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I didn't mean to humiliate booed PM, insists Wimbledon champion Murray

By Dominic Harris and Nina Massey

Published 12/07/2016

Andy Murray and his wife Kim arriving at the Wimbledon Champions Dinner 2016, at the Guildhall, London. Pic: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
Andy Murray and his wife Kim arriving at the Wimbledon Champions Dinner 2016, at the Guildhall, London. Pic: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 10: Andy Murray of Great Britain lifts the trophy following victory in the Men's Singles Final against Milos Raonic of Canada on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 10, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 10: Supporters watch on from Murray Mound as Andy Murray of Great Britain and Milos Raonic of Canada are in action during the Men's Singles Final on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 10, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 10: Andy Murray of Great Britain holds the trophy following victory in the Men's Singles Final against Milos Raonic of Canada on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 10, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 10: Andy Murray of Great Britain ifts the trophy following victory in the Men's Singles Final against Milos Raonic of Canada on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 10, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Andy Couldridge-Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 10: Hugh Grant watches on during the Men's Singles Final match between Andy Murray of Great Britain and Milos Raonic of Canada on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 10, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 10: Andy Murray of Great Britain holds the trophy following victory in the Men's Singles Final against Milos Raonic of Canada on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 10, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Andy Couldridge-Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 10: Andy Murray of Great Britain holds the trophy following victory in the Men's Singles Final against Milos Raonic of Canada on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 10, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Andy Couldridge-Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 10: Andy Murray of Great Britain holds the trophy following victory in the Men's Singles Final against Milos Raonic of Canada on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 10, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Andy Couldridge-Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 10: (EDITORS NOTE: A graduated filter was used on this image) A general view of Centre Court prior to the Men's Singles Final between Andy Murray of Great Britain and Milos Raonic of Canada on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 10, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 10: Andy Murray of Great Britain holds the trophy following victory in the Men's Singles Final against Milos Raonic of Canada on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 10, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Andy Couldridge-Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 10: (EDITORS NOTE: A graduated filter was used on this image) A general view of Centre Court prior to the Men's Singles Final between Andy Murray of Great Britain and Milos Raonic of Canada on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 10, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 10: Andy Murray of Great Britain celebrates victory during the Men's Singles Final against Milos Raonic of Canada on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 10, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 10: Andy Murray of Great Britain holds the trophy following victory in the Men's Singles Final against Milos Raonic of Canada on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 10, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
2016 Wimbledon Champion Andy Murray during a press conference on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday July 10, 2016. See PA story TENNIS Wimbledon. Photo credit should read: Florian Eisele/POOL/AELTC/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Editorial use only. No commercial use without prior written consent of the AELTC. Still image use only - no moving images to emulate broadcast. No superimposing or removal of sponsor/ad logos. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 for further information.
Britain's Andy Murray poses with the winner's trophy after his men's singles final victory over Canada's Milos Raonic on the last day of the 2016 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 10, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / POOL AND AFP PHOTO / John WALTON / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USEJOHN WALTON/AFP/Getty Images
Britain's Andy Murray gives a press conference after winning the men's singles final during the 2016 Wimbledon Championships tennis tournament at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 10, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / AELTC / Florian EISELE / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USEFLORIAN EISELE/AFP/Getty Images
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 10: Andy Murray of Great Britain speaks to the media following victory in the Men's Singles Final against Milos Raonic of Canada on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 10, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 10: Andy Murray of Great Britain speaks to the media following victory in the Men's Singles Final against Milos Raonic of Canada on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 10, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 10: Andy Murray of Great Britain lifts the trophy from the members balcony infront of supporters following victory in the Men's Singles Final against Milos Raonic of Canada on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 10, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 10: Andy Murray of Great Britain lifts the trophy from the members balcony infront of supporters following victory in the Men's Singles Final against Milos Raonic of Canada on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 10, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 10: Andy Murray of Great Britain lifts the trophy from the members balcony infront of supporters following victory in the Men's Singles Final against Milos Raonic of Canada on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 10, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 10: Andy Murray of Great Britain lifts the trophy from the members balcony infront of supporters following victory in the Men's Singles Final against Milos Raonic of Canada on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 10, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)
Spectators take pictures as Andy Murray kisses the trophy after beating Milos Raonic in the men's singles final on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday July 10, 2016. See PA story TENNIS Wimbledon. Photo credit should read: Adam Davy/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Editorial use only. No commercial use without prior written consent of the AELTC. Still image use only - no moving images to emulate broadcast. No superimposing or removal of sponsor/ad logos. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 for further information.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 10: Andy Murray of Great Britain plays a backhand during the Men's Singles Final against Milos Raonic of Canada on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 10, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images) *** BESTPIX ***
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 10: Andy Murray of Great Britain celebrates victory during the Men's Singles Final against Milos Raonic of Canada on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 10, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images) *** BESTPIX ***
Tim Henman arriving at the Wimbledon Champions Dinner 2016, at the Guildhall, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday July 10, 2016. Andy Murray claimed his second Wimbledon title after beating Milos Raonic in three sets. See PA story TENNIS Wimbledon. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
Anastasia Potapova arriving at the Wimbledon Champions Dinner 2016, at the Guildhall, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday July 10, 2016. Andy Murray claimed his second Wimbledon title after beating Milos Raonic in three sets. See PA story TENNIS Wimbledon. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 10: Andy Murray of Great Britain lifts the trophy following victory in the Men's Singles Final against Milos Raonic of Canada on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 10, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images) *** BESTPIX ***
arriving at the Wimbledon Champions Dinner 2016, at the Guildhall, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday July 10, 2016. Andy Murray claimed his second Wimbledon title after beating Milos Raonic in three sets. See PA story TENNIS Wimbledon. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
Serena Williams arriving at the Wimbledon Champions Dinner 2016, at the Guildhall, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday July 10, 2016. Andy Murray claimed his second Wimbledon title after beating Milos Raonic in three sets. See PA story TENNIS Wimbledon. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
