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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 Fred Perry back in 1936. Murray’s win could possibly earn him a knighthood from the Queen. Murray, of Dunblane, Scotland, was pushed to the limit in the sweltering heat, but showed the determination needed to win the title. Murray broke his opponent’s service twice during the match to the delight of thousands of very loud partisan British fans. He broke Djokovic’s serve during the first game of the second set, but found himself trailing 4-1 behind. However, he came storming back to level the set at 4-4. Murray eventually won the set 7-5 and looked to be in control and well on his way to victory. Murray strugg...
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