Following his shock 3-6, 6-4, 6-7 (4), 6-1, 6-1 Wimbledon loss to American Sam Querrey, Murray was faced with the seemingly simple statement that his opponent was the first US competitor to reach the semis of a Grand Slam in eight years.
Murray seized the moment to remind the room that fact isn’t strictly true: Querrey is merely the first male player to do so.
Reporter: Sam is the first US player to reach a major semifinal since 2009…
Andy Murray: Male player.
— Joe Crann (@YesWeCrann) July 12, 2017
John Inverdale: you’re 1st person to win 2 Olympic tennis golds! Andy Murray: “Venus and Serena have won four each” pic.twitter.com/R1xU3PVulB
— Mary Mc Intyre (@Mc1988) August 15, 2016
As for the response to Murray’s actions? Well, his mum is chuffed, for one.