Finally, the Brits Win Wimbledon

Andy Murray is first British male in 77 years

By Newser Editors and Wire Services

Posted Jul 7, 2013 11:34 AM CDT

(Newser) – Andy Murray became the first British man in 77 years to win the Wimbledon title, beating Novak Djokovic 6-4, 7-5, 6-4 in today's final. Murray, who lost to Roger Federer in last year's final, won his second major title after last year's US Open. The last British man to win the Wimbledon title before today was Fred Perry in 1936.

Murray and Djokovic played each other in a Grand Slam final for the third time in the last four majors, with Murray winning the US Open and Djokovic taking this year's Australian Open. Djokovic, the top-seeded Serb who won the 2011 title at the All England Club, had won the last three matches between the two and still holds an 11-8 head-to-head edge.

Novak Djokovic of Serbia returns to Andy Murray of Britain during the Men's singles final match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Sunday, July 7, 2013.   (Alastair Grant)
Andy Murray plays a return to Novak Djokovic during the Men's singles final match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Sunday, July 7, 2013.   (Kirsty Wigglesworth)
Novak Djokovic slips as he tries to return to Andy Murray during the Men's singles final match in Wimbledon, London, Sunday, July 7, 2013.   (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
Andy Murray returns to Novak Djokovic during the Men's singles final match in Wimbledon, London, Sunday, July 7, 2013.   (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, Pool)
Andy Murray of Britain reacts after winning against Novak Djokovic during the Men's singles final in Wimbledon, London, Sunday, July 7, 2013.   (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
Andy Murray of Britain reacts as he defeats Novak Djokovic during the Men's singles final in Wimbledon, London, Sunday, July 7, 2013.   (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
Andy Murray of Britain reacts after winning against Novak Djokovic in the Men's singles final in Wimbledon, London, Sunday, July 7, 2013.   (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
Andy Murray of Britain reacts as he wins against Novak Djokovic during the Men's singles final in Wimbledon, London, Sunday, July 7, 2013.   (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
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