Tennis ace Andy Murray has participated in the NBA's half-court challenge but current leader, Real Madrid's Gareth Bale, should not be too worried.

Murray came close on several shots but in the end failed to net a basket in five tries.

"I enjoyed doing it, it's frustrating because even when you feel like you've hit a good one it's always coming up just a few inches to the left or a little bit short," said the Scot. "I tried my best and unfortunately couldn't make one, but it was good fun."

Murray also picked his perfect five-man basketball team made up of tennis players.

"Centre I would have Ivo Karlovic, he's 6ft 11in so he'd obviously be good there, then John Isner would be power forward, he's 6ft 10in so those two could take up the big guy positions. Point guard is a tricky question, I'd need a short guy who's extremely quick. Nadal would probably be good at that, he's a pretty skilful, pretty fast guy.

"I've got to have Roger Federer in my team somewhere, he can be the shooting guard, just because. He'd probably have a very nice looking shot, I would imagine. Small forward, I'll put myself in there, I probably wouldn't contribute much to the team, but I'll stick myself in there, why not."