Andy Murray took a cheeky dig at US President Donald Trump on Saturday as he prepared for his competitive return at the Washington Open. The former world no.1 Murray said in his post that he was back to be in capital city Washington DC for the tournament before mentioning he needs to be “careful what you say around these parts nowadays though,” and squaring off his comment with #freespeech and #fakenews.
“Pumped to be back in the big W.. Got to be careful what you say around these parts nowadays though #freespeech #fakenews,” wrote Murray in his comment. This isn’t the first time that Murray is taking a pot shot at Trump.
In November 2017, Murray parodied a tweet that Trump had made about snubbing Time magazine. “Earlier Time Magazine called to say that I was PROBABLY going to be named “Man (Person) of the Year,” like last year, but I would have to agree to an interview and a major photo shoot. I said probably is no good and took a pass. Thanks anyway!” Trump had said in his tweet.
Murray played in the Queen’s Club Championship, which was his first tournament after an absence of nearly a year. But he had to pull out of Wimbledon 2018 that came after it. He is set to make his comeback on Monday in Washington and is expected to play in a number of tournaments ahead of the US Open. He had recently posted on his Instagram page that he had now slipped out of the top 800 of the ATP rankings with the caption “#Proud.”