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An intrepid Dutch journalist snapped a picture of the British Number One's match-day checklist

The Sport Matrix: Thursday 15 August 2013

Dream debut for Lambert as England scrape past Scots

Rafael Nadal celebrates his success at the Montreal Masters

Rafael Nadal closing in on return to No 1 ranking

Victory in the Monteal Masters means the Spaniard is closing in on Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic ahead of the US Open

Andy Murray and Colin Fleming lost in the final in Montreal

Andy Murray misses out on historic doubles title with Colin Fleming

Andy Murray and Colin Fleming have failed in their attempt to become the first Britons to win a Masters Series doubles title, but the Scots could still take pride in a remarkable week's work in Montreal. For both men it has been excellent preparation for the US Open, which begins in a fortnight's time.

Andy Murray's record in North America

Andy Murray has a great record when it comes to tournaments played in the United States and Canada throughout his career - with the hard courts used across the continent suited to his game.

Marin Cilic

Tennis could be facing its second drug scandal in three days after reports emerge Marin Cilic has 'failed' a drug test

World No 15 pulled out of Wimbledon second round with a reported knee injury but Croation newspaper claims he is serving a three-month ban for a failed test

Ross Hutchins

Tennis player Ross Hutchins reveals he is in remission from cancer

The Great Britain Davis Cup player is good friends with Andy Murray

Murray always said he would not play his best until his mid-twenties

Andy Murray took time to reach his peak – now he must work out how to stay there

In all those years when he appeared to be on the brink of greatness but could never quite make the final leap, Andy Murray kept insisting that he would not be playing his best tennis until he reached his mid-twenties. How right he was.

James Horwill addresses the Lions after their series victory

Christ McGrath: James Horwill and Novak Djokovic remind us that sport can be about dignity and respect

The Last Word: Djokovic’s interview was a masterpiece in decorum

Woman 'raped in Wimbledon final queue'

Scotland Yard have arrested and bailed one suspect over allegations of "serious sexual assault" in Wimbledon Park

Heather Watson became the first British woman for 24 years to win a title on the main tour

Wimbledon 2013: Thanks to Andy Murray, Britain will no longer be seen as a nation of losers, says LTA

Leon Smith, the GB Davis Cup captain, urges sport to seize the chance created by Murray win

Lewis Hamilton is currently cutting a gloomy figure at Mercedes

Wimbledon champion Andy Murray has an easier job than me, says F1 driver Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes driver claims car performance makes  his task harder than winning Wimbledon

The Sport Matrix: Tuesday 09 July 2013

Lendl convinced conqueror Murray is the best around

Clockwise from top left: John Iverdale, Gilles Simon, Heather Watson and Kim Sears
Andy Murray

Andy Murray's Wimbledon 2013 victory smashes TV ratings

17m tuned in to watch the final set, making it the most watched TV moment of 2013

Andy Murray at Downing Street with (from left) Nick Clegg, David Cameron, Ed Miliband and SNP Westminster leader Angus Robinson

Arise Sir Andy? Cameron calls for Murray to be knighted for 'lifting country's spirits'

And he's now regarded as favourite to become BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year

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The monk who fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’
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Tony Oursler on exploring our uneasy relationship with technology with his new show

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Ian Herbert: Peter Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

The England coach leaves players to find solutions - which makes you wonder where he adds value, says Ian Herbert
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The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

Aid agencies prepare for vast exodus following planned Iraqi offensive against the Isis-held city, reports Patrick Cockburn
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Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

The shadow Home Secretary on fighting radical Islam, protecting children, and why anyone in Labour who's thinking beyond May must 'sort themselves out'
A bad week for the Greens: Leader Natalie Bennett's 'car crash' radio interview is followed by Brighton council's failure to set a budget due to infighting

It's not easy being Green

After a bad week in which its leader had a public meltdown and its only city council couldn't agree on a budget vote, what next for the alternative party? It's over to Caroline Lucas to find out
Gorillas nearly missed: BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter

Gorillas nearly missed

BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter
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The Downton Abbey effect

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