For their valiant efforts during the coronavirus crisis, SIR Andy Murray has sent a heartfelt message to NHS workers.
A large amount was also donated by the two-time Wimbledon champion to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, which he visited as part of his recovery from a recurrent hip injury.
The 32-year-old thanked nurses and physicians in a video clip for their “dedication and sacrifice” during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“He said, “I just want to say a huge thank you for all your hard work, commitment and the sacrifices that you have made during this time for all of us.
Clearly, this is an incredibly stressful time for all, but for none other than the medical staff.
“Everyone there has been fantastic and extremely helpful. I made a donation to the charity to say thank you for everything you do.”
“A spokesman for the Charitable Trust of Addenbrooke added: “Like Sir Andy, we are full of respect for the Addenbrooke staff who work every day in difficult situations to save patients.
“On behalf of our NHS heroes, we would like to thank him very much for his kind donation to Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust.”
As the pair showed off their volleyball abilities in the backyard, the Scottish tennis ace also teamed up with wife Kim Sears.
The couple invited sports fans around the world to join in their new competition, which included hitting each other 100 times back and forth with the ball.
Athletes including Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic were invited by Murray to engage in the viral stunt.
He tweeted, “To all tennis players and fans, a challenge…” Hundred Volley Challenge.
During the shooting of the film, there were no wars, although I think the last volley was aimed at my head.
“I can’t be the only one who wants to see Rog and Mirka hit a few balls together.”