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Friday, 14 July 2017

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Andy Murray being pedantic

Andy Murray is being hailed as a hero among sports women the world over this week, for being "automatically programmed to credit the accomplishments of women", however he refuted the claims later stating that he just cant help being a pedant.

The confusion arose from this post-match interview question, following his loss to Sam Querrey:

REPORTER: Sam is the first US player to reach a major semi-final since 2009

ANDY MURRAY: Male Player

REPORTER: I beg your pardon?

ANDY MURRAY: Male Player, right?

Whilst the internet immediately went wild for Andy "correcting the American journalist who ignored the achievements of female tennis players" they missed Andy's later explanation: "each journalist only get's 60 seconds to ask post-match questions, I think this guy omitted a single word in an effort to ask his question quickly, so all I did was made sure he didn't mislead anyone".

We have now got hold of the transcript from the rest of the interview:

REPORTER: Do you think Sam exploited your injury today Andy, by making the court play a little wider?

ANDY MURRAY: The court is 27 feet wide, I think he played the court 27 feet wide.

REPORTER: OK thanks Andy. And what do you make of your thousands of supporters, lining Murray Mound today?

ANDY MURRAY: It was about 950 and it's called Henman Hill.

REPORTER: Sure. And do you still think you can win again here on the grass on Centre court?

ANDY MURRAY: Perennial Ryegrass

REPORTER: Sorry?

ANDY MURRAY: Perennial Ryegrass is the type of grass seed they use.

REPORTER: Right you are Andy. So, do you think you need to rest your hip injury, maybe miss the US Open and return fresh for Melbourne?

ANDY MURRAY: I'm not a medical professional. How…how would I have that information already?

REPORTER: Of course. Changing subject then, you must be looking forward to being a Dad again at the end of the year.

ANDY MURRAY: I'm a Dad now.

REPORTER: Right, sorry.

ANDY MURRAY: It could be the start of January next year actually.

REPORTER: Wow, thanks Andy. Always a pleasure.

ANDY MURRAY: Well this one was for sure, but it's not always the case.

We sent this fresh information to Prime Minister Theresa May earlier. She shed a little tear as has just shelled out another £300,000 for a statue of Andy Murray wearing a kilt. She was hoping to unveil this during October's National Women's sports week, but now needs to figure out another method to waste the UK taxpayers money.

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