“Would Marry Roger”: Andy Murray Responds to a Tricky Question About Big Three

Published 09/19/2020, 6:31 AM EDT


Former World No.1 Andy Murray recently gave an interview to pridelife.com. One hilarious question compelled Andy to choose whom he would snog, marry, and avoid between Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic. It was a challenging and perplexing question for the 33-year-old Brit.

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Oh, God! I’m not going to give you an avoid,” replied an anxious Murray.

He threw his head back and started laughing, probably wishing he was under pressure in a match rather than an interview. However, he gathered his wits and gave a diplomatic answer.

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‘I’m not avoiding anyone’- Andy Murray

Andy Murray in action at US Open 2020. Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY Sports

“Can I have an alternative to avoid?” pleaded the 3-time Grand Slam winner. “Or I’ll get crucified by whoever I pick.” 

Murray answered in such a way as if he didn’t want to be a part of any future trouble or controversy. He knew that whoever he would pick as the answer for the ‘avoid’ question, the fans of that particular player would not accept it readily. He might face a backlash later. Hence, he acted smartly.

There is, however, also a possibility that he did not wish to trivialize or disrespect any member of the ‘Big Three’. All of them have achieved great heights. All of them have been inspirations to many people. Murray certainly didn’t want to insult anyone. After thinking a lot, he finally comes up with an answer. But, he took a step back and decided not to ‘avoid’ anyone.

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“I would marry Roger and then I would have to snog the other two (Djokovic and Nadal). I know it’s a cop-out but I’m not avoiding anyone,” Murray told pridelife.

Scrutinizing the statement, one can easily conclude that he would have avoided either Nadal or Djokovic. But Murray opted to avoid the ‘avoid’ part of the question and answered it very strategically.

Andy Murray is not playing at the Italian Open 2020. After a humiliating defeat at Round 2 of US Open 2020, in straight sets, the 33-year-old Briton is eagerly waiting to return at the French Open 2020, which starts on September 27, 2020.

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Anshul Singh is a tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 500 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

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