ANDY MURRAY paid tribute to his late grandmother after beating Leandro Riedi on the day of her funeral.
The British tennis hero was named as part of GB’s squad for this week’s Davis Cup qualifiers in Manchester.
Andy Murray revealed that today was his gran’s funeralCredit: BBC Sport
The emotional star fought back tears after the matchCredit: BBC Sport
Murray celebrates his gruelling comeback winCredit: EPA
Murray, 36, was not selected to play as Great Britain overcame Australia on Wednesday.
But he was rotated in by captain Leon Smith to face Switzerland today.
The three-time grand slam champion came up against up-and-coming 21-year-old Riedi at AO Arena.
Murray dropped the first set in a tiebreak, before roaring back to win 6-7, 6-4, 6-4 in a gruelling three hours and 12 minute battle.
After his epic fightback, Great Britain’s 2015 Davis Cup hero revealed to the crowd that it was his grandma’s funeral today.
Battling tears, the emotional star said: “I’m sorry to my family I’m not able to be there. Gran, this one is for you.”
Murray received incredible support from the crowd as he walked off.
And fans online were once again left in awe of their hero.
One wrote: “True legend on and off the court. She would be very proud of you Andy.”
While a second gushed: “I could not admire this man more. An absolutely wonderful sports legend and human being. RIP Andy’s gran.”
A third tweeted: “The guy wears his heart on his sleeve. A top, top tennis player and seems an equally good person.”
And another added: “Thank you Andy Sending condolences and love.”
Great Britain are competing for a place in November’s Davis Cup Finals in Malaga.
With qualifiers taking place all over the world this week, the top eight teams will compete in Spain between November 21 and 26.
Cameron Norrie was selected to face Stan Wawrinka in the second singles rubber.
While Dan Evans and Neal Skupski are GB’s doubles team. – with Jack Draper in reserve.
Murray was given a stern test by Swiss youngster RiediCredit: EPA