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How does Murray compare to Britain's last Grand Slam winner?

  • 11 September 2012
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Fred Perry and Andy Murray
Andy Murray finally claimed a singles titles - but Fred Perry was an eight-time Grand Slam champion.

Andy Murray has become the first British man to win a Grand Slam title since Fred Perry in 1936 - a feat which places him among the greatest home players of the post-war era.

The best male British tennis players, it seems, peak at the same time.

Fred Perry was in his mid-twenties when he began winning his Grand Slam titles - and now Andy Murray has joined him - at the same age.

Both men have tasted fame and celebrity, and yet their experiences and place in the history of the game are defined by their eras.

The more class-ridden, amateur past is in many ways unrecognisable from the professional age.

So, how does Murray compare to the last British man to claim the US Open singles title?

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