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For Andy Murray, a Wimbledon prize — and reprise — proves elusive
For Andy Murray, a Wimbledon prize — and reprise — proves elusive

On the warmest, sunniest day you can imagine, in a place where those are few and far between, gloom prevailed Wednesday. Great Britain was Mudville, and mighty Casey had struck out. When Andy Murray's final ground stroke settled into the bottom of the net in midafternoon, eliminating him from a chance to defend his Wimbledon gentlemen's singles title, a big gush of air was sucked out of the United Kingdom. They take their sports very seriously here. So too their heroes. They needed Wimbledon and a repeat surge of the national adrenaline that Murray had provided last year, when he had exorcised the ghosts of Fred Perry past. It seemed like forever that they had waited for...

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