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At year's end: Marathon bombing, baseball suspensions top news

At year's end: Marathon bombing, baseball suspensions top news

Suspensions for alleged banned substance use, a bombing at the end of the one of the most prestigious marathons and long-term issues from sports injuries top the year in sports.
JOHN HENDEL, UPI Executive Editor at Large
Murray withdraws from ATP World Tour Finals

Murray withdraws from ATP World Tour Finals

LONDON, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- World No. 3 Andy Murray, who hasn't played in a tournament since the U.S. Open because of a back injury, officially withdrew from the ATP World Tour Finals.
Federer down to No. 5 in rankings for first time since 2003

Federer down to No. 5 in rankings for first time since 2003

LONDON, July 8 (UPI) -- Andy Murray's historic Wimbledon win overshadows another important point in men's tennis -- for the first time in a decade Roger Federer is out of the Top Four.
Andy Murray takes down Novak Djokovic for Wimbledon men's crown

Andy Murray takes down Novak Djokovic for Wimbledon men's crown

LONDON, July 7 (UPI) -- No. 2 seed Andy Murray defeated top-ranked Novak Djokovic in straight sets Sunday, becoming the first Briton to claim the Wimbledon men's title since 1936.
Djokovic, Murray to play for Wimbledon title

Djokovic, Murray to play for Wimbledon title

LONDON, July 6 (UPI) -- For the third time in the last four Grand Slam tournaments, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray will square off to determine a major tournament championship.

Djokovic, Murray advance to final at Wimbledon

LONDON, July 5 (UPI) -- Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray, the top two ranked players in men's tennis, had wins Friday that put them into the finals of the 127th Wimbledon Championships.
Wimbledon success suggests del Potro is back

Wimbledon success suggests del Potro is back

LONDON, July 4 (UPI) -- Juan Martin del Potro, who once appeared on the verge of joining the tennis elite before injuries slowed him, is in a position to re-establish his credentials.
Murray rallies from two sets down, makes Wimbledon semis

Murray rallies from two sets down, makes Wimbledon semis

LONDON, July 3 (UPI) -- Andy Murray rallied from two sets down Wednesday to join world No. 1 Novak Djokovic, Juan Martin del Potro and Jerzy Janowicz in the semifinals at Wimbledon.
Murray looking to take advantage of Wimbledon draw

Murray looking to take advantage of Wimbledon draw

LONDON, July 2 (UPI) -- World No. 2-ranked Andy Murray is in a half of the draw with two unseeded players, a No. 24 seed and the hopes of a nation at the 127th Wimbledon Championships.

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Life-sized figures being auctioned ... Monkey caught after four years on the lam ... Lady Liberty now wheelchair accessible ... Dubai Mall opens world's largest shoe shop ... The world as we know it from UPI.

Dubai Mall opens world's largest shoe shop

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- The world's largest shopping mall in Dubai announced the opening of a 96,000-square-foot shoe store billed as the world's largest.

Murray bests Djokovic for U.S. Open title

NEW YORK, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Andy Murray earned his first career Grand Slam title Monday, rallying for an epic, five-set win over defending champion Novak Djokovic at the U.S. Open.
Federer, Murray reach Wimbledon final

Federer, Murray reach Wimbledon final

LONDON, July 6 (UPI) -- Roger Federer and Britain's Andy Murray posted four-set victories Friday to advance to the championship match at Wimbledon.
Murray has Britain's tennis hopes with him

Murray has Britain's tennis hopes with him

LONDON, July 2 (UPI) -- Andy Murray heads to Friday's Wimbledon men's semifinals with the hopes of all of Britain riding with him.

Nadal, Murray, Tsonga advance at Aussie

MELBOURNE, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- World No. 1 Spaniard Rafael Nadal, fourth-seeded Andy Murray and 2008 runner-up Jo-Wilfried Tsonga were Tuesday winners at the Australian Open.
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Frederick John Perry (18 May 1909 – 2 February 1995) born in Stockport, Cheshire, was an English tennis and table tennis player and three-time Wimbledon champion. He was the World No. 1 player for five years, four of them consecutive, 1934 to 1938, the first three years as an amateur.

As an eight-time Slam winner, Perry is the last British male player to win any of tennis's Grand Slam events, and one of only six men in history to have won all 4 Grand Slam events.

Born in 1872, his father, Samuel Perry, was elected to the British House of Commons as a Co-operative member for Kettering. Perry was a Table Tennis World Champion in 1929 and took up tennis at the relatively late age of 18. He had exceptional speed from his table tennis days and played with the Continental grip, attacking the ball low and on the rise. He was the first player to win all four Grand Slam singles titles, though not all in the same year. He was the first to have achieved the "Career Grand Slam," doing so at the age of 26. Perry is the last British player to win the Wimbledon men's singles title, winning it three times in a row and becoming a British icon.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Fred Perry."
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