By Ros Satar
- Andy Murray’s charity fund-raiser returns in November – Andy Murray Live presented by SSE
- Murray will be joined by 18-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer
- Also in the line-up Jamie Murray, Tim Henman, Mansour Bahrami
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND – Once more Glasgow will host a night of tennis fun, all in aid of charity as Andy Murray announced his second tennis exhibition event in November.
WHERE – The SSE Hydro Glasgow
WHEN – Tuesday 7 November
World No. 1 Andy Murray announced the second edition of his charity fundraiser exhibition Andy Murray Live. Once more heading to Glasgow, Murray will build on his successful first edition which include the spectacle of Grigor Dimitrov in a kilt!
Murray said: “Last year was such a fantastic night and to raise over £300,000 for Unicef and Young People’s Futures in our first year was amazing. This year is going to be even bigger and better and I am so pleased to be able to bring Roger to play in Scotland for the first time – he will get a chance to see for himself just how enthusiastic Scottish fans are, and what a great venue The SSE Hydro is. It is also important for me to be able support Unicef again this year, and to help a different local charity as well.”
Proceeds from the event will be shared equally between Unicef, of which Murray is a UK Ambassador, and a local Scottish charity.
Mark Devlin, Unicef UK’s Chief Operating Officer said: “Following the success of last year’s fantastic Andy Murray Live event, we are thrilled that it’s taking place for a second year. As a Unicef UK Ambassador, Andy has shown an amazing commitment to helping children in danger, and we are so proud to once again have his support for our vital work. The event will help raise awareness and much-needed funds for children in emergencies all around the world, including those caught up in the current refugee crisis. The money raised will help Unicef provide children with immediate, life-saving care, protection and supplies, as well as lasting support to help families rebuild their lives.”
The event last year was a huge success with tickets sold out in just 48 hours, and included Wheelchair Tennis champion Gordon Reid.
This year, Roger Federer will be the star guest of honour, with Murray joining him later on this year for the Swiss’ own exhibition event The Match for Africa 3, taking place in Zurich on April 10.
Few can forget Federer’s win over Murray in the Wimbledon final, only for the Brit to gain his revenge two weeks later in the London 2012 Olympic final, but the pair have not faced each other since the semi-final in Cincinnati in 2015.
Murray had some advice for the 2017 Australian Open champion as well (h/t @pasport)
WATCH: Andy Murray warned Roger Federer to avoid deep-fried Mars bars after he accepted an invitation to play in Scotland for the first time pic.twitter.com/JLYD3Qlco0
— PA Sport (@pasport) February 9, 2017
And of course in the interest of balance – here is Federer, in a kilt and with bagpipes. No really.
Fans who are unable to grab a ticket for the event will be able to enjoy the match on Eurosport.
SSE’s Senior Sponsorship Manager, Stuart Mackenzie added, “We are proud to continue our partnership with ‘Andy Murray Live’. The atmosphere last year was fantastic and I am sure that this year will be even better. The success Andy has had on and off the court is unprecedented and he is a wonderful ambassador for British sport. We’re looking forward to what promises to be an incredible event.”
Tickets, from only £25 are available to purchase now: online at www.thessehydro.com or by calling the ticket hotline on 0844 395 4000, or in person from the main box office at the SECC. For accessible area tickets, please call 0800 952 0110 or for group bookings, please call 0844 395 4010.
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