Andy Murray looked relieved when he dismissed Grigor Dimitrov, one of his most tricky opponents, at the Australian Open. Unfortunately for the Scotsman there was another ordeal ahead – a post-match interview about whether he planned to wear a kilt for his wedding and what, if anything, would be under it.
Andy Murray won his fourth round at the Australian Open but faced a tricky question
With the tennis ace looking ready to die of embarrassment, his fiancée the lovely Kim Sears and mother Judy Murray looked on giggling.
The interviewer asked him: "So morning suit or kilt?"
Andy jokingly told the audience who were shouting out their preferences "to relax". He then added: "I think I'm going to have both options and see what I feel like in the morning when I wake up."
Asked if he would wear the kilt in the traditional Scottish way, he replied: "Yes obviously, proper kilt."
Kim Sears giggles during the risqué post-match interview
The interviewer pressed him on whether he would be "freeballing" – that is foregoing underwear. Looking mortified, the Scot said: "Exactly", before trying to make a quick exit. "I've got a match to play in a couple of days, can I go now?"
Kim, his girlfriend of nine years, shook her head in the stands at the risqué line of questioning. She has delighted fans of the couple by sporting a large diamond engagement ring believed to be worth £200,000.