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English to English discusses tennis…



- Martin Pengelly

Time – immemorial, at that – was, the US was very, very good at tennis and the UK was very, very bad. When I was growing up, the US had McEnroe and Connors and Evert and it appropriated Lendl and Navratilova. And I had an Ivan Lendl adidas tennis shirt that I treasured like Aztec gold. And then the US had Agassi and Sampras and Serena and Venus. In the UK, meanwhile, we had Jeremy Bates and Jo Durie and rain and Sue Barker and Cliff Richard (together or not, depending on whether you want that image burned on your retinas forever).

And then we had Tim Henman and his fist pumping, Daily Mail-fuelled near-missery. About which… the less said.

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Archive footage of Fred Perry’s Wimbledon victory in 1936, the last time a British man won a Wimbledon singles final before Andy Murray beat Novak Djokovic in straight sets on Sunday. Perry celebrates his victory over Baron Gottfried von Cramm with a brisk jog to the net and a firm handshake

Andy Murray shook free 77 years of unwanted history as we suspected he might, unaware of exactly how it happened and grateful for the affection of a nation that helped him beat Novak Djokovic in three pulsating, ragged sets to win Wimbledon on the sunniest of Sundays.

Full report & more.

Gallery from the match, the evening ball & celeb spotting. 

Photos: Tom Jenkins

Morning Tumblr! How is everyone today? We’re still pretty chocked up after Murray’s defeat at Wimbledon (and wobbly speech afterwards)…

Some consolation from the Sports desk:

"Andy Murray is already a champion even without a Wimbledon crown…"

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