Andy Murray is dog saviour after rescuing runaway labradoodle from busy road
The tennis player was on his way to train at the All England Club when he made the heroic recovery
Andy Murray can officially add the title of “dog saviour” to his glowing, Wimbledon champion-boasting CV, after he saved a runaway labradoodle from a busy road and returned the pet to its owner.
The tennis player was on his way to train at the All England Club when he made the rescue.
“I was driving to practice and there was a dog running along the road,” he told BBC Radio Five Live.
“I parked the car and got out and tried to stop the traffic because the dog was running towards the oncoming traffic. I ran into the road, stopped the traffic and I managed to get the dog onto the back seat of my car.
“Then I drove to the place where all of the people walk their dogs, which is literally just round the corner.
“I called the number on the tag and amazingly my two dogs walk with that dog quite a lot. I met the owner and she was happy I’d picked it up.
“The dog was pretty strong, I don’t think it really wanted me to grab it by the collar and put it in the car but thankfully the dog was fine and it’s all good.”
A representation of the labradoodle Murray claims to have saved In other bizarre Murray-related news, he’s also guest-edited long-running children’s comic The Beano this week.
The sportsman appears alongside Dennis the Menace and his faithful dog Gnasher in the strip, in which they teach Murray how to be a menace and control his emotions ahead of the Wimbledon tournament.
“Olympic gold was my proudest moment; becoming the first male British Wimbledon winner for 77 years was amazing – but this might be my greatest title yet: Andy Murray, editor of the Beano,” he wrote in his guest letter.
Murray begins his defence of the Wimbledon title against Belgian player David Goffin at 1pm today (23 June).
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