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BRITISH tennis star Andy Murray is the latest to weigh on on the horrifying situation in Ukraine.

Andy Murray has spoken out again on the war in Ukraine in light of a heartbreaking photo which highlights the scale of the crisis. The three-time Grand Slam winner has already pledged to donate all of his prize money for the remainder of the 2022 season to help Ukrainian children.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has faced fierce international backlash since launching a military assault on Ukraine in late February. More than 10 million people are believed to have fled their homes as the death toll continues to rise, which is estimated to be around 15,000.

Another heartbreaking photo surfaced on social media which shows a young Ukrainian child with family contact details written on their back in case their parents die and they survive. Murray retweeted the picture with the caption: “Please make this stop.”

Photos and videos of atrocities around the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, led President Volodymyr Zelensky to accuse Russia of genocide. US President Joe Biden has since called for a war crimes trial against Putin.

As well as his pledge to donate his prize money, Murray has also partnered with humanitarian aid organization UNICEF to help provide medical supplies and developmental kits.

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“Over 7.5m children are at risk with the escalating conflict in Ukraine, so I’m working with UNICEF UK to help provide urgent medical supplies and early childhood development kits,” he said, “It’s vital education continues, so UNICEF is working to enable access to learning for displaced children, as well as supporting the rehabilitation of damaged schools, together with replacement equipment and furniture.

“I’m going to be donating my earnings from my prize money for the rest of the year, but anyone in the UK can support UNICEF’s humanitarian response by donating to our appeal. Children in Ukraine need peace — now.”

On the court, Murray reunited with former coach Ivan Lendl last month after a disappointing Australian Open campaign which saw him crash out in the second round. He decided, one month prior, to sit out the French Open and the clay court season to remain fresh for his efforts on grass later in the year.

The Brit’s home tournament, Wimbledon, is scheduled to start on June 27. Two of his three Grand Slam victories came at SW19 with triumphs in 2013 and 2016.

Ivan Lendl is back on the scene with Andy Murray and the legendary tennis coach is not putting any limits on what the former British No 1 could achieve. It was announced earlier this month that Murray had re-hired Lendl as his coach for a third time.

The news caused quite a stir as it’s been four-and-a-half years since their last split. Lendl went on to coach Alexander Zverev from 2018 before a far from harmonious split a year later with the German tennis ace hitting out at the 62-year-old.

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The former world No 1 has stayed away from coaching ever since, but the opportunity to work with Murray again proved too enticing to ignore. He hints that not many players would have been able to convince him to come back on the tour.

“Depends who that would be,” Lendl said. “But we have quite a long history with good results and a lot of good times. He really needs help and I’m happy to do that.”

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Lendl points to Rafael Nadal’s incredible win at the Australian Open this year as the perfect example for what the ‘Big Four’ can achieve.

“All these guys have incredible determination,” Lendl said. “They are just like bulldogs and they want to do things because it hasn’t been done before.

If they set their mind to it, and they all do, then they can achieve amazing things. If I read it correctly, Rafa said [in November] he wasn’t even sure he’s going to be able to play again. He goes and wins the Australian Open, so, yes, these guys can do it.”

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The primary plan is for Murray to embark on a four-week training block under Lendl’s watch at the United States Tennis Association’s national campus.

And Lendl admits that Murray’s best chance of making a run in a tournament will come when the grass-court season begins in the summer.

“I would say grass is probably Andy’s best surface,” he added. “A lot of the players, it’s their worst surface. That would obviously increase his chances.”

Britain’s Andy Murray beat Argentine Federico Delbonis in the first round of the Miami Open to set up a meeting with top seed Daniil Medvedev.

The Scot, ranked 85th in the world, won 7-6 (7-4) 6-1 against Delbonis.

Murray, 34, a two-time winner, will play Russian Medvedev, who lost the world number one ranking on Monday.

Medvedev spent three weeks at number one and must reach the semi-finals in Miami to again replace Serb Novak Djokovic at the top of the men’s game.

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Murray won four consecutive points to edge an even opening set in a tie-break at Hard Rock Stadium – but he made lighter work of the second set, breaking the Delbonis serve for 1-0 and 4-1 leads before another sealed the victory.

Three-time Grand Slam winner Murray has not won back-to-back matches since the Sydney Classic in January, exiting in the second round at Indian Wells last week.

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Medvedev, 26, received a bye in the first round in Miami. He has said he wants to continue promoting his sport, but that he is not sure if he will be allowed to play on amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Players from Russia and Belarus are not allowed to compete under their own flag but at present they can compete as individuals.

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Andy Murray is undergoing a dark phase in his career. Even after continuous efforts, the former World No. 1 has been failing to get back to his peak and deliver like the vintage days. He recently played at the Indian Wells, losing in the second round to Alexander Bublik. Even though he has been lagging in his performance on-court, his social media performance remains on point.

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Best friends and fellow Britishers Murray and Liam Broady are often seen taking light-hearted digs at each other through their social media handles. The two played together in the men’s doubles category at the ATP Masters 1000 Rome last year. However, after losing in the second round, the two, for the time being, have restricted themselves to trolling each other on social media. A similar scenario happened today.

Today, 21st March, Andy Murray took to his Instagram uploading a story that featured World No. 118, Liam Broady. In the story, Broady and Murray were on a Facetime call. However, what acted as the striking element was Broady’s face. During the call, Murray’s camera was directed towards the ceiling, while Broady seemed in a tense state. Taking advantage of the scenario, Murray took no time in grabbing a screenshot of Broady. Taking the screenshot, he uploaded it on his Instagram story.

He captioned the story, “Liam Broady talking to the ceiling on Facetime. Look how sad he looks that he isn’t getting any attention from me.”

This is only one of the many digs the two take at each other. 3 days ago, Broady did a similar activity on his Twitter handle. He took a screenshot of Murray eating grapes and uploaded it on his Twitter. He captioned the Tweet, “What type of psychopath eats grapes like this?”

Andy Murray and Liam Broady on the tour

Coming to the tennis front, the two last played at the ATP Masters 1000 Indian Wells. Broady entered the tournament as a qualifier, facing a first-round exit to Miomir Kecmanovic. On the other hand, Murray entered the Indian Wells as a Wildcard. He kicked off his tournament campaign with a first-round win over Japanese qualifier Taro Daniel. However, not going for long, he was defeated in the second round by Alexander Bublik.

The next in calendar for both players is the ATP Masters 1000 Miami. While the main draw is yet to be released, Liam Broady is set to take on Christopher Eubanks in the opening round of the qualifying draw.