Andy Murray saved a dog on his way to Wimbledon
JUN 23, 2014 6:44p ET
Andy Murray is the defending Wimbledon men's champion.
He is also a dog owner, so how he reacted when he saw a stray dog running into traffic shouldn't surprise anyone.
The fact that he was on his way to Wimbledon for practice makes the story even better.
The BBC has the details:
"It wasn't my dog. I was driving to practice and there was a dog running along the road. I parked the car at the traffic lights and basically got out of the car and tried to stop the traffic because the dog was running towards the oncoming traffic. So I ran in front of the road and stopped the traffic.
"I managed to get the dog in the back seat of my car. I drove him to the place where all of the people walk their dogs. It's literally right on the corner. I drove there, parked. I called the number on the tag. Amazingly, my two dogs - I didn't realize - walk with that dog quite a lot. So when I met the owner she said, "oh you know, we know your dogs." She was happy I picked it up. It had obviously been chasing something, but it was absolutely shattered, it was drooling everywhere in the car, panting. But thankfully it was safe."
Murray said the dog put up a little of a fight, but he was able to get him in his car without tweaking a muscle.
"The dog was pretty strong, I don't think it really wanted me to sort of grab it by the collar and put it in the car but thankfully it was fine," Murray said.
Murray needed just over two hours to win his opening match Monday at Wimbledon.
(Thanks to FTW for calling this story to our attention.)