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Denise Lewis rooting for an Andy Murray win

Denise Lewis spent the day in the Royal Box. (©GettyImages)
Denise Lewis spent the day in the Royal Box. (©GettyImages).

Denise Lewis has said that she is rooting for Andy Murray to win Wimbledon this year after she spent the first-day of the Championships in the Royal Box.

She said on her official Facebook page: "Spending the opening day of Wimbledon in the Royal Box was a real treat. 

“Not only was the tennis great, with both [Roger] Federer and Andy Murray on Centre Court, but chatting to Mr & Mrs Federer about watching their son compete over the years was a real highlight for me.

“Unfortunately Roger is out and with so many other shock exits from the Championships, Andy Murray has a golden opportunity to lift the trophy this year. No pressure Andy, but know British tennis fans are rooting for you."

During the days play on Centre Court, the former athletics star saw Federer cruise past Victor Hanescu in straight sets, Maria Sharapova beat Kristina Mladenovic and Murray get a victory over Benjamin Becker.

However, Murray is now the only one of those six players still left in the tournament after a series of shocks in the opening few days at SW19.

Federer was knocked out by Sergiy Stakhovsky in the third-round, whilst Sharapova was defeated by Michelle Larcher de Brito at the same stage.

Murray faces off against experienced campaigner Tommy Robredo on Centre Court later today.


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