The hopes of a nation on Andy Murray’s shoulders

It has been decades since the last home grown player even made it into the final, but can he take the extra step ending years of misery for British fans?

You have to go back to before the Second World War, 1936, and the era of Fred Perry to find the last time a Briton won the men’s singles final at Wimbledon.

In a different time Perry ruled the lawns a Wimbledon and claimed the title against German aristocrat, Gottfried Von Cramm, and since then home fans have been waiting.

Now the stage is set, but can Murray end 76 years of hurt? It will be a tough challenge as he is taking on Roger Federer, one of the sport’s most decorated players who will not give him an easy ride.

The 30-year-old Swiss has his own records to set, a win here will see him with the most weeks ranked at number one, and see him equal the record of seven Wimbledon titles, adding to his already record 16 grand slams. He is also aiming for his first major win since the Australian open, which he won against Andy Murray in 2010.


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