The Scot, who takes on Croatian giant Marin Cilic for a quarter-finals place
today, said he fears Judy, 52, is too thin.
He admitted: “She’s very slim right now. My whole family has been telling her
she needs to put some weight on. I’ll talk to her about that.”
Mother-of-two Judy, who divorced Andy’s dad Will in 2005, watched her son, 25,
rack up a nail-biting victory over Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis, late on
Eight million TV viewers saw the Dunblane ace beat Baghdatis 7-5, 3-6, 7-5,
But one woman spectator at the Centre Court was so bored during the thriller
she sat doing her KNITTING.
Commentator John Lloyd said: “I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything like that
before.” The star’s amazing performance also had celebrities talking on
Twitter. BBC presenter Clare Balding wrote: “Great win for Andy Murray. He’s
even better up against the clock.”
TV queen Lorraine Kelly wrote: “Well played Andy Murray!” And bra tycoon
Michelle Mone tweeted: “Well done Andy Murray, incredible game.”
Celebrity chef Nick Nairn even promised to create a special feast for him if
he managed to take the title.
He wrote: “Brilliant stuff, well done Andy Murray, you can go all the way. In
fact, if you do I will personally cook you a slap up dinner!”
Bookies Ladbrokes are facing a £200,000 payout if Andy does win the men’s
He is currently 5-1 to land his first grand slam tournament and odds-on at 1-4
to overcome 6ft 6in Cilic. But Ladbrokes reckon punters may have got carried
away with their patriotism — making Novak Djokovic 10-11 favourite to take
And the bookies are offering odds of 2-1 that Murray loses a point during his
next game because a tennis ball falls out of his pocket while he faces Cilic.
Jessica Bridge, of Ladbrokes, said last night: “Murray needs to up the ante,
quickly, if he’s got any chance of making it past the quarter-final stage.
“Rafael Nadal’s exit was great for Murray, but he looked edgy against
Baghdatis so it’s still to be seen whether punters are betting with their
hearts or their heads.”
STOLEN hawk Rufus — whose job is to scare pigeons away from the
Wimbledon courts — was handed to the RSPCA and reunited with his owners last
night, three days after being snatched.
Team Andy swells to 12
TENNIS ace Andy is being cheered along by a TWELVE-strong entourage as he bids
to become the first Brit to land the men’s title in 76 years.
He was closely watched by his band of supporters — known as Team Murray — as
he beat Marcos Baghdatis over four sets late on Saturday. His glamorous
girlfriend years Kim Sears, 24, was joined by Andy’s dad Will, 53, and an
array of coaches.
Even the Scots hero’s website boss was in the player’s box, along with Andy’s
His coaching team rake in £800,000 a year, so they’ll no doubt be back today
to prove their net value.