Andy Murray had his chances to play Scottish professional football according to proud mum Judy

The tennis-coach parent of two current ATP players dropped the news on a local holiday programme, Celebrity Chase’s Christmas Special.

 “When Andy he was 14 had to make the decision between tennis and football because he got offered the chance to sign with Glasgow Rangers on a youth thing,” the former British Fed Cup captain said,

Pacific Life Open Tennis Indian Wells 2006 Andy Murray shows his Soccer Skills during impromptu Europe v South America matches he organised for the soccer mad tennis stars in World Cup Year Photo Roger Parker Fotosports International

“So it was never just about the tennis, it was just about having as normal a childhood as possible.”

Murray instead decamped to Barcelona, where he polished his tennis trade before stepping onto the ATP,

The elder brother of the three-time Grand Slam winner, Jamie, also had his chances for success in another sport, according to his mum.

“When Jamie was 15 he had a golf handicap  of three as well as being a good tennis player,” 

Main photo:- Andy Murray with Fabrice Santoro and Marcos Baghdatis after winning Soccer match,Indian Wells 2006 – by Roger Parker

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