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Murray Sheds Britain’s Burden

This was a victory borne in tears, those Andy Murray shed a year ago into the same blades of grass. You could not even begin to comprehend how Murray finally won Wimbledon on Sunday, how he finally bore the pressure of a faded tennis empire, an entire country hoping for him to win but expecting him to fail, without those tears. It was that day in 2012 when Murray let the world see how much he cared, how much of his heart was invested in winning this. It was as if he shared his burden with the rest of us and somehow that made it lighter. So, by Sunday, we were all along for the ride. It was an emotional test far more than a tennis one, or at least it was once it became clear Novak Djokovic…