British tennis player Andy Murray has just been eliminated from Wimbledon by American Sam Querrey, but people are talking more about his postgame interview rather than the loss itself.
In the press conference, a reporter can be heard asking off-camera: “Andy, Sam is the first U.S. player to reach a major semifinal since 2009. How would you describe the—?”
When Murray casually interferes: “Male player.”
Pause. “I beg your pardon?” the reporter asks.
“Male player, right?” Murray repeats.
You see, Serena Williams has won 12 Grand Slam tournaments since 2009. TWELVE.
The reporter tried to laugh this one off, but Murray – who is currently ranked as the no. 1 male player in the world – was taking none of it. Social media praised Murray for refusing to allow “casual sexism”, and his mother, Judy, tweeted proudly: “That’s my boy.”