PLAYER NEWS 2013
Murray Answers Fans Who #AskAndy
by ATP Staff|
Andy Murray needed something to do. Finding himself with down time in his preparation for the 2014 season on the ATP World Tour, the World No. 4 opened the floor to his almost-2.3 million followers on Twitter for a question-and-answer session with the hashtag #askandy.
The 26 year old revealed everything from his favourite cereal (frosted mini wheats) to his favourite tennis player (Andre Agassi) and what he finds most boring about the sport (his own voice). Other tennis players have given direct access to fans through social media, including Roger Federer and his #AskRF hashtag.
Murray showed his sense of humour throughout the two-hour session by taking a question from a fictional Twitter account written in the voice of the Wimbledon Roof, and by responding to former pro Darren Cahill, who asked the Scot about a wedding date for him and long-time girlfriend, Kim Sears. “Don’t start!” replied Murray.
Here are a few of Murray’s responses from the #askandy session:
@andy_murray: very bored in hotel room... shall we give a "Q and A" a go? #askandy
@andiekarenina: do you ever skype with your dogs? Be honest...:) #askandy
@andy_murray: yes often every couple of days
@tornadonarry: do you like cooking or do you get other people to cook for you haha #askandy
@andy_murray: i dont mind cooking! the problem is that what i cook tastes like dog food
@darren_cahill: when are you going to man-up and pop the question to that beautiful girlfriend of yours? #BeforeSheComesToHerSenses #askandy
@andy_murray: don't you start!
@WimbledonRoof: You didn't seem too pleased to see me at Wimbledon this year. Why do you hate me so much? #askandy #offendedroof
@andy_murray: because you change the way the court plays and you upset my rhythm
@AbdoAtef1: #askandy How many languages do u speak
@andy_murray: i've nearly got english down.. so 1
@FeeBarclay: Hot Topic: unpack bag when checkin to hotel or live our suitcase? #askandy @HellieLizzieJ @patsy_nev @perham_s @samantha_carr
@andy_murray: live out suitcase!! no question
@__alexsmith__: #askandy motivational advice (or any advice for that matter) for a young player??
@andy_murray: have fun... work hard and listen to your coach
@sthomas141: what is your favorite cereal? #askandy
@andy_murray: frosted mini wheats
@tconn2: describe your fans in one word? #askandy
@theyouthx: what do you think is the most boring thing in tennis?
@andy_murray: my voice?
@DirtyOldBroad What's been the best method you've found to help w/back flexibility after your surgery? #askandy
@andy_murray: pilates/gyrotonics by far
@karlcalaguas12: #askandy Do you have a PS4?
@andy_murray: yes but haven't played it yet
@tennis_planet_: do you like karaoke? If yes what do you like to sing? #askandy
@andy_murray: Losing my religion on Singstar Pro is my speciality... #monotone
@RoyTopol: who's your favourite tennis player of all time? And sportsman?
@andy_murray: Agassi for tennis and Muhammad Ali
Murray makes his return to the ATP World Tour after a three-month layoff due to a back injury. Murray won four titles in 2013, including a historic victory at Wimbledon. He is seeded third in Doha behind Rafael Nadal and David Ferrer.