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McIlroy backs Murray

Andy Murray has been given the backing of a man who knows what it is like to win one of his sport's four majors as he prepared to continue his bid to do the same.

The hottest ticket in town at the All England Club was the Aorangi practice courts as Murray was introduced to golf's new US Open champion Rory McIlroy, the Scot enjoying a lengthy chat with the Northern Irishman and John McEnroe.

"I'm a big tennis fan," said McIlroy. "I grew up watching Tim Henman here at Wimbledon and cheering him on every summer, and now that's passed over to Andy. We're all behind him and hopefully he can win his first grand slam."

Murray will take on Spain's Feliciano Lopez for a place in the semi-finals on Wednesday.

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