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    LONDON -- From the lawns of Wimbledon to the lochs of Scotland, all of Britain can celebrate. Indians Jerseys From China . Andy Murray made it possible Sunday, winning his countrys hallowed tennis tournament to become the first British man in 77 years to raise the trophy at the All England Club. Murrays 6-4, 7-5, 6-4 victory over top-seeded Novak Djokovic was a fitting close to nearly eight decades of British frustration in its own backyard: A straight-setter, but a hard-fought, 3-hour, 9-minute affair filled with long, punishing rallies and a final game that may have felt like another 77 years, with Murray squandering three match points before finally putting it away after four deuces. Certainly, the endgame must have felt like torture to the 15,000 watching on Centre Court, the thousands more watching on a big-screen TV on the grounds and, of course, the millions of British watching on TV. "Imagine playing it," Murray said in his on-court interview. But he closed it out on this warm, cloudless day on Centre Court. He put his name beside that of Fred Perry, the last British man to win Wimbledon, back in 1936. Those words dont have to be written again. "Hes someone that Ive obviously never met, but is quite relevant in my career really," Murray said. The second-seeded Murray beat the best in Djokovic -- top-ranked and a six-time Grand Slam winner known for both a mental and physical fitness built to handle what he faced Sunday: A crowd full of overheated partisans rooting against him, to say nothing of Murray himself. "The atmosphere was incredible for him. For me, not so much, but this is what I expected," Djokovic said. Since falling to Roger Federer in the final last year, Murray had shed some baggage by winning the Olympic gold medal on Centre Court, then following that with his first Grand Slam title at the U.S. Open. The U.S. Open win ended a 76-year drought for the British in the Grand Slams. This one? Even sweeter. "The pinnacle of tennis," Murray called the Wimbledon win. "I worked so hard in that last game, the hardest few points I ever played in my life." When he finally wrapped it up, he let his racket fall to the turf, took his hat off and pumped his fist toward the crowd. Later, he climbed to the guest box where his girlfriend, Kim Sears, and his coach, Ivan Lendl, were among those sweating this one out. Born a week apart in May 1987 -- Djokovic in Belgrade when it was part of Yugoslavia, and Murray in Glasgow, Scotland -- these top two players are building the best tennis rivalry of the 2010s. This was their third meeting in the last four Grand Slam finals and all have been riveting affairs. Djokovic went up a break in both the second and third sets and, both times, appeared to have grabbed at least a bit of control and quieted a crowd that included Prime Minister David Cameron. But Murray dug out of both holes. In the second set, he set up break point with a sharply angled forehand that Djokovic couldnt handle, and the Serb responded with a double-fault, one of four on the day. In the third set, Murray lost four straight games to fall behind 4-2, but got the break back and -- eventually -- closed it out by winning the last four games as the roars from every corner of Centre Court grew louder. "The atmosphere today was different to what Ive experienced in the past," Murray said. "It was different to last years final, for sure. And then, the end of the match, that was incredibly loud, very noisy. Ive been saying it all week, but it does make a difference. Especially in a match as tough as that one, where its extremely hot, brutal, long rallies, tough games. They help you get through it." Trailing 5-4 in the third, Djokovic rushed out to the court after the break -- a man who seemingly wanted to get it over with. Murray quickly went ahead 40-0 and it looked to be all but over. But the next few minutes felt like forever. Djokovic saved the first three championship points, then had three break opportunities of his own. Couldnt convert any. Then, finally, Murray put it away when Djokovic rifled a backhand into the net. A few minutes later, the 26-year-old Murray was kissing the trophy. How might things have progressed if Djokovic had pulled out that game? "I dont know," was all he offered. Djokovic came into the match on the heels of a 4-hour, 43-minute semifinal victory over Juan Martin del Potro in similarly parched conditions on Friday. He conceded that match took a lot out of him but "Ive been in these situations before. I felt OK." Indeed, he rarely wears out, but Murray and the linesmen combined for a one-two punch, and punctured the 2011 Wimbledon champions typically calm, almost robotic, demeanour. Murrays withering groundstrokes and his patience from behind the line helped him take the first set. Then slowly, Djokovic shifted his strategy, mixing in drop shots with frequent trips to the net -- neither of which are considered his