Serena Williams arriving at the Wimbledon Champions Dinner 2016, at the Guildhall, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday July 10, 2016. Andy Murray claimed his second Wimbledon title after beating Milos Raonic in three sets. See PA story TENNIS Wimbledon. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
Andy Murray and his wife Kim arriving at the Wimbledon Champions Dinner 2016, at the Guildhall, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday July 10, 2016. Andy Murray claimed his second Wimbledon title after beating Milos Raonic in three sets. See PA story TENNIS Wimbledon. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
Andy Murray and his wife Kim arriving at the Wimbledon Champions Dinner 2016, at the Guildhall, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday July 10, 2016. Andy Murray claimed his second Wimbledon title after beating Milos Raonic in three sets. See PA story TENNIS Wimbledon. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
Andy Murray and his wife Kim arriving at the Wimbledon Champions Dinner 2016, at the Guildhall, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday July 10, 2016. Andy Murray claimed his second Wimbledon title after beating Milos Raonic in three sets. See PA story TENNIS Wimbledon. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
SOUTHAMPTON, NY - JULY 10: Tony Robbins speaks before the DuJour Media's Jason Binn, Leslie Farrand and Fiona Murray hosted Screening and After-Party at Parrish Art Museum Celebrating Director Joe Berlinger's "Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru" on July 10, 2016 in Southampton, New York. (Photo by Matthew Eisman/Getty Images for DuJour)
SOUTHAMPTON, NY - JULY 10: Tony Robbins and CEO of DuJour Media Jason Binn speak before the DuJour Media's Jason Binn, Leslie Farrand and Fiona Murray hosted Screening and After-Party at Parrish Art Museum Celebrating Director Joe Berlinger's "Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru" on July 10, 2016 in Southampton, New York. (Photo by Matthew Eisman/Getty Images for DuJour)
Serena Williams arriving at the Wimbledon Champions Dinner 2016, at the Guildhall, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday July 10, 2016. Andy Murray claimed his second Wimbledon title after beating Milos Raonic in three sets. See PA story TENNIS Wimbledon. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
Andy Murray and his wife Kim arriving at the Wimbledon Champions Dinner 2016, at the Guildhall, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday July 10, 2016. Andy Murray claimed his second Wimbledon title after beating Milos Raonic in three sets. See PA story TENNIS Wimbledon. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
Andy Murray and his wife Kim arriving at the Wimbledon Champions Dinner 2016, at the Guildhall, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday July 10, 2016. Andy Murray claimed his second Wimbledon title after beating Milos Raonic in three sets. See PA story TENNIS Wimbledon. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
Heather Watson arriving at the Wimbledon Champions Dinner 2016, at the Guildhall, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday July 10, 2016. Andy Murray claimed his second Wimbledon title after beating Milos Raonic in three sets. See PA story TENNIS Wimbledon. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
Heather Watson arriving at the Wimbledon Champions Dinner 2016, at the Guildhall, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday July 10, 2016. Andy Murray claimed his second Wimbledon title after beating Milos Raonic in three sets. See PA story TENNIS Wimbledon. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
Heather Watson arriving at the Wimbledon Champions Dinner 2016, at the Guildhall, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday July 10, 2016. Andy Murray claimed his second Wimbledon title after beating Milos Raonic in three sets. See PA story TENNIS Wimbledon. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
Screen grab taken from the Instagram account of Andy Murray which features a photo of him holding the Wimbledon trophy whilst having an ice bath after beating Milos Raonic in three sets. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday July 11, 2016. Andy Murray vowed to enjoy his second Wimbledon triumph after being crowned the king of Centre Court once again. See PA story WIMBLEDON Men. Photo credit should read: andymurray/Instagram/Press Association Images NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
TOPSHOT - Britain's Andy Murray wins a point against Canada's Milos Raonic during the men's singles final match on the last day of the 2016 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 10, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRK / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USEGLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOT - Britain's Andy Murray celebrates beating Canada's Milos Raonic during the men's singles final match on the last day of the 2016 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 10, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / LEON NEAL / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USELEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOT - Britain's Andy Murray reacts while playing Canada's Milos Raonic during the men's singles final match on the last day of the 2016 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 10, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Andrew COULDRIDGE / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USEANDREW COULDRIDGE/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOT - Britain's Andy Murray celebrates beating Canada's Milos Raonic after the men's singles final match on the last day of the 2016 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 10, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRK / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USEGLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOT - Britain's Andy Murray poses with the winner's trophy after his men's singles final victory over Canada's Milos Raonic on the last day of the 2016 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 10, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRK / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USEGLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOT - Britain's Andy Murray poses with the winner's trophy after his men's singles final victory over Canada's Milos Raonic on the last day of the 2016 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 10, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / POOL AND AFP PHOTO / Andrew COULDRIDGE / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USEANDREW COULDRIDGE/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOT - Britain's Andy Murray poses with the winner's trophy after his men's singles final victory over Canada's Milos Raonic on the last day of the 2016 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 10, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRK / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USEGLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOT - Britain's Andy Murray kisses the winner's trophy after his men's singles final victory over Canada's Milos Raonic on the last day of the 2016 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 10, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / LEON NEAL / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USELEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOT - Britain's Andy Murray celebrates beating Canada's Milos Raonic after the men's singles final match on the last day of the 2016 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 10, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRK / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USEGLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOT - Britain's Andy Murray celebrates beating Canada's Milos Raonic during the men's singles final match on the last day of the 2016 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 10, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / LEON NEAL / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USELEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOT - Britain's Andy Murray kisses the winner's trophy after his men's singles final victory over Canada's Milos Raonic on the last day of the 2016 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 10, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Andrew COULDRIDGE / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USEANDREW COULDRIDGE/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOT - Canada's Milos Raonic returns to Britain's Andy Murray during the men's singles final match on the last day of the 2016 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 10, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / LEON NEAL / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USELEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOT - Britain's Andy Murray poses with the winner's trophy on the clubhouse balcony after his men's singles final victory over Canada's Milos Raonic on the last day of the 2016 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 10, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLIS / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USEJUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images

