From the back pages, July 2: Murray advances but Robson bows out

Wimbledon simply does not seem capable this year of serving up an ordinary day. Yesterday, British hopes were first dashed and then lifted as Laura Robson’s fairytale journey came to an end, but Andy Murray eased through to the quarter-final stage with a straight-sets victory over Mikhail Youzhny, of Russia. (The Times)

Monday, 1st July 2013, 11:07 pm
From the back pages

SABINE LISICKI stunned Centre Court after coming from a set down to upset Serena Williams. (Express)

Warburton was the official tour captain but he relied heavily on previous Lions captains Paul O’Connell and Brian O’Driscoll for guidance and succour. O’Connell was ruled out last week with a fractured forearm sustained in the first Test. (The Telegraph)

Geraint Thomas bore his burden stoically, over four category climbs and roads that twisted and contorted like Munch’s Scream, but the repeat prescription visits to the Team Sky doctor during Monday’s third stage offered a more reliable truth. (The Guardian)

Sanity has broken out in Formula One with the immediate sanction of two three-day tests to cure the tyre crisis that has blighted the season. But the shift in attitude has come too late to have any impact on Sunday’s German Grand Prix. (The Independent)

Tottenham have won the battle for Brazil midfielder Paulinho after he confirmed he will join them for £17.million. The player had been widely expected to leave the Brazilian club for England after the Confederations Cup final. And, during an emotional press conference, the 24-year-old broke down as he explained his exit. (Daily Mail)

JACK WILSHERE reckons signing Wayne Rooney would strike fear into Arsenal’s Premier League rivals. (The Sun)

Henrikh Mkhitaryan has been warned he’ll be making a big mistake if he joins Liverpool... as the transfer saga hit another stumbling block.

Reports in Russia suggested the highly-rated Armenian midfielder has finally smoothed the way for a £25million switch to the Reds, after an agreement was reached with his Ukrainian club, Shakhtar Donetsk. (The Mirror)