Andy Murray to compete at Hydro despite injury troubles
Dunblane’s Andy Murray WILL compete in a charity match with Roger Federer in Glasgow – despite his ongoing recovery from a hip injury.
Mum Judy says there’s “no way” he’d miss the opportunity to play in front of a sold-out crowd at the Hydro.
Speaking as she coached youngsters in Glasgow, Ms Murray said, “This a huge thing obviously for Andy but it’s a huge thing for the whole family because we’re all involved in our different ways.
“We want to grow the game up here on the back of their success and we don’t have any major tennis events up here unless we’re given a home Davis Cup tie, so last year the event was created for the first time to bring world class tennis to Scotland and make it an annual thing.
“For the boys it’s that opportunity to play in front of your home crowd in your home country and you can never underestimate how much that means to them.
“You could see that with the Davis Cup ties that came to Glasgow, it’s a massive thing to be playing in front of your own people.”
While Andy takes time away from the court, his older brother collected his fifth grand slam doubles title at the US Open.
Judy was delighted that Jamie was able to visit Dunblane this week to celebrate with family.
She said: “It was lovely for him to be able to come home and I put up the congratulations banners outside the house – and inside the house – so it was lovely.
“They’re both as driven as ever, they love what they do and always have. I think that’s a throwback to falling in love with the game as little kids.
“I don’t see any reason why that should change.”
Roger Federer will be making his first trip to Scotland for the event, which will include a doubles match featuring the Murray family.
“Andy Murray Live” takes place on Tuesday 7th November.