After his stunning quarterfinal upset loss to American Sam Querrey in the quarterfinals of Wimbledon, current world No. 1 Andy Murray reminded sports fans once again why he is considered one of the classiest athletes in the world.
During his post-match news conference, a reporter erroneously made the claim that Querrey was the first U.S. player to reach the semifinals at the All England Club since 2009 – forgetting the exploits of the Williams sisters and other Americans in the women’s game.
The two-time Wimbledon champion quickly corrected this gaff by interrupting the reporter and simply saying: “Male player.”
The reporter tried to laugh off the comment, but Murray appeared to be visibly annoyed.
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Murray’s mother, Judy, took to Twitter to show her appreciation for her son’s gesture.
Serena Williams alone has won 12 Grand Slam tournaments since 2009.
Murray dealt with a balky hip throughout his five set loss (3-6, 6-4, 6-7, 6-1, 6-1) to Querrey, and struggled with his body throughout the match against the big-serving American.
In spite of clearly not being at 100 percent, Murray gave credit to his opponent.
“I think I had chances in the first three sets,” Murray said. “The second set, I was up 4-3 and then got broken twice there. That obviously turned out to be an important part of the match. Maybe I could have got the match done in three sets there. Sam served extremely well at the end of the match and loosened up and was going for his shots.”