The nearly men of British tennis

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The Independent Online

Andy Murray fell short in his bid to become the first British man since Fred Perry in 1936 to win a grand slam yesterday.

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The young Scot was outclassed by Roger Federer, losing the Australian Open final in straight sets, in a result that meant Britain's wait for a men's champion continues.

Here, we take a look at the players who have come close to ending that 74-year drought.