Andy Murray Shows Off Football Skills On Top Of Burj Khalifa
by Tom Gainey | February 25th, 2012, 10:50 am

Copyright Dubai Tennis Championships

Copyright Dubai Tennis Championships

Tennis isn’t Andy Murray’s only love. The Scot has been a lifelong football fan and today in Dubai Murray got to practice his footy skills at the top one of the tallest buildings in the world, the Burj Khalifa.

In part of a promotional event for the tournament, Murray scaled the 828 metres to the Burg’s observation deck where a makeshift mini football pitch awaited his arrival.

“I grew up playing football,” Murray said. “I played till I was about 15, until I decided I was going to play tennis full time.

“I still play a lot of five-a-side football as much as I can with my friends back home, but just got to be careful with injuries and stuff. I still love playing. It’s a completely different sport to tennis; I used to love being surrounded by all my friends and sharing wins or goals.”

While Murray’s playing an ATP event in Dubai, his sights are still set on a first Grand Slam title.

“I think I’m very, very close, just got to keep working hard and it will come,” he said. “There’s not one huge thing I need to change in my game. I’ve been playing good tennis in all of the Grand Slams, I’ve been very close a few times and I’ll get there soon.”

Seeded third, Murray opens with a qualifier in the Dubai’s first round. He could meet Tomas Berdych in the quarterfinals, top seed Novak Djokovic in the semifinals.

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2 Comments for Andy Murray Shows Off Football Skills On Top Of Burj Khalifa

jane Says:

Dubai should be an interesting tournament. Muzza, Berdych, Nole on one side of the draw; Delpo, Tsonga and Fed on the other. Among many others as well, Tipsy, Fish, Gasquet, Davy, Dolgo. A very loaded field!

alison hodge Says:

hi jane sorry not tennis related,just wondering though,my late mother and i went to canada ,when i was a teenager,to visit a penpal,that she had written to for twenty years in victoria bc,the year prince charles married lady diana,anyway i was just wondering what part of canada you are from and if you still live there now?and i have to say your so lucky canadas a beautiful country,and i would really love to go back there again one day,so sorry for been so nosy.

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