Andy Murray has the support of the British monarchy as he bids to become the first British winner of the Wimbledon crown since 1936, after Kate Middleton and Prince William turned up to Centre Court today to will on the Scottish world number four in his quarter-final match-up against Spain's David Ferrer (July 3, 2012).
With world number two and multiple Wimbledon winner Rafael Nadal out of Murray's side of the draw, hopes are extremely high that he'll at least make the final where he's likely come up against either defending champion and world number one Novak Djokovic or six-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer - although the latter is largely regarded to be reaching the twilight stage of his career.
It was Federer who William and Middleton turned up in time to see today, as he started his own quarter-final against Russian Mikhail Youzhny, and they were given a standing ovation as they entered the royal box, looking relaxed and happy. They were joined in the box by tennis luminaries Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf, whilst former sports presenter Des Lynham, ex-chat show host Michael Parkinson and current England football manager Roy Hodgson also joined the party. Murray is tipped to beat Ferrer today, although it was the Spaniard who put him out of the French Open last month.