Cerne Abbas given tennis racket in honour of Andy Murray

The iconic Cerne Abbas Giant, which is recognized as a symbol of fertility, has been given a tennis racket to honour of Andy Murray who is expecting his second child.

Picture: Joe Pepler

Bookmakers Paddy Power put up the tribute to the world number one overnight with a team of six taking three hours to doctor the Dorset sculpture.

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Today marks the first day of Wimbledon with Andy comfortably defeating Alexander Bublik in straight sets to progress into the second round.

The giant is now holding a tennis racket and throwing a tennis ball, rather than holding his usual giant club.

A spokesperson for Paddy Power said: “What better way to mark the start of the tennis than to give him a racket and ball?”