Andy Murray fan moment melts hearts across tennis world

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Andy Murray gave one young fan the memory of a lifetime during a moment that left tennis fans gushing on social media. Pic: Davis Cup
Andy Murray gave one young fan the memory of a lifetime during a moment that left tennis fans gushing on social media. Pic: Davis Cup

Andy Murray has captured the hearts of tennis fans around the world after a beautiful moment with a young fan in Scotland.

The three-time major winner is part of Great Britain's Davis Cup squad which begins its group-stage campaign against the United States on Wednesday in Glasgow.

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The Scottish city is one of four European destinations hosting group stage games, giving the Great Britain team the chance to make fans proud after the recent death of Queen Elizabeth II.

Murray is set to feature in the tournament for the first time since 2019 as he looks to help Britain qualify from Group D, where they will face the United States, the Netherlands and Kazakhstan.

The 35-year-old is no doubt loving being back in the city where he was born, with Scottish fans given a rare chance to see their hero in action.

One young boy typified that excitement better than anyone, after being filmed in a heartwarming moment with the tennis superstar.

In the video, the young fan looks giddy with excitement as he giggles away with Murray, while the 35-year-old signs a tennis ball to give the youngster as a keepsake.

The young lad then hands the pen back to Murray before offering a few words, to which the tennis star replies: "Good idea, thank you."

The lovely moment melted the hearts of tennis fans on social media.

It remains to be seen just how Murray, who helped Britain win the Davis Cup in 2015, will be utilised by team captain Leon Smith over the course of the three matches, which start against the USA on Wednesday afternoon.

The Great Britain team also includes World No.8 and Wimbledon semi-finalist Cameron Norrie, as well as World No.25 Dan Evans, giving coach Leon Smith plenty of options.

Regardless of how much or how little game time Murray sees in Glasgow, the former World No.1 intends to remain focused on the job at hand.

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“It is arguably the best that we have had in terms of the depth and the amount of options that we have got,” Murray said.

“Even some of the players that aren’t here just now would have probably actually played in previous teams – like Jack Draper, who is top 50 in the world and he certainly would have been a big part of previous teams and he is not here.

“For Leon (Smith), it is probably (the best) in terms of the options that he has got, that doesn’t necessarily make it easier for him, but I think it is a good place to be and we can share the load between us all.”

Pictured in the centre, Great Britain's Andy Murray speaks to reporters before his team's Davis Cup Group D match against the USA in Glasgow.
Great Britain's Andy Murray speaks to reporters before his team's Davis Cup Group D match against the USA in Glasgow. Pic: Getty

Murray added: “Obviously it is a slightly different situation than it would have been five or 10 years ago when I was playing Davis Cup, but the job remains the same.

“You have to be ready whenever you are called upon to go out there and perform as best as you can and try and get wins for your team.

“I am fully aware of the situation that the team is in just now. I don’t expect to play. Everyone that is sitting up here deserves the opportunity to compete.

“If I don’t play at all, I trust the players that go out there will go and do a great job and win matches for us.

“All of us want the same thing. The goal is the same for everyone – just try and be the best team-mate that you can, support everyone and, if you get called upon, go out there and give it your best and try and get some wins.”

There will be a minute’s silence at the start of each day’s play at the Emirates Arena as mark of respect to the Queen, who died at Balmoral estate in Scotland last Thursday.

The British team will wear black armbands or ribbons during their matches.

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