Frederick John Perry was born in Stockport in 1909. A championship-winning tennis and table tennis player, he won ten major tournaments in the course of his career, including eight Grand Slams. He also won Wimbledon three times in consecutive years (1934-1936) and led Great Britain's tennis team to victory in the Davis Cup in 1933. Perry was also a table-tennis world champion, winning several medals in the single, double and team events in the World Table Tennis Championships in 1928-9. Perry remained the last British man to win the men's singles title at Wimbledon for 76 years, until Andy Murray achieved victory in 2012.
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