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Murray: 'Crowds give me a big lift'

Andy Murray celebrating his win over Kevin Anderson. Credit: Reuters

Andy Murray has said the Wimbledon crowds 'give him a big lift' as he secured his place in this year's quarter finals.

Speaking after he sailed through three straight sets to beat South African Kevin Anderson he said: "I always try to concentrate when I'm on court. I don't worry about what's going on around me.

He added: "I just try to play tennis but when you're playing in front of a big crowd like that it gives you a big lift, it raises your intensity and makes it harder for your opponents as well in tight situations, so the crowd always help."


Fans still out in force on Murray Mound despite rain

Heavy rain did not stop fans flocking to Murray Mound. Credit: PA

Heavy rain didn't stop Andy Murray fans flocking to watch his game against Kevin Anderson from Murray Mound.

Many huddled under umbrellas or donned ponchos to keep dry as Murray played his third set.

This fan raises a smile despite the showers as Murray wins his first two sets. Credit: PA

But at least these ladies managed to nab themselves a seat instead of sitting on the soggy grass.

Fans brace the rain to watch Murray at Wimbledon. Credit: PA


Murray game continues but no sign of rain stopping

The rain shows no sign of slowing down at Wimbledon but spirits were not dampened as the Murray game continues into the second set.

Roof is closed on Centre Court due to rain

The roof on Centre Court had to be closed after rain halted Murray's match against Anderson during the second set.

Play is expected to resume shortly.

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