Andy Murray is Britain’s greatest tennis player since Fred Perry

Kevin Garside: Murray should not be held responsible for 76 years of hurt

Fred Perry even seduced Marlene Dietrich during an affair with a lesbian

Rory Mcilroy prepares to hit a tennis ball to Maria Sharapova as Caroline Wozniacki looks on in the BNP Paribas Showdown exhibition tennis match yesterday

McIlroy nets another victory

Should we be jealous of Rory McIlroy, multi-millionaire golfer, reigning US Open champion and – as of Sunday – the planet's number one player? Probably not.

Andy Murray shows his frustration during his straight-sets defeat by Roger Federer in Dubai

Murray fights to finish but Federer wins duel in sand

Scot heads for America in good heart despite falling at the last hurdle against a familiar foe

Murray in action in Dubai

Andy Murray defeats Tomas Berdych to reach semi-finals in Dubai

Andy Murray ended a three-match losing streak against Tomas Berdych to reach the semi-finals at the Dubai Duty Free Championships for the first time.

Andy Murray returns serve against Marco Chiudinelli in Dubai

Now it gets harder for Murray

After two straightforward wins, the British No 1 faces the challenge of big-hitter Berdych

Murray in action in Dubai

Andy Murray into last eight in Dubai after routine victory

Andy Murray became the first man through to the quarter-finals at the Dubai Duty Free Championships with a 6-3 6-4 victory over Swiss qualifier Marco Chiudinelli.

Andy Murray reacts during his victory over Michael Berrer in Dubai

Murray feels a little better after beating Berrer

As Andy Murray said on the eve of this tournament, some people like Dubai and some do not. Murray says he enjoys visiting the emirate's sights, but yesterday the 24-year-old Scot struggled once again at the Dubai Duty Free Championships. Having been unwell on two of his previous appearances, Murray again felt under the weather but he gritted his teeth to close out a 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 first-round victory over Germany's Michael Berrer.

Andy Murray on the observation deck of Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, in Dubai

Murray still on a high after heroics Down Under

On Saturday he went up the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, yesterday he held court at the Burj Al Arab, the iconic Dubai hotel built in the shape of a billowing sail, and tomorrow he will get back to the business of playing matches. The Dubai Duty Free Championships, which begin here today, will be Andy Murray's first tournament since the Australian Open ended four weeks ago.

Ryan Harrison (right) is a 'serial racket-thrower'; but has a powerful game; Andy Murray practises in Melbourne yesterday

Harrison and Murray share the burden of expectation

British No 1's first opponent is United States' fiery new hope of finally ending a men's Grand Slam drought

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Though a successful actress and television producer, and later a qualified counsellor to young people, Judy Lewis will be best remembered as the love child of two of the biggest stars of Hollywood's golden age, Clark Gable and Loretta Young; Lewis was 31 years old before her mother eventually confessed the truth to her.

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