Andy Murray is one of the most respected tennis players in the world. He has won three Grand Slams and remained the world’s No. 1 ranked tennis player for 41 weeks at one point in his career.

Andy Murray of Great Britain poses with Wimbledon singles trophy next to the Fred Perry statue at Wimbledon in 2013.
Andy Murray of Great Britain poses with the Wimbledon singles trophy next to the Fred Perry statue at Wimbledon in 2013. (Getty Images)

The legendary Andy Murray reached the finals of the Australian Open on five occasions. The last of them came back in 2016. During the 2017 edition of the Australian Open, the veteran squared off against Andrey Rublev in the second round. Murray dominated the match and defeated the youngster in straight sets.

However, something quite interesting happened during the closing stages of the match. Murray was serving for the match. Everyone was just going through the motions as the result of the match was a foregone conclusion.

Murray’s first serve of the game was clearly in but someone from the crowd called it “out”. Rublev returned the serve. Murray also hit the ball back to the other side before both players stopped the point. The fan could have had a fair chance at being a linesman if she tried as the timing of her call was on point. Just that it was the wrong call and certainly a wrong thing to do.

The chair umpire told Murray that it was his final call as he had hit the ball back towards Rublev. The experienced campaigner decided to replay the point in a fine show of sportsmanship.

Young tennis star Jack Draper names Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal as his biggest rolemodels

The 20-year-old Jack Draper has had a great 2022. This is certainly the best season in his young career. He registered his first wins at Grand Slam and Masters 1000 level and also reached the semi-final in Eastbourne.

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Jack Draper (Twitter)

He previously mentioned Rafael Nadal as an inspiration. He has now spoken about his love for Andy Murray. During an interview with GQ, Draper said:

“I was able to watch him (Andy Murray) a lot at an early age. I think he was in his prime when I was eight to 14. Watching him and being able to see the lessons just from his game without knowing him was great.”

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