By Xand Venturas
Andy Murray beat Novak Djokovic in straight sets (6-4 7-5 6-4) to become the first Briton to win the Wimbledon men’s singles title for 77 years.
In a rematch of their Olympic men’s final a year ago – which Murray also won – the world no. 2 beat the world no. 1 in front of 15,000 supporters and millions of fans watching on TV. It was a gruelling match of three sets in the sweltering London summer heat, with temperatures reaching above 40 degrees celsius.
With the majority of the spectators backing Murray, a Djokovic win seemed unlikely, especially after Murray was the first to break serve and round off the first set 6-4.
The second set was a more even affair with the two players breaking each other serves, but Murray took the set 7-5.
The final set began with Murray breaking Djokovic’s serve, but Djokovic broke right back, held serve and eventually found himself in a 4-2 lead in the final set. Djokovic was showing signs of not giving in but Murray was determined to see the set through and fought back, winning every game from then and taking the set and the match.
The last British man to win Wimbledon since Fred Perry in 1936.
The collection of videos below show the action leading up to Murray’s triumph.
Below is a video of the penultimate point to give Murray and his fourth match point.
Murray heads to his team to celebrate winning.
Novak Djokovic’s classy and respectful speech after losing the final to Murray.