Murray A Hit At Mark Knowles' Charity Exhibition
by ATP Staff|
The 10th edition of Mark Knowles’ Celebrity Tennis Invitational received a boost from World No. 4 Andy Murray, who made the transatlantic journey to The Bahamas on Saturday to join other ATP and WTA players at the charity exhibition.
"It’s a tremendous event," former doubles No. 1 Knowles told The Bahamas Weekly of Murray’s appearance. "You don’t get to see these kinds of players very often and to have them here in The Bahamas is very special."
Shortly after his arrival in Nassau, Murray teamed up with Knowles at the Queen Elizabeth Sports Centre in doubles action against Oliver Marach and Bobby Reynolds, and then played Xavier Malisse in singles.
"I know he's put a huge amount of work into it over the years, so I'm just pleased that I can help out," said Murray in The Bahamas Weekly.
The event raised $150,000 for local charities, bringing the 10 year total for the Mark Knowles’ Celebrity Tennis Invitational to more than $700,000.
Other pros taking part in the event included Ryan Sweeting, Jesse Levine, Alex Kuznetsov, Amer Delic, Filip Krajinovic and WTA players Anna-Lena Groenefeld, Olga Savchuk, Sabine Lisicki and Bethanie Mattek-Sands.