Andy Murray is known more for his genius on the tennis court than for his witty sense of humour, but after his recent Davis Cup match, Murray is making news for his straightforward yet hilarious reply to a reporter’s question, as much as for his win against Argentine player Guido Pella.
The 29-year-old British player, speaking at a post-match press conference, was asked why exactly did he leave the court for medical treatment during the tie. The British No. 1 player came up with the most honest response he could. He said: “I had to go off the court because the strapping had to be done very high up on my right leg and I needed to take my clothes off. The reason I had to go off is because I can’t get my nuts out on court. I mean, I can’t do that.”
And he did not flinch or suppress a smile, even once. Complete with a deadpan expression, Murray did not shy away from answering the question, and why should he? It was a genuine medical concern, after all!
Murray had suffered a thigh injury during the match and needed his strapping to be reapplied. That required him to take off his shorts and we don’t quite think he would want to expose himself to thousands of fans who came to watch the match.
Despite the injury, Murray went on to win the match with ease.
— Davis Cup (@DavisCup) September 18, 2016
People loved Murray’s response which garnered so much of attention of the social media.
— Jonathan Tait (@jonnytait) September 19, 2016
— Rachel Tyler (@Rach22T) September 18, 2016
— keith martin (@keithyboy) September 18, 2016
It was a field day for Murray, wasn’t it!