Highlands & Islands

Andy Murray tweets about Harris court his mum visited

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Image caption Andy Murray's mother Judy played on the island court he tweeted about

Tennis star Andy Murray and an islands council have exchanged tweets about what some have dubbed as Scotland's most remote tennis court.

Responding to a tweet from a fan about Bunabhainneadar tennis court on Harris, Murray asked if the place was real.

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar messaged the former Wimbledon champion to say that it was an actual place and that he should ask his mother Judy.

She visited the Western Isles tennis court last year.

The comhairle confirmed the tweet had been sent to the tennis player.

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Image caption Bunabhainneadar tennis court on Harris

The fan's tweet to Murray suggested the Harris tennis court - which has a spectacular backdrop of hills and loch - could be a feature of the ATP World Tour.

Her message included a photograph of the court.

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Image caption The comhairle's tweet to Andy Murray

Murray will face Philipp Kohlschreiber at the Madrid Open later on Wednesday - just two days after beating him in the Munich Open final.

Murray won his 32nd ATP title - and first on clay - with a gripping three-set victory over the German on Monday.

The British number one is also building up to the French Open later this month.

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