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Photos: Britain's last Wimbledon champ

Updated 7:44 PM ET, Fri July 6, 2012
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Fred Perry jumps for the ball against Germany's Gottfried von Cramm during the men's singles final on July 3, 1936. Perry defeated von Cramm that year to win his third straight title. But since then no male from the UK has won his country's most coveted title, and none had even made it to the final since Henry Wilfred "Bunny" Austin in 1938. Thus, the eyes of the nation will be upon Andy Murray on Sunday in the 2012 championship match against six-time champion Roger Federer of Switzerland. Hudson/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images
Perry (1909-1995) stretches to return a shot during his semifinal match against Don Budge of the United States at the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships. Getty Images
Crowds queue outside the gates of the All England Club in London to see the Wimbledon men's singles final between Perry and von Cramm on July 3, 1936. Fox Photos/Getty Images
Perry jumps the net on July 1, 1936, after beating Donald Budge of the United States to win the men's singles semifinal. Topical press Agency/Getty Images
Perry, left, and von Cramm walk together before competing against each other for the championship. Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone/getty images
Von Cramm shakes hands with Perry after Perry's victory in the men's singles final on the center court at the Wimbledon on July 3, 1936. Perry defeated the German player in straight sets. Topical press Agency, Getty Images
Perry returns a serve against U.S. player Bryan Grant in Court Number One at Wimbledon on June 29, 1936. Topical Preey Agency/Getty Images
Crowds watch the tournament on the first day of the matches on June 22, 1936. See the best photos from this year's Wimbledon competition. Topical Press Agency/Getty Images