Remembering Fred Perry

Last man to win Wimbledon resonates on a more personal level with some

Updated: July 7, 2013, 6:36 PM ET
By William Weinbaum | Outside the Lines

LONDON -- Late Friday night, after he won his semifinal, Andy Murray told a packed room of reporters he didn't know what he would ask the late, great Fred Perry or say to him, if he could bring him back.

Perry, who died in 1995, won three straight Wimbledon singles titles from 1934 to '36, and no British man had won one since, until Murray's triumph over Novak Djokovic in Sunday's final.

As for how Perry would react to Murray, Tony Mottram, a nonagenarian who says he saw Perry play ...

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