Ex-world number one, Andy Murray, was left red-faced after clumsily smashing a commemorative plate he had received prior to taking part in the Shenzhen Open this week.

The tennis ace has gifted the plate for his contribution to tennis in China, but it didn’t last long, at all.

Murray was handed the plate to pose for a media opportunity when it just as quickly fell from the open presentation box – smashing into pieces.

He was evidently distraught at the incident, apologising to the officials as they scrambled to pick up the remains, covering his face in embarrassment.

But the 31-year-old couldn’t have been too ashamed by the events that unfolded, posting his hilarious mishap on his own social media channels for all to see shortly after.

GANDIA’S campus of Valencia University has run a presentation aimed at encouraging more female students to consider taking technology based courses such as science, engineering and maths. These subjects are becoming increasingly more important as Spain increasingly moves towards more white collar type careers, in particular involving computing. However many girls have showed a lack of interest in this type of career and it is hoped that the half day activity went some way towards rectifying this. Speakers on the day included Clara Luzon, who was recently awarded the prize for outstanding college student in technology.