21 APRIL 2009 Sporting giants David Beckham and Andy Murray challenged each other at each other's sports for a good cause on Monday. But first they had a meeting with the Prime Minister at his official residence.
The champs were joined by Olympic gold medallist Denise Lewis as they asked Gordon Brown to honour a pledge to deliver 20 million life-saving mosquito nets to Africa. Mosquitos transmit malaria, causing sickness on the continent every year.
Urging the public to back new charity Malaria No More UK, 33-year-old David said: "For less than the cost of a football you can protect a family from dying."
Earlier in the day Becks signalled his commitment in a more light-hearted way at Wembley, playing tennis against British Number One Andy.
David proved surprisingly handy with a racquet, earning a compliment from the Scotsman. "I'm very surprised at your tennis skills," said the 21-year-old court ace.
The pair then practised free kicks in a goal made of mosquito nets, with the England player telling him fellow sportsman: "I've heard about your football skills. I'm still kind of surprised. Your free kicks were good."