‘That’s my skin’ – Andy Murray puts body on the line for Laver Cup cause
Andy Murray cemented his status as a true fighter after literally leaving some of himself out on court at the Laver Cup.
At 4-2 in the first set of the opening doubles on day three, Murray and Berrettini both went for a ball when the Brit tripped over the Italian, picking himself up and tumbling again before Berrettini put the point away.
Murray picked up a considerable scrape on his right knee as a result, even leaving behind some debris on court.
“That’s my skin” said Murray as he cleaned up after himself on the court.
The pair went on to break and serve out the opening set 6-2 to put Team Europe one match from securing a fifth consecutive Laver Cup triumph.
“My skin is on the court here, nice.” he told Federer after the Swiss returned to the team bench to check on Murray.
The former world number one is making his Laver Cup debut this year, with the doubles against Felix Auger-Aliassime and Jack Sock being his second rubber after facing Alex de Minaur in singles on day one.
Despite losing the contest 7-5, 3-6, 7-10 to the Australian, Murray described the match as ‘one of the most special’ in his career.
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