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Andy's wit and wisdom « on: July 10, 2013, 02:00 PM »
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Andy has long been recognised as possessing a subtle and sometimes wicked sense of humour, once memorably described as so dry at times it constituted a fire hazard. Time we started recording some of these gems. Prompted to start this thread by his marvellous response to the journo who asked if he'd slept with his trophy ( Slam Winners often do, as they're usually in hotel rooms). Andy of course, was at home.   
His quickfire response: " What? No. Who knows, tonight it might get lucky"  I'll be racking my brains for other gems to record, and watching out for new ones.
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Re: Andy's wit and wisdom « Reply #1 on: July 10, 2013, 02:02 PM »
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http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/tennis/wimbledon-2012-andy-murrays-top-906016
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Re: Andy's wit and wisdom « Reply #2 on: July 10, 2013, 02:04 PM »
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Last 3 videos of that article don't load.... because they were on our channel and YouTube has closed it. Frown
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Re: Andy's wit and wisdom « Reply #3 on: July 10, 2013, 02:04 PM »
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"I can cry like Roger. It's a shame I can't play like him."

Australian Open final, 2010.
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Re: Andy's wit and wisdom « Reply #4 on: July 10, 2013, 02:12 PM »
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From a recent press conference.  ( I paraphrase)
 Q " Andy, how would you describe the pressure you're under to do well here?"
Andy ( deadpan)  " What do you want, words, grading , Stats?"
 Q (Oblivious) " Grading " 
Andy ( still deadpanning) Seven or eight out of ten, I guess
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Re: Andy's wit and wisdom « Reply #5 on: July 10, 2013, 02:18 PM »
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Post Llodra match, AO 2012

Q: "What happens tonight? Do you sleep..watch tennis..watch a movie?"

A: "No, I'm going to out and get hammered, drunk."
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Re: Andy's wit and wisdom « Reply #6 on: July 10, 2013, 02:31 PM »
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Female interviewer " So when are you going to pop the question, Andy?"
Andy " Are you kidding? I've only just met you!"
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Re: Andy's wit and wisdom « Reply #7 on: July 10, 2013, 02:33 PM »
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Interviewer: "What do you think Fred Perry would say to you now"
Andy: "Why aren't you wearing my kit"

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Re: Andy's wit and wisdom « Reply #8 on: July 10, 2013, 02:55 PM »
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 Ivan Lendl, tells some of the dirtiest jokes in tennis, and has been described as “an equal opportunities offender”, whose locker-room gags were said by John McEnroe to be “dubious at best”. However, Lendl revealed: “Andy’s sense of humour is almost as sick as mine.”
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Re: Andy's wit and wisdom « Reply #9 on: July 10, 2013, 02:56 PM »
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Reporter: Why don't you laugh more in interviews?

Andy: You guys really aren't very funny.
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Re: Andy's wit and wisdom « Reply #10 on: July 10, 2013, 03:25 PM »
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Great thread!

"I'm trying my tits off" always makes me laugh - from RG last year I think.
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Re: Andy's wit and wisdom « Reply #11 on: July 10, 2013, 03:56 PM »
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I remember the match but have checked the details.

Rotterdam 2009

Nadal v Murray Final

Murray wins first set 6-3 but is broken early in the second. Nadal then injures his knee and the trainer is called in. Because of the injury he cannot win a game on serve but still manages to break Andy on his and win the second set 6-4. The third set Murray wins 6-0.

At the presentation Nadal does not mention his injury and says  "I want to congratulate Andy for this tournament, he started the year very well."

Andy's response "Sorry to Rafa I know he hurt his leg at the start of the second set. It shows how good a player he is - he was still managing to beat me on one leg."
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Re: Andy's wit and wisdom « Reply #12 on: July 10, 2013, 04:17 PM »
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"I can cry like Roger. It's a shame I can't play like him."

Australian Open final, 2010.


Um..that's hardly witty. Thought this was supposed to be a light-hearted thread Rolling Eyes
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Re: Andy's wit and wisdom « Reply #13 on: July 10, 2013, 04:49 PM »
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At a press conference on the eve of the 2012 Wimbledon final, Andy was asked by a foreign reporter if Fred Perry would be looking over him during the match.  A seriously deadpan Andy replied in a deliciously husky drawl  'But he's dead, isn't he?'  The reporter explained it might be by way of a benediction.  Andy's face was a picture of quizzical and polite concentration as he drily replied 'Yeah... well... I hope so...'  All this while the UK hacks were laughing their heads off,

On a slightly different note, Andy was playing Matosevic in the second round at Queen's a few weeks ago,  Andy was on fire, it was cold and windy, and the Australian was being completely outclassed.  Andy was running him ragged, side to side, top to bottom and inside out.  He finally yelled out at the top of his voice and in heartfelt despair 'Why the f@@@ did I bother?'  The camera went instantly to Kim and Leon Smith who were both laughing, not unkindly, but they knew it had come from the heart. 
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Re: Andy's wit and wisdom « Reply #14 on: January 20, 2014, 11:49 PM »
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On smashing his racquet in frustration at not closing out the third set against lucky loser Stepane Robert en route to winning 4th round at AO 2014

Interviiewer: Did you want it to die?

AM: (laughs) Well it's not living; I didn't actually kill it. But Yeah it bit the dust.
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