Scottish tennis star and Jaguar brand ambassador Andy Murray had a surprise this week – when comedian Jimmy Carr turned up at his home to chauffeur him to Wimbledon.
As an official sponsor of The Championship, Brit car manufacturer Jaguar is providing a fleet of 170 cars to support event operations and transport players.
Although Murray wouldn’t have been surprised to see a Jaguar F-Pace pulling up outside his Surrey home to take him to training ahead of his second round match against Lu Yen-Hsun, he was somewhat taken aback to find Carr behind the wheel.
The journey to Wimbledon was captured on camera, and shows Murray and Carr exchanging banter on yummy mummies, grunting and Ivan Lendl’s paunch.
Speaking of the surprise chauffeur, Murray said: “We have a really close team and are often playing practical jokes on each other – this was definitely one of the better ones. Jimmy is one of my favourite comedians, I’ve been to see him live before but to have a front-row seat to this show was amazing!”
As part of the sponsorship deal, Andy Murray will be given his own F-Pace – Jaguar’s hot new SUV, which we described as ‘the best car in its sector’.
Talking of Wimbledon, Jimmy Carr commented: “I love everything about Wimbledon; the excitement, the crowd, the anticipation, the £15 punnets of strawberries. Now we are chums hopefully Andy will give me a wave in the crowd this time and make it extra special.”