Sunday 21 January 2018

What caused Andy Murray's foul-mouthed rant during the Wimbledon final?

Tom Morgan

Andy Murray was filmed berating his support staff with an expletive midway through the Wimbledon men's final after his coach Ivan Lendl apparently went for a toilet break during a nail-biting tie-break.

The world No 2 was caught on the BBC's live broadcast shouting "b***s***" and gesticulating wildly after going two sets ahead and inching towards his second All England Club crown.

Murray, 29, is believed to have spotted his tempestuous coach Lendl, 56, getting up and leaving after the player had won a crucial point.

Footage of Murray's furious response was caught on the live afternoon broadcast as a record 18 million were estimated to be tuning in for the encounter against Canadian Milos Raonic, 25, the sixth seed.

The flare up took place as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge looked on from the royal box, joined by Prime Minister David Cameron, Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Hollywood stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Bradley Cooper.

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