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The last time a British man won Wimbledon, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was campaigning to be reelected for his second term as U.S. President, and Jim Henson was still over two months away from his birth. Since Fred Perry‘s win in 1936, British tennis fans had been tormented by close calls from the likes of Tim Henman at The All England Club, which had to make them wonder if they would ever see a British champion again. For 77 years this torment of having to wait until next year ate at a nation that is so passionate about their tennis. That was until Sunday. Scotland’s Andy Murray finally let Great Britain breathe once again, and celebrate one of their own as Wimbledon Champion with his straight-set 6-4, 7-5, 6-4 win over world No. 1 Novak Djokovic. “I understand how much everyone wanted to see a British winner at Wimbledon so I hope you enjoyed it,” Murray said to the British crowd afterwards. “I tried my best.” He certainly did try his best on Sunday as he was tested from the get go ...
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Newly crowned Wimbledon champ Andy Murray has never been a stickler for social media. He's flirted with the technology occassionally, but never really embraced Twitter or Facebook. But something has changed for the Scot. Perhaps it is that the constant barrage of criticism he faced has come to an abrupt halt after his Wimbledon victory. Or maybe...
The first question at the first formal news conference of the first full day of Andy Murray's new life as Wimbledon champion concerned the buzz building in Britain about whether knighthood awaits.
Murray sighed and rested his chin on his left hand.
''I don't really know,'' he said Monday. ''I mean, it's a nice thing to have, or be offered. I...
Scotland’s Andy Murray became the first British tennis player to win the men’s singles tournament at Wimbledon in 77 long years when he captured the tournament on July 7. The 26-year-old was firing on all cylinders in the center court as he beat number one ranked Novak Djokovic of Serbia in straight sets by scores of 6-4, 7-5, and 6-4. The last British male to win the event was...
This one is forever. For Andy Murray. For Britain. It took forever.
It lasts forever.
Andy Murray is the Wimbledon champion. How many times has he heard that in his head over the years? How many times has he told himself he'd never be there? He beat Novak Djokovic 6-4, 7-5, 6-4 on Sunday. He is the first Brit to win Wimbledon since Fred Perry in 1936.
When Murray jumped into...
We wrote earlier this week about rising star Jerzy Janowicz. Even in defeat Friday, he took further steps to win over some fans.
The Polish No. 1 had no chance of being the crowd favorite Friday while going up against Great Britain's great hope in Andy Murray in the semifinals. And Janowicz's mercurial temperament only added to the challenge.
Down 30-0 at 4-4 in the third...
The consummation of a long, tempestuous love affair.
The third major of 2013 ended today with an exclamation point as Andy Murray brought euphoria to a nation starved for a home-grown Wimbledon champion. Here are some thoughts.
That was…historic: 77 years, and counting no longer. It often must have felt like 777 years to Andy Murray and members of his team, so often did the...
Britain awoke to a new era on Monday, into a world in which the tennis-loving public finally has its own Wimbledon champion once again.
On Sunday, Andy Murray beat Novak Djokovic in straight sets, 6-4, 7-5, 6-4, to win the men's title at the All England Club. Murray became the first British man to win the Wimbledon title since Fred Perry in 1936, a victory that has...
Andy Murray and Marion Bartoli certainly stole the show this fortnight with their emphatic victories at Wimbledon. Their good form continued off the court where both looked stunning at the Wimbledon Champions Dinner.
"Yea you say it best when you say nothing at all." - Keith Whitley
It seems counter-intuitive, but there are times when the best thing an announcer can say nothing. For a job that's almost entirely telling a story with the spoken word, this is a novel concept. An announcer calls a game with the mission and purpose of illuminating the game with their descriptions...
On Sunday, Andy Murray ended a 77-year drought for British men's players at Wimbledon, taking home the UK's first championship at the All England Club since 1936 with a straight-sets victory over Novak Djokovic.
With the historic win, Murray joined the likes of the 2002 Canadian ice hockey team, the 2004 Boston Red Sox, the 2005 Chicago White Sox, the 2010 Spanish World...
Men's Singles - Andy Murray (2), Britain
Women's Singles - Marion Bartoli (15), France
Men's Doubles - Bob and Mike Bryan (1), United States
Women's Doubles - Hsieh Su-wei, Taiwan, and Peng Shuai (8), China
Mixed Doubles - Daniel Nestor, Canada, and Kristina Mladenovic (8), France
Gentlemen's Invitation Doubles - Lindsay Davenport, United States, and Martina...
Fast forward six months.
We can anticipate a blockbuster meeting between two members of the Big Four in the Wimbledon final after all. The route getting there took some intriguing twists and turns, however. Here are some reactions to Friday’s action.
That was…expected: For the seventh time in ten years, the Wimbledon final will feature the top two men in the world. When...