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Andy Murray is left to rue a bad day at the office

By Neil Lancefield

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were left despondent in the Royal Box after Andy Murray crashed out of Wimbledon in the quarter-finals against Grigor Dimitrov.

Kate looked solemn as she applauded Murray's efforts, while William stood still and blew out his cheeks. Murray's girlfriend Kim Sears had been full of smiles earlier, but was stony-faced as she hurried out of Centre Court.

After the game Murray admitted: "I just didn't play well today and he played much better than me from the beginning to the end. That's not going to add up to a good day at the office."

The reigning champion was cheered on by a host of famous names in the Royal Box, including actor Hugh Grant, comedian Michael McIntyre, Princess Beatrice and England rugby union coach Stuart Lancaster.

Kate paid homage to the All England Club's strict fashion rules for players by wearing a white dress by Australian brand Zimmermann.

As the pair walked off a stunned Centre Court, Murray – who was spotted swearing in the direction of the players' box – reminded his opponent that they should bow to the Royal Box.

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