Andy Murray became the first British male winner of the Wimbledon singles title in 77 years after overwhelming world No.1 Novak Djokovic at the All-England Club.
Murray defeated Djokovic 6-4 7-5 6-4 to become the first British male since Fred Perry in 1936 to win the singles title at SW19.
Having lost the opening set, Djokovic led 4-1 in the second set and then 4-2 in the third but despite saving three Championship points was powerless to prevent Murray from winning his second grand slam title and the first on home turf.
In his sixth grand slam final, Murray was seeking to become the first British male winner of Wimbledon in the open era against Djokovic who in his 11th major final was hoping to claim his seventh title and cement his status as the world No.1.
Murray, who had claimed Olympic singles gold and the US Open since his defeat by Roger Federer in last year's Wimbledon final, took the early initiative, creating seven break points in the first two Djokovic service games, and subsequently clinching the early break.
The No.1 seed and 2011 champion quickly broke back to level the opening set but when Murray reestablished his break in the seventh game, the Serbian had no repost, allowing the home favourite to hold and take the first set 6-4.
But as Murray's first serve success dropped at the start of the second set, Djokovic, who had defeated Juan Martin del Potro in a grueling five-set marathon in the semi-final, took full advantage taking a 4-1 lead after the Brit netted a regulation forehand.
However, Murray capitalised on a rare Djokovic error, and then a double fault to reclaim the momentum and square the set at 4-4 after saving two break points on serve.
After having used up his remaining challenges, Djokovic was furious after a Murray forehand was called in, leading to two break points for the British No.1, with the reigning Australian Open champion finding the net.
Serving for a two set lead, Murray made no mistake holding to love to stand on the precipice of sporting history while Djokovic was starting to fold amid the 40 degree heat on centre court.
Djokovic had recovered from two sets down in the US Open final before eventually losing in three sets, but Murray began the third set looking to wipe out the world's leading player, earning an early break as the six-time grand slam winners' error count ticked over 30.
But after recovering from 0-30 down to eventually hold serve; Djokovic reeled off four successive games only for Murray to break again to stifle his opponents' momentum.
When a second successive break came however, the Scot stood on the brink of history but serving for the title Djokovic saved three Championship points in miraculous circumstances before Murray secured the title to spark scenes of wild jubilation.