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Ball boy collapses in heat at Wimbledon

There was concern on the outer courts at Wimbledon on Wednesday afternoon when a ball boy collapsed in the heat.

The youth was treated by medical staff on Court 17 before being taken away conscious.

Wimbledon reported that he was feeling better an hour after the incident.

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Brit Broady loses in straight sets to Goffin

Liam Broady is out. Credit: PA

Liam Broady's Wimbledon adventure is over for another year after the British hope was outgunned in straight sets by 16th seed David Goffin.

British tennis' soap opera family now has no representatives left in the main draw, Broady's 7-6 (7/3) 6-1 6-1 second-round defeat following sister Naomi's first-round exit.

World number 15 Goffin's superior craft and baseline acumen proved too much for Manchester's Broady, who was conceding 167 places in the rankings.

Judy Murray calls for Wimbledon 'heat rule' for men

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Men need a rule to allow them to take extra breaks during especially hot weather at Wimbledon, according to Andy Murray's mother Judy.

Currently, women are allowed to take 10-minute breaks if the heat reaches 30.1C - and Ms Murray is calling for the same privileges for men.

"Especially because they have to play best of five sets and a slam is such a tough thing to play," she said.

"I know you get a day between the matches but if you're going to win a slam you need to win seven matches in 13 days."

Wimbledon braces itself for hottest day in its history

Fans arrive at Wimbledon Credit: Philip Toscano / PA Wire

With forecasters predicting that temperatures today could reach 35C, Wimbledon is preparing itself for the hottest day in its history - beating the previous record, set in 1976, of 34.6C

Under Wimbledon's slightly archaic rules, women are permitted to take a 10-minute break during matches if the "heat stress index" reaches 30.1C.

The rule was not applied yesterday even though temperatures in SW19 reached 30C. However, it did hit as much 41C courtside, which meant officials had to limit the number of fans coming into the All England Club.

Paramedics will once again be on alert to keep fans safe from the worst effects of the hot weather.

St John Ambulance said yesterday it had treated 123 people at Wimbledon and taken two to hospital, with a majority suffering from heat-related conditions.

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Heather Watson reaches Wimbledon second round

Watson celebrates after negotiating her way into the second round. Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

British number one Heather Watson is through to the second round of Wimbledon after beating French opponent Caroline Garcier, 1-6, 6-3, 8-6.

It is the third time Watson has reached the second stage, where she will face Slovakian Daniela Hantuchova.

'Murray Mania' begins on day two of Wimbledon

Andy Murray serves in the match against Mikhail Kukushki Credit: PA

Murray mania was in full swing today as the world number three began his quest for a second Wimbledon title on Centre Court.

Andy Murray fan, Joan MacGillivray from Inverness, shows off her fingernails on Murray Mound Credit: Reuters

As temperatures pushed past 30 degrees C, Andy Murray kicked off his challenge in a match against Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan.

Spectators flock to 'Murray Mound' to watch Murray v Kukushkin Credit: Reuters

Fans, who flocked to 'Murray Mound', were cautiously optimistic about the Scot's chances of going all the way this year, with bookmakers making him the second favourite behind world number one Novak Djokovic.

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