Great Britain managed to pull-off a hefty scalp in the Davis Cup after disposing of former champions USA against the backdrop of a spirited and vocal Glaswegian crowd, but matters soon turned sour after the contest had been won.
Team GB’s best ranked player, Andy Murray, secured the victory over the Americans in Scotland with a decisive singles win of John Isner to queue scenes of joyous celebrations, but the former world no.3 got a little carried away with himself in front of the cameras.
It isn’t really in Murray’s make-up to intentionally upset the apple cart, so to speak, but the usually reserved 27-year-old dropped a big clanger, much to the sheer displeasure of one of his team-mates who had assisted in the triumph over the United States.
The two-time Grand Slam winner was being quizzed in front of the television cameras by Annabel Croft after overcoming Isner and was being asked how the team would celebrate in the evening, Murray proceeded to answer that Dominic Inglot, the team’s double specialist, had a special somebody to celebrate intimately with.
"Dom's got a little girlfriend on the go," he told the Eurosport cameras. Murray’s laughter from that point took a twist as it became apparent that Inglot found his comments far less funny.
The 29-year-old shook his head and responded “you’ve actually landed me in this because I have a girlfriend who will be watching this.”
After initially appearing to find his mishap even funnier in the seconds after Inglot spoke out, Murray soon came over to apologise to his buddy – but the damage was already done.
It is not known whether Inglot is actually playing away with his girlfriend; the Daily Telegraph claim that it could be reference to a member of the crowd who had been loudly appreciating Inglot over the course of the weekend.
Now that he may have ruined his friend’s lovelife, Murray can look forward to his own impending marriage – maybe Inglot won’t be invited in fear of revenge – as the 2013 Wimbledon winner prepares to tie-the-knot with long-term girlfriend and short-term fiancée Kim Sears.
The duo will get hitched in Murray’s own luxury hotel in Scotland before a busy summer season kicks-off. The current world no.5will be hoping to win the French Open for the first time, while also targeting a second Wimbledon crown a few weeks beyond that.
Murray’s engagement to Sears has coincided with a drastic return to form following an indifferent 2014 and he’ll hope that things only continue getting better once he becomes a husband.