter-final stage, Andy Murray was forced to go through the post-match interview with reporters just moments after his devastating loss to US player, Sam Querrey.
However, his personal disappointment didn’t prevent him from standing up for his female counterparts.
Yes, when one reporter questioned Andy about the success of Sam Querrey, the Scottish champ was quick to point out he wasn’t the first.
Andy Murray stops a reporter's question to remind him there are female tennis players too. pic.twitter.com/MBTXHnrr0E
— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) July 12, 2017
— Nicole Gibbs (@Gibbsyyyy) July 12, 2017
Is Andy Murray the most doggedly feminist *male* player in tennis? This seems to happen every year, but he's always ready to call shit out. https://t.co/fQqKMYC4W4
— Stephen Thomas (@SWilliamThomas) July 12, 2017
Of course, Sam is not the first American player to reach a major semi-final since 2009, Serena Williams has done that many times since then, as well as Madison Keys, Coco Vandeweghe, Sloane Stephens and Venus Williams who did so the day before Andy's press conference.
And this isn’t the first time he has had to remind the sports media about female tennis star's achievements.
Last year, the 30-year-old quickly corrected another reporter who claimed he was the first person to win two gold medals in tennis at the Olympics - an accolade that both Serena and Venus Williams have won four times each.
Say what you will about Murray but so rare is the male athlete whose brain is so automatically programmed to credit accomplishments of women https://t.co/R29XBCGeEl
— Dawn Rhodes (@rhodes_dawn) July 12, 2017