Murray turned down seven-figure fee to play Saudi Arabia exhibition

Andy Murray turned down a seven-figure fee to play an exhibition match in Saudi Arabia, his agent said in a recent interview.

Murray, the former World No.1, rejected the opportunity to play in Riyadh where sums of up to £1.5m were offered to top sporting stars to play.

"He's turned down stuff in Saudi and I don't think he would play there just because of what's gone on," Matt Gentry told the SportUnlocked podcast.

"If he feels strongly about something regardless, he's at the stage where he will happily call it out and he will have that debate with people. I don't think he's scared to voice his opinion on it."

"Exhibition matches, they have done a few over the years where they have paid eyewatering sums of money to get players to come over, and he just wasn't interested," he added.

"If you are a former No. 1 player in the world in the Middle East you could potentially earn $1 million, $2 million for an exhibition match ... this is for the top players, the big global names."

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