'That's my boy': Judy Murray praises Andy for correcting journalist

Andy Murray attracted praise from his mum after calling out a reporter who appeared to ignore the success of America's female tennis players.

Murray corrected a journalist who said Sam Querrey was the first US player to reach a major semi-final since 2009.

The world number one responded: "Male player."

The comment was made in a post-match press conference after defending champion Murray crashed out of Wimbledon's quarter-finals.

Judy Murray posted "That's my boy" along with a heart emoji, after re-tweeting the comments.

First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon also praised the defeated British star, tweeting: "What a star @andy_murray is - on and off the court."


More in this Section

Stephen Kenny: We must focus on ourselves - not Cork - in title run-in

Cavan name new senior football manager

Spike O'Sullivan to face former world champion next month

Northern Ireland midfielder calls time on 14-year international career


Today's Stories

How Limerick’s leaders created legends

It wasn't just the sun which shone brightly this summer........

Hurling can’t be Gaelic football's barometer

No country for old men in modern intercounty hurling

More From The Irish Examiner