Andy Murray Says He Was Stalked By A Hotel Maid Who Broke Into His Hotel Room

"I woke up and she was stroking my arm"

Andy Murray was asked about his craziest encounter with a fan and surprised press by revealing he had a stalker who broke into his hotel room.

The 29-year-old Wimbledon champion said he was "stalked" by a hotel maid who came into his bedroom and started stroking his arm while he was still asleep. 

"At one of the tournaments I played, a maid in the hotel ... I had a 'do not disturb' sign on, 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, and then turned up at a couple more tournaments in the hotels that I was playing at in Rotterdam and Barcelona," said Murray while promoting the International Premier Tennis League. 

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"I don't know if that's a fan thing - that's a bit extreme - but that happened," he added, with classic Scottish understatement.

Murray did not give details on where the initial incident took place, but the Association of Tennis Professionals has encouraged other players to speak out about any breaches of security.

"All players are encouraged to report any incident involving a stalker or unwanted attention to the ATP director of security, who will assist the player and his team in reporting such an incident to the appropriate authorities in the jurisdiction that it occurred," the ATP said in a statement.

Murray, who is ranked No 2 in the world, is currently playing in Beijing at the China Open. He will potentially play the British No 2 Kyle Edmund if they both reach the quarter-finals.