American tennis player Sam Querrey (from our own San Francisco) beat top seeded and 2016 Men’s title holder Andy Murray of Great Britain in this year’s Wimbledon quarter finals. That was a big upset. But Andy’s interview after his loss is a class act.
A reporter, questioning Andy about his loss, said: Querrey was the "first US player to reach a Major semi-final since 2009". Andy immediately corrected the reporter. He said: He was the first "male player" to achieve the feat. Let's not forget American Serena Williams has won 14 Grand Slams since January 2009.
Something similar happened to Andy last year. When he won the Gold Medal at the Rio Olympics, he was congratulated for being the first tennis player to win 2 gold medals. He said he was the first male tennis player to win 2 gold medals. He added, Venus and Serena Williams have each won 4 gold medals.
Can you see how people conveniently forget a word or two to their advantage and that gives a totally different meaning. Andy corrected those erring reporters.
Here is another example people conveniently forgetting a word or two to their advantage.
In 2016, Sania Mirza tweeted about her achievement of completing 80 consecutive weeks as world’s number one player. Cricket player Sanjay Manjarekar tweeted: No 1 doubles player you mean. Congrats!
Sania did not like Manjarekar’s comment. She replied: Since I don't play singles anymore isn't that obvious/common sense? my bad, common sense is not that common after all I guess.
Manjarekar replied: Well, you missed out an important detail for someone like me who lacks common sense :)
Sania gave a sarcastic reply to that. Clearly!!! So here you go http://www.wtatennis.com/news/article/5989813/title/sania-mirza-hits-80-consecutive-weeks-at-world-no1 … .. An article with all the 'important details' .. :)