The BBC was left in apology mode when a frustrated Andy Murray dropped the F-bomb during the live telecast of his quarterfinal match against Fernando Verdasco.
After losing the first two sets in a rare exhibition, Murray sat down at his chair and yelled,
“What the f*** are you doing?”
It was clearly heard by the millions following the broadcast of their hero as he attempted to rally back into the match.
BBC announcer Andrew Castle apologized for the “colorful language” and he added that he could understand the frustration felt by the British player.
It seemed to work, as Murray came back to win the next two sets convincingly.
In a tournament plagued with top seeds early departures, Murray had a lot of pressure to win this match at home.
He won the third and fourth sets easily, but Verdasco gave him a hard time in the last set, which was tied at five until Murray managed to break the Spaniard’s serve.
Fortunately, for the British audience, who has backed Murray for years, he managed to win the match and advance to the semifinals.
Verdasco is ranked No. 54 in the world ranking and was not expected to give Murray too much difficulty on paper, but the match told another story.
The clearly frustrated Murray, settled down to win relatively comfortably and advance a step closer to the title, which he hasn’t won yet.
Murray’s final score against Spanish player Fernando Verdasco was, 4-6, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4, 7-5.
The crowd was certainly entertained by the dramatic match as it was unclear until the last set, who would win.
Andy Murray didn’t disappoint and kept the crowd cheering loudly throughout the match. Wimbledon 2013 is still within his grasp and the British crowd will once again come out in force to their star shine.
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