Andy Murray has said he did not intend to embarrass David Cameron after the Prime Minister was booed during the Wimbledon champion's victory speech on Sunday.

It came after Mr Murray acknowledged Mr Cameron in an on-court interview as he collected his second Wimbledon title at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club.

As the camera panned to him, Mr Cameron managed to laugh off the moment, which was reminiscent of the chorus of boos that Chancellor George Osborne was subjected to at the 2012 London Olympics.

In a live question and answer session on Facebook, Murray said: "Did I mean to embarrass Cameron? No I certainly didn't.

"I appreciate he came to support yesterday and came to watch, and like I said afterwards it (being PM) is one of the hardest jobs in the world with lots and lots of responsibility.

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

Mr Cameron had joined actors Bradley Cooper and Benedict Cumberbatch and Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon in the Royal Box, while the player's wife, Kim, and his mother, Judy, shouted their congratulations from his player's area. British players won five trophies during the championships' finale, taking home the silverware from every final they were in.

Murray led the charge in SW19, leaving the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the other guests in the Royal Box in raptures with his straight sets victory over Canadian Milos Raonic.

But there was also triumph for Heather Watson and her Finnish partner, Henri Kontinen, in the mixed doubles, Scot Gordon Reid in the inaugural Wimbledon men's wheelchair singles, and also for Norwich teenager Alfie Hewett and Jordanne Whiley, who tasted victory in the final of the ladies' wheelchair doubles. Their achievements eclipsed those of 1936, when Fred Perry led a team of Britons to four Wimbledon titles.

On Centre Court, a partisan crowd rattled the rafters with a roar of appreciation for their hero Murray, standing together to cheer and applaud his brilliance after he claimed his third Grand Slam with victory over Raonic.

Yesterday morning he admitted he was feeling "tired" after his celebrations and was looking forward to a few days' rest. He said: "I had a rough night last night, good celebrations with the teams, it was good fun." He added the win felt "a lot nicer" than his first Wimbledon victory because he was "calmer and a lot happier".

After his win, William and Kate congratulated the 29-year-old as he held the trophy. The couple asked him about his five-month-old daughter, Sophia. William said: "How's your daughter?" Murray replied: "She's great. Last three nights slept through." The Duke suggested that had been "a good omen", and told him: "So pleased for you, well done." And Kate added: "You can relax with your family now."

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