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Monday, 4 July 2016 11:58 AM BST
Wimbledon word around the world - Day 7
The bromance between Andy Murray and Nick Kyrgios occupies the world's media on Monday READ MORE

"Everyone loves a good bromance," the Sydney Morning Herald noted ahead of Andy Murray's fourth-round match against Nick Kyrgios.

And the Australian broadsheet isn't wrong about that - across the globe, Murray and Kyrgios' relationship has been of great interest, with some suggestions that two tennis players haven't been this supportive of each other since John McEnroe and Bjorn Borg were buddies.

The Daily Mail calls the Murray-Kyrgios dynamic "more of a bromance than a rivalry", while Eurosport, CNN and The Daily Telegraph are among other publications to use the B-word. Naturally, all of them quote Kyrgios' pre-match remark: "It was love at first sight."

After all that, there was a little space left over in the papers to discuss the tennis, with Pat Cash, the 1987 champion, writing in The Times about how Novak Djokovic's departure from The Championships ought to see Murray scoring this title again.

"Murray has got so many things going for him at the moment and I'm convinced he's a much better player now than when he won Wimbledon three years ago," the Australian observed. "Regardless of what he may be thinking at the moment, if he isn't champion again by this time next week, then he will see it as the title that got away."

What Murray mustn't do, Cash wrote, is get ahead of himself: "Taking anything for granted in top-flight sport is a recipe for failure and so Murray must focus on nothing more than his next match and that will be by far his most difficult yet in the tournament."

Another Australian great, Pat Rafter, told readers of The Daily Telegraph how "Nick is one of the worst fourth-round draws you can get".

"I have been watching him since he was 15," the former Wimbledon finalist wrote. "I saw his first match at the Australian Open and thought, 'this kid could be good'- but did not think he would be this good. He was just a punk. He would have some fun. I think he was trying to find his way, but he knows who he is now."

Two days after Djokovic lost to Sam Querrey, that result continues to provoke discussion. It's a subject that is being chewed over in the Swiss media. Roger Federer had been projected to meet Djokovic in the semi-finals. Now his path to an eighth Wimbledon title - which would put him one ahead of Pete Sampras - is looking substantially clearer.

"This is now a good chance for Federer, but a lot could depend on his physical strength and also whether he has confidence in his body," noted a Swiss newspaper, Tages Anzeiger. "He moves much better in his last match, against Dan Evans, but he hasn't been properly tested in defence yet."

Will Murray and Kyrgios embrace over the net at the end of their match? There's must be a decent chance of that. It wouldn't be the first hug of The Championships. We have already seen some post-match embraces at the All England Club this summer, including one from Russia's Svetlana Kuznetsova and America's Sloane Stephens.

That moment caught the attention of the New York Times: "Relations may be strained between Kuznetsova's native Russia and the United States, but she is conscious of her role as a symbol of shared values in sports that transcend political differences."

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