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Defending champion Murray set to open Wimbledon

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Andy Murray plays a return to Jerzy Janowicz during their men's singles semifinal match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, on July 5, 2013.

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LONDON — Imagine what the reception will be like for Andy Murray on Monday when he first strides onto the green grass of Centre Court at Wimbledon.
A year ago, Murray became the first British man since Fred Perry in 1936 to win the singles title at a tournament the locals refer to simply as “The Championships,” ending a nation’s long wait and sparking talk of a knighthood.
This year, Murray gets the defending champion’s honor of playing the fortnight’s first match on the most famous tennis court in the world. Seems safe to say that 15,000 ...


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