Judy Murray has spoken about the moment her son stopped traffic to rescue a dog on his way to train for Wimbledon. Andy Murray came to the rescue of the labradoodle at the weekend as it ran towards oncoming cars.
Judy Murray said to her son: "What you doing? You're on the way to Wimbledon and you're going to get run over."
Not surprisingly the dog's owner was shocked to see who had saved her precious labradoodle, adding: "Andy was sitting in the car and she just went, 'Oh my God'."
Speaking to BBC Radio Five Live earlier this week Andy Murray said:
"I met the owner and she was happy I'd picked it up. "The dog was pretty strong, I don't think it really wanted me to grab it by the collar and put it in the car but thankfully the dog was fine and it's all good."
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Andy Murray stopped traffic as he came to the rescue of a dog running towards oncoming cars.
On his way to practice at the All England Club in Wimbledon, the Scot made an unscheduled stop to save the labradoodle and then returned it to its owner.
Andy Murray told BBC Radio Five Live:
"I was driving to practice and there was a dog running along the road. I parked the car and got out and tried to stop the traffic because the dog was running towards the oncoming traffic. I ran into the road, stopped the traffic and I managed to get the dog onto the back seat of my car.
"Then I drove to the place where all of the people walk their dogs, which is literally just round the corner. I called the number on the tag and amazingly my two dogs walk with that dog quite a lot. I met the owner and she was happy I'd picked it up.
"The dog was pretty strong, I don't think it really wanted me to grab it by the collar and put it in the car but thankfully the dog was fine and it's all good."
The Wimbledon Championships begin on Monday in London SW11.
It is the oldest tennis tournament in the world. Players will compete until July 6.
Londoner James Ward is returning to the grass courts as a wild card entry hoping to beat his second round exit in 2012.
Seven-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer has accidentally stabbed himself in the hand. He arrived in SW19 ahead of next week's Wimbledon Championships with a bandage over two of his fingers.
Speaking to the Evening Standard, Federer said: "You know what happened? I was playing in the woods with the girls and I stabbed a stick in my hand."
The injury is unlikely to have much of an impact on his performance.
With Wimbledon fortnight beginning on Monday, how about this to help get you in the mood for a bit of tennis. A special 3D art display has appeared at Victoria which appears to show a tennis player smashing a ball right through a TV screen.
The artwork was created to help promote outdoors screenings of Wimbledon at Cardinal Place in Victoria and New Street Square in Holborn.
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