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Andy Murray

Wimbledon 2013: Andy Murray keeps nerve after furious row over roof closure

Andy Murray reached his second successive Wimbledon final but only after a furious on-court row with an All England Club official as his semi-final against Jerzy Janowicz was suspended because of bad light.

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Natalie Haynes' Olympics: Forget about the empty seats. They can't punish us now

One of the best things about this year's Olympics so far is how much it's proving what many of us already believed. The empty seats fiasco for one: huge numbers of sports fans who couldn't get tickets for any events have long been chuntering about the number of tickets reserved for sponsors and officials who don't really want them. The gaping expanse of emptiness at virtually every televised event on Saturday simply proved it. Here's hoping Locog mans up and starts selling or giving away Olympic Family tickets that go unused within 30 minutes of the starting time: if you can't be bothered to get there on time, even using your fancy Olympic lanes, limos and the rest, you don't deserve a seat. Besides, what are they going to do? Not give us the Olympics next time and send them to Rio instead?

Coach Ivan Lendl watches at a Centre Court he never mastered

Make it nasty, brutish and short – how to win the Ivan Lendl way

Was Murray's new killer instinct not the attribute that Lendl was hired to impart?

Straining: Andy Murray says he had eight pain-killing injections last month before the French Open

Murray: Yes, I've got a problem. But it's not all in my head

Murray hits back angrily at critics as he 'locks in mentally' for Wimbledon

Sport on TV: Creatures of concrete jungle pave the way for bright future

When the five young street sports fanatics get together on Concrete Circus (Channel 4, Monday) after making their latest viral videos for the web, we're told "they meet in an anonymous urban space in London. No one notices them". Maybe in more innocent times, but now a huddle of hoodies on skateboards and BMX bikes is more likely to be something you watch on CCTV. The narrator is Dominic West, who played the cop McNulty in The Wire, and you expect someone to sidle up and try to score smack off them. For such superficial appraisals, we all deserve a smack.

SW19 Diary: Pippa leaves Barton and Co in the shade

The diary has noted before the lack of footballers at the Championships but Joey Barton came to the rescue yesterday by turning up on Centre Court – Barton's doing the English summer circuit, having been at Glastonbury last weekend.

SW19 Diary: Not coming to a court near you: Big Mac v Wee Mac

The mooted match of the day, or rather the Mac of the day (ahem), does not look like taking place after all. Rory McIlroy, the hottest young sportsman in the world and a huge tennis fan (he has a court in his back garden), is due at Wimbledon today and there has been fevered speculation that he would have a knock-up with John McEnroe in a battle of Big Mac v Wee Mac, as the golfer is known. But as of last night the duo was not scheduled to clash, with representatives of the parties involved pouring cold water on the idea. It's not easy to get a court in SW19 in the last week of June.

Roddick draws on crowd's support to brush aside Beck

Andy Roddick has become something of a Wimbledon fixture over the last decade and fans know exactly what they are going to get when they pay to watch the American No 8 seed.

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