Andy Murray and retired English footballer Peter Crouch faced off in the ultimate sporting challenge for the BBC’s Children In Need charity appeal.

Crouch and Murray took part in a unique match-up as they each tried to take home the Pudsey Cup.

The tongue-in-cheek TV sketch sees Crouch return to his roots after he chose football over tennis as a youngster, and Murray has accepted the challenge to test his skills.

The challenge took place at LTA’s National Tennis Centre, but in a special twist the duo actually competed in a game of Padel Tennis.

The contest – which has become one of Europe’s fasting growing grassroot sports – is a form of tennis which is sociable and easy to play.

Peter said: “I’ve finally had the chance to fulfil my dreams of being a tennis star with the help of ‘BBC Children in Need’!

“I’m so glad I could be a part of something that helps so many children across the UK.”

Murray added: “Crouchy challenged me a while back to a game of tennis, apparently he used to be quite good. I’m quite sure he wasn’t prepared for Padel though.”

Within 48 hours the 2020 appeal had raised over £37 million.

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