Andy Murray has become the first British male Tennis player to win Wimbledon in 77 years, beating Novak Djokovic in straight sets. It was an incredible performance.
After years of failed attempts from various Brits including Murray himself, this win is quite simply historic; but, he did it in a sensational style too.
To beat the World no. 1 in straight sets is impressive, but the two slogged it out relentlessly for well over two hours in one of the finest displays of tennis you will find. If there has ever been any doubt over Murray’s ability both technically and mentally, they are now all left to rest.
The determination that Murray showed in the final set, and especially in the final game, was ferocious. With three Championship points in that final game, Djokovic some how brought it back in his trademark style, where he soon went on a run of three break points. But Murray held out, and it was magnificent to see how he pulled it off.
The relief and emotion of achieving a lifelong dream was evident as he roared excitement after finding the winning point, which Murray stated post-match that he couldn’t even remember.
For those outside the UK, it may not be quite so obvious as to how valuable this win is. The nation has been crying out for a home winner for over three quarters of a century. The Twitter feeds were going as wild as Centre Court itself. Murray has written himself into the history books with sheer physical power and mental strength.