Monday, 8 July 2013


Seventy seven years ago Wimbledon saw Fred Perry become a British Tennis Champion.

It has been a long wait but, at long last, Andy Murray lifted the Cup after a straight sets victory over Novak Djokavic. Not an easy task - this was nail biting stuff right down to the wire as they fought it out on Wimbledon's Centre Court.
Everyone was on their feet both inside and outside, on Henman Hill, cheering - and a little stunned. I know I was. I hoped but I wasn't a true believer - not until the last point was made.

Way to go, Andy, and congratulations.

But amidst all the cheering did anyone notice the date?

Guess we have a different reason to remember 7/7.

And tragedy marked the young Andy Murray's life. If circumstances had been different that day on the 13th March 1996 when William Hamilton walked into Dunblane Primary School and killed 16 children and their teacher; then today may have never have happened. Andy Murray was eight years old and on his way to the gym when the massacre began.

From a traumatic past to a triumphant present Andy Murray is a worthy British Tennis Champion.

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