Andy Murray became the first UK champion at Wimbledon in 77 years when he beat Novak Djokovic in the men's singles final 2,5 weeks ago. Murray received a £1.6 million cheque for the historic victory and now has approximately £19.8m in career winnings. So what do you give a wealthy and very successful tennis pro who has everything (or could buy) he possibly could want? Well, according to The Edinburgh News, a bespoke poker table.
Andy Murray's uncle contacted Edinburgh manufacturer Michael McCarron to custom build a card table as an offbeat gift. McCarron told the The Edinburgh News that he started making poker tables a few years ago and that he recently set up his own website and started promoting his business on twitter. He only got about 100 followers on twitter but somehow it was enough to reach out to Andy Murray's uncle, Nial Erskine.
"I asked what it was he was looking for in particular and he told me ‘Well, he's Andy Murray, so could you make it tennis-related?' To be honest, I didn't actually believe him at first!"
But it was the real deal...
"Andy Murray's representatives sent me a copy of his official logo to place in the centre of the table, and also gave me a list of important locations to use as place markers."
Andy has still not tried out his new poker table, but, according to McCarron, he's excited to see it in person.
"He won't be back until about September but I've been told Andy has seen pictures and is very pleased with it."