London, June 26 (ANI): Britain's No. 1 Andy Murray received the royal seal of approval from The Queen, and served up a tennis feast as he outclassed Ernests Gulbis to reach third round at Wimbledon.
Murray revealed he opened a letter of congratulations from Her Majesty after winning his first grass-court and home title in the Aegon Championships at Queen's Club.
The last time that The Queen came to SW19 was in her Jubilee Year, 1977, when Virginia Wade lifted the women's crown - the nation's last home singles success.
The Queen can return to Centre Court on men's finals day on July 5 if Murray is one of the finalists. Murray, 22, made just five unforced errors throughout.
"It's surprising - you don't get that every day. What did it say? Just well done for winning at Queen's and good luck here was the gist of it," the Daily Express quoted Murray, as saying.
"I don't read that much of the stuff during Wimbledon. But that one, someone from the All England Club came and gave it to me at the end of practice. He told me who it was from, so obviously I was going to open it."
Murray added: "I don't want to give myself marks out of 10, but it was very good. I played well and served really good throughout. Apart from the very first game, where I had a couple of chances on my serve, I didn't give him another break point." (ANI)