Irritated Murray walks out of post-match interview
BBC interviewer Gary Richardson, trying to be a tad too smart, learned that even Murray can get frustrated — when being asked some awkward questions which clearly miffed the crowd favourite.
When soft-spoken Andy Murray walks off a post-match interview, you've certainly done something wrong.
BBC interviewer Gary Richardson, trying to be a tad too smart, learned that even Murray can get frustrated — when being asked some awkward questions which clearly miffed the crowd favourite who had just come back from a gruelling five-setter against Fernando Verdasco.
Murray, who was two sets down, eventually won 4-6, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4, 7-5 — but Richardson took a slightly negative approach with his questions. Impressed by the presence of former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson at the match, he asked Murray: "Sir Alex Ferguson has been known to go into the dressing room after matches and give his players a bit of the hairdryer treatment. Will (Ivan) Lendl (Murray's coach) say some things to you, Andy, to sort of gee you up?"
Murray shot back: "I don't see why I should get told off for that. I fought as hard as I could, tried incredibly hard, chased every single ball down and I came through an incredibly tough match."
Richardson got the hint and asked him a slightly positive question: "It is a fantastic achievement to reach another Wimbledon semi-final, brilliant for you, such character?" to which Murray replied: "Yes it is. It's a very difficult thing to do." He then turned his back on Richardson and walked off — leaving the interviewer saying something like, "I thought we were going to share a..." few questions? No, Gary, no.
The Scot tweeted later on to not be too hard on Richardson: "Don't be too hard on garry richardson he had a bad day and he apologised afterwards." (sic).
But maybe it was too late. Richardson had already faced the ire of fans on the micro-blogging site.
Click here to read a more detailed London Evening Standard report. You can watch a YouTube video of the interview below.
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