Andy Murray beat world number 1, Novak Djokovic, in straight sets on Sunday 7th July 2013 to become Wimbledon Champion.
The Scottish tennis professional was overcome with emotion at Centre Court on the hot London afternoon. The final score was 6-4, 7-5, 6-4 which masked the agonizing string of Championship points which Djokovic held out against until, finally, the Serb hit the net and a roar erupted from Wimbledon as Britain triumphed in a native champion for the first time in living memory.
Djokovic was as sporting as ever, praising the play of his opponent who had so much pressure to compete with at Wimbledon. Novak is still the World Number 1 – having edged ahead in the number of tournaments played as Andy Murray missed the French Open.
Murray praised his team and coach, Ivan Lendl, for their hard work in preparing him for the tournament. Murray was watched at the London venue by VIPs including the UK Prime Minister, David Cameron, and the Scottish First Minister and leader of the Scottish National Party, Alex Salmond, who unfolded a Scottish flag upon the end of the match.
Andy Murray is now in line to receive prize money of £1.6 million. He and his girlfriend, Kim Sears, attended the post-Wimbledon party in Park Lane on Sunday night along with the Women’s Singles winner Marion Bartoli.