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'Come on Andy!!!' says the British press

Andy Murray reacts between points of his quarter-final match against David Ferrer.
by Mark Hodgkinson
Sunday 8 July 2012

Do you want to smile like Murray, wear a 'Come on Andy!' hat or hear how rich he could become? Readers of The Sun on Sunday are offered an Andy Murray mask ('and he's smiling'), The Mail on Sunday provide some headgear, and anyone who picks up The Sunday Times is told how much money the Scot could earn by beating Roger Federer: 'Murray's £100 million prize if he wins Wimbledon'.

"Murray is already worth £24 million, according to The Sunday Times Rich List. A leading agent, who handles one of Britain's big sports stars, said: 'This match could easily mean £100 million for Murray. Remember that tennis is a global game like football and golf. He has some good sponsorships but winning Wimbledon could see him branch out into clothing lines and tennis or health clubs. All of Murray's current contracts will have substantial bonuses for being the Wimbledon champion. I would imagine most of them would contain a clause with a £1 million bonus'."

In The Sunday Telegraph, Boris Becker argues that Murray could have the mental "edge". "The reason he got to the final of Wimbledon wasn't because he was playing awesome tennis from the word go. It wasn't because of his footwork and his groundstrokes and his serves, even though they have been impressive at times. It was because he wanted it so badly, he was really determined and he toughed his way through. Who knows if he will get another chance to play a Wimbledon final? Roger has been here seven times before, but it is Andy's first, and if he wins today it will the willpower that gets the job done."

John Lloyd goes with his "heart" in The Mail on Sunday: "In spite of all the evidence to the contrary, I sense that history beckons for Andy Murray on Centre Court today. For once, I believe the number crunching of my analysis of the Wimbledon final will bear no relevance to what will unfold this afternoon. I am ignoring the fact that Roger Federer - holder of a record 16 grand slam titles - has been the most magnificent player to grace the lawns of Wimbledon. Instead, I am going with my heart."


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