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Murray rattled by reporter as Moyes gets the nod

ESPN staff
July 7, 2013
Andy Murray may not have a particular liking for the media, but a reporter did not help the situation after his comeback win over Fernando Verdasco © PA Photos

In the latest collection of our favourite quotes from the week of sport, Andy Murray gets rattled by a reporter, David Moyes is given great news, and Warren Gatland justifies his decision Down Under.

"Now that I'm playing, there's no chance I would stop unless I couldn't hold the racket"
Andy Murray responds emphatically to suggestions injury might end his Wimbledon campaign.

"Anyone wanting to get a rare glimpse of me batting tomorrow make sure you're tuned in at 11am sharp. Might not make it to 1101!"
Essex bowler Tymal Mills plays down his credentials with willow in hand.

"The event was linked to 'an element of alcohol'"
A British Airways spokesperson politely explains how a Sri Lankan cricketer ended up trying to open the main door on his flight at 35,000 feet in the air.

"If it goes well, I will take the credit. If it doesn't, It's not my fault"
Greg Rusedski will hit with Andy Murray to hand him some left-handed practice for his match with Fernando Verdasco and the former player turned commentator is looking for the all-or-nothing approach.

"He and I did not speak the same language - and I do not mean Italian, Spanish or English"
Roberto Mancini believes his presence intimidated Manchester City chief executive Ferran Soriano, so do not expect the two to exchange Christmas cards this year.

"Yes, I was rubbish but managed to bluff the last 18 years"
Ian Poulter responds to a Tweet from a follower who asked if it was true he turned professional with a handicap of four.

"We look forward to seeing him in store again - fully clothed"
A Sainsbury's spokesman reacts after an unidentified Hampshire player wandered through an Ashford store naked.

His next words were, 'And you're the next Manchester United manager'"
David Moyes reveals it was Sir Alex Ferguson who told him he would be taking over at Old Trafford.

"You have to put your balls on the line sometimes"
Lions coach Warren Gatland reflects on his headline-grabbing selection policy following his side's victory in the series-decider against Australia.

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