Newspaper headlines: 'King Andy', Southern protest, Evans and LeBlanc

Pictures of an ecstatic Andy Murray are splashed across the front pages of every single newspaper, as the dailies join the celebrations of the Scot's second Wimbledon title.

The Daily Mail devotes six inside pages to coverage of the 29-year-old's victory, noting that Murray becomes the first Briton to win multiple Wimbledon men's titles since Fred Perry 80 years ago.

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"First he dropped his racket, punched the air and roared - then he sat on his chair, buried his head in his towel and sobbed" says the paper about the British number one's emotional response to winning the trophy he first held as champion in 2013.

"Even his usually steely-faced coach Ivan Lendl shed a tear, after the victory brought the 56-year-old to his feet and he cracked a rare smile," reports the Mail.

According to the Sun, Murray later revealed the secret to his success - "three nights of unbroken sleep, thanks to his five-month-old daughter Sophia".

In his victory speech immediately after the match, the Scot told the crowd he didn't enjoy his first win three years ago "as much as I should have", the paper reports, but that he would "make sure I enjoy this one tonight".

Among those who saw Murray's victory was David Cameron, with the Daily Mirror and other papers reporting he was booed by the Centre Court crowd "when Murray name-checked him in his victory speech", leaving the Scot to admit that "playing in a Wimbledon final is tough, I wouldn't want to be prime minister".

The i features analysis by legendary tennis coach Nick Bollettieri: "Holy cow! Holy mackerel! Holy smoke! What a performance that was by Andy Murray."

While paying tribute to Murray's Canadian opponent, Milos Raonic, the effervescent American ponders whether he would have beaten Novak Djokovic if the world number one had made the final.

"We'll never know the answer to that, but baby, it would have taken one hell of a performance to beat Murray," he says.

The Times notes that Sunday was a "sensational day for British sport" as Scot Gordon Reid won the men's wheelchair singles and the wheelchair doubles with Englishman Alfie Hewitt, while Jordanne Whiley was victorious in the wheelchair doubles.

"The joy was completed when Heather Watson won the mixed doubles with her Finnish partner Henri Kontinen," the paper says.

"Murray wins a record £2m prize as champion, about £87,000 for each of the 23 sets it took him to claim the title," reports the Guardian.

The paper also says his fans want the famous Henman Hill viewing area at the All-England Club renamed Murray Mound in his honour, but adds "Henman has previously indicated his unwillingness to relinquish sovereignty, once joking: '[Murray] can win all those grand slams he's going to win, but I'm keeping my hill'".


Labour leadership latest

"My fight to save Labour" is the Daily Mirror's front-page headline, as the paper leads on MP Angela Eagle's bid to challenge Jeremy Corbyn for the leadership of a party which has been riven with division in the weeks since the EU referendum, including the resignation of most shadow cabinet members.

According to the Mirror, Ms Eagle believes Labour has "become a rudderless ship in danger of drifting into obscurity", and the party has "no chance of entering government with the current leader at the helm".

Talking to the paper about why she is standing, Ms Eagle says she is a "good, sensible, down-to-earth woman" and that she is "tough, experienced, pragmatic", and "also hard-headed".

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The i quotes Ms Eagle as saying that she didn't want the the challenge to be "about individual policies, it's about effective leadership and whether we can return to government".

"We've all got Labour principles, Jeremy's got Labour principles. But to connect those principles you have to be able to be elected and have Labour governments," she says.

The Financial Times profiles Ms Eagle, noting she was "accidentally sacked" by then-Prime Minister Tony Blair in 2002, "after appointing someone else to the job, forgetting that she was in the post".

However, the FT says "she has impressed some in Westminster with her formidable grit and caustic wit".

The Guardian reports that Ms Eagle has the support of the 51 MPs or MEPs she needs to launch a leadership bid, and in interviews on Sunday "she said she thought the same rules should apply to Corbyn".

However, the Times says Mr Corbyn has threatened to take his own party to court if opponents try to exclude him from the race by denying him an automatic place on the ballot paper. The leader is quoted in the paper as saying: "I will challenge that if that is the view that they take."

Former Labour strategist John McTernan uses his column in the Daily Telegraph to argue that Ms Eagle's challenge will clarify the party's rules for leadership elections, but "the one who wields the knife rarely wears the crown".

McTernan believes if Mr Corbyn is off the ballot, "she will not be standing alone for long", and predicts Welsh MP Owen Smith will mount a challenge.

