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On New Year’s Eve, before his big day at Wimbledon, Andy Murray sat down with a journalist for an interview. It had been going well, they told each other, until the day before at a party where they began to catch up on the news and ended up talking about a girl — one of three or four he was now dating — who had just moved in. She was about the same age that the three older women had been, which Andy was not used to, and he didn’t like it. “I thought it was pretty clear she was drunk,” he said of the girl.
“I asked her about it and she started to get weird. I asked her if she got off. She said oh, she doesn’t get off, she just sits there.”
This went on for a while, and Andy was about to get up and leave when the girl brought up an incident that caused him to stop short in his tracks.
She had been talking to other people at the party, she said, and ended up sitting next to him and another man — who, it turned out, was also a friend of hers and had moved in, too. What the woman had not told them was that she had had a hard day. Andy had a hard day, too, she said. She’d been working hard at her job as a legal assistant, she explained, but she had been drinking. She had been out in London in the night, and had gone to a friend’s house later to sleep it off.
Andy was quiet for a few minutes. Then he said, “I don’t know if you’ve heard this story, but I once told a story to a journalist at the Sydney Morning Herald and she asked me if I had ever gone for a drink with another girl. I told her I had. It had nothing to do with her getting drunk. I had just met her, and, in my drunken state, I said to her, ‘I just really want to get to know you better.’ She was a bit drunk, and I was an idiot.