– Andy Murray was presented with a Cristiano Ronaldo’s shirt after emerging runners up at an ATP tournament in Italy
– The British tennis star also gave signed a shirt for the Juventus star and gave up the racket he used for the competition
– Murray did not participate at the just concluded Australian Open after being once tested positive for coronavirus
Andy Murray got a Cristiano Ronaldo’s signed Juventus jersey after opting to play in an ATP Open in Italy than the Australia Open, Sky Sports.
The former World number one scooped the runners-up medal at the Biella indoor tournament in Northern Italy.
The British tennis player skipped the Melbourne Grand Slam after testing positive for the deadly coronavirus disease.
Murray lost to Illya Marchenko in straight sets in the finals but did not go empty-handed without receiving Ronaldo’s shirt.
Murray was quoted by Sky Sports:
“Thanks very much Cristiano I’m a big fan and I really appreciate it.
“Unfortunately I can’t come to watch your match in the next few days.
“I signed a shirt for you as well and you can have one of my racket that I used this week as well.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have fallen behind tennis star Roger Federer in terms of the highest paid celebrities in 2020.
The pair share 11 Ballons d’Or among each other and have dominated the game in the last 12 years with unimaginable respective goal scoring feats.
Ronaldo and Messi still maintain a high profile among football stars and sportsmen at large but Federer has moved ahead of the duo in the year 2020 marred with economic challenges.
Legit.ng also reported that Naomi Osaka has won the Australian Open in straight sets victory over American seed Jennifer Brady, The Sun reports.
The Japanese athlete who is also the highest-paid woman in professional sports recorded a 6-4, 6-3 victory to emerge the queen of Melbourne for the second time.
The victory is Osaka’s fourth Grand Slam win in her last eight outings and three of them are on the hardcourt.
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