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Puppies born during Wimbledon final set

Four Jack Russell puppies were born just as Andy Murray was making British sporting history on Centre Court.

The appropriately named Murray, Deuce, Ace and Summer were all born during the final set of Andy Murray's win over Novak Djokovic in the Wimbledon final.

The mother of the puppies, Blossom, was found wandering the streets in Southampton on Friday before she was brought to a Blue Cross re-homing centre to give birth.

Murray was born first before Deuce, Ace and Summer followed.

Blossom pictured with her four new-born puppies. Credit: Blue Cross

Kirsty Smith, Animal Welfare Assistant at Blue Cross in Southampton, said: “We couldn't believe it when Blossom went into labour during the Wimbledon final. When the first puppy popped out during the final set, it was a no brainer to name him Murray after the new champion.”

The charity have said that Blossom and her four new-born puppies are all doing well and will be ready to look for new homes in a few weeks’ time.

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Andy Murray victory watched by more than 17 million

Andy Murray's Wimbledon victory was watched by a peak of 17.3 million viewers, the BBC said.

The 26-year-old World Number Two beat Serbian world number one Novak Djokovic in straight sets to become the first British man to lift the coveted trophy for 77 years.

Andy Murray on Centre Court during the men's Wimbledon final. Credit: Press Association

The BBC said that Sunday's Men's Final, broadcast on BBC1, attracted a five-minute peak of 17.3 million.

It said that the figure was up on last year's final, which was watched by a peak of 17 million when Murray lost to Roger Federer.


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Queen congratulates Andy Murray on historic win

Queen Elizabeth has sent Murray a message. Credit: Ian Georgeson/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Andy Murray has been congratulated privately by the Queen following his historic win

.A Buckingham Palace spokeswoman said: "I can confirm that the Queen has sent a private message to Andy Murray following his Wimbledon victory."

Andy Murray: 'I did my best'

"It feels slightly different to last year, last year was one of the toughest moments of my career.

It was an unbelievably tough match, so many long games and I don't know how I managed to come through that.That final game was unbelievable, three match points.

I understand how much everyone else wanted to see a British winner at Wimbledon so I hope you guys enjoyed it, I did my best.

I have got a great team, they have stuck by me through a lot of tough moments and this one is especially for Ivan as well."

– Andy Murray, Wimbledon champion
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