Andy Murray corrects reporter’s ‘sexist’ question
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.
“Yes, first male player, that’s for sure,” the reporter responds, though Murray is far from amused.
— Jamie (@_JamieMac_) July 12, 2017
Mom Judy Murray approves:
That’s my boy. ❤️ https://t.co/ldZUQ2wbZj
— judy murray (@JudyMurray) July 12, 2017
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.
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.
My favorite genre is Murray doing this to reporters pic.twitter.com/CKs8HS0Fn7
— Ashley (@ashcech) July 12, 2017
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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