As the last of the women are about to head out of town after playing the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, mostly for just an hour away flight to play the Qatar Total Open in Doha, Qatar, the men have started to arrive into town.
Third-seeded Andy Murray arrived on Friday, and on Saturday he was doing more curry cooking then ball battering. Probably a good choice considering the daytime hours featured a mega-sandstorm that made practicing a difficult activity.
In the morning, Murray headed to the 2015 Dubai Food Festival where he played sous chef for Indian celebrity chef Sanjeev Kapoor. One would suspect that a spicy curry isn’t the ideal breakfast but Murray wasn’t apprehensive to give it a good old Scottish taste test.
“I have been learning to cook a curry, which I have never tried doing before and was a nice and fun experience,” Murray said.
Now if he came home with the recipe, and better yet plans on stirring up a batch on his own, one would think his future wife, Kim Sears, will be mighty enthralled with her fiancés’ culinary talents.
Murray is a regular at Dubai and feeling comfortable at an event is always a plus.
“Having spent a great deal of time here to train and holiday, you’re always guaranteed good weather,” he said. “I love the fact that there are so many great restaurants here, great shopping and I find the people really friendly all the time. I love being here.”