English Wimbledon Champion after 76 Years!

Not that the main media channels have mentioned that he is English.

This is how ‘Sky’ reported it

“”Jonny Marray became Britain’s first men’s doubles champion at Wimbledon for 76 years and hoped his success would inspire Andy Murray to glory.

Marray and Danish partner Freddie Nielsen needed a wild card to get into the tournament but followed up their victory over defending champions Bob and Mike Bryan in the semi-finals by beating fifth seeds Robert Lindstedt and Horia Tecau 4-6 6-4 7-6 (7/5) 6-7 (7/5) 6-3 in the final.

It was a remarkable victory for Sheffield’s Marray and Nielsen, and is another good omen for Murray ahead of Sunday’s men’s singles final against Roger Federer.

In 1936, Fred Perry won the singles and Pat Hughes and Raymond Tuckey won the doubles, and no British player had matched either achievement until today.

……….. Marray was born in Liverpool, and Dalglish said: “Congratulations @jonnymarray and @freddienielsen. You can always rely on a Scouser to deliver on the big stage.””

Some of the Sky Sport comments on the Andy Murray match,

“”Scottish ace looks to be at top of his game in Sunday’s final.

Scottish ace Murray reached his first Wimbledon final and fourth grand slam decider with a 6-3 6-4 3-6 7-5 victory over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

My coaches will watch his matches this week and some stuff from when I have played him before,” said the Scot

The Scot has come through a tough draw to reach Sunday’s showpiece.””

The BBC began its report on the Doubles victory with

“”Jonathan Marray became the first Briton to win the Wimbledon men’s doubles title for 76 years after victory with wildcard partner Frederik Nielsen.

Sheffield-based Marray, 31, and Dane Nielsen only teamed up three events ago but beat fifth seeds Robert Lindstedt and Horia Tecau 4-6 6-4 7-6 6-7 6-3.””

In its report on Andy Murray’s upcoming match we have

“Prime Minister David Cameron said: “[It is] great news that we have our first home-grown men’s finalist at Wimbledon for over 70 years, especially in this exciting Olympics year when the eyes of the world are on the UK.”

Cameron also announced that a Scottish Saltire flag would fly alongside the Union Flag at 10 Downing Street on Sunday in support of Murray.

Alex Salmond, First Minister of Scotland, said: “The whole of Scotland will be right behind Andy on Sunday, and I’ll be there in person to help cheer him on.”

The Scot, who has reached three Grand Slam finals in all, also lost the 2011 Australian Open final in straight sets to Djokovic.””

Once again the UK Government, Sky and the BBC are strengthening their stand that if you live north of Berwick you are Scottish south of Berwick means that you are British


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