Great Scots ensure compatriot has a knight to remember

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Andy Murray's press conference after his victory over Tomas Berdych was interrupted when Sir Sean Connery, who had been watching the match, entered the room. He then ushered in Sir Alex Ferguson, the Manchester United manager, and Judy, Andy Murray's mother. The following conversation ensued.

Connery: "Excuse me for interrupting, but I just wanted to make a point. Where's Alex? [Applause as Ferguson enters interview room]. I don't know where your mother is. There she is."

Andy Murray: "Thank you very much for coming. Are you going to be around tomorrow?"

Connery: "Come on, Judy. Judy, Judy, Judy."

Andy Murray [embracing his mother]: "You smell of wine."

Judy Murray [pointing at Ferguson]: "He made me have wine. He's just been telling me that Scotland invented the world."

Ferguson: "I've been coming here the last three years to New York and I explained how Scotland invented the world. Today we invented the wind."

Connery: "Today they conquered the world."

Ferguson: "Very good. Fantastic."

Andy Murray: "See you after the match tomorrow."

Ferguson: "Continue your interview."

Exit stage left Connery, Ferguson and Judy Murray as bemused player continues with press conference.