3/15/13 8:06 PM | Johan Lindahl
Andy Murray has gone grumpy over grunting as the Scot voiced his complaints to the chair in a win over Argentine Carlos Berloq at the Indian Wells Masters.
Murray, who sometimes fulfills the stereotype of dour Scot, let his opinions rip as the noise issues momentarily infects the men's tour after becoming one of the minor scourges of the WTA.
While other men including Roger Federer say they take no notice on anything except the ball on the other side of the net, third-seed Murray got his nose out of joint over Berloq's decibel count on court.
Murray wanted a hindrance call on the South American, whose guttural grunting was said to be affecting the Murray concentration."This is ridiculous, I've never heard a sound like it on the men's tour, The grunting was extremely, extremely loud, more than what I have experienced from any other player on the tour.
"It's like sometimes silence and then it comes out of nowhere. It's a bit of a shock. That's what I don't understand. To go from nothing to the loudest grunt you can do. It makes no sense. When I have been on the court or off it, it's never been something I have found to be really that off-putting."
Berlocq believes there was a feud on court after he complained to the chair about how long Murray was taking between points, Murray returned the verbal serve: "If it's going to be suggested that I am using gamesmanship by taking too long, then you can't be making noises like that on the court. I haven't experienced it like that before."
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