Tennis fans are used to seeing Andy Murray all serious and shouting to himself out on the grass courts during the 2015 Wimbledon championship, but put a puppy in front of him and he becomes the cutest thing ever. He got to spend some time with a bunch of black pups who were training to become sniffer dogs.
According to Sports Illustrated, the Brit was able to break away from his winning streak to meet up with someone from the Metropolitan Police Service on Henman Hill, and the adorable puppies that will one day be able to help in the fight against the illegal shipping of wildlife in the U.K. Murray is a known dog lover, and these little guys certainly put a huge smile on the tennis pro’s face.
Andy is also the global ambassador for WWF to help in the fight against poaching and wildlife trade. He was appointed to this important position last fall, and is happy to be a part of it. The playful dogs did a lot of sniffing, playing ball, and even left little surprises in the grass. Murray thought that was quite funny. In the end, he found one that actually listened to him. You just can’t get any more adorable than an athlete loving on a pooch.
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After his training session with the puppies, Andy Murray made his way to Centre Court to beat his Canadian opponent, Vasek Pospisil. They had two rain delays and officials ended up closing the roof, but those distractions certainly didn’t keep Murray from claiming victory. He is now into the men’s semi-finals, where he will take on second seeded Roger Federer. The Scot had this to say about this upcoming match.
“I know Roger very well, we walked to the practice courts together this morning. Friday is a different story and hopefully we can have a great match.”
Andy Murray even got a couple of surprise royal visitors to see their fellow Brit play. Prince William and Duchess Kate made their way into the royal box to watch the match, and they looked like they were enjoying every moment of it.
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Kate wore a bright orange-red dress that made her stand out from the crowd. Of course, the Duchess certainly doesn’t need any help in that area. The royal couple left their kiddos at home. Prince George and Princess Charlotte probably would have taken over the spotlight from Andy Murray.
Just as the royals were supporting the Scotsman, the Inquisitr reported that Serena Williams had the support of musician John Legend and his wife, Chrissy Teigen, to see the epic Williams sisters battle it out on the grass court on Monday. Other famous celebrities were there, as well.
Do you think Andy Murray will be able to beat Roger Federer in the Wimbledon semi-finals on Friday?
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