Here Is Something Nice

Preface: This shouldn't be special, but it is. Andy Murray doesn't get a cookie for exhibiting basic decency, but he does get credit for raising the bar on what we can expect from male players in any sport.

Tennis player Andy Murray is seated at a table during a press conference. Offscreen, a male reporter begins to ask him a question.

Reporter: Sam is the first U.S. player to reach a major semi-final since twenty-oh-nine. How would you describe—

Murray: Male player.

Reporter: I beg your pardon?

Murray: Male player, right? Yeah.

Reporter: Yes. First male player, that's for sure.

The reporter laughs and others in the room laugh. Andy Murray stares at him, unsmiling, waiting for the rest of his question.
Judy Murray, who is Andy Murray's mother, responded on Twitter.

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