Thursday, June 27, 2013

Andy Murray challenges Serena Williams to a match

Andy Murray raised the possibility of a modern-day Battle of the Sexes. (USATSI)

Men's tennis star Andy Murray is game for a duel against women's tennis stud Serena Williams.

The Englishman raised the possibility of a modern-day battle of the sexes in a recent column for BBC Sport and even suggested Las Vages as the place to do it.

Murray brought up the topic while discussing the difference between playing five-set and three-set matches in the sport.

“Playing at Grand Slams takes its toll because of the five-set matches; you have to do more training to play for five sets, which then shortens your career," Murray wrote.

"Playing for three sets requires a different sort of fitness -- you don't really need the endurance; you just need to be quick and explosive for two or two and a half hours, whereas the endurance aspect comes into it in the best-of-five-set matches. But it's always been best-of-five in the Slams, and I don't mind that -- I'm used to it now.

"That isn't an argument about men's and women's tennis, by the way, although I have been challenged by someone on Twitter to taking on Serena Williams. I'd be up for it, why not?

"I've never hit with her, but she's obviously an incredible player and I think people would be interested to see the men play against the women to see how the styles match up. It's happened in the past with Jimmy Connors and Martina Navratilova. How about Las Vegas as a venue?”

Well, how about it?

I would tune in out of curiosity to see how that match unfolded.

In the meantime, Murray will focus his attention toward Spain's Tommy Robredo in the third round of the Wimbledon Open on Friday.

Williams advanced to the third round in the women's tournament by ousting Caroline Garcia on Thursday.

Via Eye on Tennis

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