WIMBLEDON – Amidst all the hullabaloo over Andy Murray’s advance to his first Wimbledon final, a British/Danish wildcard combination quietly marched through the doubles draw, ending up victorious in the Men’s Doubles Finals.
Jonathan Marray and Frederik Nielsen defeated the established pairing of Robert Lindstedt and Horia Tecau with a show of sportsmanship along the way, winning 4-6, 6-4, 7-6(7), 6-7(7), 6-3.
There are some interesting historical links (as if we have not heard enough of them already).
For example, Frederik Nielsen is the grandson of Kurt Nielsen, who was twice a runner up in the Wimbledon Men’s Final (1953 and 1955).
And then there is the magic number 36.
It was in 1936 when a British man lifted the Wimbledon Men’s Doubles trophy, and the partnership was the first to win the Double’s championship on a wildcard entry.
There was an outstanding display of sportsmanship by Marray in the third set tiebreak, where Marray admitted to having followed through a volley, just...