Andy Murray first British man to make Wimbeldon Finals since 1938

Andy Murray to face Federer in Wimbledon Finals, could be first Brit to win it since 1936

7/6/12 in Tennis   |   JoeKukura   |   491 respect

Blog Photo - Andy Murray first British man to make Wimbeldon Finals since 1938We're all "game set, and match" for the Wimbledon Singles championships this weekend, with Andy Murray earning the right to face Roger Federer in Sunday's Wimbledon Men's Singles Final. Murray is now the first actual British man to make the Wimbledon Tournament Finals since Henry "Bunny" Austin in 1938. No British man has won the Men's Wimbledon Finals in 76 years.

Wimbledon's Men's Finals, that is. Female English person Virginia Wade won the Women's Final in 1977. The Wimbledon host country is in kind a title drought.

You can imagine Mr. Murray will have a significant home crowd advantage when the ball hits the all-grass court on Sunday. Andy Murray is actually Scottish, not English. Scots and Welsh are considered "British", because Scotland and Wales are part of Great Britain. So you can accurately call Scottish and Welsh people "British". But DO NOT make the mistake of calling them "English", or they will scream unintelligible insults at you.

Blog Photo - Andy Murray first British man to make Wimbeldon Finals since 1938Murray vs. Federer is a mildly surprising Men's Final -- Murray came in seeded Fourth, while Federer came in seeded Third. Murray and Federer have gone head-to-head 15 times over their careers, with Federer holding a slight 8-7 advantage in those matches.

The hilarious highlight of Andy Murray's Friday Semi-Final win over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga was when Murray delivered a line drive right into Tsonga's testicles. The Wimbledon crown howled with laughter, while Tsonga doubled over in complete agony.

"He didn't mean it," ESPN announcer Chris Fowler said of Murray's devastating blow, "but it was effective."

"That is absolutely the right shot, straight at the body," said ESPN analyst Darren Cahill.

"RIGHT IN THE STRAWBERRIES AND CREAM!" I would have said, if I were an ESPN tennis announcer.

The last time a British man won the Men's Wimbledon Final match was way back in 1936, when the distinction went to Fred Perry.

The match will be broadcast live at Wimbledon.com, beginning at Sunday at 9 a.m. Eastern, 6 a.m. Pacific time.
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