Murray wins 1st Wimbledon, ends 77 year British drought

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HISTORIC. Andy Murray ends the 77-year British men drought as he dominated Novak Djokovic to win the Wimbledon title. Photo by EPA/Gerry Penny

Andy Murray dominated Novak Djokovic in the Wimbledon championship ending a 77-year wait for a Wimbledon men’s champion. Murray took 3 straight sets (6-4), (7-5), (6-4) against world number one Djokovic. It was the 26-year-old Murray’s second Grand Slam title to follow his breakthrough triumph at the US Open back in 2012. Murray and Djokovic played through 40-degree heat.  Djokovic grew increasingly frustrated as he slipped on the court several times. Djokovic was gracious in his defeat recognizing the tremendous amount of pressure that was on Murray’s shoulder with the entire UK egging him to win the Wimbledon title. “He deserves to win,” said the Serbian standout.



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