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Andy Murray becomes first British man to make Wimbledon finals since 1938

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Andy Murray held off a comeback attempt by Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to win his semifinal 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 7-5 and become the first British man to play in a Wimbledon final since 1938. He'll face Roger Federer on Sunday in a championship match with a number of historical implications.

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The Scotsman will be attempting to become the first Brit to win Wimbledon since Fred Perry hoisted the trophy in 1936. Federer is trying for his record-setting seventh title at the All England Club. If he gets it, he'll ascend to the top spot in the rankings and tie Pete Sampras for most weeks ever at No. 1.

Federer opened as a 4/7 favorite with British oddsmakers. He has a losing record against Murray in their career (7-8), but all of those matches have been on hard courts and none had as much on the line. Murray holds the hopes of Great Britain on his shoulders. The burden is so great that it will weigh him down on Sunday. If Murray gets down early, a comeback may be out of the question.

Prediction: Federer in three

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