Showing a fabulous disregard for fashion, modernity and not to mention the safety of his tongue, this ladies and gentlemen, is the Mayor of London playing tennis on Sunday.

Boris Johnson was playing a celebrity match against tournament winner Andy Murray at The Queen's Club in London to raise money for Royal Marsden Hospital.

Sir Richard Branson, Michael McIntyre and Jonathan Ross also took part.

Earlier in the day Murray had beaten defending champion Marin Cilic in three sets in what is seen as the warm-up for the much-anticipated Wimbledon tournament later in the month.

British politicians appear to have a special fascination with tennis. Last year it emerged David Cameron kept Barack Obama waiting on the phone while he finished a match against Charlie Brooks.

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  • Tennis - AEGON Championships 2013 - Day Seven - The Queen's Club

    Boris Johnson (centre) takes part in a celebrity tennis match in aid of the Royal Marsden Hospital at The Queen's Club, London.

  • Tennis - AEGON Championships 2013 - Day Seven - The Queen's Club

    Boris Johnson (centre) takes part in a celebrity tennis match in aid of the Royal Marsden Hospital at The Queen's Club, London.

  • Tennis - AEGON Championships 2013 - Day Seven - The Queen's Club

    Michael McIntyre takes part in a celebrity tennis match in aid of the Royal Marsden Hospital at The Queen's Club, London.

  • Tennis - AEGON Championships 2013 - Day Seven - The Queen's Club

    Michael McIntyre takes part in a celebrity tennis match in aid of the Royal Marsden Hospital at The Queen's Club, London.

  • Tennis - AEGON Championships 2013 - Day Seven - The Queen's Club

    (left to right) Boris Johnson, Jonathan Ross, Jimmy Carr, Andy Murray, Ross Hutchins, Tim Henman, Richard Branson, Eddie Redmayne, and Michael McIntyre take part in a celebrity tennis match in aid of the Royal Marsden Hospital at The Queen's Club, London.

  • Tennis - AEGON Championships 2013 - Day Seven - The Queen's Club

    Eddie Redmayne (right) and Tim Henman (left) take part in a celebrity tennis match in aid of the Royal Marsden Hospital at The Queen's Club, London.

  • Tennis - AEGON Championships 2013 - Day Seven - The Queen's Club

    Boris Johnson (centre) takes part in a celebrity tennis match in aid of the Royal Marsden Hospital at The Queen's Club, London.

  • Tennis - AEGON Championships 2013 - Day Seven - The Queen's Club

    London Mayor Boris Johnson (centre) takes part in a celebrity tennis match in aid of the Royal Marsden Hospital at The Queen's Club, London.

  • Tennis - AEGON Championships 2013 - Day Seven - The Queen's Club

    Ross Hutchins (left) and Andy Murray (right) take part in a celebrity tennis match in aid of the Royal Marsden Hospital at The Queen's Club, London.

  • Tennis - AEGON Championships 2013 - Day Seven - The Queen's Club

    Michael McIntyre takes part in a celebrity tennis match in aid of the Royal Marsden Hospital at The Queen's Club, London.

  • Tennis - AEGON Championships 2013 - Day Seven - The Queen's Club

    Ross Hutchins takes part in a celebrity tennis match in aid of the Royal Marsden Hospital at The Queen's Club, London.

  • Tennis - AEGON Championships 2013 - Day Seven - The Queen's Club

    London Mayor Boris Johnson (centre) takes part in a celebrity tennis match in aid of the Royal Marsden Hospital at The Queen's Club, London.

  • Tennis - AEGON Championships 2013 - Day Seven - The Queen's Club

    Jimmy Carr takes part in a celebrity tennis match in aid of the Royal Marsden Hospital at The Queen's Club, London.

  • Tennis - AEGON Championships 2013 - Day Seven - The Queen's Club

    Eddie Redmayne (left) and Tim Henman (right) take part in a celebrity tennis match in aid of the Royal Marsden Hospital at The Queen's Club, London.

  • Tennis - AEGON Championships 2013 - Day Seven - The Queen's Club

    London Mayor Boris Johnson (centre) takes part in a celebrity tennis match in aid of the Royal Marsden Hospital at The Queen's Club, London.

  • Tennis - AEGON Championships 2013 - Day Seven - The Queen's Club

    Richard Branson takes part in a celebrity tennis match in aid of the Royal Marsden Hospital at The Queen's Club, London.

  • Tennis - AEGON Championships 2013 - Day Seven - The Queen's Club

    Jonathan Ross is helped up as he takes part in a celebrity tennis match in aid of the Royal Marsden Hospital at The Queen's Club, London.

  • Boris Johnson, Richard Branson, Michael McIntyre

    Mayor of London Boris Johnson, left, chairman of Virgin Group Richard Branson, center, and comedian Michael McIntyre wait for their turn to play in a Rally Against Cancer charity tennis match at the Queen's Club grass court championships in London, Sunday, June 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)

  • Tennis - AEGON Championships 2013 - Day Seven - The Queen's Club

    London Mayor Boris Johnson takes part in a celebrity tennis match in aid of the Royal Marsden Hospital at The Queen's Club, London.

  • Tennis - AEGON Championships 2013 - Day Seven - The Queen's Club

    Jimmy Carr takes part in a celebrity tennis match in aid of the Royal Marsden Hospital at The Queen's Club, London.

  • Tennis - AEGON Championships 2013 - Day Seven - The Queen's Club

    Jonathan Ross (right) and Andy Murray (left) take part in a celebrity tennis match in aid of the Royal Marsden Hospital at The Queen's Club, London.

  • Tennis - AEGON Championships 2013 - Day Seven - The Queen's Club

    Richard Branson takes part in a celebrity tennis match in aid of the Royal Marsden Hospital at The Queen's Club, London.

  • Boris Johnson

    Mayor of London Boris Johnson in action as he plays in a Rally Against Cancer charity tennis match at the Queen's Club grass court championships in London, Sunday, June 16, 2013. Johnson played with chairman of Virgin Group Richard Branson. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)

  • Boris Johnson, Richard Branson

    Mayor of London Boris Johnson, left, and chairman of Virgin Group Richard Branson, react as they wait for their turn to play in a Rally Against Cancer charity tennis match event at the Queen's Club grass court championships in London, Sunday, June 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)

  • Tennis - AEGON Championships 2013 - Day Seven - The Queen's Club

    Marin Cilic during his match against Andy Murray in the final of the AEGON Championships at The Queen's Club, London.

  • Tennis - AEGON Championships 2013 - Day Seven - The Queen's Club

    Marin Cilic during his match against Andy Murray in the final of the AEGON Championships at The Queen's Club, London.

  • Tennis - AEGON Championships 2013 - Day Seven - The Queen's Club

    Eddie Redmayne (left) and Tim Henman (right) take part in a celebrity tennis match in aid of the Royal Marsden Hospital at The Queen's Club, London.

  • Tennis - AEGON Championships 2013 - Day Seven - The Queen's Club

    Eddie Redmayne (right) and Tim Henman (left) take part in a celebrity tennis match in aid of the Royal Marsden Hospital at The Queen's Club, London.

  • Tennis - AEGON Championships 2013 - Day Seven - The Queen's Club

    (left to right) Boris Johnson, Jonathan Ross, Jimmy Carr, Andy Murray, Ross Hutchins, Tim Henman, Richard Branson, Eddie Redmayne, and Michael McIntyre take part in a celebrity tennis match in aid of the Royal Marsden Hospital at The Queen's Club, London.