Murray Crashes Out Of Wimbledon

12 July 2017, 16:43

Wimbledon

Andy Murray is out of Wimbledon, leaving British hopes resting on Johanna Konta.

The defending champion lost 6-3 4-6 7-6 1-6 1-6 to American Sam Querrey on Centre Court in his tenth quarter-final at the tournament.

The loss comes one day after Konta became the first British woman to make it to the semi-finals of Wimbledon since Virginia Wade in 1978.

Murray appeared to struggle with his movement during the match and was seen clutching his hip in the final set.

The crowd on a sunny Centre Court willed downtrodden Murray on as he lost 13 of the last 14 games, but they could not propel him to victory.

The British tennis star had downplayed concerns about the possible injury since declaring he was fit to defend the title.

Olympic champion cyclist Sir Chris Hoy was among those in the Royal Box on Centre Court, joined by actors Sir Mark Rylance, Sir Ian McKellen and Dame Maggie Smith.

Sir Cliff Richard was also spotted entering the members' enclosure after pausing briefly to pose for photographers, while nearby broadcasting veteran Sir Trevor McDonald chatted with British tennis star Jamie Murray.

It has been a history-making tournament for British singles hopefuls Murray and Konta.

Their success in the fourth round on Monday marked the first time a British man and woman have made it through to the quarter-finals since Roger Taylor and Virginia Wade in 1973.

If Murray had won a place in the semi-finals, it would have been the first time since 1967 Britain had a man and a woman in the last four of the singles.

Konta held her nerve in a nail-biting three-set quarter-final against world number two Simona Halep on Tuesday, coming from one set down to win 6-7 7-6 6-4.

Wade, who was also the last British woman to lift the Wimbledon trophy in 1977, watched on from the Royal Box and said she was ''ultra-impressed'' by Konta's performance.

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