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Queen Elizabeth to be present at Murray's match

By Super Admin

London, June 27 (ANI): Queen Elizabeth has cleared her appointments book in a hope to visit Wimbledon court to see British tennis star Andy Murray take on Roger Federer in the men's final on July 5.

Murray has already had a letter of congratulation from Her Majesty after his win at Queen's two weeks ago, and now it has been revealed the Queen is set to grace Wimbledon with her presence for the first time in 32 years, the Daily Express reports.

A Buckingham Palace spokesman said: "The Queen does not have an official appointment on July 5. That is as far as we can go."

The last time the Queen was at the All England Club was in 1977 to see Virginia Wade lift the women's title. That was the last time a British player won the singles event.

Murray faces Serb Viktor Troicki on the Centre Court in the third round today as he continues his progress towards the final.

The Queen has been enthused by Murray's progress this year, and last night the world No3 pledged to carry on battering his way through the Wimbledon draw, thanks to the muscle power boosted by his intense sessions in the gym.

Murray cracked an impressive 11 aces in his 6-2, 7-5, 6-3 thumping of Latvian Ernests Gulbis in the second round on Thursday.

He said: "I haven't changed my motion, it's still exactly the same as it was. It's because I have got physically stronger. I'm a lot more balanced now. Before, my legs were stronger than my upper body and I would collapse a bit. When you do that, you hit a lot of serves long."

"Now I'm staying taller for longer and it's less effort to hit a hard serve. Before, I used to try to serve huge on a lot of the points, and try to get to 130-140mph. But now I'm getting a higher percentage in and hitting the lines with a lot less effort," he added. (ANI)

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