In an awkward moment, ace Tennis player Andy Murray accidentally broke a special commemorative plate he had been given in the honour of his contribution to tennis in China. Murray was left very embarrassed after the memorabilia was smashed into several pieces during a photo-op on Monday. The footage of the goof-up was first shared by the Tennis star himself on his Instagram story with “Whoops” written in bold. Now, the clip has gone viral across social media platform and people couldn’t stop laughing.
The accident took place ahead of his return at the Shenzhen Open when he was being photographed with the prize when it slipped out of the open presentation box and shattered on the floor. The 31-year-old British player could be heard apologising as officials rushed to pick up the broken plate, saying “I’m so sorry” and putting his hand up to his face.
Not just netizens, even Murray’s mom Judy Murray too joined in to pull his leg.
He’s always loved a drop shot. https://t.co/TL3S7uTU17
— judy murray (@JudyMurray) September 25, 2018
Oh man 🤣🤣🤣 https://t.co/xGH3CBaZ4r
— Noel D’Souza (@Noel2589) September 25, 2018
— Patrice Touchard (@PatriceTouchard) September 24, 2018
It’s ok, it’s only 100 years old and worth £1M 😂😂
— Jan Moore (@Janny222) September 25, 2018
Didn’t Andy once drop the top of the Wimbledon trophy too.
— Lindsay Webb (@Born1947) September 24, 2018
Smashing the china… in China.
As long as he doesn’t drop his serve as well. https://t.co/w1dXOmnCag
— Angus Walker (@anguswalkertalk) September 24, 2018
Best smash in the game, in my opinion.🎾😁 https://t.co/mZsHkWxY1L
— ANDREW WESTON (@weston_andrew) September 24, 2018
probably one of favs 😂 https://t.co/Ljr80mKGg6
— Zaur0ra (@Zaur0ra) September 24, 2018
You shouldn’t laugh but it’s funny..😂 https://t.co/ANafXQGSZN
— Rory James O’Neill (@RoryONeill1990) September 24, 2018
The 31-year-old will face Zhizeng Zhang of China in what will be his penultimate competition of 2018 so he can spend time focusing on returning to peak condition for the 2019 season.