Retrieved 10 May 2020, 23:22 IST
Andy Murray was faced with the embarrassing possibility of asking neighbors his tennis ball on Sunday.
The two-time Wimbledon champion, former US Open winner and two-time Olympic gold medalist has shown that tennis can be mortal when he is flawless with his backhand.
To play his driving at home, Murray was hitting the ball from a portable tennis hit wall, coming out with a racquet for the first time since March.
Murray, who was locked up during the coronavirus crisis, posted a video on Instagram showing how it all went wrong.
He wrote: “Hit some forecasts and backhand for the first time in weeks today … it didn’t end well … #NeighborsGarden”
Murray’s embarrassment became apparent in the video when he climbed to the top with a push of a crooked forehand behind his back.
“Oh, s *** ‘,” Murray raised his left hand to his face as he crippled with the lost ball.
Fighting back on the tennis tour as he prepares to return to action, he battles pelvic injuries and bone growth problems that kept him away from the Australian Open earlier this year.
ATP Tour rival, and friend Nick Kyrgias was impressed by the video, replied to Murray: “Hahahahahahahaha – Muz Instagram Live? Let’s give some banners. Let’s set it up.”
Murray agreed to an online chat with the Brush Australians on one condition.
“I’ve been here so long since you promised to behave,” Scott said, with a few tearful laugh emojis.