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Murray steams into fourth round

Braveheart Scot Andy Murray flew the flag for Britain by steaming into the fourth round as the last homegrown player at Wimbledon.

The fiery 24-year-old overcame determined Croatian Ivan Ljubicic in a thrilling four-set encounter.

The world number four, cheered on by girlfriend Kim Sears and mum Judy, now plays on Monday against the 17th seed, Frenchman Richard Gasquet.

Such was Murray's scintillating form he had the Centre Court crowd in raptures in the final set - winning a point with a cheeky between-the-legs shot.

"Just one of those things, in the right position," he said. "You look like a plonker if you miss it."

He won 6-4, 4-6, 6-1, 7-6.

The victory gave British tennis fans a shot in the arm after Laura Robson, 17, and Elena Baltacha were knocked out.

Baltacha, British number one, lost in three sets to 20th seed Shuai Peng of China.

And Robson's defeat by grunting Maria Sharapova, the "Queen of Screams" left fans at SW19 furious. Spectators on Murray Mount - renamed Robson Rise for the occasion - complained that Sharapova, a former Wimbledon champion, distracted and put the plucky teenager off.

Dave Gittings, 56, from London, said: "I think it is ridiculous. It is just not necessary."

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