What good is a ripped torso if it can’t be shown off! And, for Andy Murray, who had not been getting enough chances to strut his stuff on the court, the recent vacation in Maldives came with an opportunity to display some other kind.
The former world number one’s whole year had been a story of struggle with a hip injury that required surgery and then spending time in rehabilitation. So, when he headed to the island with the family, he made sure to make the most of his stay at Jumeirah Vittaveli resort, whose cheapest room would make anyone’s pocket lighter by more than 900 pounds.
The two-time Wimbledon champion, currently ranked 259 in the world, took to Instagram to share envious pictures of his vacation, ranging from a sun-kissed sky making the backdrop of the luxury resort to his antics on the beach.
As he posted a picture with an inflated ice cream on the beach, it was the Scot’s chiselled torso that attracted all the eyeballs. Murray wrote: “Had to post a picture with my ice cream lilo as it took me about 4 hours to blow the bloody thing up. Great holiday @jumeirahvittaveli with the family… Sad to be coming home.” This had former player Jamie Delgado come up with ‘Peter Pan’ comparison.
And, as he hit some golf balls into the sea, making many worry about the balls adding to the pollution and affecting marine life, the property promptly took to the conversation and shared that the ‘ecobioballs’ took approximately 48 hours to dissolve into the sea as fish food.
The 31-year-old not only played beach tennis with elder brother, Jamie, beside the gorgeous waters of the up-market resort but also shared a video of friendly stingrays being fed by the staff. He might not have been able to play regularly for almost a year, let alone winning the tournaments, so coming on top of this one at the beach also had him announce his return to winning ways! He surely looked to be completely enjoying the break before he starts challenging for the real titles again.
Murray would be heading to Miami to train before making his comeback at Brisbane International in January.