Andy Murray: unlikely hero

Yes, THAT Andy Murray


Andy Murray has weighed in on the on-going row over the gender pay gap in tennis, and has called it right: 'I think there should be equal pay, 100%,' the world number-two tennis player said.

But it's not the first time we've thought, 'Hey, that Andy Murray, he's OK actually.' In fact, rather than just being a somewhat grumpy Scottish ball-botherer, he's actually a bit of a hero. Consider the evidence. 


The time he hired a female coach, and called out the unfair treatment she received

In 2014, Andy appointed Amelie Mauresmo to be his coach. Later, he pointed out that she'd been judged far more harshly than her male predecessors: 'The staggering thing was that she was slated every time I lost, which is something my former coaches never, ever experienced. It wasn’t right.'


The time he wasn't afraid to use the f word

'Have I become a feminist? Well, if being a feminist is about fighting so that a woman is treated like a man then yes, I suppose I have.'


The time the Murray family Christmas made us laugh




And again


The time he had a sense of humour


The time he won the Olympics by being really good at tennis

And the Wimbledon, and the US Open, and the Davis Cup. He's REALLY good, you guys! 


The time he won the Olympics in a different sense

By being cute with a kid


We love you Andy. You're definitely way better than Tim Henman. 

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