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Andy Murray Brilliantly Reminds the Media That Women Play Tennis Too

August 15, 2016

Rogers Cup Montreal - Day 6Rogers Cup Montreal - Day 6
Andy Murray of Great Britain celebrates his victory over Kei Nishikori of Japan during day six of the Rogers Cup at Uniprix Stadium on August 15, 2015 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.Photograph by Minas Panagiotakis—Getty Images

This story originally appeared in TIME.

U.K. tennis champion Andy Murray had a prompt response when a BBC presenter mistakenly called him the “first person to win two gold medals” for tennis.

“Well, to defend the singles title” Murray replied in an interview with John Inverdale after defeating Argentina’s Juan Martín del Potro on Sunday. “Venus and Serena [Williams] have won about four each.”

As he was quick to note, the victory has made him the first player in history to win two Olympic singles medals back-to-back—but not the first to win two gold medals in tennis. His comment has since won praise from British lawmaker Jess Phillips, and Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon:

Inverdale has made a series of verbal blunders over the years. After Marion Bartoli’s 2013 Wimbledon victory, he told Radio 5 listeners: “Do you think Bartoli’s dad told her when she was little ‘You’re never going to be a looker? You’ll never be a [Maria] Sharapova, so you have to be scrappy and fight.”In 2016, he said Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios— who is of mixed heritage—was like “a character from the Jungle Book.”