‘Tennis can put pressure on other sports’

Andy Murray says tennis can lead the way for equal standing among men and women in sports, where there is still a lot of work to do.

No other sport is doing as much as tennis, and it’s great to be part of a sport that is leading the way,” said the three-time Grand Slam champion.

Murray also backed a suggestion by the BBC “about girls and boys playing sport together until adolescence,” saying that tennis was again a good example.

“Having a mother who was as interested and involved in sport as mine was, it has always felt very natural for me that girls should be as engaged in sport as boys,” he said.