David Beckham wows Wimbledon by catching stray tennis ball

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David Beckham took centre stage as he sat at Centre Court at Wimbledon on Thursday. The 40-year-old received rapturous applause from the crowd when he caught a stray tennis ball during Jamie Murray's doubles semi-final match.

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Andy Murray's older brother was competing with his partner John Peers against Jonathan Erlich and Philipp Petzschner when a wayward serve rebounded their tennis ball into the crowd.

Luckily David saved the day by swiftly catching the ball from the Royal Box, with the impressive catch met to cheers and clapping by the crowd. The 40-year-old smiled and gave an acknowledging wave after throwing the ball back to the court, with even the players momentarily pausing their game to applaud him.

David was attending the match with his mother Sandra, and later shared a photo of them together with his eight million Instagram fans, writing: "Great day with my mum at Wimbledon".

The former England footballer's outing at the tennis tournament came just 24 hours after he treated his 12-year-old son Romeo to a day out to watch the quarter finals.

Great day with my mum at Wimbledon 🎾

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David Beckham enjoyed a day out with his mum Sandra

The father-son duo stole the show once more wearing co-ordinating suits for their day out where they cheered Andy Murray on as he defeated Vasek Pespisil to win a place in the semi-finals.

"Wimbledon day with my little man…" he captioned a collage of photos of them together.

David has been spending lots of quality time with his family this week, and on Friday he took to Instagram to share a touching birthday message to his daughter Harper Beckham. The proud dad shared a black and white photo that showed him cuddling Harper when she was a baby, along wish some loving words for his youngest child.

He wrote: "Possibly my favourite picture of Harper of all time… 4 beautiful years with the most amazing little girl… Happy birthday big girl…"

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