Andy Murray First Brit to Win Wimbleton in 77 Years
Andy Murray is the Wimbleton champion after defeating top ranked Novak Djokovic on Centre Court Sunday afternoon. A Scotland native, Murray is the first British man in 77 years to be crowned the Wimbleton victor.
Andy Murray defeated Novak Djokovic 6-4, 7-5, 6-4 in the Wimbledon final. When Djokovic netted a backhand, Murray’s victory was solified, prompting the champion to throw his racket and fist pump the crowd.
“I still can’t believe it,” Murray said a couple of hours after sending the Kingdom into collective delirium. “Can’t get my head around that.”
Fred Perry was the last Brit to win Wimbleton. In 1936, he won is last of 3 consecutive titles. Murray says of his victory:
“I understand how much everyone wanted to see a British winner at Wimbledon so I hope you enjoyed it,” Murray told the crowd at Centre Court, where the year before he broke down into tears in his on-court interview. “I tried my best.”
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