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Andy Murray Beautifully Corrects Journalist Over Ignorance Of Serena Williams

Andy Murray Beautifully Corrects Journalist Over Ignorance Of Serena Williams
By Gavin Cooney Updated

Andy Murray's defence of his Wimbledon title is over: he has been beaten by American Sam Querrey in today's quarter-final, losing 3-6, 6-4, 6-7 (4), 6-1, 6-1. In truth, Murray was greatly hindered by a hip injury, losing the final two sets primarily as a result of the aggravating of the injury he had nursed coming into the tournament.

After the match, Murray admitted that the injury was "a little bit too sore today". In spite of defeat and his obvious discomfort, both physical and otherwise, the Scot was still sufficiently alert and willing to correct a journalist who was totally ignorant of the achievements of Serena Williams.

Murray was asked to comment on his opponent Querrey, who had become, in the word of the person asking the question, "the first American to qualify for the Wimbledon semi-finals since 2009".

He was quickly corrected.

Q: Andy, Sam is the first American player to reach the semi-final of a Slam since 2009...

Murray: Male player.

Q: Excuse me?

Murray: Male player.

Since Andy Roddick popped up in that 2009 semi-final, Serena Williams has won just the 13 Grand Slam titles, five of them at SW19. Her sister Venus made the final in 2009 and 2016.

Fair play to Murray, who has been consistent on this theme. After last year's Olympic final, Murray was told by John Inverdale after a four-hour marathon against Juan Martin Del Potro that he's the first person to ever win two Olympic gold medals. Murray's response?

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Venus and Serena have won four each.

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