Wimbledon 97: Quotes of the day

Two years ago we were quoting 1000-1 about a British Wimbledon winner, the same odds as the Second Coming. Now we are offering 9-1 for a British victory - the same price as a white Christmas and that's happened for the past two years. Graham Sharpe, spokesman for bookmakers William Hill.

Wimbledon 97: From Jonahs to Jonas

Guy Hodgson looks at why this year could be a vintage one for once-derided British tennis players at Wimbledon

Tennis: Henman has the hunger

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Fred Perry's trophies sold for pounds 300,000

The relatives of England's greatest tennis star, Fred Perry, yesterday auctioned off all his trophies and mementos for nearly pounds 300,000 in a pre- Wimbledon sale at Christie's.

Obituary: Pat Hughes

Pat Hughes was regarded as one of the finest tennis doubles players of his time. He won a string of titles with various partners from the late Twenties to the outbreak of the Second World War.

Fred Perry trophies to go under hammer

The tennis trophies and medals of Fred Perry, Britain's last Wimbledon men's singles champion, are to be sold at auction by his family. Perry, who died in 1995, won the men's singles title in 1934, 1935 and 1936 and the mixed doubles in 1935 and 1936.

Tennis: Berry reveals Perry's pointer for Henman

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...and what if he had done?

One shot, one point, one penalty kick -all can change sporting history. Greg Wood considers what might have been in 1996

Tennis: Henman mastered by Becker

Playing Boris Becker on his favourite surface in front of his home-town supporters is about as close as it gets in tennis to sticking your head in the lion's mouth, and here yesterday Tim Henman felt the jaws close around him in a semi-final of the Compaq Grand Slam Cup which showed just how far Britain's No 1 has to go before he can expect to mount a serious challenge to the world's very best.

British pair win shot at the gold

Not so long ago had you tried to find a sport which we had no chance of winning an Olympic medal then any number would have come to mind. Baseball? We hardly play it. Beach volleyball? It should be not be in the Games. Tennis? Ditto. And anyway, Britain are hopeless.

Is tennis coming home?

A shaft of sunlight brightened a cold, blustery day of rain and delays as the nation's spirit of sporting wellbeing was transferred from Wembley to the Centre Court at Wimbledon.

Tennis: Henman sets the record straight

WIMBLEDON '96: British tennis' favourite son predicts better things to come after overcoming Swede in convincing style

Tennis: Euphoria, but how good is Britain's No 1?

Ian Tasker looks at the pedigree of the man who has got Union Jacks waving

Henman gets a grip on reality

Sixty years of hurt, the Challenge Cup's still gleaming, three stripes on his shirt, but Tim Henman insists that dreaming is not for him. Henman, the last surviving British competitor in the men's singles at Wimbledon after completing his third-round win over his compatriot Luke Milligan yesterday, is being asked to take over from the England football team and bring tennis home for the first time since the last of Fred Perry's three championship wins in 1936.
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