Titled Andy Murray Live, the exhibition will take place on September 21 at the SSE Hydro arena with Murray (the younger) taking on flamboyant Frenchman Gael Monfils in a singles match, where it is debatable how much of Monfils’ time will be spent upright and how much prone!
Following that will be big brother and current World No. 1 in doubles Jamie Murray joining forces with Andy once more, to take on Monfils and national treasure Tim Henman.
The money raised by the event will be split between a local Glasgow charity Young People’s Futures, and Unicef. Murray has been a staunch supporter of their activities when they partnered with the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, and in 2015 starred in a number of comedy tennis sketches as part of their #BeatDisease campaign in the UK, as well as pledging £50 for every ace he hit from September as part of their work for children caught up in emergencies. He became a Unicef Ambassador in April of this year.
Murray was the lynchpin of the Aegon GB team that last played in Glasgow for the GB v Australia Davis Cup semi-final and said, as reported in Sporting Life:
“It’s great to be returning home to Scotland and playing in the city of Glasgow. I travel the world playing tennis and unfortunately I don’t spend as much time as I would like to at home. I owe it to my fans who have supported me throughout the years and what better way than to play in front of them at The SSE Hydro whilst raising money for Young People’s Futures and Unicef?
“I’m looking forward to bringing top-level tennis to Glasgow on an annual basis and making this event bigger and better every year.”
The event is scheduled just three days after the Davis Cup semi-final, ad if Great Britain beat Serbia in July, they will host either Italy or Argentina in the semi-finals.
Tickets are priced from £20 and are now on sale for what is hoped to be an annual event. More details of Andy Murray Live are available here:
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