Friday 9 December 2016

Murray eases past 'Deliciano'

Published 30/06/2011 | 05:00

Andy Murray's mother may have described her son's opponent yesterday as 'Deliciano' Lopez but it was the Scotsman who provided all the eye candy on Centre Court.

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Murray reached his third successive Wimbledon semi-final by brushing aside the Spaniard Feliciano Lopez 6-3 6-4 6-4 to set up another showdown with Rafa Nadal.

The British fourth seed was never remotely threatened by the unseeded Spaniard, who seemed drained of energy after his gruelling fourth-round five-set victory over Lukasz Kubot.

Federer loss hits charity in pocket

Roger Federer's shock defeat to Jo Wilfried-Tsonga not only sent shockwaves around the All England Club, it also denied a leading charity £100,000.

In 2003, Nick Newlife from Oxford laid a bet of £1,520 on Federer to win seven Wimbledon titles at odds of 66/1 with William Hill, and before he died in 2009 he asked for the bet to be signed over to Oxfam.

It looked as though the six-figure windfall might be heading to them in the near future. But Tsonga had other ideas, mounting one of the most memorable comebacks at Wimbledon, although the good news for Oxfam is the bet is open until 2019.

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