Hot on the heels of his first foray into the literary world with his autobiography "Hitting Back" it has been confirmed that British tennis sensation, Andy Murray, has signed a lucrative publishing deal which will span the whole of his tennis career.
"It's a new concept called 'the rolling sequel' in the publishing world," Bill Longman of Century House Publishing Group explained to The Spoof last night. "Every six months a new sequel will be published, so the original autobiography is being continually updated."
"These are exciting times. Andy is a sportsman on the cusp of great things who always generates interest in what he does both on and off the court, and the deal reflects this. He is not one to shirk his responsibilities and we are confident that he will be able to fulfil the commitment that will be required." he added.
Focusing on the main events/influences of the past six months and honed by the critical proof-reading skills of stunning girlfriend and English undergraduate, Kim Sears, the first sequel "Miles, Muscles and Maggie" will be available in the shops in the New Year.
Our Chief Sports Writer comments: "It's one in the eye for those who said that Murray had achieved nothing of note and that it was too early for an autobiography. The somewhat belligerent tone of the original book has been tempered by the more mellow persona that has emerged over the past six months. There is even a chapter on the calming influence of his wee mutt Maggie."
"But what a momentous period in British tennis. It includes the unforgettable epic against Gasquet at Wimbledon; the satisfying Masters wins over Djokovic; the consistently aggressive semi-final against Nadal at the US Open; and the stubborn resistance shown beating Federer in Shanghai. All are analysed along with his fitness programme symbolized by his iconic biceps-flexing moment and all overseen by Mr Cool personified - his coach Miles Maclagan, and the rest of Team Murray."
Exciting times indeed.
"Miles, Muscles and Maggie" (the first sequel covering June - December 2008) is published by Century House on 1st January 2009