Photos: Andy Murray learns how to cook a special curry in Dubai

Andy Murray puts his culinary skills to the test ahead of the Dubai Duty Free Championships

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Andy Murray prepares the 'Murray Curry' Photo: Dubai Duty Free Championships

Andy Murray had an unusual culinary experience on Saturday as he cooked up a storm ahead of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships next week.

The third seed took the chance to be involved in the 2015 Dubai Food Festival and met world renowned Indian celebrity Chef Sanjeev Kapoor, who was ready to help him create a very special dish – the ‘Murray Curry’.

“I have been learning to cook a curry, which I have never tried doing before and was a nice and fun experience,” said Murray.

“Having spent a great deal of time here to train and holiday, you’re always guaranteed good weather.

“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.”

After making it to the final in 2012, Murray is looking forward to the tournament. He added: “There are a lot of things that make this a great event. They look after the players extremely well.

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Andy Murray prepares the ‘Murray Curry’Photo: Dubai Duty Free Championships

“With the hotel now onsite it makes it super convenient to get around. Usually we have great weather and the crowds early on in the week, it makes it enjoyable to play here. It is really easy for the players to enjoy.”

“It is an important event especially with the quality of the draw being really strong here, you need to be on your game. With Roger and Novak both having come here every year in the past six or seven years, along with the long tournament history and quality of the winners, it is an important date on the calendar for sure.”

The Scot is feeling in good shape ahead of the tournament. He continued: “I feel good, I arrived a couple of days ago and have been practicing indoors these last few days and getting my body clock ready. It has been a good start to the year so far.”

The ATP tournament gets under way on 23 February.

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