The Coaching Chronicles: British tennis greats

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It took 77 years, but in 2013, Great Britain finally got a men’s singles Wimbledon champion when Andy Murray beat Novak Djokovic on 7 July. The scenes in his home town of Dunblane, Scotland, it is said, resembled the victory scenes from the film Braveheart.

Tennis has a long coaching history and is the only modern sport to have a mention in the Bible, “where it is said that Joseph served in the court of Pharaoh”.

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