Puppy love: Andy Murray meets his match at Wimbledon
Andy Murray has gone to the dogs. No, he's not been knocked out of Wimbledon just yet.
The self-confessed dog lover has been playing at the All England Club with five cocker spaniels being trained to become sniffer dogs.
The British number one, whose owns a border terrier named Maggie May, was greeted by the six-week-old puppies, currently being raised by the Metropolitan Police Service, on Henman Hill in SW19.
In the video, Murray can be seen interacting with the boisterous puppies on the Wimbledon grounds while they run around chasing tennis balls, reports the Daily Mail.
Smiling and even laughing on occasion, the tennis ace is put through his paces as the young dogs chew on his shoelaces and fingers.
The short clip concludes with Murray lifting one of the puppies - who appears to have calmed down somewhat - into the air and stating "I think this one's ready".
According to a release from the Wimbledon press office, Murray is a huge dog fan and a World Wildlife Fund global ambassador. He also supports the use of sniffer dogs as a way of cracking down on wildlife poaching in Nepal.
Roger and out?
The Scot beat Canadian Vasek Pospisi in straight sets yesterday in his quarter-final clash at SW19.
He now has the daunting prospect of facing seven-time champion Roger Federer in the semi-finals, who eased past Frenchman Gilles Simon yesterday in straight sets.
In the other semi, favourite Novak Djokovic will face Richard Gasquet.