Andy Murray tops Novak Djokovic, becomes first Briton in 77 years to win Wimbledon
Britain's Wimbledon drought is over.
Andy Murray beat Novak Djokovic 6-4 7-5 6-4 on Sunday to become the first Briton to win the Wimbledon men's singles title in 77 years.
The last homegrown player to win Wimbledon was Fred Perry in 1936.
Murray, a 26-year-old Scot, led 2-0 in the third set with Djokovic looking beaten, but the Serb hit back to win the next four games.
Murray responded to break serve twice and served for the match at 5-4.
He led 40-0 but Djokovic saved all three championship points before Murray clinched victory at the fourth attempt after three hours nine minutes when the Serbian netted a backhand, sparking wild celebrations around the court.
"That was one of the toughest moments, today was unbelievably tough match," Murray said in a courtside interview after lifting the trophy.
"I don't know how I came through the final three points, I'm so glad to do it.
"I have played Novak many times and when everyone finishes playing, he will go down as one of the fighters," the Scot added.
"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."
Djokovic was gracious in defeat.
"Congratulations to Andy you absolutely deserved it, you played incredibly," the six-times grand slam champion said.
"I know what it means to you guys in the whole country so well done. It is a great achievement. I gave it my all and it was an honor to be in this match, in this final."
It was the second major title for Murray, who won last year’s U.S. Open.