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Saturday, 4 July 2009

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"England expects: Boyle!"

With the hope of becoming the first Briton in over 70 years to reach the finals of Wimbledon, the Scottish tennis sensation Andy Murray has got as far as the semi-finals. The 21-year-old Murray was playing American, Andy Roddick for a place in the final to play against five-times champion, Roger Federer.

Although Murray lost the first set to the American, he managed to win the second set and so they were even. The match was electrifying and all seemed to be going Roddick's way because he was five games to two ahead and seemed set to win the semi finals, but Murray made a remarkable comeback in a nail-biting third and final set and that ended at six games each which brought on a tie-break situation. Neither man could win this and so a fourth set was played. This one ended with a tie-break too, but Roddick finally managed a magical two points ahead which won him the semi-final. It appeared that Murray had finally run out of luck.

Putting on a brave face, a tearful Andy told In Seine News; "I had a cunning a game plan which involved fellow Scot and singing sensation, Susan Boyle who was supposed ti come onto the Centre Court at a point where I was in the lead. She was supposed ti woo the crowds by singing "Scotland the Brave". Alas, these diversionary tactics failed because Susan Boyle was stuck in a traffic jam on her way from Heathrow airport - she simply got here too late and I couldnae hold on any longer. I did my best because I knew that most of the crowd was with me and I didnae want on ti let them down."

"Ain't it strange that now I've lost, I have changed my nationality from British ti Scottish again?" said a bemused Murray. "Oh well! There's always next year, ain't there? I'm going ti have my favourite for tea - haggis and chips... Oh and by the way...

Everyone knows that the show isnae o'er until the fat lady sings!"

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