"Very unpredictable," was how Andy Murray put it to the relocated and rejuvenated BBC reporter Garry Richardson after stepping off Centre Court last night dripping of sweat having waltzed into the Wimbledon final for a second straight year.
Murray was referring to the shenanigans of his Polish opponent Jerzy Janowicz during a teeming semi-final be came through in some trying conditions rather than the interview technique of the much-maligned Richardson.
The Beeb man thankfully appears to have recovered his gait having almost disappeared up his own backside earlier in the week during a cringeworthy live interview with Britain's main tennis protagonist that was comparable to an Alan Partridge sketch.
Murray was left looking like a confused Labrador after Richardson compared Sir Alex Ferguson to Ivan Lendl, and wondered if his Czech coach might berate him after the Scotsman ousted the Spanish player Fernando Verdasco in five sets having lost the opening two sets of a wildly fluctuating quarter-final.
There has not been a man born who has not made a mistake in their life. Richardson quickly approached Murray to apologise for his unnecessary and utterly bizarre line of questioning. It should all be forgotten about.
What should not be forgotten about so quickly is the conduct of the tournament referee Andy Jarrett, who last night decided to wheel Murray off court citing poor light when he had moved two sets to one ahead of a wilting opponent.
Janowicz was clearly encountering some sort of mental turmoil, and had been campaigning incessantly to a bemused umpire Jake Garner for the best part of an hour to let him know when the match would move to an indoor contest under lights.
The fading daylight did not exist when Janowicz was raising his concerns in what was a clear ploy to disrupt the match.
"It's tough situation as there is 45 minutes of light left," said Murray afterwards ushering in a sense of wise diplomacy."I managed to regain my focus and went back to work."
Murray is from Dunblane in Scotland, a part of the world famed for its long summer nights. A part of the world where you can play tennis without lights until beyond 10pm.
They can play under the lights at Wimbledon until 11pm, but there is no need for matches to move under lights until at least 9:15pm (BST).
There were at least 30-45 minutes left of daylight, moments of time in which Murray could have finished off the match in his favour against a world number 22 struggling to cope with the voracious appetite of a classier opponent and an animated home support.
A feeling of dread, foreboding and disbelief struck this onlooker when Jarrett consulted Garner before opting to move matters indoors.
"It's unfair, it's an outdoor tournament - you're only doing it because he's been complaining about it for 45 minutes," said Murray to the referee.
Murray rightly pointed out that there was scope for more games to be played outside in what essentially remains an outdoor tournament.
There seemed to be an urgency to start a new set under floodlights, but what would have been the difference if they had closed the roof after six or seven games of the fourth set?
It was time Murray could have put to good use in finishing off the Polish player, who was clearly trying desperately to change the mood of Murray and the acoustics and logistics of the semi-final.
A year ago in the final, Murray's hopes of overcoming Roger Federer were fatally wounded when the match was moved indoors with the final poised at one-set all.
The change and no wind heavily favoured Federer, who would emerge victorious in four sets. The groans emanating from former British hope Tim Henman were palpable when Jarrett intervened last night. How could this happen to a Brit in a Wimbledon semi-final?
At least there was a reason to close the roof in last year's final as the rain tumbled down on a dank summer Sunday. There was no urgency to make such a decision last night with the sunshine slowly beginning to set after a sweltering day in London.
Murray returned like the world number two he is to finish off Janowicz in some style, but that should not excuse the lack of candour or awareness displayed by officialdom. This splendid young Scotsman deserved better treatment.
The referee showed a lack of gumption and caved in to Janowicz's moaning. No decision should be taken unless both players are in agreement.
And a British player should certainly not be hindered by his own people when he is trying to end a 77-year wait for a home winner of the Grand Slam on grass.
That is not cheating, just common sense.
We cannot bring back the days of the former referee Alan Mills, no Centre Court roof and Cliff Richard singing when the skies opened up. Nor would we want to.
But even Garry Richardson stuck in the morass of linking Fergie's hairdryer treatment to the seemingly impassive Lendl would have made a sounder call.
It was all very odd, totally unnecessary and behaviour unbecoming of such an event. It robbed Murray of momentum, and there must be a huge relief at Wimbledon this morning that he won.
Can you imagine the fall-out if he had lost the final two sets indoors?
We should be thankful the weather conditions are predicted to be dry and hot on Sunday.
At least Wimbledon's referee and the silly roof ruling will be taken out of the equation when Murray comes across Novak Djokovic.
Meanwhile, Wimbledon organisers should apologise to Andy Murray on the quiet for almost sabotaging his and a Great British sporting dream.