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Tennis player Jamie Murray talks about his travels, including his love for New York

Tennis player Jamie Murray talks about his travels, from his love for New York to his passion for the Isle of Skye


Jamie Murray checks in to our travel Q&A

This week tennis player Jamie Murray checks in to our travel Q&A.

He talks about his earliest holiday memory, his favourite Scottish trips and why New York is the best place to play tennis.

First holiday memory?

Camping in La Rochelle in France, when I was about six or seven. We drove there from Scotland. It was super-hot. We didn’t go on many holidays because we would always be playing in tennis tournaments.

Are you a good flier?

Yes. It doesn’t stress me at all. I take 50 to 80 flights a year, maybe more.

Best places to play tennis?

I love being in New York for the U.S. Open [Jamie reached the doubles final this year]. The city has such energy.

Top weekend trip?

I adore going to Scotland to see my family. My grandparents are getting older so I want to visit them often.

Favourite Scottish trips?

A few years ago, after Wimbledon, we went to Oban, then up to Skye and the Hebrides, which was amazing.

Jamie recalls a wonderful trip to the Isle of Skye. Pictured is Neist Point, the island's most westerly tip

Jamie recalls a wonderful trip to the Isle of Skye. Pictured is Neist Point, the island’s most westerly tip

Dream holiday?

Kenya for our honeymoon. We stayed in a conservation area in luxury tents. Then we went on to Zanzibar.

Where to next?

Bora Bora in the South Pacific. But it’s so far away, it’s putting me off.

  • Jamie will be competing in Battle of the Brits Scotland versus England in Aberdeen in December. The event is supported by Loganair and Hilton Hotels. Visit battleofthebrits.co.uk.

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