Sir Andy Murray gave two of his fans the night of their lives on center court as a thank you for propelling him to a dramatic second round triumph in five sets at Wimbledon.
Murray singled out a group of fans in the bottom row for helping him keep the faith after losing two sets to set up a biting final.
During the match, Murray could be seen yelling at the squad as he attempted to inflate himself inside a rocking center court.
After his victory, he walked over to thank two of them – handing 33-year-old Justin Rodrigues, a South African accountant in a Scottish rugby shirt, his own game jersey for the match.
He also gave his umbrella to Rodrigues’ friend Glenn Chambers. Rodrigues, who has Scottish origins through his mother, said the bond with his hero formed halfway through the match.
“I think we just connected the whole game,” he said, explaining how Murray regularly made eye contact with him. “I was just yelling at him ‘Come on, Andy’, ‘Come on, Andy’, and we just got connected.