Andy Murray rescues escaped Labradoodle on way to Wimbledon tennis championships

Andy Murray pictured last year

Andy Murray pictured last year

First published in Wimbledon Guardian: Photograph of the Author by , Chief reporter - Wimbledon

On his way to Wimbledon for training this morning, men’s champion Andy Murray stopped to save an escaped Labradoodle.

The pooch had made off from its owner and was running towards oncoming traffic.

Murray, 27, made a detour to find the owner of the runaway dog which is a cross between a Labrador and a Poodle.

Murray told BBC Radio Five Live: "I was driving to practice and there was a dog running along the road.

"I parked the car and got out and tried to stop the traffic because the dog was running towards the oncoming traffic.

"I ran into the road, stopped the traffic and I managed to get the dog onto the back seat of my car.

"Then I drove to the place where all of the people walk their dogs, which is literally just round the corner.

"I called the number on the tag and amazingly my two dogs walk with that dog quite a lot.

"I met the owner and she was happy I'd picked it up.

"The dog was pretty strong, I don't think it really wanted me to grab it by the collar and put it in the car but thankfully the dog was fine and it's all good."

After the incident, Murray continued to the All England Lawn Tennis Club for the start of the championships today.

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