WATCH | Andy Murray swaps places with ball boy on match point

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WATCH | Andy Murray swaps places with ball boy on match point

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SportsCafe Desk


What would one do when facing a match point against the great Roger Federer in the tie-breaker? While some might take a second to compose themselves, World number one, Andy Murray decided to hand over the responsibility for the point to a ball boy while taking up his place behind the players.

Returning to the court for the first time since his second-round defeat at the BNP Paribas Open and the subsequent elbow injury, Andy Murray played out a charity exhibition match against Roger Federerin Switzerland. The Swiss legend won the first set 6-3 before the due headed into the tie-breaker in the second. 

Trailing by a point in the tie-breaker, Murray decided to offer a ball boy the opportunity to play out the match point against Federer in a packed arena in Zurich. As the ball boy took the racquet off Murray, the Scotsman took the vacated ball boy's position. The world number one was even gracious enough to pass the balls to the young player, who had a little fun at Murray's expense by returning some balls away from the Scot- something that forced a laugh out of Federer as well. 

Even though the youngster came up with two faults, it was a good bit of fun for the fans and eventually, Murray returned to complete the match that he lost three points later. After the game, Murray said that he was aiming to make his competitive comeback at the Monte Carlo Masters.

"I'm hoping, if I keep progressing as I have with the elbow, to play Monte Carlo," the Scot said after the game, reported BBC. "If not, then I just need to stay patient and I'll try the following week. I'm getting there, I just have to go slowly."

You can watch the full match highlights here.

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