Wimbledon diary: men’s last four the bigger draw despite Andy Murray exit

Tickets for Johanna Konta’s match with Venus Williams can be picked up for £850 while the cheapest seats to see Sam Querrey v Marin Cilic are £3,400

When Andy Murray hobbled out of Wimbledon, it left Johanna Konta as the only remaining British player in the women’s or men’s singles draw. The 26-year-old has been a staple of the nation’s front and back pages as she has crashed into the mainstream. So it was somewhat of a surprise to find the cheapest tickets for the women’s semi?finals – of which Konta’s match against Venus Williams is the biggest attraction – were going for £850 each on the secondary market on Wednesday afternoon, while the cheapest men’s semi-finals were four times that at £3,400. And that was after Murray was knocked out. Clearly the Federer effect still lingers.

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