Alright, full disclosure here — I am a massive Andy Murray fanboy. Go easy on me, when it comes to sport he’s all Scotland’s got! We suck at Football, we suck at Rugby Union, we even suck at golf now. So when I heard that Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal were in full on beef mode over a game of FIFA on PlayStation, I immediately sided with Andy!
A bit of background — apparently when Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal are staying in the same hotel during tournaments, they often invite each other over to play FIFA or Pro Evo on their PlayStation 3s. Recently they had a match to settle the score once and for all, but there’s controversy over who was the winner in the end!
“Normally we play PlayStation outside the court when we are in the same hotels in the tournament,” said Nadal, in a post-match press conference.
“Now he really don’t want to play (any) more. He lost the last few times. Well, no, seriously. Well, seriously, that’s true. He lost almost every time. He played with his friend Danny against Monaco and me, and we won.”
Apparently Nadal teams up with Juan Monaco, another player on the tour, whilst Andy Murray plays with one of his coaches, Dani Vallverdu.
Murray called shenanigans on the fact that Nadal recruited Monaco specifically because he’s good at FIFA.
“(Nadal) actually isn’t very good at PlayStation,” claimed Murray said. “His partner is very good. He plays with Juan Monaco, and Juan Monaco is very good.”
Apparently Nadal beat Murray two games to one, but according to Andy, Nadal had nothing to do with the victory.
“Rafa’s not that good at PlayStation, but he plays with Juan Monaco. As a team, they play well.”
Come on Andy — if you can’t beat him at Tennis, at least beat him at FIFA for God’s sake!
I find it hilarious. Andy and Rafa actually grew up together as teenagers training at the same tennis school in Spain, so they’ve known each other for years. It’s awesome to watch them bicker about a game of FIFA across press conferences. I’m sure it’s all tongue in cheek, but it’s awesome nonetheless.