Andy Murray defeated Tomas Berdych 5-7, 6-2, 6-1, 7-6 in the U.S. Open men’s semifinals on Saturday afternoon, and then found his post-match press conference interrupted by a few Scottish party crashers, namely Sir Sean Connery and Sir Alex Ferguson, manager of Manchester United.
Connery, Ferguson, and Murray’s mom Judy popped into the large interview room under Arthur Ashe Stadium to lend their congrats to Murray, and in Judy’s case give her boy a hug after he just finished a three and a half hour match in difficult swirling conditions. Needless to say, the Scots know how to have a good time.
Here’s how the transcript read. It’s straight out of an SNL sketch.
Q. When you were a kid back in Scotland, I know you spent a lot of your time indoors…
SIR SEAN CONNERY: Excuse me for interrupting, but I just wanted to make a point. Where’s Alex? (Applause.) I don’t know where your mother is. There she is.
ANDY MURRAY: Thank you very much for coming. Are you going to be around tomorrow?
SIR SEAN CONNERY: Come on, Judy. Judy, Judy, Judy.
ANDY MURRAY: [To Judy] You smell of wine. (Laughter.)
JUDY MURRAY: He [Ferguson] made me have wine. He’s just been telling me that Scotland invented the world.
SIR ALEX FERGUSON: Been coming here the last three years to New York, and I explained how Scotland invented the world; today we invented the wine. (Laughter.)
SIR SEAN CONNERY: Today they conquered the world.
SIR ALEX FERGUSON: Very good. Fantastic.
ANDY MURRAY: See you after the match tomorrow.
SIR ALEX FERGUSON: Continue your interview.
Those Scots sure know how to have a good time. At least Judy Murray did.
I can only imagine the press conference on Monday evening if he actually wins this thing. Here are a few more pics of Andy and