Tennis TV Davis Cup
- Murray asked how teammate Dominic Inglot would celebrate cup victory
- Replied that Inglot has a ‘little girlfriend on the go here in Glasgow’
- But the player already has a girlfriend of six months at home in London
- Murray was unaware that Inglot had partner and that joke would backfire
He is notorious for remaining tight-lipped about his personal life in interviews.
And last night Davis Cup team-mate Dominic Inglot must have hoped Andy Murray would extend the same privacy to his fellow players.
Asked by Eurosport presenter Annabel Croft how the team would celebrate following victory over the United States, Murray was quick to point out that his 29-year-old team-mate has a ‘little girlfriend on the go here in Glasgow’.
Quiet Andy! Murray, far left, with Anabel Croft, his brother Jamie, centre, and a mortifies Dominic Inglot
Tweet: Dominic Inglot appeared eager to set the record straight on Twitter following Murray's joke
Unfortunately for Inglot, he already has a girlfriend of six months at home in London.
The jokey stitch-up left Murray in hysterics as the team sheepishly shuffled away from the disastrous interview.
A source close to the team last night explained that Murray was unaware Inglot has a girlfriend in London and did not know that the joke would backfire on his team mate.
But a spokesperson for the Lawn Tennis Association last night dismissed the stitch-up as ‘pure banter’. Laura Lord of the LTA said it was ‘just a bunch of guys messing around’.
Inglot, from Chiswick, was only playing his second Davis Cup match and, as a specialist in doubles, is not someone Murray habitually spends much time with although they are friends.
Great Britain yesterday celebrated a 3-2 victory over the US to reach the quarter finals of the Davis Cup. Above, Murray celebrates during the First Round Tie of the Davis Cup
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