David Beckham video: Former England captain shows off his catching skills at Wimbledon as he plucks stray ball out of mid-air

Beckham found himself in the firing line while sitting in the Royal Box at Wimbledon

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David Beckham just can't get any cooler, can he? The former England captain looked perfectly at home in the Royal Box at Wimbledon as he watched Jamie Murray, brother of former singles champion Andy, join forces with John Peers to defeat Jonathan Erlich and Philipp Petzschner on Thursday and book their place in the men's doubles final.

However, unfortunately for the elder of the Murray brothers, it was Beckham who stole the show, and then some.

The global superstar found his moment to shine when Peers was serving in the opening game of the second set. As his serve was declared out, the ball ricocheted off one of the line judges’ chairs and into the crowd.

Beckham catches the ball in the crowd

Beckham throws the ball back to the court

Even the players were impressed by Beckham's antics

David Beckham at Wimbledon on day nine

Cue Beckham’s moment to shine, as the England legend reached out to effortlessly pluck the ball out of the air and casually throw it back towards the players, as if it was nothing.

The crowd immediately burst into applause while Beckham soaked up all of the adulation that came his way, finding it impossible not to smile as everyone went crazy around him. Even the players momentarily paused to clap Beckham, but then he is David Beckham.

Watch the video below...

Incredible catch by David Beckham in the Royal Box at #Wimbledon. He should have been a goalkeeper...

Posted by Wimbledon on Thursday, 9 July 2015


Murray and Peers fought back from losing the first set to win 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 to book their place in the final against Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecau.