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Stars come out to heap praise on teary Andy

Several stars were in attendance to witness Andy Murray lose the Wimbledon final over four sets to Roger Federer yesterday on Centre Court, while several others were cheering him on from home. And many of them took to Twitter to give their opinions on the match...

"A fantastic performance. All of the people of Scotland can take pride and be inspired by @andy--murray" -- Scotland's First Minister, Alex Salmond.

•"@andy--murray did himself, his family and his nation proud today. Played like a champ. His time will come for sure!" -- Ryder Cup golfer Rory McIlroy.

•"Hats off to Murray for a great fight. But we saw why Fed is the #GOAT (Greatest of all time)" -- 14-time major golf champion Tiger Woods.

•"Murray unlucky there. Tried his best. Just ran into a tennis legend. Showed afterwards how much it meant to him, didn't half feel for him" -- QPR midfielder Joey Barton.

•"Hard luck to Andy Murray. He'll get there eventually and it'll be all the sweeter when he does" -- Olympic cyclist and fellow Scot Chris Hoy.

•"So gutted for Andy. I don't know about you guys but I'm crying" -- Fellow Brit Laura Robson.

•"Well done @andy--murray no disgrace losing to the best that ever played tennis....great final to have been present at" -- Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand.

•"Shoutout 2 @MiamiHEAT fan & STH @andy--murray on a great Wimbledon. Finals this year, Championship next year?" -- Murray's favourite NBA team, the Miami Heat.

•"Tut --who on earth would cry at a sporting ceremony?!? Well done Andy Murray - did us proud before during and indeed after" -- Olympic rowing champion Matthew Pinsent, no stranger to tears.

•"Federer, all hail,7th Wimbledon championship. Andy Murray,you are a champion in my eyes, one day mate it will be you. #riseandriseagain" -- Actor Russell Crowe.

•"As it turns out , with that speech Andy Murray today has won more than any Wimbledon title is worth . He has won the hearts of the Country" -- Broadcaster Eamonn Holmes.