After a recent match against Argentina's Guido Pella in the semi-finals of the Davis Cup, Andy Murray provided some insight into his reason for requesting a medical timeout.
Much to the amusement of the reporters and journalists present at the press conference, the reigning Wimbledon champion gave a hilarious response: "The reason I had to go off is because I can't get my nuts out on the court. I mean I can't do that. So, that's why I was off the court."
Murray went on to clarify the situation by citing a thigh strain that he suffered during the game.
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The Scottish player stated: "The strapping had to be done very high up on my right leg and I needed to take my clothes off.
"I’ve never really had any muscle injuries before,” he explained. “That was worrying for me and thankfully I managed to get it done in straight sets. I was still moving OK, but when you get pain in your body it distracts you."
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This comes as a surprise as Murray has never pulled up with any muscle issues in the past. Therefore, one can understand why he decided to pause the game, in case the slight strain turned into something more serious.
In what was a thrilling tie between Great Britain and Argentina in the semi-finals of the Davis Cup, the South American nation were pushed to the very end by Murray and co., but eventually ran out as winners in the final game where Dan Evans lost to Leonardo Mayer in the tie-breaking singles encounter.
The Argentines had taken a commanding early 2-0 lead in the tie, which included a surprise win for Juan Martin del Potro over Murray in a gruelling five-hour match.
However, Britain came back to level the tie at 2-2 after Murray enjoyed consecutive singles and doubles victories, providing a glimmer of hope for the final encounter.
But, it was Mayer who had the final say as he sealed victory for Argentina after a 4-6 6-3 6-2 6-4 win over Evans, propelling the team into the final of the tournament, where they will face Croatia, who beat France in the semis by the same margin of 3-2.
Murray has enjoyed arguably his best year on the tennis court, winning the Wimbledon crown as well as retaining his gold medal at the Rio Olympics, in addition to an appearance in the finals of the French Open earlier in the summer, losing out to world number one, Novak Djokovic.
You can see Murray's brilliant press conference response in the video below.
In the more recent U.S. Open, the 29-year-old was defeated by Kei Nishikori in the quarter-finals of the competition, which proved to be an underwhelming outing for the second-ranked men's tennis player in the world.
Following Britain's exit in the Davis Cup, Murray shed light on his plans for the near future, stating that he might need to take a break before the start of the China Open on October 3.
This decision arrived after concerns of the thigh strain suffered against Pella, which indicated some signs of fatigue after a rather strenuous but fruitful year.
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