At Wimbledon, a Djokovic-Murray final reveals the state of tennis

Saturday July 6th, 2013
Andy Murray worked hard even by his lofty standards in an epic semifinal against Jerzy Janowicz.
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But why get ahead of ourselves? Asked to sum up his Wimbledon in one word, Janowicz said, "Fun." That's not how British fans will regard today's torment, not until -- maybe -- it's all over. And it's certainly not how Murray and Djokovic would describe what they face in each other today. For tennis fans, though, the prospect of pomp, excellence and national heartache loosed together upon Centre Court is irresistible. Get the rack ready. Fun, indeed.

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