By Nigel Graber
With just ten days to go before Andy Murray weds his girlfriend of nine years, Kim Sears, surprising revelations have emerged about Roger Federer's role in the ceremony.


Federer in talks with Philip Brook - and an even higher authority


A source close to Murray has disclosed that the 2013 Wimbledon champion came within hours of finalising a deal with the All-England Club Committee to conduct the service on Centre Court, the place where he achieved his life’s dream.

Wimbledon has been licensed for weddings since 2008, although only in the grounds, bar and restaurant. However, it’s understood that committee chairman Philip Brook was prepared to make an exception for the man who ended Britain’s 7...
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By Katie Finnegan
Andy Murray has achieved a career milestone, recording his 500th win after overcoming Kevin Anderson 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 in round four of the Miami Open.

Murray is the 46th player in the Open Era to win 500 singles matches. Among active players, he takes his place in the ‘500 win club’ alongside Tommy Robredo, Tomas Berdych, Tommy Haas, Lleyton Hewitt, David Ferrer, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer.

The match was a closely fought encounter, Anderson's attacking game bringing him a lot of success and enabling him to level the match. But Murray’s returning and greater consistency ultimately proved key in the decider, helping him to neutralise the tall South African’s powerful serve and forehand.

Murray gained the early advant...
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By Nigel Graber
Andy Murray cruised into the fourth round of the Miami Open at Crandon Park this afternoon, clinically dismantling the slow-court game of Colombia’s Santiago Giraldo in a routine 6-3 6-4 victory.

Giraldo, who kept knocking imaginary clay from his shoes, has a second serve that’s even slower than Murray’s. With that in mind, both had a similar plan: to inflict GBH on each other’s second deliveries.

The coconut-shy approach went tit-for-tat until the Colombian served at 2-3, when Murray stepped fully three metres inside the court to swipe away some especially poor deliveries from the 27th seed.

From there, the Scot mopped up the set, moving Giraldo from side to side like a pendulum before frequently finessing a point with a dropshot ...
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By Katie Finnegan
Andy Murray had a straightforward opening match at the Miami Open, easing through 6-4, 6-2 against Donald Young in very blustery and humid conditions.

Young had struggled to impose his game against Murray in the Davis Cup and it was the same story again today. The world number 4's defence proved too strong for the American to handle, blunting his attacking potency and forcing him into error.

Young's troubles began right at the beginning of the match. A combination of deep returns and heavy backhands from the Brit put immediate pressure on the nervous American. A delicate dropshot at deuce drew the error to set up a break point which Murray converted as the world number 44's backhand sailed wide.

Murray was playing solid tennis, mak...
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By Nigel Graber
In a week that saw a total eclipse of the sun in some parts of the world, Andy Murray was today left completely in the shade by Novak Djokovic. The Serb romped into the final of the BNP Paribas Indian Wells Masters with a comprehensive 6-2 6-3 victory.

At times, particularly in the first set, Murray looked completely in the dark about a workable strategy against the Serb.

The Scot began by reverting to the cat-and-mouse tactics of the pre-Lendl era, but a nervy double fault at 30-30 in his first service game was the catalyst for the first of three first-set breaks against the Brit.

With Djokovic toeing the baseline like a darts player on the oche and Murray scurrying around in the backcourt, the Scot was never in a position to...
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By Phil Messenger
Andy Murray moved into the semi finals of the Indian Wells BNP Paribas Masters today after a 6-3, 6-4 win against Feliciano Lopez.

Lopez's game is founded on a big leftie serve, backed up with an aggressive forehand and a backhand that teeters on the edge of being a liability. This goes some way to explaining Murray's undefeated 9-0 (10-0 now) record against the Spaniard - a record that at no point looked under risk today.

A solid first set saw the Scot lose just three points on serve. Lopez found things rather harder going, coughing up unforced errors and making ill-advised net approaches. The break, when it came, had an air of inevitability about it.

The second set began as the first ended, with Murray mostly untroubled on serve...
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