Originally posted on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 7/8/12
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''Murray Mania'' is in full bloom at Wimbledon, and all across Britain, ahead of Andy Murray's final against Roger Federer. Despite persistent rain in the morning, thousands of British tennis fans arrived at the All England Club several hours ahead of the final to get a good spot on ''Murray Mount'' - formerly known as ''Henman Hill'' - where they traditionally gather to watch Murray's matches on a giant video screen. Murray is the first British man to reach the Wimbledon final since 1938. If he wins, he'll be the first British champion since Fred Perry in 1936. ''I'm extremely excited,'' said 16-year-old Ollie Adderson, who was on ''Murray Mount'' with his face painted with a Union Jack flag. ''Tennis is a British sport. To see a Briton actually in the final, it's what tennis is all about.'' His friend Charlie Perry wasn't concerned about the rain, which fell all morning but started letting up shortly before the match. ''It's so British. There's a Brit in the final, and it's r...
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