Andy Murray just called out a reporter for casual sexism


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Andy Murray may have been knocked out of Wimbledon 2017 yesterday, but that’s not the reason why people are talking about him this morning.

The number one seeded player made news in his post-match press conference yesterday when the subject of his winning competitor, Sam Querrey, came up.

A reporter brought up Querrey, calling him ‘the first US player to reach a major semi-final since 2009’ - despite the fact that Serena Williams has won a whopping 23 grand slams in her time.

Murray, ever the feminist, was quick to call out the reporter, interrupting him mid question to correct the mistake. ‘Male player’, he corrected him, ‘male player, right?’ to which the reporter quickly agreed, ‘yes the first male player – that’s for sure.’

andy murray sexism

It’s hardly surprising that Murray was quick to call out the mistake, with the 30-year-old surrounded by strong women: his wife Kim, his mother Judy and his daughter Sophia.

Judy was quick to praise her son’s correction, taking to Twitter to share the video, captioning it ‘That’s my boy’.

And this isn’t the first time that Murray has called out casual sexism on TV.

Just last year, the tennis player put BBC host John Inverdale in his place after he congratulated Murray for becoming the first player to win two tennis golds in the Olympics.

‘You’re the first person ever to win two Olympic tennis gold medals. That’s an extraordinary feat, isn’t it?’ said Inverdale, to which Murray replied, ‘I think Venus and Serena [Williams] have won about four each.’

Game: Murray.

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