Andy Murray trolls Nigel Farage over visit to Novak Djokovic’s trophy room with devastating tweet

Andy Murray lampooned Nigel Farage after the former UKIP leader paid a bizarre visit to Novak Djokovic’s trophy room

He’s more used to serving aces on a tennis court, but Andy Murray hit Nigel Farage with a devastating match-point on Twitter last night.

The Scottish tennis star hit out after the Leave campaigner shared footage following his flight to Serbia to visit Novak Djokovic's brother to show his support for the World Number One over a visa cancellation.

The Serb was detained from Thursday morning at an immigration facility in Melbourne after his visa was cancelled following scrutiny of the medical exemption he had secured to enter the country.

Andy Murray responded to Nigel Farage on Twitter (Photos: Getty / Twitter)

Farage, the former UKIP leader and now GB News presenter, has been vocal in his support for Djokovic over his row with the Australian Government.

For reasons only known to himself, the former politician had travelled to Belgrade and was spending time with the Djokovic family, sharing clips and opinions on the case through his social media channels.

But Murray spotted the opportunity to take a shot at Farage, considering his continued calls for tougher borders in the UK for many years.

Quoting a tweet from Farage showing footage from the trophy room, Murray tweeted: "Please record the awkward moment when you tell them you’ve spent most of your career campaigning to have people from Eastern Europe deported."

Farage then replied to Murray, writing: “Dear Andy, you clearly don't understand politics or the Brexit campaign but are filled with prejudice. Concentrate on the tennis and, a word of advice, crack a smile every now and again.”

In response, Murray tweeted a ‘fishing pole and fish’ emoji, meaning that Farage had taken the bait.

‘Not good for tennis’

Murray had previously expressed concern for the Serb, saying earlier this week his predicament was “really not good for tennis at all”.

The five-time Australian Open finalist said: “I think everyone is shocked by it, to be honest.

“I’m going to say two things on it just now. The first thing is that I hope that Novak is OK. I know him well, and I’ve always had a good relationship with him and I hope that he’s OK.

“The second thing, it’s really not good for tennis at all, and I don’t think it’s good for anyone involved. I think it’s really bad.”

Earlier today, Djokovic won an appeal against a decision to refuse him a visa in the Federal Circuit Court of Australia ahead of the Australian Open.

Judge Anthony Kelly quashed the visa cancellation and ordered the Australian Government to pay legal costs and release Djokovic from detention.

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