Facing a match point in an April, 2017 charity match versus Roger Federer, Andy Murray turned to the ball boy to keep his hopes alive. While the youngster ultimately double faulted, the episode was just the latest in a string of amusing encounters between the Scot star and ball boys.
TOP TEN BALL-BOY FAILS
Murray is joined by Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and others in our #TennisTuesday compilation of the top-ten ball-boy fails from tournament play.
One highlight of the clips is Juan Martin del Potro’s concern for a ball girl after she was blasted by a Marin Cilic serve during the 2016 Davis Cup final.
ANDY MURRAY VS BALL KIDS
Perhaps Murray’s strangest interaction with the court crew came in a 3rd-round match against David Goffin at the 2015 Paris Masters. Taking a break between games, Murray had an errant ball smack the water bottle from his hands.
The culprit, a young ball girl by the name of Lorenza, wanted to be sure Murray knew their was no malice intended in her throw, so she posed with an apology note after the match.
ALL’S WELL THAT ENDS WELL
For all the fails, there have been triumphs too. After Milos Raonic’s withdrawal from the semi-final match at the Paris Masters, Murray gave the fans in attendance something to cheer for — he took to the court for practice, and hit a few shots with the ball boys and girls. The win also marked Murray’s ascension to world No. 1, ending Novak Djokovic’s 122-week stay at the top.