It’s taken generations for a British man to reach the upper levels of men’s tennis, but now that he’s hear, Andy Murray is not going anywhere anytime soon. He was already a historic winner in the eyes of Britain, thanks to making a Wimbledon final last year, winning a gold medal at the London Olympics, and topping that with a US Open victory to claim his first Grand Slam. Now, Murray has become a hero in his homeland. Andy Murray beat Novak Djokovic in straight sets to win the first Wimbledon championship by a British man in 77 years. Until Murray beat Djokovic 6-4, 7-5, 6-4, no Brit had claimed Wimbledon since Fred Perry won it in 1936.
Murray described the win as, “It was the best day of my life so far.” Murray elaborated, “Wimbledon is the pinnacle of our sport, this is the tournament that most players if they could choose one to win it would be this one. I will probably never top this in my career.”
Winning Wimbledon is great, but in the process Murray topped the best player in the world, Novak Djokovic, and in straight sets no less. It’s an impressive feat, and to see him thrive under the intense pressure of winning his home tournament is a thing of beauty. Wimbledon history in the making, and a great reason for the lovely people of Britain to celebrate their home island hero.
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