North-east musician to play Andy Murray tribute song at Wimbledon

An amateur musician who dedicated a song to Scots tennis star Andy Murray is to perform for spectators at Wimbledon.

Keith Meisner, who performs under the name The Exile of Elgin, has revealed he will play his song Under the Lights for fans on Murray Mound during the star's third round match on Friday, should Murray beat Yen-Hsun Lu on Wednesday to progress.

The part-time PE teacher revealed his big break came after Murray's mother Judy saw a video for the song on YouTube.

He said: "I'm really looking forward to going down to Wimbledon as I really didn't expect to receive this invitation.

"I just punted the song up on Saturday and Judy, Andy's mum, saw it and she passed it onto Andy who then punted it out on Twitter.

"I'm a part-time PE teacher at Kemnay school in Aberdeen and my only day off is Friday and luckily Andy will be playing then, so I was delighted to be asked to come down."

Mr Meisner, a former tennis player at junior level, said he used to share lifts with Judy when playing in tournaments with her son.

He said: "I played with him from under-10 level till under-16s and then he went off to Barcelona to continue his development. He was always the best in the country and I never beat him. Although I did take him to a three-set match once when I took a set off him at a tournament in Aberdeen.

"He was always mega competitive but off the court he's so relaxed and funny with his dry sense of humour. Most people only see the competitive side of him from the court.

"Since he's been the superstar that he is now, I haven't been in contact with him very often, but hopefully I can meet him at Wimbledon, although I know he'll be very busy with warm-ups, the match, the warm down and then the media and everything."

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