Fitness will be a factor. Scotland's Murray is the first British man to win Wimbledon in 77 years, since Fred Perry won the last of three in a row in 1936. He also learned from his losses, particularly last year's four-set defeat to Federer. Wimbledon likes to do these things at the end of a set, but the debate will rage again whether this was fair to the player in the ascendancy. The Dunblane native nearly forgot the person most responsible for putting a racket in his hand and shaping his game before reversing course to give her an embrace — his mother Judy, Britain's Fed Cup captain and a former top player in her native Scotland. Ahem. "At the end, mentally, that last game will be the toughest game I'll play in my entire career, ever," Murray said. Andy Murray fires off another fist pump on his way to a two-set lead. 115 in the ATP rankings. We are no longer accepting comments on this article. Djokovic leads their head-to-head 11-8, but meetings in the latter stages of Slams seem likely in their budding rivalry. Andy Murray fought back from a set down against Jerzy Janowicz to clinch a place in his second successive Wimbledon final with a 6-7, 6-4, 6-4, 6-3 victory. Tuesday 11 June 2013 11:52. "I think I persevered," he said. 7 Jul 2013 7 Jul 2013 From the section Tennis Andy Murray wins his first Wimbledon title and ends Britain's 77-year wait for a men's champion with a â¦ IMAGE: Andy Murray won Wimbledon in 2013 and 2016 and won the US Open in 2012. Wimbledon 2013: How Andy Murray reached his second consecutive final at SW19. Andy Murray fires a backhand. Murray is down to the last Sunday, and finally we can get ahead of ourselves. Novak Djokovic checks his wrist after the fall. Murray, though it took him a while to break through, has become a significant force in the chase for majors. With them at his back, he recovered from a break down in the last two sets and shook off the loss of three match points when he was serving for the match at 40-0. "Then we get the hardcourt season that we want.". And Andy's really come into his own.". "You're looking at a bit of the changing of the guard," John McEnroe said Sunday. A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. He again beat Murray to capture his fifth career Australian Open in 2015, which made Djokovic the all-timeâ¦ Andy Murray is the CHAMPION of Wimbledon 2013! "Can't get my head around that.". Andy Murray won his first Wimbledon title and ended Britain's 77-year wait for a men's champion with a straight-sets victory over world number one Novak Djokovic. Andy Murray Is First Male Brit to Win Wimbledon in 77 Years The tennis pro's entire country was cheering him on as he made history in the men's championship. But the biggest difference was his ability to put return after return in play — 77% in all. The only thing standing in his way is the best player in the world. By Simon Briggs 08 July 2013 â¢ 15:45 pm Looking at the scorecard â a 6-4, 7-5, 6-4 win over world No. "It's definitely a three-horse race for the year-end No. He is like a much better version of his fellow giant Ivo Karlovic and did enough to show that he will be a force to be reckoned with in future. Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic get instructions before the match. "He would have loved to have won here, but it's the next best thing.". Move over, Prince Charles. A massive feat of concentration was going to be required after losing the tiebreak 7-2 and that was what he summoned up. Janowicz cracked in the end, but what a revelation he has been this fortnight. Novak Djokovic hits the deck ... putting stress on his left wrist. Andy Murray of Britain hoists the trophy after defeating Novak Djokovic of Serbia 6-4, 7-5, 6-4, becoming the first British man since 1936 to win Wimbledon. Murray was quicker around the court and steadier in the clutch, taking advantage of Djokovic's lackluster serving and bouts of error-prone play. Andy Murray bends low as he lines up this forehand. Murray was sharp from the outset this time and, having got a taste of what was to come with a 143mph strike against him on the second return point, created a break point in the fourth game that was met with a 121mph kick-serve that he shanked long. This gave him all the momentum before the roof decision at 8.39pm, which had shades of Rafael Nadal versus Lukas Rosol last year, when the Spaniard was forced off after he had