Global superstar who once almost signed for Rangers snapped at Ibrox
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Global superstar who once almost signed for Rangers snapped at Ibrox

Global tennis superstar Sir Andy Murray was pictured at Rangers’ Ibrox Stadium as he posed with the Davis Cup team in the club’s famous trophy room.

The Gers welcomed Murray alongside Liverpool fan Neal Skupski, bluenose tennis star Cameron Norrie and Joe Salisbury after the team’s exit from the tournament this week.

The UK’s representatives at the World Cup of tennis, the Davis Cup team were shocked by the Netherlands this week as they crashed out of the tournament to the Netherlands.

Despite high hopes for the team in this year’s tournament, the nation’s fate was sealed during a 7-6 (0), 6-7 (6), 6-3 defeat to Wesley Koolhof and Matwé Middelkoop in the deciding doubles rubber, handing the Netherlands a 2-1 victory.

Sir Andy Murray spotted at Rangers

Whilst Andy Murray is a Hibs fan, he was spotted in the stadium and in the crowd for the match as the Davis Cup team took in the Rangers victory over Dundee United.

Rangers won 2-1 courtesy of an Antonio Colak double as the club’s unconvincing form continues but a three-game losing streak came to an end.

Interestingly, Sir Andy Murray might’ve also been turning out for Rangers in his career had to chose to go down the route of becoming a footballer rather than a football player.

The tennis icon was faced with the choice as a teenager and has previously revealed that Rangers were interested in signing him.

“The [football] team that I played for was called Gairdoch United and they were like a feeder team for the Rangers school of excellence,” said Sir Andy Murray [Amazon Prime Sport].

“Basically, what would happen, is about once a year or whatever, our team would go to train at the Rangers school of excellence and the scouts or coaches there would watch the training and everything.

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“At the end of the session I got asked to stay behind with my dad and then I was asked if I wanted to train there. I had to make a decision then the following week – I was fourteen or fifteen at the time – what do I do? Go for tennis or go for football?

“The next week, I went for a tennis session and my dad picked me up after forty minutes, which is pretty short for a tennis session.

“I was supposed to be going for about an hour but I had to go to football training straight afterwards. I left the court with my dad and on the way to the car, I said to him ‘dad, I want to stay – I’m going to do tennis’ and that was it.”

Meanwhile, a former Ibrox star could be set for a surprise ticket to the World Cup in Qatar.