Murray wins Wimbledon title 2013 – beats Djokovic to end Britain’s 77-year drought

Andy Murray won his first Wimbledon title and ended Britain’s 77-year wait for a men’s champion with a clinical victory over world number one Novak Djokovic.

The Scot, 26, converted his fourth championship point in a dramatic final game to win 6-4 7-5 6-4 and claim his second major title.

In an atmosphere reminiscent of his Olympic final win last summer, Murray was willed on by the majority of the 15,000 spectators on Centre Court, thousands watching on the nearby big screen and millions more around the country.

The final game was a battle in itself, with Murray seeing three match points slip by from 40-0 and fending off three Djokovic break points with some fearless hitting, before the Serb netted a backhand to end the contest.

After a gruelling three hours and 10 minutes in searing temperatures, Murray had finally followed in the footsteps of Fred Perry’s 1936 win at the All England Club.

Britain's Andy Murray (R) celebrates beating Serbia's Novak Djokovic (L) during the men's singles final at Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 7, 2013.

Break Murray, seeded second, top seed Djokovic twice in the first set on a baking center court and maintained a sent to clinch love the it in exactly one hour.

Djokovic regrouped quickly, however, and made 4-1 in the second set before Murray flew again, breaking the top seed and shook twice to take it 7-5.

Murray broke again in the first game of the third set but Djokovic broke back and taking in the British service again to lead 4-2.

Murray broke twice and served for the match at 5-4. Led 40-0, but Djokovic saved all three championship points before they settled Murray win at the fourth attempt after three hours, nine minutes when Serbian netted backhand.

Perry used to jump over the net in the celebration, but the new British champion flew in delight before sinking to his knees on the grass.

Then Murray went harmlessly into the stands to celebrate with his family and support team, parading and moments after the cup around the main stadium.

He could hardly believe he had won, saying: “It feels a little different from last year and last year was one of the hardest moments in my career, so to be able to win in today’s game …

“It was a tough game incredibly, a lot of long games.”

He tweeted later: “I ​​can not believe what just happened!!!”

Becoming mother Dunblane first Wimbledon singles champion in Scotland since Harold Mahony in 1896.

Djokovic regrouped quickly, however, and made 4-1 in the second set before Murray flew again, breaking the top seed and shook twice to take it 7-5.

Murray broke again in the first game of the third set but Djokovic broke back and taking in the British service again to lead 4-2.

Murray broke twice and served for the match at 5-4.

Led 40-0, but Djokovic saved all three championship points before they settled Murray win at the fourth attempt after three hours, nine minutes when Serbian netted backhand.

“This was one of the hardest moments, today’s match was incredibly difficult,” Murray said in an interview Oakland after lifting the trophy.

“I do not know how I came through the final three points, and I’m very happy to do so. Added the Scot has played Novak many times and when everyone plays ends, he will go down as one of the fighters.”

“I’ve been doing the same today and this is what made it difficult. And I understand how much everyone wants to see the winner of the British Wimbledon and I hope everyone enjoys it.”

Djokovic was gracious in defeat.

“Congratulations to Andy I was totally worth it, I played incredibly,” said six-times Grand Slam champion.

“I know what it means to you guys in the whole country to do so well. It is a great achievement. Added that I gave my all and it was an honor for me to be in this game, in this final.”

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