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‘HURTFUL’ Andy Murray abused in street as men shout ‘you f*****g loser’ at him during walk with wife Kim after Wimbledon loss

SIR Andy Murray has revealed one of his lowest moments was being abused on the street following a loss at Wimbledon.

The tennis star told how he was out for a walk with his wife Kim when a bunch of men drove by in a car and screamed “You f*****g loser” at him



The incident occurred shortly after Murray had lost in the semi-finals of Wimbledon to Rafael Nadal in 2011 and was yet to win a Grand Slam title.

The 33-year-old said he normally brushed off the “terrible” things people say to him but admitted he was hurt by the insult as it happened at a time when his self-confidence was low.




He said: “People have said some terrible things to me, but I don’t let it bother me.

“But there was one time. I had just lost in the semis at Wimbledon against Rafael Nadal in 2011 and was walking down the street with my wife.

“Some guys drove past and screamed, ‘You f*****g loser!’ It was a period in my career where I was already doubting myself. I found it hurtful.”

Murray went on to win the Wimbledon singles title in 2013 and 2016 and also won the US Open in 2012.

He also denied that he was a grumpy person off-court despite his fiery temper when playing matches.

He said: “People see me on TV and think I am very intense, moody and difficult. But take me away from the court and I’m pretty laid-back.

“I don’t have a temper. I don’t break things; I don’t punch walls; I don’t shout and scream. But when I’m on the tennis court, I do.”


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