What started as a twitter joke may now actually come to fruition as it has been reported that British No. 1 Andy Murray and top female star Serena Williams will likely collide in a exhibition match in the summer of 2014.
Serena has discussed the possibility during the US Open, saying: “I doubt I’d win a point but that would be fun.” She had suggested that she be allowed to hit into the tramlines to make things fair between them.
The match would also likely take place between Wimbledon and the American hard court season, with all money raised going to Murray and Serena’s personal charities.
It has also been revealed that the British no. 1 has started hitting tennis balls again following his minor back surgery two months back. His injury sidelined him from ATP action following the US Open and ha since dropped from World no. 2 to no. 2 in the rankings. He is expected to leave for his annual Miami training camp next week and still intends to participate in the Dream Cup Exhibition tournament in Barbados. While this may be the case, he has also stated that he will not be partaking in the Australian Open unless he is 100 percent recovered from his surgery.