London: Andy Murray warmed up for his Wimbledon title defence by saving a dog which had sprinted into the road and on the path of traffic recently.

Andy Murray
Andy Murray 

The 27-year-old said once he had rescued the dog, it tuned out he knew the owners.

"I saw a dog running loose along the road and stopped to try and help," Murray told British media as he recounted the incident which happened on the way to practice at the All England Club.

"After a bit of a struggle, I managed to get it in the back seat of my car, rang the number on the tag and eventually got the dog back to its owner, safe and sound. Quite what anybody in the passing cars made of it all, I've no idea."

Murray has two dogs Maggie May and Rusty.