According to the Sun, bookies have made Mr Corbyn the favourite to win a new contest, with Ladbrokes offering 4/7 odds. Ms Eagle was given a 5/2 chance of toppling him, while the odds of the Labour Party splitting is priced at 2/1.


Eye-catching headlines

  • Children with dirty habits could reap health benefits - the Times reports that rather than berating children for sucking their thumbs or biting their nails, such activities may actually be good for them. According to the paper, researchers in New Zealand found that disgusting habits exposed youngsters to pathogens early in life. One of the few ways left to "gain the microbial muckiness" needed for a reliable immune system was to suck one's thumb regularly, the paper says.
  • Germ of an idea to power phones - lest you think your paper reviewer is obsessed with dirt and germs (I have a small child who sees to that), the Daily Mail brings us news that Oxford scientists believe bacteria could charge batteries. The paper says the natural movement of bacteria can be harnessed. "Experts... believe the bugs can be organised to turn cylindrical rotors and generate power", reports the Mail.
  • 'Man flu' knocks women for six in battle of the sexes - an inability to deal with a simple head cold is one of the things women find most baffling about men, reveals the Daily Express. The paper, quoting from a survey of 2,000 women, adds that other curious male habits include "keeping miles of cables when they don't know what they are for", and reading on the toilet.
  • Moth side trap - it would be remiss of your paper reviewer not to mark the moth infestation which dogged the final of football's European Championship on Sunday. The Sun's story says "the freak Paris swarm bugged players and fans all through the match" and was caused by the ground's floodlights being left on overnight. The paper also says BBC football host Gary Lineker quipped that "they need footballs and mothballs this evening".

Passenger alarm over Southern trains

Barely a day goes by without negative headlines being generated by the Southern rail company, which serves London, Surrey, Sussex and Kent, and Monday is no exception.

The Daily Telegraph reports that "ongoing problems" on the firm's network "are reportedly close to triggering a 'fares strike' after the operator and its sister service Gatwick Express axed 341 trains from the daily schedule due to severe staff shortages".

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MPs are said to be furious and have accused ministers of failing Southern commuters after it was suggested it would take two years to get the service back to its regular timetable, says the Daily Mail.

The paper adds Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin has been criticised for "going missing in action", although his department insists he has been dealing with the crisis and has had numerous meetings with rail and union bosses.

The Guardian reports that rush-hour commuters are expected to demonstrate at London's Victoria station on Monday evening over the persistent delays and cancellations. It notes Southern is "ranked the country's worst for customer satisfaction".

The Daily Mirror terms it "drastic action" with one of the organisers being quoted by the paper as saying "Southern mismanagement is wrecking passengers' evenings, interfering with childcare and stressing out the workforce".

The Times says Southern's decision to cut services is being done to give passengers more certainty, because the operator was being forced to cancel hundreds of trains at the last minute every day because of staff shortages and sickness.

The paper says that the absences "have been blamed on the Rail, Maritime and Transport Union, which is in dispute with Southern over plans to scrap the role of traditional conductors on large numbers of new trains".

However, the Times reports that the government is going to get involved and guarantee that no guards will lose their jobs as part of the move to have drivers operate train doors.


What the commentators say

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The One Where Chris Talks About Top Gear

Broadcaster Chris Evans has tipped his former Top Gear co-star, Friends actor Matt LeBlanc, to become the motoring show's full-time main presenter, according to the Daily Mirror.

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It's been a week since the the Radio 2 DJ said he was quitting the BBC Two motoring show following disappointing viewing figures.

The Mirror and other papers have picked up on Evans's latest column for GQ magazine, in which he states LeBlanc "is the captain Top Gear truly needs, a perfect torso for TG's limbs".

Evans is full of praise for his US co-star, and these "are at odds with reports of friction between the two presenters", reports the Times. It quotes its own TV critic Andrew Billen's review in which he wrote that "their badinage was no more passable than offcuts from an unmade trans-Atlantic buddy movie".

According to the Daily Express, Evans said in his GQ column he would have loved to have carried on doing Top Gear, "but letting go with a smile on your face is far better than clinging on until you look constipated".

The Times adds that the BBC "is understood to be negotiating a second series with LeBlanc, who is thought to be keen to remain on the show".

A cartoon accompanies the paper's article, in which a man wearing glasses similar to Evans's is sat in a car carrying the words Top Gear, and is telling his female passenger "my career warning light's come on".


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