WIMBLEDON fans rejoiced as Andrew Murray’s opponent was attacked by a brown bear, it has emerged.
The aggressive 500kg bear was a welcome arrival on Centre Court, sinking its huge knife-like teeth into the non-Murray player, whose name is unimportant, at a vital moment in the second set.
Murray fan Tom Logan said: “It is a shame that the non-Murray player was dragged across the court in the maw of a ferocious carnivore, but dealing with unexpected circumstances is part of being a professional sportsman.
“Also Andy was playing with a sore hip so I think that makes it fair.
“As any great player does, Andy took full advantage of his opening by coolly serving out the match without letting the bear’s noisy feeding across the net bother him. It was a fantastic performance, plus we all had some strawberries.”
He added: “Presumably the bear escaped from a zoo or something, I can’t imagine it had a ticket.”