The Sport Matrix: Tuesday 09 July 2013

Lendl convinced conqueror Murray is the best around

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

Andy Murray of Great Britain poses with his Trophy during the Wimbledon Championships 2013 Winners Ball (Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Wimbledon 2013: How the world press reacted to Andy Murray's victory

Including an embarrassing mistake for the New York Times

Perhaps John McEnroe, left, was indulging Court One with some more knockabout veteran doubles
Fred Perry did things very differently to Andy Murray
The moment of victory

James Lawton on Andy Murray's Wimbledon victory: A triumph never to be forgotten. An inspiration to everyone who watched

The nation had waited 77 tortuous years for this moment and, in  the end, victory came at a canter.  James Lawton reports on a  triumph that defied the odds

Andy Murray won the US Open having lost his previous four finals

Wimbledon 2013: Less pressure for Andy Murray since breaking grand slam duck

Scot ended a 76-year wait for a British male grand slam singles champion at the US Open in New York last September

Margareta Pagano: Banks need to get their boardrooms in order

A radical overhaul of senior management is needed to ensure that we are not overtaken by similar scandals in the future

Brian Viner: And so the long wait goes on

'Feelgood factor' is a nebulous concept. But sport does make life brighter

Misery for Murray as fantastic Federer takes seventh Wimbledon title

Andy Murray was unable to hold back the tears as he assessed his Wimbledon final defeat to Roger Federer.

'Murray Mania' swept Wimbledon as the rain failed to dampen spirits

Historic, special, spectacular. You could speak to anyone at Wimbledon today - from the great and good of British sport and society to the punters sitting on soggy picnic mats on Murray Mount - and hear the same unrestrained excitement.

Just champion: American Donald Budge, above left, gives a radio interview after his victory over Britain's Bunny Austin, right, in the 1938 Gentlemen's Singles Final

Time, Gentlemen please! It's 1938, and Bunny is the great British hope

It is Friday 1 July 1938, and we are entering the grounds of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club. In the distance, the Riviera Express can be heard sounding its whistle as it steams through Wimbledon station; while all around us there is the noisy clatter of excited crowds arriving at the club's gates. We have just stepped from a London taxi, giving the driver half-a-crown – an extravagant tip, perhaps, but we are in festive mood. This afternoon, at 10 minutes to two, Donald Budge of the United States and our own British hope, Henry "Bunny" Austin, will walk out on court to contest the final of the Gentlemen's Singles.

Marray ends 52-year wait – and celebrates with tea

As droughts go this one had lasted only the 52 years. Jonny Marray yesterday became the first Briton to make the men's double final since 1960 after he and his Danish partner, Freddie Nielsen, stunned the defending champions Mike and Bob Bryan.

This could be Andy Murray's year

10 reasons why this could be Andy Murray's year at Wimbledon

He's been in the Wimbledon semis before – and it hasn't ended well. But Chris McGrath has found good omens (however spurious)

Kate Windsor with Steffi Graff on Centre Court

Middle England be damned: life at the top is a serious business at Wimbledon

The darling of Middle England was on Centre Court yesterday, but for once Kate Windsor was not the focus of attention. Most of the spectators were there to see someone who is more likely to win Wimbledon than earn that soubriquet.

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Voices
Caustic she may be, but Joan Rivers is a feminist hero, whether she likes it or not
voicesShe's an inspiration, whether she likes it or not, says Ellen E Jones
Arts and Entertainment
The Doctor and the Dalek meet
tvReview: Doctor Who Into the Dalek more than compensated for last week's nonsensical offering
Sport
Diego Costa
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Life and Style
3D printed bump keys can access almost any lock
techSoftware needs photo of lock and not much more
Arts and Entertainment
The 'three chords and the truth gal' performing at the Cornbury Music Festival, Oxford, earlier this summer
music... so how did she become country music's hottest new star?
Life and Style
The spy mistress-general: A lecturer in nutritional therapy in her modern life, Heather Rosa favours a Byzantine look topped off with a squid and a schooner
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News
Dr Alice Roberts in front of a
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She's done pretty well, for a boffin without a beard

Alice Roberts talks about her new book on evolution - and why her early TV work drew flak from (mostly male) colleagues
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Get well soon, Joan Rivers

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A fresh take on an old foe

Doctor Who Into the Dalek more than compensated for last week's nonsensical offering
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Fashion walks away from the celebrity runway show

As the collections start, fashion editor Alexander Fury finds video and the internet are proving more attractive
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Meet the stars of TV's Wolf Hall...

... and it's not the cast of the Tudor trilogy
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Europe's biggest steampunk convention

Jake Wallis Simons discovers how Victorian ray guns and the martial art of biscuit dunking are precisely what the 21st century needs
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Don't swallow the tripe – a user's guide to weasel words

Lying is dangerous and unnecessary. A new book explains the strategies needed to avoid it. John Rentoul on the art of 'uncommunication'
Daddy, who was Richard Attenborough? Was the beloved thespian the last of the cross-generation stars?

Daddy, who was Richard Attenborough?

The atomisation of culture means that few of those we regard as stars are universally loved any more, says DJ Taylor
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Kacey Musgraves: Nashville's hottest new star

The singer has two Grammys for her first album under her belt and her celebrity fans include Willie Nelson, Ryan Adams and Katy Perry
American soldier-poet Brian Turner reveals the enduring turmoil that inspired his memoir

Soldier-poet Brian Turner on his new memoir

James Kidd meets the prize-winning writer, whose new memoir takes him back to the bloody battles he fought in Iraq
Aston Villa vs Hull match preview: Villa were not surprised that Ron Vlaar was a World Cup star

Villa were not surprised that Vlaar was a World Cup star

Andi Weimann reveals just how good his Dutch teammate really is
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Bill Granger's simple Italian salads

Our chef presents his own version of Italian dishes, taking in the flavours and produce that inspired him while he was in the country
The Last Word: Tumbleweed through deserted stands and suites at Wembley

The Last Word: Tumbleweed through deserted stands and suites at Wembley

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