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Sean Connery crashes Andy Murray’s U.S. Open press conference

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Sean Connery was on hand to watch Andy Murray’s match, and then stopped by the press conference. (Getty Images)

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 Bond Connery:

Andy Murray Sean Connery

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Sean Connery Andy Murray

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  • Published On Sep 08, 2012
  • 11 comments
    MalcolmCare
    MalcolmCare

    007, B----- hypocrite! one of the prime movers for Scottish independance who couldn't get on the plane fast enough to get to London to bow the knee to receive hjs knighthood from the Queen. If he really believed in Scotland for the Scots he would have refused the honorific!!@

    RolandÖberg
    RolandÖberg

    God I wish I could have a drink with these people. God I wish I was a Scotsman. BTW, Sir Sean looks like a very healthy 82 yo chap. Skål as we say in Sweden ;-)

    /Sir Roland O'berg

    JimTave
    JimTave

    Sir Sean is looking a little frail.

    Wasana
    Wasana

    Alex Salmond must be getting on the plane just in case. Pathetic...

    MatthewNeiger
    MatthewNeiger

    I have to say, if Andy wins they should all get in a van and do a scooby-doo-esque mystery tour and film it.  I can't imagine more fun.

    nammie_d
    nammie_d

    You smell of wine: awkward!!! :P