Royals at Wimbledon to watch Murray

Published: Wednesday 8th July 2015 by The News Editor

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will get caught up in Murray mania at Wimbledon today as they watch Britain’s number one battle for a place in the semi-finals.

William and Kate, who are keen tennis fans, will be in the Royal Box to see Andy Murray in action against big server Vasek Pospisil.

Murray, 28, who is the third seed, will be hoping to exploit any signs of tiredness from the Canadian in their quarter-finals tie.

His 25-year-old opponent played two five-set matches on Monday, including a doubles defeat to Andy’s older brother Jamie.

Murray said: “He may also be a little bit fatigued, but then again he’s played so much tennis that he’s going to be comfortable in the conditions and in a good rhythm.

“If he is tired I’ll obviously try to capitalise on that, but I won’t bank on it.”

Spectators leaving late in the day could face difficulties as London Underground (LU) workers go on strike.

Transport for London have advised travellers to complete their Tube journeys by 5pm, with the strike due to last until tomorrow evening and disruptions possibly going into Friday morning.

Tubes are expected to be “exceptionally busy” between 4pm and 6pm today as people try to get home before the 24-hour strike officially starts at 6.30pm.

No Tube services are expected to be in place tomorrow.

Meanwhile reigning champion Novak Djokovic will also be in action today on Centre Court after Murray’s match.

The Serb takes on Croatia’s Marin Cilic after saying yesterday that he would apologise to a ball girl for yelling at her.

Switzerland’s Roger Federer will be looking to keep his dream of a record eighth Wimbledon title alive against Frenchman Gilles Simon.

It will be the first in a Switzerland against France double feature on Court 1, before Stan Wawrinka takes on Richard Gasquet.

Published: Wednesday 8th July 2015 by The News Editor

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