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Andy Murray did not mean to 'embarrass' David Cameron

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Media captionAndy Murray: 'I didn't mean to embarrass David Cameron'

Andy Murray has told fans he did not mean to embarrass David Cameron in his Wimbledon victory speech.

The prime minister was jeered when Murray paid tribute to him after lifting the championship trophy on Centre Court on Sunday.

In a Facebook questions and answer session, the world number two was asked whether he meant to embarrass the PM.

"No I certainly didn't," he said. "I appreciate that he came to support yesterday and came to watch."

The 29-year-old from Dunblane beat Milos Raonic in three sets to win his second Wimbledon title.

In an on-court interview with Sue Barker after the match, he acknowledged Mr Cameron, who watched from the royal box.

As the crowd jeered, the camera panned to the prime minister but he managed to laugh off the moment,

Despite the chorus of boos, Murray said: "I think playing in a Wimbledon final is tough but I certainly wouldn't like to be prime minister. It's an impossible job."

And in a Q&A on social media on Monday, he added: "Like I said afterwards, it's one of the hardest jobs in the world with lots and lots of responsibilities.

"I don't envy anyone who's in a position like that - it's extremely difficult."

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Image caption Andy Murray was interviewed by Sue Barker after lifting the Wimbledon trophy
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Image caption David Cameron watched the match with his mother, Mary

Murray also told fans that he was "pretty tired" after celebrating his Wimbledon victory with his team on Sunday night.

"My head's not too bad," he said. "It was good fun."

And asked whether he had seen Ivan Lendl shed a tear, he joked about his famously poker-faced coach.

"His excuse was that he wasn't crying and that it was allergies that were making his eyes run," Murray said.

"I don't believe him but that's what he said."

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Image caption The Wimbledon champion posted a photograph of himself in an ice bath with the trophy
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Image caption Proud mum Judy Murray shared a photograph of her son with the trophy on social media

He said his immediate plans were to take a few days off after playing tennis "pretty much non-stop" for the last few months.

The father-of-one also gave an insight into how important his family is to him, revealing he had just spent time with his grandmother before she headed home to Scotland.

"I just spent the last 15-20 minutes with my gran who came to watch yesterday, which was nice," he said.

One fan asked if it was "shady" that Murray's brother, Jamie, a doubles player, does not watch his matches.

"No, because it's stressful," he said.

"It's not easy watching a family member", he added.

"We find it easier playing on the court together than watching each other. I find it hard to watch Jamie as well."

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