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 [email protected]
@@ 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.