Murray mania turned to Murray misery at Belfast City Hall yesterday evening.
Hundreds gathered in the city centre to watch the British tennis star take on Rafael Nadal in the Wimbledon semi-final on the newly-installed giant screen.
However, the Scot's supporters were left disappointed as he was overpowered by the brute force of his Spanish opponent.
In the July sunshine families, young couples and a fair smattering of pigeons took advantage of the City Hall's latest open-air attraction.
The giant screen, which will show sporting and cultural events, drew a large crowd who were left wowed by the sizzling tennis action. But the gasps of excitement as Murray took the first set were soon replaced by groans of disappointment as Nadal raced into the final.
The Magner family from Newry stopped off to watch the semi-final.
Peggy Magner and her two daughters, Susan (17) and Catherine (13), nestled on a bench to enjoy the tennis.
Peggy said: "Catherine has been following the tennis right from the start, we came in to see the result, the fact the screen is a permanent feature in Belfast is a brilliant idea."
Damien Sarsfield (34) from Carryduff was impressed with the new addition to Belfast.
"The screen is very impressive, it is a lot better than I thought it would be, I was passing and I am glad I stayed to watch the tennis.
"There is a great mix of people here, it is very relaxed."