Andy Murray in the men's final at Wimbledon
Britain's Andy Murray powers his way to victory over Novak Djokovic Reuters

Andy Murray sent Britain wild by winning Wimbledon with a sensational win over Novak Djokovic in the men's final at Wimbledon on Sunday 7 July.

Murray won in straight sets, 6-4, 7-5, 6-4, to become the first Briton to win the prestigious tournament in 77 years with this resounding three-set win which cements his position at the very summit of the sport.

This was a triumph of strength for Murray who pounded the world number one during long rallies in soaring heat.

At times, the mercury hit almost 50 degrees Celsius on centre court and it was the Serb Djokovic who was feeling the heat.

Murray took a gruelling first set 6-4, but then was put on the back foot in the second.

Djokovic surged back to go in to a 4-1 lead in the second set, but Murray dug so deep to draw level and then bury his opponent 7-5.

Murray had never lost a set on grass to Djokovic and such was Murray's dominance at times that it was hard to see anything changing this year.

Djokovic looked dazed and lost at times and his stats reflected his malaise. He hit two double faults in the second as his game fell to pieces under the Murray onslaught.

Murray sent down four aces in the second and showed his powerful returning game was working by restricting Djokovic to just one.

In the third, it seemed Murray could see the finishing line as he steamed in to a two-game lead. But Djokovic reeled him in by winning four on the bounce.

But his grip on the set never looked firm and Murray mounted a comeback, hitting back at the Serb in what was becoming a true heavyweight bout. Meanwhile, Djokovic kept on adding unforced errors.

With Murray pushed on by delirious fans he sealed the win, having missed three championship points earlier in the tenth and final game of the third set.


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