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Royals cheer Andy Murray to victory

Surrey Comet: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in the Royal Box at the All England Lawn Tennis Club, Wimbledon The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in the Royal Box at the All England Lawn Tennis Club, Wimbledon

Tennis ace Andy Murray has been cheered on by royalty as he won his Wimbledon quarter final match.

The British number one beat Spain's David Ferrer in four sets, watched by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

The 25-year-old from Dunblane won a fourth set tie break 7-4 to triumph 6-7, 7-6, 6-4, 7-6.

He was supported by William and Kate from the Royal Box on their first visit to SW19 this year - though they could not be seen in the box as the match progressed towards a result. The couple earlier watched six-time champion Roger Federer beat Russian Mikhail Youzhny.

Kate recycled an outfit wore on the couple's tour of Canada exactly a year ago, donning a knitted sailor dress by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen, teaming it with navy blue L.K.Bennett heels and a Jaeger clutch bag.

The couple sat on the front row of the Royal Box - William next to Philip Brook, chairman of the All England Club, and Kate next to his wife, Gill. They watched intently, occasionally whispering to each other, and making conversation with Mr and Mrs Brook.

Their visit completed a family set - on Tuesday Kate's parents, Carole and Michael Middleton, were invited into the box. Mrs Middleton was spotted on Centre Court last week, but had to sit in normal seats. That was in contrast to Kate's siblings, Pippa and James Middleton, who were treated to the prime seats. The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall visited last week.

William and Kate also met six-time champion Federer, who said: "They were very nice, very friendly. I was very happy to meet them. We had a bit of a chat. What exactly, it's not so important I don't think. But it was a nice conversation. I really actually do enjoy seeing legends coming out, follow today's game of tennis.

"Royals coming out, I think it's inspiring, too, in some ways, believe it or not. It's great for the event. It's great for Wimbledon. It's great for the club. It's great for the players."

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