Curse or destiny? Murray grasps opportunity to make history
Andy Murray finally ended Britain's 77-year wait for a men's singles champion. (Getty Images).
July 8th, 2013
12:18 PM ET

Curse or destiny? Murray grasps opportunity to make history

Since Fred Perry defeated the German Gottfried von Cramm in a one-sided 6-1 6-1 6-0 final to claim his third successive men’s Wimbledon singles title 77 years ago, Britain has pinned its hopes on a procession of native challengers, each of whom have come and gone without success.

Andy Murray finally ended that interminable wait by beating Novak Djokovic on Sunday, but the wait has been so long there has been talk of curses and jinxes.

But was there ever really a curse?

In truth, in the seven decades since Fred Perry’s three-peat as Wimbledon champion, Britain has never produced a legitimate Wimbledon contender - with the exception of 1939 runner-up Bunny Austin. FULL POST

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