Murray, Janowicz both beacons of national pride at Wimbledon

Friday July 5th, 2013
Andy Murray's emotion on the court is now matched by the passion of his British supporters.
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And it was. Because it became easy, at last, to see how a mere tennis player could cause a tightening in the chest, a stinging in the eyes, a need to show the colors and urge him to the finish. "He's going to win," Byres said of Murray. "Andy all the way." It became easy to see how a stranger could mean so much, just by hailing from the same neck of the woods.

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