Dawson, Ferdinand, Lineker & more: Twitter reacts to Murray’s loss

Roger Federer ends Andy Murray's bid to win Wimbledon as the Swiss claimed his 17th major, prompting a big reaction on Twitter

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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Andy Murray was beaten in four sets by Roger Federer at SW19 Photo: Head

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Andy Murray’s hopes of winning his first Grand Slam were dashed by Roger Federer after the Swiss maestro came from a set down to prevail 4-6 7-5 6-3 6-4 and claim his seventh Wimbledon title.

The British No1’s efforts saw him win many new supporters on Twitter, with Murray receiving the plaudits for his valiant effort against the 17-time Major winner.

Here is a selection of our favourites Tweets from during the final, in chronological order.

First set

Former Republic of Ireland midfielder Matt Holland ‏(@mattholland8) states the obvious: “This is going to be a nerve wracking afternoon! #murrayvfederer”

While Tom Huddlestone (‏@TomHuddlestone6) is hoping for Federer to upset the home support: “I ain’t anti-Murray – just very pro-Federer!”

Former Chelsea midfielder Jody Morris ‏(@morriskid) says why he will support Scotland’s Murray: “Murray not wanting England to win doesn’t bother me. Fulham hate Chelsea but most Chelsea fans have a soft spot for Fulham.#myanalogy”

Nick Mastrini ‏(@nickmastrini) is impressed by Murray’s electric start: “This game is absolutely incredible, Murray’s turned up but Federer’s staying in there.”

While Rachel Taylor ‏(@raychultay) gives some advice in a tense first set: “Come on #Murray- don’t you know not to challenge #Federer at the net?! He’s a stallion when it comes to his short game.”

Norwich City’s Elliott Bennett ‏(@Ebenno88) hails the British No1’s start: “Great first set so far. Murray seems to be in control of his nerves but Federer is a joke! Some of his shots are frightening.”

Former England scrum-half Matt Dawson ‏(@matt9dawson) loves Murray’s coach: “How awesome is Ivan Lendl. Cool as my fridge!!!!”

Second set

Queens Park Rangers midfielder Joey Barton (‏@Joey7Barton) gets a bit carried away: “What is better – Murray wins Wimbledon or Bradley Wiggins wins the Tour de France? Or both?”

And Michelle C ‏(@ChelleFC) thinks it’s time Federer gave someone else a chance: “It would be nice to see Murray beat Federer today at Wimbledon. Federer has enough wins, let someone else have their fun.”

Manoj Sinha ‏(@mksinha31) reckons Murray’s almost there: “Federer has already lost 1st Set, and in 2nd is leading 3-2. Murray is in full fire, doubt Federer can stop him making history.”

While world No78 Anne Keothavong ‏(@annekeothavong) is getting up a bit late – but witnesses a great point: “Woke up, switched the TV on and first point I see is Federer’s ridiculous drop volley on set point. Come on Andy!!!!”

Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley ‏(@tomclevz23) is impressed as Federer weathers Murray’s storm and wins the second set: “Federer at his absolute best!”

Third set

Audrey Lewis (‏@Audj_Podj) has a dilemma: “I really want Murray to win a tournament, but I just can’t cheer against Federer. I want them both to win!”

Celebrity Piers Morgan ‏(@piersmorgan) reckons the break to put the roof on Centre Court will work in Murray’s favour: “Good time for #Murray to have a rain break. Needs to re-focus.”

England legend Gary Lineker ‏(@GaryLineker) sees even more history for Murray to make: “Come on Andy Murray, not even Fred Perry won Wimbledon with the roof on.”

However, Steven Tajer (@TargetFixation) can sense a momentum shift: “Trying to will Murray on but it almost feels as if it’s Federer’s day. He just looks better right now.”

While Ganesh NJ ‏(@GaneshNJ) feels Federer is in his groove: “Fantastic game by Federer – after so many years Federer is hitting hard like he used to! #federer #wimbledon”

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand (‏@rioferdy5) is amazed by a lengthy game in the third set: “What a game so far, @andy_murray + Federer both showing pure class! The ball boys/girls enthusiasm to retrieve balls is #Ridiculous!”

Michael Field ‏(@tiptonmicko) asks the question on everyone’s lips: “Federer in the zone. Has Murray got the mental strength to sort this one out?”

James Atkins ‏(@jamesatkins14) sees Federer testing Murray’s agility: “Federer has swag! Murray has fallen over three times, Federer is hardly running!”

Peter Redman ‏(@redmanpe) considers Federer to be the greatest of all time: “Undoubtedly watching the best tennis player ever right now. And Murray is going toe to toe. Great match.”

Fourth set

Danielle Adams ‏(@danielle91072) struggles to see Murray winning this: “Murray is playing some great tennis, but Federer at the moment is awesome. #wimbledon”

Norwich City’s Elliott Bennett ‏(@Ebenno88) reacts after Federer breaks Murray: “That’s why he is the best ever to play on grass ‘in my opinion’ – Murray has been good but Federer is simply THE BEST!”

A parody account for the Queen ‏(@Queen_UK) comes up with a solution for Murray: “Dear Home Office, how quickly can one have Roger Federer deported? Regards, The Queen.”

Game, set and match

Manchester City defender Joleon Lescott ‏(@JoleonLescott) is disappointed: “I wanted Andy Murray to be the first Brit for so long to win it but there is no better man in tennis to lose to. #FedEx = #Greatest of all time.”

Leicester City striker David Nugent (‏@nuge101235) gets emotional: “Who filled up then at Murray’s speech? Haha.”

While Graham Spiers (‏@GrahamSpiers) reckons Murray has finally united the British in their support for the world No4: “In five emotional, wobbly minutes with a microphone Andy Murray sweeps aside every myth ever written about his character. A great Scot.”

Former England cricket captain Michael Vaughan (‏@VaughanCricket) pays tribute to Murray: “Respect Andy…. Nothing wrong with shedding a few tears on TV….”

France striker Louis Saha ‏(@louissaha08) loves sport: “There is way too much pressure on Andy Murray to win this. Great support. Sport is the best after children for emotions. LOVE it.”

Finally, television presenter Eamonn Holmes ‏(@EamonnHolmes) comforts Murray: “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.”

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