won the fourth set. © 2020 USA TODAY, a division of Gannett Satellite Information Network, LLC. Watch the final game of Andy Murray's 2013 Wimbledon win over Novak Djokovic in full. Ridding the Centre Court of Fred Perry’s ghost is not hard enough. Novak Djokovic lines up a backhand volley. "I think he believed in me when a lot of people didn't," Murray said of Lendl, who reached two Wimbledon finals but never left with the trophy. Matters were eventually levelled, but you would never want to play a best-of-three against this opponent on grass, which is what it now became. Soon he was there himself, hugging his coach of the past 18 months, Ivan Lendl, his girlfriend Kim Sears, his father Bill and other members of his team and family. If Nadal's knee is not a problem, it sets up a tantalizing summer between the trio that will culminate at the year's final Grand Slam in New York. Down and out: Janowicz looked to be in control in the third set but fell apart as was knocked out by Murray. 1 Novak Djokovic â you might think that he did â¦ Andy Murray topped Novak Djokovic in straight sets 6-4, 7-5, 6-4 to win Wimbledon and become the first British man in 77 years to lift the singles trophy. Novak Djokovic unleases a serve in the second set. Andy Murray has become Britainâs first Wimbledon menâs singles champion for 77 years after beating Novak Djokovic in straight sets in an historic final today. Playing with a calm sometimes lacking in previous campaigns, No. He got the first break of the match. Jelena Ristic, the girlfriend of Novak Djokovic, takes her seat. The two make a heck of a team. Murray was armed with a 16-match winning streak on grass, stretching back to the first round of the Olympics last year, for what was his fifth straight Wimbledon semi-final, and he is as much a fixture of the first Friday in July as the Henley Regatta. The roof was surely introduced to allow play when it is raining, not to interrupt the natural flow of an outdoor match, but that is exactly what happened when referee Andrew Jarrett responded to the pleas of Janowicz, that had begun an hour earlier, by ordering it to be shut. Wimbledon 2013: Andy Murray wins, beating Novak Djokovic in 3 sets ... the last British man to win Wimbledon, back in 1936. Andy Murray finds his coach, Ivan Lendl. Andy Murray ends the 77-year drought for British men at Wimbledon. "He had chances in the final last year and let it get away. Andy Murray defeated Novak Djokovic 6-4%2C 7-5%2C 6-4 in the Wimbledon final; It%27s first win here for a British man since 1936 %22I understand how much everyone wanted to see a â¦ Novak Djokovic in a familiar position, dipping low to retrieve a shot. In 2013 Djokovic defeated Andy Murray to win his fourth Australian Open title, and he captured another Wimbledon championship the following year when he beat Federer in a dramatic five-set final. "He was all over the court.". Reigning U.S. Open golf champion Justin Rose of England. 1, but everything depends on how Rafa's knee is," Gilbert said. 5, his lowest ranking in a decade. "Roger is one of the greatest, if not the greatest ever, but it's going to be harder for him to hang with these guys in long matches now. Ever present. Federer, the all-time leader with 17 majors, appears to be in slow decline. On July 7 2013 in the sweltering heat of Centre Court, Andy Murray's dream of winning Wimbledon finally became a reality as he ended Britain's 77-year wait for a men's champion. He did not want to hear about how his draw got so much easier when Rafael Nadal,Roger Federer and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga were eliminated. Murray had a better ratio of winners (36-31) and unforced errors (21-40) than Djokovic, and also smacked more aces (9-4). One year after a crushing defeat to Federer in the Wimbledon final, Murray returned to the All England Club lawns to capture his second Grand Slam title. There will be a lot of this sentiment on the grounds on this day. I think every time you have a really tough loss, a loss that really hurts you, you learn a lot from it about how to handle the occasions better going forward.". Marion Bartoli does photo sessions a day after her title. It was a magnificent display of dead-eyed resolve from the 26-year-old Scot, whose run to the final has been far more dramatic than seemed likely a week ago.
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