Sunday, July 07, 2013

Andy Murray Wins Wimbledon, Beats Djokovic in Straight Sets

Andy Murray became the first British man to win Wimbledon for 77 years on Sunday, after defeating Novak Djokovic on Centre Court.

The Scot, who lost in his first Wimbledon final last year to Swiss powerhouse Roger Federer, beat out number 1 seed, Djokovic, in the 3rd set to achieve what no
British man had since Fred Perry's victory in 1936.

In that time, the competition has largely been dominated by American stars such as Don Budge, John McEnroe, Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras. Interestingly though, the U.S. has not produced a champion since the latter defeated Patrick Rafter in 2000.

During what was a tense encounter for the hordes of Murray fans at centre court and on Murray Mound, the 26-year-old defeated the Serbian with relative ease, washing away the ghosts of last year's championship final.

Murray took the first set 6-4, and had to hit back from 4-1 down in the second set to take an overall 2-0 lead. And in a tense finish, Murray eventually saw his way to victory with a pulsating 6-4 victory.

Murray's victory will be met with joy throughout Britain, which has seen many false contenders to Fred Perry's crown throughout the last 8 decades.

"I have played Novak many times and when everyone finishes playing, he will go down as one of the fighters." Said Murray, following his victory. "He did the same today and that is what made it tough. I understand how much everyone wanted to see British winner at Wimbledon and I hope everyone enjoyed it.

"I hope you guys enjoyed it. I did my best! I did forget Mum, but then I did remember. My team have stuck by me through some tough moments. This one is for Ivan as well, I know he did everything to try to win this one when he was playing. He's fantastic, he's been patient and I thank him."

2 comments:

themovetoamerica said...

Shouted at the tv the whole time! Henman Hill must surely now be officialyy named Murray Mound!

Molly

Laurence Brown said...

It certainly was a tense match! What a relief!

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