Andy Murray bowed out of Wimbledon overnight after losing to US player Sam Querrey.
And the Scot was in no mood for casual sexism in his post-match interview, as a reporter quickly discovered.
“Andy, Sam is the first American player to reach the semi-final of a Slam since 2009,” a reporter asks.
“Male player,” Murray interrupted.
“I beg your pardon?” the reporter is heard saying.
“Male player, right?” Murray repeated.
“Yes, first male player, that’s for sure,” the reporter said.
— Jamie (@_JamieMac_) July 12, 2017
Andy wasn’t laughing though the reporter was. US superstar Serena Williams has made just about every grand slam semi-final since 2009. Venus Williams and two other American female players have also reached the semi-finals since 2009.
It’s not the first time Murray has reminded a journalist of the sport’s female champions.
After his gold medal at the Rio Olympics last year he was congratulated on being the first tennis player to ever win two gold medals.
Except he wasn’t. As Murray reminded the BBC commentator the Williams sisters have each won four gold medals.
My favorite genre is Murray doing this to reporters pic.twitter.com/CKs8HS0Fn7
— Ashley (@ashcech) July 12, 2017
There is a reason Murray is being dubbed a feminist hero in the sport. While others might not deem casual sexism unreasonable, or even register it, Murray is unwilling to overlook it.