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Friday Tennis Blog: Serena Needs a Vacation; Davis Cup QFs Begin

April 4, 2014 11:16 AM
andy_murray_slimed-bigWhile his "Big Four" status is currently in question after dropping to No. 8 in the ATP Rankings, Andy Murray was No. 1-ranked this week in off-court activities. On April 1 he got in the April Fools spirit, tweeting "...And 2 avoid confusion like last time i will be announcing my new coach tomorrow #pumped."

It was similar to a lark Murray pulled years earlier when he tweeted "Ross Hutchins will be my new coach alongside Dani starting in Barcelona," which his management company confirmed was a joke. In January during a fan Q&A on Twitter, Murray wrote he would be marrying long-time girlfriend Kim Sears following Wimbledon. Sears responded, "FYI, NOBODY IS GETTING MARRIED. His tweets need a sarcasm disclaimer."

Away from Twitter, Murray got "slimed" upon receiving the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Award for UK History Maker. Nickelodeon created the UK History Maker Award with Murray in mind after he became the first British male in 77 years to win Wimbledon, becoming a sports inspiration for British youth. "Getting slimed is definitely the most outrageous award acceptance I've ever done," Murray said. "It was pretty good fun."

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