MUR­RAY PUTS PERRY OUT TO GRASS

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Bri­tish ten­nis had waited 77 years for a home­grown player to win their Grand Slam event on the grass courts of Wim­ble­don. Tim Hen­man had given home fans a de­cent run with­out lift­ing the tro­phy and Mur­ray lost the 2012 fi­nal to Roger Fed­erer. But in 2013 Mur­ray de­feated Djokovic – who had beaten him ear­lier in the year in the Aus­tralian Open – af­ter con­vert­ing his fourth match point at the end of a three hours duel to de­liver in front of 15,000 spec­ta­tors at Cen­tre Court. He sank to his knees in cel­e­bra­tion, watched as ever by proud mother Judy.

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