While preparing for the Washington Open, top seed Andy Murray did what else but visit the White House. While Murray didn’t get a chance to meet the Man in Charge, Barack Obama, he did get a rare behind the scenes tour.
West Wing, viewing the Oval Office, the Roosevelt room, the Cabinet room and then the White House Press Briefing room. Later, Murray visited the Eisenhower Executive Office and the Secretary of War suite. Murray, who was joined by coach Jonas Bjorkman, agent Matt Gentry, physio Mark Bender and fitness trainer Steve Kotze, also visited the picturesque Rose Garden.
“It was fantastic to look around the White House. It’s something I’ve never done before and may never get the opportunity to do again,” Murray said. “It was nice to come here with my team… The West Wing was very interesting to see. So many important meetings and decisions take place in that building… it’s quite a powerful place to see.”
Murray hasn’t played in Washington since 2006 when he lost to Arnaud Clement in the final. He plays the winner of Gabashvili or Becker.
The last time we saw Murray he was losing to Roger Federer last month in the Wimbledon semifinals.
You Might Like:
Querrey, Bryans Meet President Obama at the White House [Video]
Want To Buy Nicolas Almagro’s House? Now You Can [Video]
The Whack Mile
Roger Federer Gets Mobbed In Shanghai, Except That’s NOT Roger Federer! [Video]
Roger Federer Is Finding Wimbledon’s All-White Policy Too Extreme