Andy Murray beats Novak Djokovic to become first British man in 77 years to win Wimbledon title!
It just seemed like destiny.
Andy Murray, carrying the hopes of a nation on his shoulders, has won the Wimbledon singles title in straight sets over top-ranked Novak Djokovic.
What a HUGE victory for Murray, the reigning US Open and Olympic champion who was runner-up at Wimbledon last year to Roger Federer.
Here is some of what Andy said after the match:
“It feels slightly different to last year. Last year was one of toughest moments of my career so to manage to win tournament today…I don’t know how I came through that last game. Imagine playing it! I’ve played Novak many times and I think he’ll go down as one of the biggest fighters in history. He’s come back from losing positions many times before and he nearly did it again today.”
“I understand how much everyone else wanted to see British winner. I hope you enjoyed it (MASSIVE CHEER), I tried my best.”
Andy thanks his team, including coach Ivan Lendl who was a two-time Wimbledon runner-up: “They’ve been through everything with me, stuck with me in a lot of tough moments. This one was especially for Ivan as well – I know how he did everything to win this when he was playing, and I’m glad I was able to help him out so he could win it as coach [Lendl smiling!]. He’s a fantastic person, been very patient, I’m not easy at times.”