Murray in Munich: A Multimedia Experience
Earlier today, Andy Murray was able to win two matches on the trot after a rain washout forced the organisers of the ATP tournament in Munich to reschedule. In addition to reaching the first clay court final of his career, the World No. 3 also bumped shoulders — quite literally — with Lukas Rosol and, later today, found himself entangled in Brooklyn Decker’s and Andy Roddick’s baby announcement.
Lukas Rosol is hardly an unknown quantity when it comes to little maneuvers outside the lines to try and distract his opponents. Today’s quarterfinal in Munich was no different; when the Czech bumped into Murray during a change of ends, the reigning Australian Open runner-up was, well, not amused and talked to the supervisor, giving the World No. 41 a piece of his and (allegedly) everyone else’s mind.
It’s hardly the first time that Rosol has proven to be the locker room’s resident villain. Rafael Nadal’s meticulously placed water bottles can tell a story, and we all know how Tomas Berdych feels about his compatriot.
Don’t you? Or #DOYOU?
The former Wimbledon winner went on to defend his outburst: “I was told by my father that if you get pushed around then you stick up for yourself.”
Murray eventually won his quarter- as well as semifinal match and will contest the first ATP clay court finals of his career. His opponent will be local favourite Philipp Kohlschreiber – funnily enough the pair looks slated to meet in the second round of Madrid on Tuesday or Wednesday next week.
The joys of fatherho-… wait, who?
Later on Saturday, the World No. 3 then found himself in the slightly awkward position of being intertwined in the pregnancy announcement of Andy Roddick and Brooklyn Decker.
Decker tweeted a picture of herself and the congratulations from friends and tennis players started flooding in:
A little later, good friend Chrissy Teigen chimed in, sending Decker a screenshot of people magazine getting their Andys a little mixed up – and Murray was promptly asked to weigh in on whether his wife was aware of this, leading to even more hilarity.
Never change, tennis. Never change.
What did you make of Murray’s and Rosol’s incident? Sound off in the comments!
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