Tennis champion Andy Murray, sniffer dogs share common ground in new video

Olympic gold medallist and two-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray knows all about hard work and dedication. So too do the sniffer dogs that either work the Wimbledon grounds as well as those that help the WWF fight against wildlife crime.

A new video released on the first day of Wimbledon shows Murray hard at practice while police dog Ike runs through rows of seats to ensure the safety of everyone in the venue. Just another day in the office for both.

Being a sniffer dog takes talent, commitment and skill. Just like being a professional tennis player…. That’s why, as Global Ambassador for WWF, I’m supporting sniffer dogs being used as part of efforts to crack down on poaching in Nepal. This new film marks the start of The Championships, Wimbledon, the oldest tennis tournament in the world. Watch, donate and then let’s all #GoWildForWimbledon!
Posted by Andy Murray on Sunday, June 28, 2015

Murray, a dog lover, was named Global Ambassador for WWF late last year and is very passionate about protecting endangered animals, especially those in Nepal including tigers and rhinos that are under threat due to poaching. In honor of his work, two sniffer dogs in the program (Murray and Sears) have been named after him and his wife Kim.

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Dexter Matilla decided to take up tennis lessons in late 2009 and has been addicted to the sport ever since. Follow him on Twitter: @dxmatilla and on Instagram: @fedxmatilla
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