Andy Murray: Joking on Instagram is something I love and enjoy

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Andy Murray: Joking on Instagram is something I love and enjoy

Former world No. 1 Andy Murray reveals cracking jokes and entertaining fans on Instagram is something he really enjoys. Three-time Grand Slam champion Murray and Australian rising star Nick Kyrgios have a history of trolling each other on Instagram.

After surviving a thriller clash against Romanian Marius Copil in the Citi Open first round in Washington -- which ended around 03:00 am -- the Scot published a post on Instagram with a caption: "Boring, miserable, no personality." The 31-year-old also recently took time to answer some questions from fans on Instagram.

"It is fun and something I enjoy," Murray said of his Instagram posting in his latest BBC column. Yet, the Scot has never enjoyed the reputation of being an entertaining guy. "It was just something fun and not because I'm trying to change public perception of me," Murray said of his posts after the Copil match.

"That's something I was branded as from a very young age just because in interviews I didn't give much away. "I remember the very first time I played at Wimbledon people were saying 'he's absolutely brilliant, he's a fresh of breath air, he says what he thinks, so different to Greg Rusedski and Tim Henman'. "Then I learned very quickly that all it takes is a couple of comments and a couple of jokes that get taken the wrong way. "Posting things from your own Instagram account is something that you're ultimately able to control more than how someone interprets your words in an article." Also read: Jared Donaldson withdraws from US Open