British number one Andy Murray has revealed on Jonathan Ross' TV show that he was once pranked by text by Rafael Nadal.
Rafael Nadal often comes across as a serious character, especially on the court where he's roared and fist-pumped his way back to the top of the ATP World Rankings.
However, he certainly has a more light-hearted side, as Andy Murray pointed out on the Jonathan Ross show this week. Murray says he was out in New York at a restaurant with his girlfriend Kim Sears, when Rafa decided to have some fun at his expense.
“He did prank me once in New York," said Murray. "Basically I was sitting at dinner with my girlfriend and, during the meal I was checking my phone and I looked at one of the messages and it was from a number I didn’t recognise and it said something like, ‘Oh my God, Andy, you look so sexy tonight. It’s a shame you’re here with your girlfriend.’"
"So I obviously didn’t tell my girlfriend at first, I didn’t want to ruin the meal. So I put it back in my pocket. Then on the way back from the meal it clicked who it was, and obviously the whole time he’d been watching me from a distance looking at this message and seeing my face.”
On a different tangent Murray also explained that he tries not to look at his mother, British Fed Cup captain Judy Murray, during matches. “I try not to. I watched the last game at Wimbledon a couple of days after, my mum’s reactions after the points aren’t particularly helpful," he said.
“In that game, I’d lose a match point and she would sort of stand up rigid, sort of saying, ‘It’s ok,’ but I’m looking at her thinking, ‘I can tell in your face, you’re thinking, ‘It’s not ok.’’ I don’t think it’s easy watching your kids playing in matches like that and you actually feel bad when you see how much stress they’re going through.”
Murray's interview with Jonathan Ross will be aired on Saturday evening on ITV.