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The lofty expectations placed on Great British Hope Andy Murray every year at Wimbledon ramped up several notches following Rafael Nadal's surprising exit.
So far, Murray is coping pretty well.
Even when dealing with a rare venture away from Centre Court, the fourth-seeded Murray easily dispatched Marin Cilic between rain showers in the round of 16 on Tuesday. He showed no sign of the increased pressure he has been under since Nadal opened up the bottom half of the draw by losing to the unheralded Lukas Rosol in the second round on Thursday.
After his 7-5, 6-2, 6-3 victory over Cilic, Murray is now two wins away from becoming the first British man to reach the Wimbledon final since Bunny Austin in 1938. He plays David Ferrer of Spain next.
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The Scottish tennis star Andy Murray dropped two points during his match against Marcos Baghdatis at Wimbledon on Saturday because he couldn’t keep his balls in his shorts.
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For Andy Murray, the frenzy is there, as it always is at Wimbledon. The fans are there, sitting with drinks and occasional face paint on Murray Mound. The pressure, England’s fervent hopes and dreams, are there. And ever present to provide additional drama, the rain lingers. What is strikingly absent from Andy Murray’s normal Wimbledon experience? The looming semifinal run...
WIMBLEDON – It was with palpable relief that Britain’s Andy Murray sat back in his chair, after closing out a tense four-set match against Spain’s David Ferrer, for a place in the Men’s Semifinal, 6-7(7), 7-6(8), 6-4, 7-6(7)
Optimistic interview questions from the day before, labeling Ferrer as a ‘clay-court specialist’ were quickly refuted by Murray who pointed out...
While fans of Andy Murray took to the internet to protest about the continuation of his match on a rain-affected Court 1, Murray took the British weather in his stride, and despatched Marin Cilic 7-5, 6-2, 6-3.
Yesterday, as the match was suspended, Murray had the momentum as Cilic may have been suffering the effects of his epic five-setter against Sam Querrey.
With another day...
Every year at this time, Britain's sporting public demands a performance out of Andy Murray. Maybe not the title-winning performance that has eluded every male British player since Fred Perry won Wimbledon in 1936, but the expectation is for an effort that at least quickens the pulse and offers hope.
Once again, Murray has delivered.
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Joe-Wilfried Tsonga advanced to the Wimbledon semifinals on Wednesday after he defeated Philipp Kohlschreiber. In his second semifinal in two years, Tsonga is set to face Andy Murray with the winner taking on either Roger Federer or Novak Djokovic. As expected, Tsonga was very excited and overwhelmed after beating Murray. It’s no surprise that during a moment like that his first...
Prince William and his wife, Kate, visited Wimbledon on Wednesday to match the men's quarterfinals on Centre Court.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were given a loud ovation as they took their seats in the Royal Box ahead of six-time champion Roger Federer's match against Mikhail Youzhny.
British hope Andy Murray was set to play David Ferrer of Spain in the second match...
WIMBLEDON – Andy Murray, David Ferrer, Florian Mayer and Philipp Kohlschreiber made their way into the Wimbledon quarterfinals on Tuesday.
In a rain delayed match carried over from Monday, No. 4 Murray defeated 16th-seed Marin Cilic 7-5, 6-2, 6-3 to gain a spot in the Wimbledon quarterfinals for the fifth straight year.
Murray spoke about all the stops and starts of match...