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Is this the greatest summer ever for British sport?
7:46am Tuesday 13th August 2013 in Sport
England won the Ashes following yesterday's 74-run win against Australia in the fourth Investec Test at Chester-le-Street to continue a memorable summer for British sport.
Here, the Southern Daily Echo looks back at what has been achieved so far - and what is still to come.
LIONS VICTORIOUS DOWN UNDER.
Sam Warburton's team achieved what no other British and Irish Lions squad had managed since 1997 - winning a test series in Australia. And they did so in style. With the series tied 1-1 and amid unrelenting pressure, the tourists scored four tries in Sydney en route to an emphatic 41-16 victory over the Wallabies to prove they were back in business as a world rugby force.
MURRAY CONQUERS WIMBLEDON.
Andy Murray said before Wimbledon that he was comfortable that he may never fulfil his dream of winning at SW19. He will never have to harbour such worries again, though. Having joined the grand slam winners' circle at the US Open last year, he swiftly ended Britain's tortuous wait for a Wimbledon men's singles champion with an amazing straight-sets victory over Novak Djokovic. The Scot defeated the world number one 6-4 7-5 6-4 to end Fred Perry's 77-year reign as the last British winner of the men's singles title.
ROSE BREAKS MAJOR DUCK.
Hampshire's Justin Rose survived a rollercoaster final round to win his first major title in last month's US Open. The 32-year-old Englishman said after his second round at Merion that he knew "deep down" he could win a major, and held his nerve on a dramatic final day, carding five birdies and five bogeys to finish one over par. Tony Jacklin was the last Englishman to win the US Open in 1970 - 10 years before Rose was born - while Nick Faldo was the last to win a major in the 1996 US Masters.
England ensured a third successive Ashes series win after just the fourth Test of the series in Chester-le-Street. After racing into a 2-0 lead, Alastair Cook's side retained the little urn with a draw in Manchester, before winning them after Stuart Broad set-off a stunning late Australia collapse in Durham. After victory at Trent Bridge, largely thanks to James Anderson's 10-wicket haul, Cook's men showed their class at Lord's with a thumping 347-run win. While Australia dominated at Old Trafford - England were 37 for three on the final day chasing 332 - England found their best when it counted against at Emirates Durham ICG.
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS IN MOSCOW.
Mo Farah was crowned world 10,000 metres champion, to go with his Olympic title last year, at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. Great Britain team captain Christine Ohuruogu also won gold in the women's 400m as she broke Kathy Cook's 29-year-old national record.
MURRAY'S US OPEN DEFENCE.
The event at Flushing Meadows in New York begins on August 26 and Murray, who is defending champion, will be hoping there is no let-up in his recent momentum.
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