Murray's run to Wimbledon final brings to mind other recent droughts in the world of sports
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Andy Murray snapped one drought for Britain just by reaching the Wimbledon final, becoming the first man from the host country to get that far since Bunny Austin did it 74 years ago. Murray — and all of Britain — are hoping, of course, he can beat Roger Federer on Sunday to give the locals their first homegrown male champion since Fred Perry in 1936. The world of sports is filled with other examples of lengthy gaps between successes: TENNIS — U.S. men at the French Open: For more than three decades after Tony Trabert's title at Roland Garros in 1955, American men such as Stan Smith, Arthur Ashe, John McEnroe, Jimmy Connors failed to conquer the red clay in Paris. But in 1989, 17-year-old Michael Chang lost the first two sets of his fourth-round match against No. 1-ranked Ivan Lendl, then came all the way back to win 4-6, 4-6, 6-3, 6-3, 6-3, on his way to becoming the youngest male champion at any Grand Slam tournament (a record that still stands).
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