Murray On Top Of The World
by Press Release|
To the delight of onlookers, tennis ace Andy Murray indulged in his love for his other sport, football, while on a visit to the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, on Saturday. Murray, who is in town for the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships starting on Monday, said he is well prepared and is hoping for a good run in the tournament.
He praised the organisers, saying, "They’ve done a really good tournament; they look after the players really well. I get to do things like this (visiting the Burj Khalifa), which you don’t get to do at many other tournaments. I’m really looking forward to it."
Of his passion for football, he said he had to choose which sport to pursue at about age 15, but he still loves to play when he can, and is a keen follower of the Scottish team Hibs (Hibernian), and by his own admission watches more football than tennis!
Murray, currently ranked fourth in the world, will meet some formidable opposition this week as he aims to take his first title in Dubai. Current World No. 1 and winner of the previous three titles here, Novak Djokovic is aiming for a historic fourth consecutive title, while Roger Federer is in the running for his fifth trophy here. Play starts on Monday 27 February, with finals on 3 March.
Tickets for the event are available from the Box Office at the Dubai Tennis Stadium, Garhoud which opens from 9am to 9pm daily. Grandstand tickets can also be bought online at http://www.timeouttickets.com/. For further information about tickets, prices and tournaments visit http://www.dubaidutyfreetennischampionships.com/ or phone the call centre on +971 4 358 9797.
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