During Andy Murray’s victory over Guido Pella in the Davis Cup the Scot had to leave the court during the third set, clearly in a lot of pain, for a medical time-out.
Murray has since explained why it was necessary to leave the court, as opposed to being treated in sight, and all we can say is: Thank you, Andy Murray, for thinking of us all. Thank you, kind sir.
#GBRARG @andy_murray was asked why he left the court for his medical time out. His response was, well, honest… pic.twitter.com/polSlEbxcm
— Davis Cup (@DavisCup) September 18, 2016
Isn’t that the most Murray thing ever? As serious as you like, explaining to the press after drawing Great Britain level in the semi-final tie against Argentina that, actually, “I can’t get my nuts out on the court.”
Murray has had a hectic summer, and had already racked up more than eight hours of tennis in this tie, so it was pretty remarkable the world number two even had the energy to drag himself onto the court at Glasgow’s Emirates Arena.
On his injury he said: “I just have a lot of pain in my right quad. I need a rest. I’ve played so much tennis this summer.”
You get your rest Andy, because that was a close call.