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Andy Murray has honours removed by fake Queen on Twitter

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Andy Murray's US Open progress appears to have gone unnoticed by some in this country, he's even had his honours removed by the Queen!

The British no.1 was made an OBE - Officer of the British Empire - by the Queen in 2013 following his Wimbledon win last summer; the first Brit to win SW19 in over 70 years.

Dishonouring

However he's had his Twitter honours removed by Elizabeth Windsor on the social network: 'Andy Murray (@Andy_Murray) is awarded a Twitter Dishonour for not winning Wimbledon in 2014 and for allowing his mother to enter Strictly Come Dancing.'

Thankfully for the two-time major winner, the dishonouring is not fully legit. The '@Queen_UK' account is a parody of the real monarch and has been going strong on the site for over four years.

The page, which is not afraid to make jokes at the expense on sportsmen, politicians and celebrities, has over one million followers - nearly as much as Murray's fellow tennis superstar Maria Sharapova. 

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Tough year

Murray has now fallen foul of the parody Queen after a difficult year. The 27-year-old hasn't won a title since Wimbledon last year and he came unstuck completely in his highly-anticipated defence.

With a new coach in Amelie Mauresmo and complete recovery from back injuries which had haunted him previously, the former world no.3 was blown away in the quarter-finals by young up-and-comer Grigor Dimitrov.

Strictly

To make matters worse, as Queen Elizabeth mentioned, Murray faces the prospect of seeing his mother Judy prancing around - sort of - on television sets around the country after she signed up to BBC show 'Strictly Come Dancing.' 

Judy, who up until now had been a regular at her son's matches, has already revealed Andy's displeasure at her appearance on the show.

The perfect tonic for the double bout of bad news for the world no.9 - another fall - would be a third Grand Slam title and second at Flushing Meadows. 

US Open run

The eighth seed has already reached the quarter-finals after disposing of the dangerous Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in round four, however his reward is a tie against world no.1 Novak Djokovic in the last eight. 

The Serbian is the favourite to win his ninth major title and second at the US Open, he is yet to drop a set as well. 

Djokovic has a healthy head-to-head record over the Scottish-born star, having won 12 of their 20 clashes, however Murray will be hoping the poor form which affected the Serb in the hard court warm-up events will creep back into his game.

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