Judy Murray, the mother of tennis icon Andy Murray, has called for the head of an old man who fought dirty with a kid at Wimbledon. She says the man should be ashamed for snatching a souvenir from the youngster.
Judy’s comments came in the aftermath of Sock’s kind gesture at the ongoing 2017 Wimbledon games.
Image shows Andy Murray and his mother Judy.
The player who won his match on Tuesday 6-3, 4-6,7-6, 6-3 threw a towel into the crowd, but an old man who seemed to have caught the Wimbledon towel on its edge refused to let go.
Following a public appeal, promised through a Twitter post that he’d love to compensate the young man who lost a souvenir, if he’s able to find him.
“If anyone knows the kid that unfortunately had the towel ripped out of his hands…tweet his name at me and I’ll be sure to get him one,” Socks wrote on Twitter.
Image: Jack Sock
‘If ur the bloke in the blue polo shirt and hat you should be ashamed…..,’ Mrs. Murray wrote in a Twitter post.
“I thought ‘What are you doing?’. I hope that somebody recognizes him and comes forward with his name and that Jack Sock can give him a towel,” she told the Associated Press.
“You want the whole thing to be a wonderful experience and you don’t want anybody to be going home disappointed so I think it was a lovely gesture of him (Jack Sock) and I hope he manages to find the guy.”
@JudyMurray If ur the bloke in the blue polo shirt and hat, you should be ashamed……https://twitter.com/risendevil/status/882284337789517824 …
Jerk old man stealing a thrown towel of Jack Sock’s from a kid after R1 match at#Wimbledon
A spokesperson for Sock said: “The boy messaged Jack directly on Instagram and is from Ireland.
“He has gone home now but Jack invited him to his matches and said he will send him a towel.”
Judy’s son Andy Murray won his first match against Alexander Bublik, a 20-year-old tennis star.
“First match at a slam, there’s always a few extra nerves,” Andy Murray said after winning 6-1, 6-4, 6-2 within 1 hour 44 minutes on day one. “Once I got out there and got the early break, saved a few break points in my first service game, I felt good. Considering how I was feeling five, six days ago, it was really positive.
“[About his stiff walks between points] I don’t know if that’s something that’s come over the last couple of weeks when my hip’s been sore.
“I’ve always done it and everyone is sort of saying that I’m walking that way because of my hip. I’m not in a lot of pain when I’m walking, that’s for sure. I’m certainly not hurting between the points. My hip felt good. It’s a little bit sore but I was moving really good today.”