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Twitter reaction to Ashes opening day and Wimbledon men’s quarter-finals

| 09.07.2015

It was a big day for sport in the country, with England kicking off their Ashes Test series against Australia and Andy Murray vying for a place in the Wimbledon semi-finals..

The Ashes is always a massive summer event, and the first Test took place in Wales..

Some famous faces had their days planned out, and some their whole summer..

Steve Smith soon regretted dropping Joe Root’s thin edge at 0..

Both Root and Ballance proved to be a deadly Yorkshire partnership before tea..

A former England skipper was enjoying the all-Yorkshire partnership..

Although, it came to an end after the break..

Meanwhile, at Wimbledon..

Famous faces turned out in big numbers to cheer on Murray..

The support seemed to help as Murray rallied to a simple two-set lead early on. A bad beginning for Pospisil..

Roger Federer advanced comfortably to the semi-finals in straight sets..

The Wimbledon great soaked up the applause. Murray would soon set-up a semi-final clash with him..

Back at the Ashes and Root reached his century, as he caused all sorts of trouble for the Aussies..

Murray then notched up his 150th Grand Slam win to advance to a mouth-watering semi-final against Federer..

The Scot is now 15/8 with Coral to go all the way again this summer..



Lee Gormley

Lee joined the Coral team in 2014 after studying at Leeds Trinity University, having moved across the water from Ireland, and has plenty of industry experience from his time with various news outlets in both England and Northern Ireland. After graduating with a BA Honours degree in Sports Journalism, he has since become an important member of the talented sports desk, passionately covering boxing, football and snooker, among many other sports. Lee is also a massive Manchester United and Republic of Ireland fan, but curbs any bias during his work, and outside of his job can be found regularly taking part in sport himself, such as boxing, GAA and football.