Ryan Peniston leads charge of 11 British players in Wimbledon odyssey

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Nine Britons reached the second round at SW19, the best since 1997, with Jack Draper and an ‘emotional’ Heather Watson among the winners

For those spectators at Wimbledon on Tuesday who can remember life before Andy Murray, trying to follow the 12 Britons due on court must have felt more like the kind of orienteering exercise you can find at nearby Wimbledon Common than a day out at the All England Club.

The last time there were 17 Britons in the main draws of the singles was in 2001, back when Tony Blair was just beginning his second term as prime minister, when Tim Henman was making the semi-finals of the men’s event.

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Written by Simon Cambers at Wimbledon
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