Andy Murray snubs Serena Williams at the Wimbledon Ball

It’s an age-old tradition that players have honoured for years, but Andy Murray decided against dancing with Serena Williams at
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It’s an age-old tradition that players have honoured for years, but Andy Murray decided against dancing with Serena Williams at the Wimbledon Ball earlier this week.

Every year the winner of the men’s and women’s final come together at the end of the night for a dance in the middle of the room as guests look on.

In a move that surprised many, Andy said he hadn’t had nearly enough to drink to take a twirl on the floor with Serena.

“The next winners can try it again but no dance for me tonight unless I’ve had a few glasses of champagne. And then it’s possible,” he said.

“It’s a nice thing to do but it never really happened this year, and I was just lucky to leave the stage in one piece.”\

It’s not known how Serena reacted to the rejection, but with the night marking such a monumental moment in her career many have said it’s disappointing Andy chose not to celebrate with her.

It was Serena’s 22 Grand Slam win, equalling her with Steffi Graf’s record 22 titles.

Andy chose to spend most of his night celebrating his win at a club in London’s West End, where he reportedly put down thousands of pounds on the bar tab for his friends and family.

Last year, Serena danced up a storm with Novak Djokovic with the pair shaking it to ‘Night Fever’ by the Bee Gees much to the crowd’s delight.

Who knows… Maybe Andy was just too nervous to dance in front of such a big crowd, but should he have made the effort anyway?

What do you think?

  1. AJ Kierath  

    Who really cares? Traditions are rarely followed these days….

    • Carole rosenbaum  

      What a jerk Mr Murray. Or are you racist, or you just can,t dance, it’s a wonder ..were you taught any manners. Men and women …Champions of Tennis …..Traditionally, …..dance sick of this guy who goes on court so untidy, no hair cut and shave just a child..

    • Richard Stride  

      I think every year its an awkward thing the players have to go through

    • Wimbledon is all about tradition. What did he do last and only win previously? Very rude to refuse a dance invitation no matter who is asking. He’s had years to practice tennis, a few minutes with the wife on the dance floor for a practice? A rude Scot in British tradition? Maybe Brexit will have some immigration benefits?

  2. Faye Dapiran  

    They are at Wimbledon, which is probably partly why it is the most revered tournament with all the players, and the one they really want to win. Shame, but perhaps he is a bad dancer, which doesn’t really matter anyway.

  3. Maybe he just can’t dance and he wanted to spend the night with his friends.

  4. Wayne Watkins  

    Just another Scottish racist

    • All the horrible comments will be from English fans me thinks, So jealous because he is Scottish. Go get life’s the lot of you.

    • Sue  

      I’m not Scottish, No way is Andy Murray a racist , what a stupid comment to make wayne

  5. Heather  

    good on you Andy. Dance with whom you would like to. Nothing worse than having to dance with people you don’t won’t to be in close contact to.

    • Valerie Williams  

      Bit rude don’t you think

    • Hedia Paaka  

      I can’t believe that he can’t dance, the way he moves on court, with those fancy steps, makes me wonder, if he is racist, and he has the most boring voice. Stick to tennis, I say.

    • Mamie  

      So disrespectful and a very ignorant statement

    • Tina  

      People you don’t want to be in close contact with?!? Heather, you disgust me! You will catch what is good for you! And when you do, you will know why and you will deserve it! You have an ugly mind and spirit! I pity you!

  6. Jean Bradbury  

    He will never have any charisma , he is just a miserable twat, Djokovic wins over him hands down,shows what a true gentleman he is

  7. Jean Bradbury  

    He will never have any charisma , he is just a miserable twat, Djokovic wins over him hands down,shows what a true gentleman he is

    • Mark  

      100% agree. Ignorant fool with an arrogance seldom seen before

    • Bob Smith  

      All of you critics should take along deep breath and realise the achievement of Andy who witnessed a sad encounter in his school days. His skill is in tennis not dancing. You should be ashamed of your criticisms. Leave the man alone to enjoy his Win and remember he will Win Again.

      • TJ Harrison  

        He might win again, but it looks racist. Everything today is about appearance. Not surprising due to the world we live in today. He should have just did it, because that is true sportsmanship!

  8. Here we go again PC on the march.
    I don’t find that he was offensive just because he didn’t want to dance!
    Give me a break or better still, give Andy Murray a break!!

    • TJ Harrison  

      He might win again, but it looks racist. Everything today is about appearance. Not surprising due to the world we live in today. He should have just did it, because that is true sportsmanship!

  9. Ailsa McBride  

    Just proves what a egotist he is. Same when he plays, it all about look at me, look at me. He doesn’t care about the other players. If Djokovic and Federer hadn’t lost their games early, then Murray wouldn’t have been in the final. He’s not a natural champion. Nor is he a gracious winner at the game.

    • Serena fan  

      Lucky he won.Who cares a stuck up wanna #1

    • Shwrick  

      Come on man! Andy won the Wimbledon final because he deserved to win period! Don’t say because Federer & Novak lost and didn’t make it to the finals. Was it Andy’s fault if they didn’t make it to the finals? At the end of the day Andy was the last man standing .. is it not enough for you that he deserve to be the champion?

      • Steve  

        Actually Novak and Roger were both in the opposite side of the draw. The fact that they both lost early had no bearing on Andy reaching the final whatsoever. He couldn’t have played either of them before the final.

  10. Roy Bridges  

    Lot of rubbish who cares, with all the issues in the world ?.

    • Joyce  

      This racism is absolutely the worst issue in the world, root of all other issues.

  11. Marian Droy  

    Wimbledon and Tradition go hand in hand It is a special and magical two weeks of tennis, strawberries and Pimms. You don’t have to be a Fred Astaire just move as you want to. Yes he should have made the effort but honestly are we really suprised xx

    • lyn burston  

      Just plain rude…all he needed to do was circle around once….no thought for Serena’s feelings and her wonderful achievements…..rude!rude!

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