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Following on from his Olympic gold and victory in the 2012 US Open, 2013 saw the Scot go on to win the tournament that really mattered to British sports fans. The 77-year wait for a British champion of Wimbledon was brought to an end when the 26-year-old beat Novak Djokovic in the final. He also reached the final of the Australian Open in January.

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ATP World Tour Final: Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic set to collide in battle for the unofficial 'Fifth Grand Slam'

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The former world number one progresses as runner up to Novak Djokovic

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ATP World Tour Finals 2013: Stanislas Wawrinka looks at home among the game’s elite

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