Wimbledon fans bidding £71,000 for final tickets

Fans on Murray Mount watch the match between Great Britain's Andy Murray and Poland's Jerzy Janowicz on the big screen on July 5, 2013
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Ticket agency Viagogo claims that tennis fans are bidding as much as £71,000 to watch the Wimbledon final.

Tennis fans are said to be bidding as much as £71,000 for a pair of tickets to watch Andy Murray take on Novak Djokovic in the Wimbledon final.

Ticket agency Viagogo claims that more than one million search queries for the match have been logged on its website since the Scot defeated Jerzy Janowicz in the last four.

Murray's successful passage to the final has seen ticket demand increase by some 400%, according to the company.

The British number one has now reached four Grand Slam finals in the last 12 month, a period in which he also won a gold medal at the Olympics.

Britain has not produced a male Wimbledon champion since Fred Perry's triumph in 1936.

Andy Murray of Britain reacts after winning against Jerzy Janowicz of Poland during their Men's singles semifinal match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships on July 5, 2013
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