1938 Bunny Austin was the last Brit to reach the men's final, losing to Don Budge
, The defeat led to Austin giving up tennis at the age of 32.
(1937 Wimbledon, 1937 US Open, 1938 Australian Open, 1938 French Open) GS: 6
In the bargain, Djokovic was also denied the rare privilege of winning his first-ever French Open and along with it getting his name scripted as one of eight players with a career Grand Slam alongside Andre Agassi, Don Budge
, Roy Emerson, Rod Laver, Federer and Nadal.
Only Fred Perry, Don Budge
, Rod Laver, Roy Emerson, Andre Agassi, Roger Federer and Nadal have won all four majors.
He would also complete the third leg of a career Slam achieved by only seven legends of the game - Fred Perry, Don Budge
, Rod Laver, Roy Emerson, Andre Agassi, Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal.
1937 _ Don Budge
beats Gottfried von Cramm, 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 to win the men's singles title at Wimbledon.
However, Sport24 reports that winning all four majors in the same year has only been achieved by Don Budge
(1938) and Rod Laver (1962 and 1969).
2s ) d : BRITISH men in the final since 1922 (when Challenge Round was eliminated): 1932: Bunny Austin (right) lost v Ellsworth Vines (USA) 1934: Fred Perry won v Jack Crawford (Aus) 1935: Fred Perry won v Gottfried von Cramm (Ger) 1936: Fred Perry won v Gottfried von Cramm (Ger) 1938: Bunny Austin lost v Don Budge
(USA) 2012: Andy Murray lost v Roger Federer (Swi).
Charlie Shreck (see question 6) 1 Oleh Blokhin; 2 Perpignan; 3 Shelly Woods (silver in the women's T54 marathon); 4 Guildford; 5 Don Budge
There was a perfect symmetry to their two triumphs as it was exactly 76 years to the day Perry beat Don Budge
in the final of the 1936 US Open, two months after he had also claimed the last of his Wimbledon victories.
Bunny Austin reached the final in 1938 before losing to America's Don Budge
It was 74 years ago - when Neville Chamberlain was Prime Minister and it was permissible to call grown men Bunny - that Henry "Bunny" Austin lost to Don Budge
in the 1938 final.