Andy Murray wore eco-friendly merino wool AMC Castore tennis kit at Wimbledon he helped design

ANDY MURRAY wore an eco-friendly tennis kit he helped design at Wimbledon this year.

The British hero, 34, made a dramatic return to singles action at Wimbledon after four years away by reaching the third round in dramatic fashion.

Andy Murray wore his new AMC Castore range for Wimbledon this year
The collection – made in partnership with The Woolmark Company – uses biodegradable merino wool

And he wowed the Centre Court crowd in his merino wool outfit for his clothing brand AMC.

Murray launched his partnership with sportswear company Castore in 2019.

And this year’s Wimbledon collection – all in white, of course, but with orange trim – was created with The Woolmark Company.

Merino wool is breathable and boasts thermoregulation – the fibre naturally responds to changes in body temperature – but is also 100 per cent natural, renewable and biodegradable meaning it is great for the planet.

The range starts from £60 with a performance tee, a polo, shorts and a midlayer 1/4 zip top available from castore.com.

With odour-prevention technology to match the classy designs, the merino material kept Muzza smelling good after five sweaty sets.

Speaking to GQ, he said: “When I first picked it up, I was thinking that there was no chance I could play in it.

“It was thick and I was expecting to be roasting wearing it, but that wasn’t the case. It’s really comfortable and doesn’t restrict my game at all.

“Working with Castore is certainly different from the other relationships that I’ve had with clothing brands throughout my career.

“The traditional sponsorship deal I had before was where I was paid to endorse and wear the clothes, whereas this is something a bit different.

“I am more involved and it is something that I can invest in my post-playing career. I’d love to see young kids growing up and playing in my tennis kit.

“I don’t really understand the fashion side of things particularly well – I’m not the most fashionable person in the world – but I do like the technical stuff and the performance side of things.”

The former world No1 – complete with his metal hip – dug deep as he battled past 24th seed Basilashvili on Centre Court in round one.

He then overcame German qualifier Oscar Otte, despite going 2-1 down in sets, with a vintage five-set victory.

After that four-hour marathon, the two-time champ handed a match-worn Castore shirt to a fan who helped inspire him to the win.

But Murray was eventually knocked out by Canadian Denis Shapovalov, who went on to lose to champion Novak Djokovic in the semi-finals, in straight sets – his heaviest SW19 loss.

Murray beat Nikoloz Basilashvili and Oscar Otte on Centre Court

The Scot handed a match-worn shirt to Justin Rodrigues after beating Oscar Otte

He eventually went out in the third round against Denis Shapovalov

Murray wore the tee when practising with Roger Federer

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