Tuesday 17 October 2017

Double delight for Andy Murray as Sherlock fist-pump follows Wimbledon victory

Benedict Cumberbatch and wife Sophie Hunter were in the Centre Court crowd to see Andy Murray crowned Wimbledon champion
Benedict Cumberbatch and wife Sophie Hunter were in the Centre Court crowd to see Andy Murray crowned Wimbledon champion

Despite the emotions of having just won his second Wimbledon title, Andy Murray still had enough energy left to be able to fist-pump at news more Sherlock episodes are being filmed.

The 29-year-old spoke to Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch and his wife Sophie Hunter after his win, and could not contain his joy at meeting the actor.

Clutching his trophy, Murray told the star: "I'm a massive fan. A huge, huge fan."

Cumberbatch responded: "Likewise, likewise, thank-you very much... Really, it was very inspiring to watch. Really."

However, Murray was more interested in finding out about what the actor is "up to" than taking compliments.

The Imitation Game actor said: "I'm doing Sherlock at the moment."

World number two Murray, in a video posted on Wimbledon's Facebook page, is then seen breaking into a smile and doing a fist-pump.

After Cumberbatch comments "yeah, for that fist-pump", Murray asks him how many episodes, and is told "only three".

The Oscar-nominated actor also asked Murray about how his baby daughter Sophia is doing and was told she is "great" and had slept through the last three nights.

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