Wimbledon Joy For Snooker Fan Murray
Andy Murray was celebrating a second Wimbledon triumph yesterday, but did you know that away from the tennis court he’s a huge snooker fan?
Scotland’s Murray beat Milos Raonic on Sunday to win the biggest tournament in his sport, and his third Grand Slam title.
Away from tennis, the 29-year-old enjoys nothing more than a few frames on the green baize.
“It is a fun way to spend time with friends,” said Murray last year. “Although you are playing a game, it is a fun way to chat. If you go and play football, you are not exactly chatting the whole way through the game. It is not physically demanding either.
“When I used to practise at Bridge of Allan sports club we had a couple of snooker tables there and I actually used to play there quite a lot. When I injured my knee, me and Leon Smith would go there almost every single day and play snooker with each other, because I couldn’t do anything else. I enjoy doing it, although I don’t think it really helps with my tennis.”
During an event in Paris last year, Murray even tweeted his followers to ask if anyone knew of a snooker club in French capital.
However, don’t expect to see Murray trying to swap sports at Q School next year as he admits his standard at snooker is modest, adding: “My biggest break would be somewhere in the 20s. It really isn’t good!”