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A tennis spectator watches Andy Murray's quarter final match against Feliciano Lopez of Spain on Day Nine of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 29, 2011 in London, England. Murray is attempting to reach the semi final for the third year in succession.  (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

A tennis spectator watches Andy Murray's quarter final match against Feliciano Lopez of Spain on Day Nine of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 29, 2011 in London, England. Murray is attempting to reach the semi final for the third year in succession. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

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LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 29:  Tennis spectators watch Andy Murray's quarter final match against Feliciano Lopez of Spain on Day Nine of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 29, 2011 in London, England. Murray is attempting to reach the semi final for the third year in succession.  (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 29: Tennis spectators watch Andy Murray's quarter final match against Feliciano Lopez of Spain on Day Nine of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 29, 2011 in London, England. Murray is attempting to reach the semi final for the third year in succession. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

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LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 29:  A tennis spectator wears a Prince William mask while watching Andy Murray's quarter final match against Feliciano Lopez of Spain on Day Nine of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 29, 2011 in London, England. Murray is attempting to reach the semi final for the third year in succession.  (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 29: A tennis spectator wears a Prince William mask while watching Andy Murray's quarter final match against Feliciano Lopez of Spain on Day Nine of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 29, 2011 in London, England. Murray is attempting to reach the semi final for the third year in succession. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

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LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 29:  Andy Murray of Great Britain thorws his wristband out to the crowd after winning his quarterfinal round match against Feliciano Lopez of Spain on Day Nine of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 29, 2011 in London, England.  (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 29: Andy Murray of Great Britain thorws his wristband out to the crowd after winning his quarterfinal round match against Feliciano Lopez of Spain on Day Nine of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 29, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Clive Mason

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 27:  Feliciano Lopez of Spain returns a shot during his first round match against Lukasz Kubot of Poland on Day Seven of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 27, 2011 in London, England.  (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 27: Feliciano Lopez of Spain returns a shot during his first round match against Lukasz Kubot of Poland on Day Seven of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 27, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

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Andy Murray celebrates defeating Spain's Feliciano Lopez during day nine of the 2011 Wimbledon Championships

Andy Murray celebrates defeating Spain's Feliciano Lopez during day nine of the 2011 Wimbledon Championships

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A tennis spectator watches Andy Murray's quarter final match against Feliciano Lopez of Spain on Day Nine of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 29, 2011 in London, England. Murray is attempting to reach the semi final for the third year in succession. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Andy Murray may have sailed into the Wimbledon semi-finals but there was only one winner in sex symbol stakes.

When Judy Murray sat down to watch her son take on long-haired Latino Feliciano Lopez yesterday, she wasn't the only woman in the UK with slightly divided loyalties.

While Mrs Murray was obviously supporting Andy in his quarter-final victory, she's made no secret of her crush on the Spanish tennis star - the sport's latest heartthrob.

With his piercing eyes, buff bod and swarthy skin, Lopez - nicknamed 'Deliciano' by Murray's love-struck mum - has taken over from his compatriot Rafael Nadal as tennis' top totty.

Video clips of him shirtless have been posted all over YouTube, while Judy Murray took to Twitter to publicly praise his hotness - much to the embarrassment of her not-so-sexy son.

Even the bookmakers were joining in the fun - Judy was 2-1 with Corals to wolf-whistle Lopez during the match, while Lopez was 20-1 with Ladbrokes to blow Judy a kiss during the game.

The match itself was easy for Murray, beating Lopez in straight sets to set up a clash with the other hot Latin star, Rafa Nadal.

Murray may now be one of the favourites for the Wimbledon title - but it's Lopez who's emerged as the hot new star.

Meanwhile, fans desperate to see Murray in Sunday's final are already paying massive sums for tickets in the hope he will be there.

One online vendor said the prospect of the Scot winning his first Grand Slam has led to tickets changing hands for £12,000 each.

Edward Parkinson, director of viagogo UK, said: "With just one more hurdle for him to jump, Murray mania is in full force with tickets to see the men's final soaring, with some now trading for nearly £25,000 a pair.

"If we continue to see a daily 20% rise, tickets could surpass £40,000 by Sunday."


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