A touching moment occurred during Andy Murray's recent Davis Cup match against Leandro Riedi as he dedicated his win to his late grandmother on the day of her funeral.
Tennis hero represents Great Britain in Davis Cup qualifiers
Andy Murray, the renowned British tennis champion, was chosen as part of the GB squad for the Davis Cup qualifiers held in Manchester this week.
Murray did not play in the match against Australia, but was included in the line-up for the game against Switzerland.
Andy Murray secures a comeback win after losing first set
In a grueling three-hour and twelve-minute battle, the three-time grand slam winner fought back after losing the first set in a tiebreak. Murray ultimately emerged victorious with a score of 6-7, 6-4, 6-4.
Emotional star announces grandmother's funeral
After his win, Murray emotionally shared with the crowd that it was his grandmother's funeral taking place on the same day. He tearfully apologized to his family for not being able to attend and dedicated the victory to her memory.
Outpouring of support for Andy Murray
Fans both in the arena and online expressed their admiration for Murray's heartfelt gesture. One fan praised him as a "true legend on and off the court," while another described him as a "wonderful sports legend and human being." Many supporters thanked Murray for sharing his condolences and love during this difficult time.
Great Britain aims for a spot in Davis Cup Finals
Great Britain is vying for a place in the Davis Cup Finals, scheduled to take place in Malaga in November. With qualifiers happening worldwide this week, the top eight teams will ultimately compete in Spain from November 21 to 26.
Team line-up for Great Britain
In the match against Switzerland, Cameron Norrie faced Stan Wawrinka in the second singles rubber, while Dan Evans and Neal Skupski represented GB in doubles. Jack Draper was kept in reserve.