Andy Murray sparked a media frenzy when he told a fan that he was engaged to Kim Sears during a Twitter Q&A.
“@saravana_24 we are getting married,” tweeted Andy. “Just after Wimbledon should be a great day.”
Messages of congratulations immediately began to flood in, but Andy was quick to admit he was joking when the Q&A ended. “3 things,” he wrote on his Twitter page. “I don’t smoke grass, I’m not getting married (yet) and I don’t want to kill Rafael Nadal…”
The tennis champion’s representatives told journalists that it was “a tongue in cheek answer”. Andy and Kim are notorious for dodging questions about whether or not they plan to wed, but it was the Twitter account for their dog, run by Kim, who cleared up any doubt.
“FYI, NOBODY IS GETTING MARRIED,” appeared on the @maggiemay_hem account. “His tweets need a sarcasm disclaimer.”