Newspaper review: Papers serve up Murray praise
Superlatives are splashed across the papers in celebration of Andy Murray becoming the first British man to reach a Wimbledon singles final since 1938.
"Oh the ecstasy," enthuses the Daily Mail.
It says Murray wrote himself into the history books in a nail-biting semi-final on Centre Court.
"Magnificent" is the verdict of the Times, praising Murray for overcoming almost three-quarters of a century of a nation's dashed hopes.Crucial difference
In the words of the Daily Mirror, all Andy Murray has to do now is beat the six-time champion Roger Federer to become the first British winner since 1936.
The Daily Telegraph says the appointment of the multiple Grand Slam winner Ivan Lendl as Murray's coach has made the crucial difference.
As the paper puts it, he has been instilled with the belief that he has the equipment to match the tennis holy trinity of Nadal, Djokovic and Federer.Soggiest summer
"It will rain until September," proclaims the front page headline in the Daily Express.
And other papers offer little hope of prospects improving.
"Summer down the drain" is the verdict of the Sun. Is this the soggiest summer in history? asks the Daily Mail?.
But the Daily Mirror retorts that this is nothing new - a quick trawl through 100 years of records at the Met Office reveals a catalogue of wet, cold and dull summers.Big bonuses
A former senior executive at Barclays tells the Independent that bosses would have been aware that the Libor lending rate was being fiddled in 2008.
The anonymous banker says failure by staff to pass anything untoward up to their managers meant the sack.
The Financial Times says George Osborne will fight for the right of UK banks to pay big bonuses, at a meeting of European finance ministers next week.
It says the Libor furore has added new impetus to EU proposals to cap bonuses.