Fred Perry did not live to see the next Englishman win Wimbledon, passing away in 1995. That is a very long time between Englishmen prevailing on home turf.
Monday, July 8, 2013
Congratulations are in order to British citizen and hero, and part-time Miami resident, Andy Murray who broke a 77 year drought on England’s home turf – Wimbledon.
How long was this drought? It predates World War II. Most, if not all, of the current player’s parents were not even born yet. The last English player to win Wimbledon was Fred Perry who won three consecutive Wimbledon Championships from 1934 to 1936 and was World No. 1. Fred Perry was also the last British player to win any of the Men's singles Grand Slam titles until Andy Murray won the 2012 US Open.