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Andy's mum blasts pushy parent jibe

By Sherna Noah

Wimbledon champion Andy Murray's mother says she has been dubbed a pushy parent because she is a woman and hit back after Boris Becker suggested the Scottish player would be better off without her.

Tennis coach Judy Murray said that she had been deemed "the worst thing since sliced bread".

"I think if I were the dad of sons, I wouldn't have been noticed," she said.

"There's something about a competitive mum, especially when the children are male.

"Boris had a go at me a couple of years ago, saying Andy wouldn't win a slam until he got rid of me. I thought: 'I've never met you. You don't know Andy'.

"But because Boris was saying it, I thought people would think, 'She must be a nightmare'."

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