Andy Murray crashed out of the Wimbledon quarter-finals last night, losing to Sam Querrey in five sets. Murray looked to be on course for another Wimbledon semi-final, as he took a 2 sets to 1 lead, coming through a gruelling 3rd set. And it looked like momentum was on his side, until the hip injury kicked in.
Murray could manage to win a total of two games in the final two sets, as his hip forced him to limit his movements. And when you can’t hold serve against a big-serving player, you are always going be in huge trouble.
Murray had to ultimately bow out, and in his post match presser he attributed his no-show in the last two sets to his aggravated hip injury.
But there was a ‘moment of genius’ from Murray in his press-conference where he pointed out a bout of casual sexism on part of a reporter.
The reporter said that Querrey is the first US Player to reach a major semi-final since 2009, to which Murray responded “First male player”, as Serena Williams has won 12 grand slam titles between 2009 and 2017.
That's my boy. ❤️ https://t.co/ldZUQ2wbZj
— judy murray (@JudyMurray) July 12, 2017
Sexism rows have been brought to the fore in Tennis in the recent past, and players all around have been working towards bringing about an end to it.
Even earlier in the tournament Murray vouched for female players getting as much representation on Centre Court and Court Number 1 as their male counterparts, something which the Wimbledon authorities did not pay much heed to.
Andy Murray is now contemplating a break from tennis as he needs to recuperate pretty quickly for the American summer.
Sam Querrey will now face Marin Cilic in the semi-finals, with Roger Federer and Tomas Berdych completing the semi-final men’s lineup.