I watched the ESPN repeat of the semis between Murray and Federer and during the 4th set; Federer put his first finger to his one eye and looked towards Murray. But before this; he said something to Murray which the commentator stated later on that it was concerning Murray given up during a rally? I was puzzle why Federer would be so concern with Murray's competitiveness since Murray was handling Federer pretty well.
Can someone explain what lead up to this event? I just do not get it! What did I miss out on?
From Andy Murray's interview:
Q. How surprised were you by what he shouted when you were at the net at 6 5 in the fourth? You had a funny look on your face at that point.
ANDY MURRAY: I mean, I wasn't that surprised. I mean, stuff like that happens daily in tennis matches. You know, in sport, the stuff that some people say on football pitches and in basketball and all sorts of sports. I mean, it was very, very mild in comparison to what happens in other sports. It's just one of those things.
Q. Did it rattle you at all?
ANDY MURRAY: No. I think it didn't rattle me. I think he raised his game, you know, and that's what happens. Sometimes guys need to get, you know, emotion into the match.
He definitely raised his level and played in that game I think he hit two balls onto the line and was extremely aggressive after that.
Q. Can you repeat what he said?
ANDY MURRAY: It's not relevant what he said. You know, it doesn't really matter. It's something that happens, like I say, all the time on tennis courts, in sport, all the time.
Especially when it's a one on one sort of individual combat. It's not relevant. There's no hard feelings.
Q. Was it a word that we might struggle to get in our newspapers?
ANDY MURRAY: It's not relevant what was said, you know. I'm sure Roger won't talk about it and I have no interest in discussing it either, because, like I say, it happens all the time.
People will want to make a big deal of it and it isn't really a big deal.
Found out that the actual exchange was edited down from about 15 seconds to 5 seconds. I guess they wanted to protect pro tennis and Federer's image. I find that shocking.