specialty. He won 30 of 52 trips to the net, compared to 26 for 37 for his opponent. "I wasnt patient enough in the moments when I should have been," Djokovic said. The impatience resulted in 40 unforced errors against 31 winners -- an uncommonly average ratio for the worlds top-ranked player -- compared to 36 winners and 21 unforced errors by Murray. Meanwhile, Djokovic found himself in what, at times, felt like an ongoing dialogue with chair umpire Mohamed Lahyani, as a number of close calls went against him. Djokovic had used up all three of his second-set challenges by the middle of the eighth game. At the end of that game, after another close call on the baseline went against him, Djokovic raised his hands toward the heavens, showing another trace of frustration that rarely hits him. Murray, meanwhile, kept his cool through it all, even if the sweat that drenched his Wimbledon-white shirt made it nearly see-through at times. In addition to the trophy, Murray earned 1.6 million pounds ($2.4 million) and got that long-awaited invitation to the black-tie champions dinner, set for later Sunday night. "It was a privilege to watch (at)Andy--Murray making history at .Wimbledon, and making Britain proud," tweeted the prime minister. Indeed, on this day, the hoorahs were coming from every corner of the kingdom. "I can confirm," a Buckingham Palace spokeswoman said, "that the Queen has sent a private message to Andy Murray following his Wimbledon victory." Meanwhile in the mixed doubles final, Torontos Daniel Nestor and French partner Kristina Mladenovic won the title by defeating top-seeds Bruno Suarez of Brazil and American Lisa Raymond 5-7, 6-2, 8-6. Manny Ramirez Jersey . 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MILWAUKEE -- Emerging Brewers ace Zach Davies threw five solid innings of one-run ball on Saturday, then he and Milwaukee lost it in the sixth.Eugenio Suarez hit a three-run home run during an eight-run sixth and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Brewers 11-5 on Saturday night.Davies (9-5) gave up three hits and a walk in the inning, and his wild pitch led to a run.It went pretty smoothly for the first five, being able to keep them off balance. Then it kind of fell apart, Davies said.Suarez homered off reliever Michael Blazek, with two of those runs charged to Davies. The Reds had seven hits in the inning, and Milwaukee added two errors.I thought they put together a good inning against (Davies) early and we played poor defensively to finish it to give them a bunch of runs, Milwaukee manager Craig Counsell said.The inning started when Joey Votto lined a single off Davies lower leg. Davies insisted after the game that the glancing blow didnt have an effect on his pitching.Davies gave up five runs and eight hits in five innings. He entered 4-0 with a 2.31 ERA over his previous six starts and hadnt allowed more than three runs since giving up six on June 30.Milwaukee catcher Martin Maldonado said Davies missed locations with his pitches in the sixth.He was throwing the ball pretty good and hitting the spots. Just in the sixth, he started missing pitches, Maldonado said. It kind of got away from him. He was kind of up in the zone.Votto had four hits and two RBI and Billy Hamilton, Zack Cozart, Adam Duvall, Brandon Phillips, Tucker Barnhart and SSuarez each had two hits for the Reds. Yan Gomes Jersey. Cincinnati had 16 hits.Ryan Braun hit a solo homer off Dan Straily (8-6) in the sixth. Straily allowed two runs and 10 hits while striking out six over 5 1/3 innings.Scooter Gennett had four hits for Milwaukee, and Maldonado hit his sixth homer.HISPANIC HERITAGEMilwaukee and Cincinnati wore jerseys with Cerveceros and Los Rojas, respectively, across the front in honor of Hispanic heritage in baseball.TRAINERS ROOMBrewers: RHP Junior Guerra played catch for the first time as he works his way back from right elbow inflammation. Guerra has been out since Aug. 8 and is eligible to come off the disabled list on Friday. ... OF Domingo Santana needs at least 20 to 30 minor league at-bats before hes ready to return to the Brewers, Counsell said. Santana has been out since June 10 with right elbow soreness. He began a second rehab assignment earlier this week with Class A Wisconsin. An earlier assignment was cut short when Santana again began to experience soreness in the elbow.UP NEXTReds: Cody Reed (0-6, 6.36) will make his first-ever career start against the Brewers. Hes coming off his best start of the season, tossing six shutout innings against St. Louis on Monday.Brewers: Wily Peralta (4-8, 6.38) will make his second start since being recalled from Triple-A Colorado Springs earlier this month. Peralta is 4-4 with a 3.14 ERA in 11 career starts versus the Reds. Wholesale Jerseys 2019 Cheap NFL Jerseys China Wholesale Jerseys 2018 NFL Jerseys China China Jerseys Cheap Cheap Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Online ' ' '
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