The current British number 1 and the former British number 1 are set to join forces in a doubles match at Queen’s Club later this year for charity.
They’re both aiming to raise money for the Royal Marsden Hospital, where a good friend of Andy Murray’s and a popular figure within British tennis is receiving cancer treatment; Ross Hutchins. The Wimbledon born player began six months of chemotherapy last month and is desperate to raise money for them to thank them for their kindness.
The 27 year old targets next year’s Australian Open as his return, but also aims to be back in action before the close of the current year. Earlier this year, US Open champion Andy Murray dedicated his win at the Brisbane International to his good friend.
£10.00 from each finals day ticket purchased will be donated in addition to the £10.00 that the LTA (Lawn Tennis Association) will give for each ace during the course of the tournament.
There’s no doubt that Murray will be looking hungry to win both the championships and charity game there, which is a tournament to boost preparations for Wimbledon. The prestigious British grass event hosted a sour final last year when David Nalbandian kicked a line judge, forcing the final to come to an early end and for Marin Cilic to be crowned champion as boos ringed around the court for Nalbandian.
World number 3 Andy Murray is two times champion at Queen’s, after victories in 2009 and 2011, while former grand slam semi-finalist Tim Henman is three times runner-up, 1999, 2011 and 2002.
Since retiring from the sport in 2007 Tim has stayed involved, playing exhibition matches and commentating for TV.
Henman and Murray will be joined by some other tennis stars and celebrities at the charity event during the AEGON Championships. The campaign is known as ‘Rally Against Cancer’. Their match will take place on finals day of the event, 16th June, and will be the first time that have played together. However they have played against each other, take a look at the below video to watch a young Andy Murray take on an experianced Tim Henman!