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Andy Murray at the Lane!

Posted on 22 September 2010  - 12:00

Britain's number one tennis player Andy Murray was in attendance at the Lane for our Carling Cup Third Round tie with Arsenal on Tuesday night.

Andy Murray at the Lane!

Britain's number one tennis player Andy Murray was in attendance at the Lane for our Carling Cup Third Round tie with Arsenal on Tuesday night.

The world No.4 is a keen football fan and during a rare break from his hectic playing schedule has taken the opportunity to see plenty of the beautiful game.

But this was his first time in N17 and, on giving an interview to Spurs TV Online pre-match, expressed his delight at being present at a North London derby.

Andy said: "I love football and I love watching Spurs and Arsenal, so I thought it would be a good game to come and watch.

"White Hart Lane was the only London ground I hadn't been to so it was my first time there and it was great.

"I've been back in the country for three weeks, went to see Fulham-Wolves a couple of weekends ago and was at Man United-Liverpool the other day. I try and go as much as possible.

"I get nervous meeting any of the footballers because I'm a huge fan and watch them all on TV all the time."

And Andy also admitted that it looked like being a close call at one stage as to whether he would pursue football as a career or opt to take tennis on further.

No doubt we will all agree he made the right decision as the nation continues to will the Scotsman on to winning his first Grand Slam title.

He added: "I played loads of football up until I was around 14 or 15 and then I had to choose between tennis and football and I was definitely a better tennis player!

"But I love football and still play a lot of 5-a-side and try to play a couple of 11-a-side games every year."

The full interview with Andy will be available on Spurs TV Online shortly and the Spurs iPhone App*.

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