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More than Cricket and FootballInternational Sport and the Challenge of Celebrity$
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Joel Nathan Rosen and Maureen M. Smith

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781496809889

Published to University Press of Mississippi: January 2019

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496809889.001.0001

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Andy Murray

Andy Murray

Savior from Outside the Margins

(p.55) Andy Murray
More than Cricket and Football

Lisa Doris Alexander

Dan Travis

University Press of Mississippi

British tennis star and Wimbledon champion Andy Murray is the focus of this chapter. Born and raised in Scotland, Murray’s national identity as a British athlete is explored amid the tensions between Scottish identity within the British Empire. Murray’s slow rise to the top of tennis is examined within the pressures of the British sporting public, as well as the challenges of breaking into the sport’s toptier, dominated by Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, and Roger Federer.

Keywords:   Tennis, Great Britain, Scotland, Wimbledon, National identity

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