HE might be a Wimbledon champion, but Sheffield’s Jonny Marray was no match for a giant canine.
Fresh from his win in the Men’s Doubles this summer, he took to the court for a game against Dignity Dog, the mascot of Sheffield’s St Luke’s Hospice.
Jonny played the canine at Hallamshire Tennis Club to mark his new role as a patron of the Whirlow hospice - and in a surprise twist, Dignity clinched victory.
But Jonny was not left downbeat.
He said: “St Luke’s is a cause that’s always been dear to our family.
“In fact, my mum Kath is a volunteer at the St Luke’s shop in Nether Edge and I’m delighted to have been invited to become a patron.”
Ged Carter, for St Luke’s, said: “We are delighted Jonny has found time to support St Luke’s.”