Former England striker Peter Crouch advised Tennis365 final yr that he was as soon as fairly at tennis and he has put his racket expertise to the take a look at as he took on two-time Wimbledon champion Andy Murray on the padel court docket
We’ve featured padel on quite a few events during the last couple of years and the game was given the final word showcase as Murray and Crouch performed eachother in a sport to boost cash for BBC’s Kids In Want.
In an unique interview with Tennis365, Crouch advised us final yr that he was a giant fan of tennis and his peak ensured he was good on the sport in his youth.
“I cherished tennis as a child and was fairly good at it in my age class,” Crouch advised us. “There was a time once I needed to resolve whether or not I might play tennis or go together with soccer and, ultimately, my ardour for soccer was most likely a bit stronger.
“I had a giant serve. My drawback was that when the ball got here again over the web! I used to be not so good then and that was at all times going to be an issue, however I’m certain I might have improved if I had given my all to tennis as I’ve executed in soccer.
“Who is aware of if I might have been ok to make it at tennis. I typically marvel about how far I might have gotten and once I go to Wimbledon now or watch the game in TV, there is part of me that questions what may need been if I had gone with tennis.
“Once I look again on the profession I’ve had in soccer, I’ve to assume I’ve made the precise selection. I’ve performed for enormous golf equipment like Liverpool and Tottenham, scored for England on the World Cup finals and it will have been robust to succeed in these form of sporting heights as a tennis participant as a result of it’s a very aggressive sport.”
So @petercrouch challenged me some time again to a sport of tennis, apparently he was fairly good. Undecided he was fairly ready for padel tennis although… He tried each trick within the ebook to attempt to get the win… tune in to @BBCCiN tonight to learn the way he acquired on…. pic.twitter.com/1JIOGJSZ8t
— Andy Murray (@andy_murray) November 13, 2020
Crouch was wanting to deal with Murray on the padel court docket, with the fast and fast-moving sport making for an amazing battle between the 2 sporting giants.
“I’ve lastly had the prospect to fulfil my desires of being a tennis star with the assistance of BBC Kids in Want,” mentioned Peter. “I’m so glad I could possibly be part of one thing that helps so many youngsters throughout the UK.”
Murray added: “Crouchy challenged me some time again to a sport of tennis, apparently he was fairly good,” mentioned Andy. “I’m not fairly certain he was ready for padel although. He tried each trick within the ebook to attempt to win, you’ll have to observe BBC Kids in Want’s 2020 Enchantment Evening to learn the way he acquired on.”
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