What's the first thing you're supposed to do after a huge victory? Go to
Disney World? Well, maybe the next day. Pop some champagne? Perhaps that
evening. Do a silly dance? Getting closer, but that's not it either.
You're supposed to kiss your mom. But after winning at Wimbledon, Andy
Murray forgot that all-important step, USA
Today reports. First, he celebrated his victory right on the court. Then he
climbed into player’s box, an old tradition, to share the moment with his team.
Sure, he gave out plenty of love: a hug for his coach, Ivan Lendl; a smooch
for his main squeeze, Kim Sears; and embraces for the people who had helped him
to train for this all-important event. Everyone in attendance who extended an
arm to him received an enthusiastic high five as well.
After that, Murray began to come back down from the stands. But just as
he swung his legs over the side of the television booth, the newly crowned
tennis champ froze and went in reverse. The reason: He suddenly remembered that
he had forgotten to get a hug and kiss to his most ardent fan of all: his
Hey, it happens: We've seen plenty of Oscar winners forget to thank their
significant others. But Murray’s mother has been indispensable to his career.
She raised Murray and his brother as a single mom and coached both of them to
become professional tennis players.
"I did forget her," Murray admitted in an interview on the court
after the match. "I just heard her squealing behind me when I was trying
to get down."
Not to worry, though: Murray
scrambled back and gave his mom the big smooch and hug she so richly deserved.
Now get that guy a ticket to Disney World.