Judy Murray has called out a grown-up man who wrestled with a young fan at Wimbledon over Jack Sock's towel, after the player threw it into the crowds at the end of his match. Andy Murray's mum has shared a video of the moment on Twitter, showing the adult and the child fighting over who can keep the coveted £30 towel. The pair struggled for a bit before the young boy conceded. Judy tweeted: "If ur the bloke in the blue polo shirt and hat, you should be ashamed......"
Tennis star Jack has also launched a public plea to track down the young fan. After seeing the footage from his match with Chile's Christian Garin, Jack tweeted: "If anyone knows the kid that unfortunately had the towel ripped out of his hands...tweet his name at me and I'll be sure to get him one." The 24-year-old's post was met with praise from fans, with several commenting on his kind gesture. "Jack Sock is such a lovely bloke. And generally always smiles. Win or lose. What a credit Jack in thinking of the fans," one Twitter follower wrote. "Brilliant gesture Jack. Hope the power of social media comes good," wrote another.
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The tennis world rallied around Jack, with representatives from the US Open and Australian Open also offering to send towels to the young fan. Replying to Jack's tweet, a post from the US Open read: "If you find out, we'd like to send him a #USOpen towel. @AustralianOpen, @rolandgarros, maybe send one of yours as well for a Slam sweep?" A tweet from the Australian Open read: "No sweat! Happy to chip in an #AusOpen towel."
A commemorative men's championship towel costs £30 from the official Wimbledon online shop. The description reads: "Recognised the world over the Wimbledon brand is synonymous with heritage and tradition. These are the same towels used on court by the players, making them an ideal choice for a fan."