Wimbledon Finals: UK Winner Boosts Andy Murray Mania

07/07/2012 21:43

Murray mania reached fever pitch today as the nation pinned its hopes on the Scot becoming the first British men's Wimbledon singles champion in 76 years.

Andy Murray is hoping to join compatriot Jonny Marray in the history books after the 31-year-old tonight became the first Briton to win the Wimbledon men's doubles in the same period of time.

To rapturous cheering and applause, Marray and Danish partner Freddie Nielsen took the title, beating Robert Lindstedt and Horia Tecau 4-6 6-4 7-6 (7/5) 6-7 (7/5) 6-3 in the final.

It makes Marray the first Briton to win the event in 76 years - the same feat Andy Murray is hoping to achieve in his men's singles final tomorrow.

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