Andy Murray has called out Roger Federer and his wife Mirka to participate in the “100 volley challenge”.
In a funny social media video, Scottish tennis star Andy and his wife Kim Sears challenged “all tennis players and fans” to dig out their rackets and grab a partner to crack out 100 volleys from home.
After telling fans in the caption there was “no bickering during the filming of the video”, Andy went on to ask “Rog and Mirka” to step up to the challenge, saying he “can’t be the only one” who wants to see the tennis couple hit a few balls together.
The video begins with Andy and Kim smiling at the camera. He says: “Hi everyone, I’m here with my wife Kim and we’re going to attempt the 100 volley partner challenge.”
Kim then interjects and points out that she is using a kid’s racket, which she says is her excuse “if it all goes to s***”.
The couple, who have been married since 2015, then start the challenge – and easily complete 100 back-and-forth volleys with only a couple of near misses.
A challenge to all tennis players and fans… The 💯 volley challenge. There was no bickering during the filming of the video 🙄, although I think the last volley was aimed at my head… I can't be the only one that wants to see Rog and Mirka hitting a few balls together…🎾 pic.twitter.com/c0lMnNuSSQ
— Andy Murray (@andy_murray) April 9, 2020
Andy then calls out “everyone in the tennis community and their partners” to attempt the challenge.
As well as name-dropping Roger, he tagged long-time tennis rivals Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, along with a host of other famous names.
The tennis legend seems to be keeping busy with his family during the nation-wide lockdown, despite the recent cancellation of the 2020 Wimbledon Championships.
In another video message on Wednesday, Andy praised the commitment of NHS staff at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridgeshire where he underwent a scan before the coronavirus outbreak swept the UK.
He then announced he had made a donation to Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust.