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Murray reveals Lendl's lycra bet

ESPN staff
March 26, 2012
Andy Murray has built up a good rapport with Ivan Lendl © Getty Images

Andy Murray has revealed Ivan Lendl may have to rollerblade into Wimbledon wearing white lycra after the British No. 1 set up a challenge for his new coach.

Murray is well known for his forfeits with trainers Jez Green and Matt Little, and after nearly three months of working with the former world No. 1, Murray has involved his coach in his latest bet.

Murray has arranged for him and Lendl to play British pair Ross Hutchins and Colin Fleming on clay, with the punishment for the losers yet to be agreed, although the Scot revealed they were contemplating making rollerblade fanatic Lendl make an unusual entrance at the All England Club.

"Ivan and I are going to play against Ross and Colin on clay," Murray told the official website of the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami. "We're going to play a doubles match for a forfeit, which hasn't been set yet. Ivan rollerblades a lot and one of the potential forfeits if we lose was him rollerblading into Wimbledon, wearing his white spandex."

In the past, Murray has been forced to take an ice bath without wearing shorts and go out to dinner dressed in women's clothing after losing bets in training. He has also been spotted wearing a cricket helmet on the practice court and clearing away the plates after lunch during The Championships at the All England Club.

"We used to play football tennis all the time but we stopped doing that, and haven't done as many forfeits the last couple years," Murray added.

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