Tennis Champ Andy Murray Hit With Drug Test At Awkward Moment

Wimbledon champion Andy Murray was getting ready to meet the future king of England when he had to stop and take a random drug test at his home.

The surprise test threatened to delay Murray's arrival at a Buckingham Palace ceremony, at which he was to receive an Officer of the Order of the British Empire medal from Prince William.

"In the middle of a drug test hahaha I'm goin to be late!!!" the tennis champ tweeted Thursday morning.

He told The Telegraph that the testers appeared at his home at 8:20 a.m., but that he had a taxi reserved for 8:30 a.m. "It's part of the job but when you have a day like today you are looking forward to, it's the last thing you need," he said.

Not to worry, though. The cabbie hurried to get him there on time, and he and the prince, who was filling in for Queen Elizabeth, chatted a bit while the royal bestowed the honor.

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Prince William and Andy Murray share a moment during a ceremony, at which the tennis star received an Officer of the Order of the British Empire medal. The event was held at Buckingham Palace on Oct. 17, 2013.

The sporting world's attempts to clean up its act have resulted in some awkward drug-testing moments. USA Today pointed out that skier Lindsey Vonn was once tested during the middle of a gala ball, and that hurdler-bobsledder Lolo Jones had to submit a sample at her birthday party.

But our favorite has to be when Washington Redskins backup quarterback Kirk Cousins was forced to give a urine sample at his grandmother's home with an NFL administrator standing by. "I'm all for a clean game but weird having a stranger watch u in your own bathroom," he wrote in a Tweet.