2013 Wimbledon: Andy Murray Defeats Novak Djokovic To Claim Men’s Title

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Andy Murray has won the 2013 Wimbledon mens title, beating world number 1 Novak Djokovic in a stunning performance to be the 1st Brit in 77 years to win the Grand Slam event.

The Scot, 26, converted his fourth championship point in a dramatic final game to win 6-4 7-5 6-4 and claim his second major title.

In an atmosphere reminiscent of his Olympic final win last summer, Murray was willed on by the majority of the 15,000 spectators on Centre Court, thousands watching on the nearby big screen and millions more around the country.

And after a gruelling three hours and 10 minutes in temperatures exceeding 40C, he finally followed in the footsteps of Fred Perry’s 1936 win at the All England Club.

Perry used to leap over the net in celebration, but Britain’s new champion roared in delight before sinking to his knees on the turf.

The final game had been a battle in itself, with Murray seeing three match points slip by from 40-0 and fending off three Djokovic break points with some fearless hitting, before the Serb sent a backhand fly long to end the contest.

Murray then headed into the stands to celebrate with his family and support team, before parading the trophy around Centre Court.



Quo non Ascendam. Writer. E-mail: wana@360nobs.com

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