Three-time Grand Slam tournament winner and double Olympic Champion Andy Murray will be no stranger to attention from the public, but one hotel maid took up close and personal to a whole new level.
As reported by the Mirror, the maid took full advantage of her position in the hotel, sneaking into Murray's room and stroking his arm as he slept.
The British number one woke to find his stalker, who ignored the 'do not disturb' sign hung on his door, sat on the end of his bed.
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Murray revealed: "At one of the tournaments that I played, there was a maid in the hotel.
"I had the do not disturb sign up on the door and she came in and sat on my bed and started stroking my arm at about seven in the morning when I was still sleeping."
The maid will be just one of many who would jump at the chance to get close to the world number two seed.
With 7.3 million followers across Twitter and Facebook, Murray's success has attracted a considerable fan base in the UK and on a global scale.
He was also named the 21st most marketable athlete in the world by SportsPro in 2014, a reflection of his growing brand on a sporting and commercial level.
However, a line has to be drawn between super-fan and stalker. It was not his last encounter with her either, being caught in the act did not deter the maid, she continued her pursuit of him across Europe.
“She then turned up at a couple more tournaments in the hotels that I was playing at in Rotterdam and Barcelona."
Two cities with a 1,500km distance between them, a journey by car that would take over 13 hours.
Her dedication, if nothing else, was commendable.
She will be receiving no thanks for her commitment from Murray, though, who was understandably unimpressed by the invasion of his privacy: “I don’t know if that is a fan thing but that was a bit extreme.”
Murray is in Beijing this week competing in the China Open, and one thing's for sure - he'll be sleeping with one eye open.
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