READ more about this and find out what other top sport stories are making the headlines in the UK’s national newspapers today - Saturday, July 7, 2012.
THE SUN: Andy Murray broke down in tears after reaching his first Wimbledon final. Also: Manchester City, Barcelona and Paris St Germain are involved in a massive tug-of-war over Robin van Persie.
DAILY MAIL: Andy Murray was in tears on Centre Court last night as he became Wimbledon’s history man. Also: Jenson Button believes tomorrow’s British Grand Prix could be called off if there is a repeat of the treacherous conditions which affected practice yesterday.
DAILY MIRROR: Andy Murray dissolved into tears of joy as he ended Britain’s 74-year wait for a Wimbledon men’s singles finalist. Also: The British Grand Prix was plunged into a fresh weather disaster as up to 30,000 fans were warned to stay away today.
DAILY EXPRESS: Tearful Andy Murray hit his way into the history books yesterday and had all Britain believing he can now win Wimbledon. Also: Jenson Button says the British Grand Prix should be called off if conditions do not improve tomorrow.
DAILY STAR: History man Andy Murray broke down in tears after beating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to become the first Briton to reach the men’s final at Wimbledon since 1938. Also: Jenson Button believes the British Grand Prix should be called off if it keeps raining.
THE DAILY TELEGRAPH: Andy Murray admitted last night he was ecstatic at becoming the first British man in 74 years to reach a Wimbledon final but issued a statement of intent by claiming: “There’s one match to go”. Also: Juventus are hoping to capitalise on the hesitancy at Manchester City over Robin van Persie by offering to make the Arsenal captain the highest paid player in their history.
THE TIMES: It has taken a mere 74 years but, at last, there will be a Briton in the Wimbledon men’s single final after Andy Murray’s sometimes jittery, always entralling 6-3 6-4 3-6 7-5 victory over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga yesterday. Silverstone pleaded last night with as many as 30,000 Formula One fans to stay away from qualifying for the British Grand Prix as chaos turned to crisis over the nation’s biggest motor racing event.
THE GUARDIAN: Andy Murray again frayed the nerves of a nation before beating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in four pulsating sets on Centre Court. he Arsenal chairman, Peter Hill-Wood, has staunchly defended the running of the club against the vitriolic criticism levelled against the board by the 30% owner, The Uzbek billionaire Alisher Usmanov.
THE INDEPENDENT: It was a bizarre end to an unforgettable encounter. Perhaps it was always going to take something this strange to end Britain’s 74-year semi-final jinx. Lewis Hamilton gave the bedraggled spectators what they wanted at Silverstone yesterday as he set the fastest practice time - before the British Grand Prix descended into a farce that shamed Formula One.