Scottish tennis ace Andy Murray is at the centre of a controversy after accusations following his recent win over Ukraian world number 62 Sergiy Stakhovsky in their recent Davis Cup clash.
Stakhovsky has accused the Scot of using underhand tactics, namely leaving a dirty secret lingering around the baseline before each change of end. Murray won through with what seemed like relative ease 6-4 6-2 6-0, however the recent accusations through doubt over the victory. Stakhovsky has made no public comment but seemed to become increasingly uncomfortable on the indoor court as the game went on and was reportedly admitted to hospital with breathing difficulties later that day although has since been discharged.
Murray displayed some other uncharacteristic behaviour. Swapping the usual tennis players favourite of Robinsons orange squash and a banana at the crossover for a swig of cabbage water and a scotch egg. On court microphones also caught some exchanges between the players at the crossover, with Murray telling Stakhovsky “Do you want salt with that?” and “Better out than in”.
The celtic fug also seemed to affect spectators with many in the front row appearing faint and disorientated whilst match officials suspected a problem with the facility’s drains.
When quizzed at a post match press conference Murray refused to be drawn on the subject, simply offering “Whoever smelt it dealt it.”