Ranked as the number one men’s tennis player in the world, Andy Murray had no patience for a reporter’s casual sexism during the press conference following his Wimbledon loss.
The British champion was defeated by American Sam Querrey during the quarter finals on Friday, and fielded questions from journalists about the match and his hip injury. One particular comment, however, didn’t sit well with him.
“Andy, Sam is the first American player to reach the semi-final of a Slam since 2009,” a reporter began.
“Male player,” Murray interrupted.
“I beg your pardon?” the reporter responded.
“Male player, right?” Murray said.
“Yes, first male player, that’s for sure,” the reporter said with a laugh, while Murray sat facing the media with a completely straight face.
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— Carole Bouchard (@carole_bouchard) July 12, 2017