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Andy Murray serves up New Jaguar XF Sportbrake

Jaguar’s dynamic new estate has been revealed by world tennis number one Andy Murray. The two-time winner of The Championships, Wimbledon, pulled the covers off the new Jaguar XF Sportbrake before placing his men’s singles trophy inside and sending it on a UK-wide tour to inspire the next generation of players.

Winning my first major title ten years ago was an amazing moment for me; the culmination of everything I'd worked for my whole life. I feel very lucky to have got to where I am today and hope that anyone passionate about tennis gets the opportunity to play and improve. Letting go of the trophy will be difficult, but there's no better vehicle than the Jaguar XF Sportbrake to take it on this UK tour. I'm pleased that people are going to be able to get up close to the trophy when it visits schools and tennis clubs, and hopefully it might encourage people to pick up a racket this Summer. Andy Murray

Jaguar is the Official Vehicle Partner of The Wimbledon Championships and to celebrate the relationship the premium estate was revealed on a replica Centre Court. The moment was streamed on Facebook Live and can be viewed here: https://www.facebook.com/Jaguar/

The XF Sportbrake joins Jaguar’s award-winning XF saloon in its tenth year of production. The XF was launched in 2007 and has now claimed almost 200 global awards. The saloon’s new Sportbrake sibling delivers equally impressive performance, design and technology, with greater practicality and space.

After helping to introduce the XF Sportbrake, Andy Murray warmed up for Wimbledon with a light-hearted celebrity doubles match on a pop-up court. Murray and coach Jamie Delgado faced comedians Rob Brydon and Jimmy Carr in a contest streamed live online, with commentary by Tim Henman.

Jaguar is entering its third season as Official Vehicle Partner to The Championships, Wimbledon, which runs from Monday 3 July to Sunday 16 July. Jaguar will supply 170 vehicles from its award-winning range, including the XE, XF, XJ and F-PACE.

To help inspire the next generation of tennis talent, Jaguar is doing something that has never been done before, and is taking the famous men’s singles trophy on a nationwide tour of clubs and schools. As Andy Murray counts down to the defence of his Wimbledon title later this month, the gilt cup will be chauffeured between venues in an XF Sportbrake.

 

Tennis Threads will have detailed report on the New Jaguar XF Sportbrake in the July Edition of the magazine along with a Preview of The Championships. Check here w/c 26th June 2107.


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Andy Murray's Wimbledon Trophy ready for its tour of the UK

Picture © Jaguar




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7 Comments

  1. Sheila Milne

    Hope they gave him one Andy looks well with the car

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  2. Alistair

    Anyone know dates/ venues for tour?

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    • Paul Johnson

      I don’t believe they have been announced yet. Tennis Threads will publish the schedule when it becomes available.

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    • Paul Johnson

      Would that be Sir Andy or the new XF? Lol

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