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Andy Murray corrects reporter’s ‘sexist’ question

/ 04:28 PM July 13, 2017

Britain’s Andy Murray celebrates after winning a point against Argentina’s Juan Martin Del Potro during their tennis match at the Roland Garros 2017 French Open on June 3, 2017 in Paris. / AFP PHOTO / FRANCOIS XAVIER MARIT

When top-ranked Brit Andy Murray faced reporters after losing to American Sam Querrey in the Wimbledon quarterfinals, he still had his priorities straight.

The reporter starts, “Sam is the first U.S. player to reach a major semi-final since 2009…”

“Male player,” says Murray.

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“Yes, first male player, that’s for sure,” the reporter responds, though Murray is far from amused.

Mom Judy Murray approves:


Despite the lack of recognition of their achievements, American female tennis players outperform American men in world rankings. In general, women in professional sports still receive less media coverage than their male counterparts.

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This is not Murray’s first time to interject a reporter for an oversight, and probably not his last either. In the 2016 Olympics, he corrected BBC reporter John Inverdale who congratulated him for being the first to win two gold medals in tennis.

“Venus [Williams] and Serena [Williams] have won four each,” he said.

While his chance of winning this year’s Wimbledon is gone, the Glasgow-born athlete is still ace in other aspects. Niña V. Guno/JB

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