David Cameron hailed Andy Murray as the Briton beat Novak Djokovic 6-4 7-5 6-4 to win the Wimbledon men's singles title on Sunday (July 7).
"Well it was fantastic. It was an absolutely brilliant performance, an amazing day for Andy Murray but also an incredible day for British tennis and for Britain. It was an absolute privilege to be able to watch it," he said.
"Well the noise was incredibly intense because I think people...I mean every point was an exciting point. There were so many breaks and break backs that I think the crowd was just on tenterhooks the whole way through. I mean the Royal box we were jumping up and down, shouting, hugging. I mean, it was sort of incredibly emotional because we've waited so long for a Wimbledon champion."
Fred Perry's name had haunted Murray ever since he made his Wimbledon debut in 2005 and after three hours and nine minutes of heart-pounding action on Sunday, Perry's ghost was finally laid to rest as the 26-year-old became the first British man to hoist the gilded trophy wearing shorts.
The achievement completed a remarkable 11-month run for Murray who is now the reigning Olympic, U.S. Open and Wimbledon champion.
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