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Which famous sportsman went undercover to sell ice cream?

Hint: he usually serves up aces, rather than frozen treats... logo
Published: Wednesday, 19th August 2015 at 1:45 pm

World-class sportsmen have a tough schedule to keep to: hours of practice, strict diets and endless competitions. The opportunities to let their hair down are few and far between, but when it comes to cutting loose – well, let's just say they do it in style.


Take Andy Murray, for example. The Wimbledon and Olympic champion flew to Cincinatti on Monday night, fresh from a hard-fought victory over world number one Novak Djokovic in Montreal. And he was in the mood to celebrate.

No, there was no wild night on the town – no tequila slammers or enthusiastic dance moves. Instead, the British number one donned a disguise and went undercover as an ice cream vendor. Yes, really.

Ahead of his clash against Mardy Fish later today, Murray donned an auburn wig, a white baseball cap and some thick spectacles and stepped behind the counter at Graeter's ice cream parlour to dish out frozen treats to punters. Of course, his fans – well, the ones who recognised him – were delighted.

Although his disguise wasn't fooling his mother.

The obvious question is: why?

"Andy is in Cincinnati for the tournament and was just larking about in disguise to see if people could recognise him," confirmed his spokesman.


Each to their own.

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