Andy Murray jokes Lionel Messi will end up in Scottish Premiership



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Andy Murray jokes Lionel Messi will end up in Scottish Premiership

Three-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray has joked that Lionel Messi will join Hibernian F.C. Messi, who has spent his entire career with Barcelona, is set to play for a different team this season. This week, Barcelona announced it was parting ways with Messi.

Murray, a former world No. 1, is a lifelong fan of Hibernian. “He’s gonna join Hibs,” Murray said.

On Friday, Murray praised rising American star Jenson Brooksby.

Brooksby, who has made four Challenger finals this season, is now enjoying success on the ATP Tour. Brooksby, 20, ended runner-up at last month's ATP 250 event in Newport and now he is through to the semifinal at the Citi Open in Washington.

"Jenson Brooksby is the sort of player I love to watch…lots of variety..high tennis IQ….great in defence.. His slice and backhand volley are almost identical to Florián Mayer," Murray tweeted.

Murray disappointed he didn't win a medal at the Tokyo Olympics

Murray, who won back-to-back gold medals at the 2012 London Olympics and 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, pulled out of the singles event at the Tokyo Olympics.

Instead, Murray opted to play doubles as he and Joe Salisbury made the quarterfinal before losing to Marin Cilic and Ivan Dodig. "I don't know if I'll get the opportunity to play again," Murray said following the defeat, as quoted on Sky Sports.

"I've loved every minute of playing in the Olympics. I wish that today could have gone differently. "I had another chance with Joe to win a medal, we were so close, and that's what's disappointing. I would like to have done some stuff differently in the match to try to help out more.

"I'll see how the injury heals. That's what will dictate it. I'm not going to rush something if it's not there. "My team think I should be OK to play the US Open, judging by how I felt in matches here. It's not as physical as singles but there's a lot of explosive movements and my leg felt fine."