'Now's the day, and now's the hour." The purloining of the words of Burns to adorn a mere tennis match may seem the very acme of sportswriting hyperbole.
But to achieve any understanding of what unfolds on a patch of grass in south-west London this afternoon you have to appreciate the concept of Scottishness, and a modern one at that.
Andy Murray is a Scot. He is a Scot who was educated professionally in Barcelona, lives in Oxshott, Surrey, and earns his considerable living in places such as Doha, Melbourne, Bangkok and Cincinnati.
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