"For me the real instant of revelation came watching Andy Murray fall two sets behind against the hard-hitting Spaniard Fernando Verdasco in the quarter final at Wimbledon. The unnerving shift in perception at that moment went against all the cynical received wisdom of the first four decades of my sport-watching life."
And as Reeves observes, even before Murray's victory at Wimbledon, the "usually hard-nosed" Sunday Times captured the mood in the opening line of a front page story proclaiming morning in the U.K. again:
"Britain is basking in unaccustomed sunshine, sporting triumph and the best spirits for three years this weekend," it gushed.
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