On a sizzling hot day at the Australian Open it was, perhaps, fitting for Andy Murray to be talking about short shorts.
And the weather, of course.
After soaking in an ice bath to cool down, Murray said he was thankful that his match went quickly on Thursday when temperatures reached 41 Celsius - 106 Fahrenheit - and the court felt like a sauna.
''There were very few long rallies. So it worked out well for me because it was really, really tough conditions,'' said Murray, who won in straight sets over Joao Sousa of Portugal 6-2, 6-2, 6-4.
Murray sat between changeovers sipping bottled water and with an ''ice towel'' slung over his neck - a towel packed and bound with chunks of ice.
Union Jacks and Scottish flags flew in the stands, where fans sang a song called ''Andy Style'' to the tune of ''Gangnam Style.''
After the win, a confident Murray tossed his racket to the ground and thanked fans by hurling his sweaty wristbands and a damp towel into the stands.
The 25-year-old Scot...