Word on the Tweet: Murraymania grips a host of football stars

The tennis star finally ended Britain’s 76-year wait for a men's singles champion after his dramatic win over Novak Djokovic, with England's game against Ukraine also featuring
A host of football stars praised the efforts of fellow sportsman Andy Murray after his dramatic win in the US Open final over Novak Djokovic.

There were contrasting fortunes for England stars Ryan Bertrand and Adam Johnson, with the latter forced to watch the game on telly after picking up an injury.

Read all of football's best online witterings and more in the latest offering from the Word on the Tweet…

"Tweeps hope everyone is good just going for a walk and stretch with the team... Everyone tuning in to watch tonight?"

Chelsea left-back Ryan Bertrand is getting ready for England's World Cup 2014 qualifier against Ukraine.

"The boss is at the tennis too, he could be the good luck charm @andy_murray needs! Taking in an epic match!"

Rio Ferdinand noticed a familiar face in the crowd during the tennis - his Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson.

"British sport goes from strength to strength. What a summer it has been. Best BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award line up in history?"

Michael Owen has enjoyed the sporting summer - British success at the Olympics and Paralympics followed by Murray's win.

"Good session today. Great group of lads, top facilities - I'm loving Stoke already! Buzzing for Saturday and the visit of Man City."

Second part of an Owen double-header, who can't wait to get playing for his new side.

"Congratulations to Andy Murray for becoming the first British to win a grand slam title in 70+ years. Olympic Gold and now this! #Decent"

Arsenal's loaned-out striker Benik Afobe joins in with the feel-good mood around British sport at the moment.

"I hear Andy Murray is still on fire!! When they lit the olympic torch did they light him as well? Absolute #Flames"

Bolton striker Marvin Sordell can't help but notice that Murray has been on top form for rather some time.

"Good luck to England tonight! gutted to have got injured in training and not be available for the 2 games."

Adam Johnson wishes his team-mates well in their second World Cup qualifier against Ukraine at Wembley tonight.