Pre-match interview with Andy Murray.
Andy Murray's attempt to 'do a Wozniaki' and enliven his press conferences by answering silly questions to prove he's not boring was in vain today.
Wozniaki, the WTA's number one player, challenged reporters to ask insightful questions so she could provide interesting answers and the Scot sought to do the same-but came off as even more boring than usual, if possible. Read on...
Moderater: Questions for Andy Murray.
Murray: Hey guys, I've been told that I'm pretty boring in press conferences but I say it's because you guys never give me good questions, so give me good ones like you did Wozniaki the other day and I'll try to be more interesting.
Q: Who told you that you were boring?
My mom. My friends. Djokovic. Nadal. Federer. Soderling. All the top players. Stefan Edberg. Pete Sampras. The Klitscko brothers. Will Ferrell. Dad. My brother Jamie. Sean Connery. Al Gore. Boggo. Tim Henman. My girlfriend. Various members of the royal family.And once when I met the Pope...
Q: Okay, okay... so what's your favorite movie?
Don't watch them.
Q: So what do you watch?
Ten o' clock news. Usually tape it, cause I'm busy most of the time.
Q: Busy at what?
Tennis. Categorizing my ancient coin collection.
Q: What are your other interests?
Bowls. Cricket. Fishing. Trainspotting. Reading about different species of ants, the history of coal-mining, the evolution of agricultural farming in Norway. Typical 23 year-old.
Q: What about cars? You own a Ferrari?
Q: Have you ever been to Disneyland or Disneyworld?
Mickey Mouse is stupid.
Q: Ironic that you don't like a Mickey Mouse event.
Q: ...nevermind. Favorite holiday destination?
The Shetland Islands.
Q: What have you been getting up to in Melbourne?
Been playing scrabble with mom. Best of ten. Got ugly.
She started coming up with words like 'mug', 'choker' and 'bottler'. I refused to play on.
Q: What kind of music do you like? The Beatles? Led Zeppelin? Metallica?
Rod Stewart's latest. Coldplay. Bagpipes.
Q: You play the bagpipes? Ever worn a kilt?
Don't be silly. Skirts are for girls and that's that.
Q: What should Kenny Dalglish do at Liverpool?
Take each game as it comes.
Q: What do you think of Lady Gaga?
Q: Global warming?
Q: Favorite food?
Q: Hey Andy, New York Times here, you've travelled around the world, what's the strangest dish you've ever tried?
Soup. With bread.
Q: Sydney Herald. Been to the zoo yet? Seen any kangaroos?
Skippy on TV.
Q: Favorite TV show?
Songs Of Praise. And the news.
Q: What's the most embarrassing thing that's ever happened to you?
I once used the wrong toothbrush.
Q: Right....um what's the craziest thing you've ever done?
I once used the wrong toothbrush on purpose.
Q: Were you rebellious as a teen?
I just told you about the toothbrush incident. It's helps to pay attention.
Q: You never mentioned what age you were when you used the wrong toothbrush so don't snap at me.
I was sixteen. At what other age would someone pull a stunt like that? I'm hardly gonna do it as an adult or as a kid-that would be bang out of order.
Q: Ever gone skydiving, scuba diving or bungee jumping?
Q: What's your favorite sexual position?
Q: Sharapova or Ivanovic?
Let's keep it clean.
Q: When's the last time you were drunk?
Drinking is not on.
Q: Been to any restaurants or clubs?
I like to stay in with a bowl of soup, ten o clock news and/or my coin collection, like I said. Are you guys even listening to what I say? Who's that dozing at the back?
Q: Tell us your favorite joke.
Why did the chicken cross the road?
Q: To get to the other side?
You've heard it then. They don't tell them like that anymore. Nothing like the classics.
Q: Who's your favourite comic? Comedy show? You like Dave Chappelle or Chris Rock?
Again, not listening. Nothing like the classics. Man slipping on a banana, falling off a ladder etc. Good clean fun. None of this modern muck. Next question.
Q: Do you do any impressions?
Impressions of what?
Q: Impressions of people.
Why would I do impressions of other people? I'm Andy Murray. Being one person is enough for anybody.
Q: If you could travel back in time and...
Let me stop you there. I can't.
Q: Yes but if you could...
Q: But it's a hypothetical situat...
Q: Well let's say if you could be someone else in history
Being one person is enough, like I said. Enough messing. Next.
Q: You want to talk about the match against Djokovic?
Murray: Why? We're having fun here. I told you I would be interesting. Where's everybody going? Hey...oh, so that's how it is, is it? Right, I don't care anyway....got better things to do. Yeah, that's right, I'VE GOT BINGO NIGHT TONIGHT AND THE STAKES ARE HIGH!
Aaaah......they're all gone. Maybe I should have told them about that time I wrestled the Dunblane gunman to the ground and shot him in the head? Hmmm, maybe next time.