Video: Andy Murray scores brilliant lob in five-a-side game

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British tennis sensation Andy Murray has this week hit social media with a video of him practising his lob, but when we say lob, we don't quite mean it in the usual sense.

Andy Murray may well be schooled and accomplished at lobbing his opponents from his own baseline in his native sport of tennis, but this video shows something quite different.

The video contains footage of the Scotsman playing football on a 5-a-side pitch with a group of friends, and in it, Murray performs a lob that even David Beckham would have been proud of.


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The goal was the kind of goal that every attacking player would love to score. It is the kind of goal that would have definitely made it to the list for this month's 'Goal of the Month' award.

The clip shows Murray pick up the ball on the edge of his own area and look up, take a touch, then chip the ball up and over an opposition player - who is quickly trying to back track and defend his goal - before watching on as the ball loops over and into the back of the net.

Of course, Murray and his friends burst out into laughter at the spectacle, and in true football fashion, Murray raises his hands into the air and goes to celebrate the goal with the rest of his team.

It's not all fun and games though for Murray, he and his Great Britain teammates have a very important match coming up when they take on the Argentina in the semi-final stage of this year's Davis Cup.

2016 has been a very busy year for Murray, with the British world number two seed having competed in three Grand Slam finals so far this season.

He reached the final of the 2016 Australian Open, where he lost out on the day to defending champion Novak Djokovic by a scoreline of 1–6 5–7 6–7(3–7).

You can see Murray's football lob-shot in the video below.

At the 2016 French Open, Murray met Djokovic in the final once again, after he beat the then defending champion Stan Wawrinka in the semi-final stage.

Djokovic went on to beat Murray once again by a scoreline of 3–6 6–1 6–2 6–4.

Murray has won a Grand Slam title this season, however, with his efforts finally being rewarded when he excelled at Wimbledon.  

He became Wimbledon champion for the second time in his career thanks to a superb performance against Canadian sixth seed Milos Raonic in the final. Murray won the tie 6-4 7-6 (7-3) 7-6 (7-2).

Murray has also had success this year at the Olympics in Rio. He beat Argentine super star Juan Martin del Potro to take his second gold medal in Olympic competition.

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