Andy Murray has brought pride to a nation.
With Murray’s 6-4,7-5,6-4 victory over the top seeded Novak Djokovic, he’s broken a 77-year drought of British players winning on the grass of Wimbledon.
The 26-year-old Scot is the first Brit to win there since Fred Perry in 1936. Murray has been on a red hot streak leading up to this historic victory today, last summer he won the Olympic gold medal there, and then went on to win the US Open a few weeks after.
Murray’s tenacity in the match held strong to any comeback Novak tried to launch, and he came roaring back from being down 1-4 in the second set. From there he never looked back. After the victory he humbly stated:
“I understand how much everyone wanted to see a British winner at Wimbledon so I hope you enjoyed it…I tried my best.”
The question that remains now is with this victory has Murray officially risen to make himself as a possibly replacement of the very past his prime Roger Federer.
Tennis is a young man’s game, and as of now the ones dominating are Murray, Nadal and Djokovic…could this be the end of an era?