Sir Sean Connery and Sir Alex Ferguson show how to steal the sporting glory


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The normally restrained routine of Andy Murray's post-match press conferences was enlivened on Saturday by the arrival of two Scottish knights – Sir Sean Connery and Sir Alex Ferguson.

The former 007 and the current Manchester United manager were sufficiently moved by Murray's semi-final victory that they wanted to congratulate him. Murray was grateful to see them, but noted that Connery smelled of wine.

Funnily enough it was suggested that Ferguson "must have been on the whisky too much" when the singer Liam Gallagher invaded a post-match press conference in May, swept up by celebrations after Manchester City's 1-0 victory over United.

Press conference invasions are not always so friendly. Earlier this year the heavyweight boxer David Haye interrupted after fellow British pugilist Dereck Chisora had lost to Ukrainian Vitali Klitschko. A large-scale brawl ensued, which attracted the attention of not only the police, but also promoters who quickly arranged an "official" fight between Haye and Chisora.