It was this Saturday past that Jonathon Marray became the first Briton to win men’s doubles title for over 76 years.
Play was delayed by 40 minutes due to the weather, but once the roof had been shut, and as the players returned to the court, the atmosphere of the match had transformed into that of an “amphitheatre”, as if centre court had been transformed into the Collaseum.
On overcoming the unsettling odds, as well as an injury to Nielsen’s left wrist, the pair fought their way through a gruelling fifth set to win 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-5), 6-7 (5-7), 6-3.
Marray in an interview, went on to proclaim that: “When you are down, you always question yourself, but I always thought I could achieve something.”
Another broken record for Britain that envelopes its public in sheer delight, and in light of the Jubilee, boasts a growing sense of patriotism among Briton’s alike.