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Continued: After so many years waiting for a men's champion at Wimbledon, Britain awakes to a new era

  • Article by: CHRIS LEHOURITES , AP Sports Writer
  • Last update: July 8, 2013 - 9:10 PM

Then he beat Djokovic in the U.S. Open final, winning his first major title and the first Grand Slam singles title for a British man since Perry won the U.S. championships in 1936, the same year he won the third of his three straight Wimbledon titles.

With last year's wins and losses behind him, Murray didn't let his second chance at his home Grand Slam slip away this time.

"In the end, inside a giddy, sun-bleached and adoring Centre Court, it felt like it was all worth the wait," The Guardian wrote in its top story, then continued. "It is a genuinely gold-standard achievement for the man from Dunblane, given weight not just by the burden of history and the folkish annual summer romance of Wimbledon itself, but by the fact he is competing in one of the great periods of elite men's tennis."

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