TIM HENMAN TAKES XF SPORTBRAKE FOR A SPIN
With the Jaguar XF Sportbrake debuting on June 14, Jaguar Land Rover is taking every opportunity to ensure the XF Sportbrake is working just as it should.
Recently, Edinburgh native, Susan MacCormick, sent a tweet to tennis pro and Jaguar brand ambassador, Andy Murray, with a picture of the Bunabhainneadar Tennis Court. The grass Bunabhainneadar Tennis Court is located on the Scottish Island of North Harris in a remote location. Andy Murray responded, ‘Is that even real?’
Yes, Andy. It is real.
Since Andy Murray is currently preparing to defend his Wimbledon title, Jaguar Land Rover asked retired tennis played, Tim Henman, to investigate. Henman drove a specially camouflaged prototype of the XF Sportbrake to pick up Susan MacCormick and travel to the remote tennis court.
“The Bunabhainneadar Tennis Court looks unreal, so I can see why Andy doubted Susan’s original message,” Henman said. “We’ve proven that it really does exist now and the road to the court was the perfect place to try out the new XF Sportbrake as it mixes amazing scenery with some challenging corners. I can’t wait to drive the car again – perhaps a bit closer to home.”
Waiting for Henman at the Bunabhainneadar Tennis Court was up-and-coming junior tennis player from Nairn, Logan Urquhart, 13, and his coach, Mike Martin. Urquhart was practicing and running through drills when Henman arrived. There was even time for a quick match between Henman and Urquhart.
Even though Andy Murray is busy preparing for Wimbledon right now, Susan MacCormick will get to meet him later this summer when the new Jaguar XF Sportbrake has its world premiere.
Jaguar is the official car partner for The Championships at Wimbledon 2017. The tournament runs from July 3 to July 16. The dynamic silhouette of the XF Sportbrake has already by sketched on the grass of center court at the All England Lawn Tennis Club.