Andy Murray

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Brits Get Native Son to Cheer After 74 Years

Andy Murray reaches Wimbledon finals against Roger Federer

(Newser) - For the first time in 74 years, a native Brit has climbed his way to the Wimbledon finals. Andy Murray will take on six-time champ Roger Federer on Sunday, reports Bleacher Report . Murray defeated French player Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in four sets in today's semifinal. If Federer wins the finals,... More »

William, Kate Hit Wimbledon

Kate is an avid tennis fan

(Newser) - Andy Murray performed a majestic bow on Centre Court, then sheepishly apologized to his royal fans—Prince William and new bride Kate—for his unkempt appearance. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge watched from the front row of the Royal Box today as the fourth-seeded Murray beat Richard Gasquet to... More »

Nadal Drops Out, Roddick Dumped at Aussie Open

Croatian Marin Cilic prevails in marathon match

(Newser) - Defending champ Rafael Nadal dropped out of the Australian Open today with a knee injury, and Andy Roddick was knocked out by Croatian Marin Cilic. The 14th seed Cilic beat the four-time semi-finalist 7-6, 6-3, 3-6, 2-6, 6-3 in a marathon match lasting 230 minutes. The seventh-seeded American struggled with... More »

Murray's Right: Wimbledon's Roof Changes the Game

Indoor conditions slow serve by 1mph, scientists say

(Newser) - On Monday night Andy Murray played the latest match ever at Wimbledon, pushing through five sets under the center court's new retractable roof. The lanky Scot complained that the "very, very heavy and very humid" atmosphere inside was distorting his serve—and scientists say he's got a point. "... More »

Could Murray Finally Do UK Proud at Home?

Britain hasn't boasted Wimbledon champ since Perry in '36

(Newser) - In last night's match between the world's 10th- and 11th-best tennis players, Andy Murray's drive to defeat Richard Gasquet had some extra steam. Murray is the UK's last hope for seeing a local win at Wimbledon, and in dispatching the Frenchman in five sets, the Scotsman keeps that dream alive,... More »

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