On 7/7, 77 Years Of British Tennis Frustration Ended

m_13_murray_153_aeltc_m_hangstHey – Murray can beat this guy at Wimbledon.

Yesterday Andy Murray, the Great UK Hope (Scotland Division), channeled Fred Perry, defeated Novak Djokovic, won the Wimbledon Championship – the first time a Brit has done so since 1936.

From our background desk (via the Boston Globe):

Djokovic beat Murray at the Australian Open in 2011. Murray beat Djokovic at the US Open last September. Djokovic beat Murray at the Australian Open this January.

More important, perhaps: Murray lost the Wimbledon final to Roger Federer last year.

Murray was asked how his mind-set might be different in his second Wimbledon final than it was 12 months ago.

‘‘I’ll be probably in a better place mentally. I would hope so, just because I’ve been there before. I won a Grand Slam. I would hope I would be a little bit calmer going into Sunday,’’ Murray said.

He certainly was, especially at 5-4 in the third set against Djokovic, when the Serb overcame a 0-40 deficit and had two chances to break, which could have triggered a classic Novakian comeback.

The final two points:

 

Murray not only dumped Djokovic. He dumped the albatross around Great Britain’s neck.

Good for both of them.

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