He’s earned respect from thousands – but recently his legions of admirers are animal lovers rather than tennis fans.
When tennis ace Andy Murray called time on one of the most important serving issues of the year – by deciding not to offer foie gras at the restaurant at Cromlix, his Perthshire hotel which is operated by Inverlochy Castle Management international (ICMI), he was lauded by those who claim the methods used to extract foie gras from geese are cruel.
Now he has dazzled the off court crowds again by removing all references to hunting from the hotel’s website after animal rights group Peta wrote to him.
When Peta campaign co-ordinator Kirsty Henderson learned the hotel in Kinbuck, near Dunblane where the star attended school, was offering hunting as an optional excursion for guests, she reportedly pleaded with him to remove it from the menu of activities.
A spokesperson for Murray told The Independent that all mentions of hunting have been deleted from the hotel’s website adding that no hunting has ever taken place on the hotel grounds.