Andy Murray has won his first Wimbledon title beating World number one, Novak Djokovic in straight sets. 4-6, 5-7, 4-6.
Murray won last year’s US Open to end what was then a 76-year wait for a British male Grand Slam champion; he is now the first Briton of either gender to win Wimbledon since Virginia Wade in 1977, and the first male since Fred Perry in 1936. “It feels slightly different to last year,” Murray said in reference to his tearful defeat in the 2012 final.
“I don’t know how I managed to get through that last game – losing three match points was unbelievable. It was hard to watch but imagine playing it! “Novak has come back so many times from similar positions and he almost did it again.” The beaten world number one was typically sportsmanlike at the trophy presentation.
“Congratulations to Andy, who absolutely deserved this win – you played incredible tennis,” Djokovic said. “I know how much it means to all of you guys, the whole country, well done. “I’m aware of the pressure he gets, although I cannot imagine the extent not being in his shoes. “It was an absolute pleasure and an honour to be part of this final.”