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Murray victorious in two-day match

Andy Murray beat the rain to make it to the Wimbledon quarter finals for the fifth successive year.

The British number one had to battle interruptions caused by drizzle and downpours at SW19, playing his fourth-round match over two days.

But after another rain delay halted play, he eventually clinched a straight sets win over Marin Cilic on Court One.

Murray, who will take on Spain's David Ferrer on Wednesday, was watched by girlfriend Kim Sears, who has been courtside for all of his matches, and a crowd including pop star Mollie King of girl band The Saturdays.

He gave his now-trademark gesture, pointing at the sky - which he has so far refused to explain - after winning the match.

Also at Wimbledon were the Duchess of Cambridge's parents Carole and Michael Middleton - enjoying Centre Court seats in the Royal Box. They were joined by opera singer Katherine Jenkins and her sister Laura.

Murray, speaking after the victory, agreed with Monday night's All England Club decision not to move his match to Centre Court earlier. Some fans, including retired British tennis player Greg Rusedski, had argued the Scot, as the home hope, should have been scheduled on the main show court, which has a roof, so he could finish his match on Monday.

But Murray said: "I honestly don't care which court I play on, but every player would rather play on Centre Court because it's got a roof and you know you're going to get your match in. I don't deserve to play all my matches on Centre Court. Someone like Roger (Federer) does."

Federer is a six-time champion, and he and defending champion Novak Djokovic were on Centre Court on Monday.

Murray added: "I don't think just because you're from that country you should necessarily get preferential treatment, but I hope that I play my next few matches on Centre."


From Belfast Telegraph