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My PS10k keepsake; NOT FOR SALE STUDENT REFUSES CASH OFFER My PS10k keepsake Tennis fan lands Murray's Davis Cup racket.

Byline: BART DICKSON

A TEENAGE tennis fan travelled to Belgium to cheer on Andy Murray in the Davis Cup - and left with a PS10,000 memento.

Murray Whitelaw caught the star's racket when he threw it into the crowd after beating Belgium's David Goffin to win the cup for Team GB.

to And the icing on the cake for the teenager came when Andy, 28, signed the racket after Sunday's match.

Murray, 19, has been told his BART DICKSON souvenir is worth PS10,000 - but he says he will never part with it.

The student, from Hamilton, said: "I had watched in amazement as Andy won the trophy with his fantastic lob at the end.

"I stood on my seat to cheer on the boys and get a better view of Andy.

"The next thing I knew, there was a tennis racket flying through the air and it was heading right at me.

"I just caught the racket and held it tight. There was no way I was letting it go. A guy offered me 700 euros in the stadium for it but I told him there was no way it was for sale.

"It's a piece of tennis history and as a massive tennis fan, I appreciate that."

Brian Clements, managing director at auctioneers McTear's, said: "Winning the Davis Cup was a historic moment in British sport.

"We expect an item like this to fetch in excess of PS10,000."

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BAT MAN Murray intends to have the racket framed

STAR'S HANDLE Andy's autograph on the winning racket

VICTORY LOB Andy throws his racket into the crowd. Far right, posing with Murray

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Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Dec 3, 2015
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