Today’s back pages: Lampard’s greatest challenge, Murray is back with a bang, Nadal has the last word
A round up of the sport headlines from UK newspapers on 5 July
Frank Lampard may have legendary status from his days as a Chelsea player but the new Blues boss expects no favours after returning to Stamford Bridge.
Appointed yesterday on a three-year deal Lampard admitted that his new role presents the “greatest challenge” of his career, Metro reports.
Lampard says that his playing legacy at the Bridge will be gone in “five minutes”, the Daily Mirror reports, but the 41-year-old has laughed off the pressure and vowed to succeed.
Murray makes winning return
It’s not just Lampard who feels “good to be back”, the Mirror adds. Andy Murray returned to Wimbledon yesterday and celebrated a victory in the men’s doubles alongside partner Pierre-Hugues Herbert.
The Daily Star reports that Andy “raises the roof” at the All England Club. In their first-round match Murray and Herbert won 4-6, 6-1, 6-4, 6-0 against Romania’s Marius Copil and France’s Ugo Humbert.
Today the Scot lines up with Serena Williams in the mixed doubles against Andreas Mies and Alexa Guarachi.
Rafa wins thriller
Rafael Nadal is through to the third round of the Wimbledon men’s singles after beating Nick Kyrgios yesterday.
Billed as a grudge match, Nadal had the “last word”, says the Independent, by securing a thrilling 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (7-3) victory.
In a fiery encounter Australian Kyrgios twice served underarm, insulted the chair umpire and admitted afterwards that he “wanted to hit” Spaniard Nadal.