Andy Murray A Royal Success At Wimbledon 2010

Wimbledon is nerve-racking enough at the best of times for the top British tennis player, but with the Queen in attendance Andy Murray was remarkably cool in defeating Jarkko Nieminen.

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June 24, 2010 - Wimbledon, United Kingdom - epa02219561 Andy Murray of Britain serves to Jarkko Nieminen of Finland during their second round match for the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis Club, in London, Britain, 24 June 2010.

As if the huge pressure from the British public and media at Wimbledon wasn’t enough, Andy Murray also had to cope with the presence of the Queen on Centre Court yesterday when he faced Finland’s Jarkko Nieminen in the second round.

Britain’s number one was unfazed. Murray gave a flawless performance, and played some scintillating tennis to win in straight sets. He will play Gilles Simon in the third round, after the Frenchman was awarded a walkover in his match.

In addition, John Isner and Nicolas Mahut finally finished their incredible record-breaking duel on Court 18. American giant Isner won the fifth set 70-68 – and naturally collapsed on the ground in a mix of incredulity and euphoria. Rafael Nadal suffered a scare when he was pushed to five sets by Robin Haase, but eventually came through to book a third round tie with Germany’s Philipp Petzschner.

Wimbledon tickets are on sale for all remaining days of the tournament, and with all the big guns still in the draw, crowds are sure to see some of the best players showcasing their skills.

Who knows – there could even be a British winner this year!

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