1. For the first time since Fred Perry in 1936, a British man has won Wimbledon. Scotland’s Andy Murray knocked off Novak Djokovic in straight sets to win the title today in stunning fashion.
2. It was looking dicey for Murray in the third set, but he clawed his way back to tie it at 4-4, and then this devastating turnaround forehand put him in position to break Djokovic for good.
3. The next point, which was arguably more impressive than the last, gave Murray a double-break point, which he capitalized on with the ensuing return.
4. And now Australia is the one lagging behind with regards to a native participant winning its major tournament.
5. Even Hall of Famer Ivan Lendl, Murray’s notoriously stoic coach, let loose with a face-creaking smile after the win.
6. Here’s the entire championship point for Murray, with all the reaction and celebration that followed.
7. Finally, the 77-year drought is over. Britain’s championship has come home.
8. The spectators who were there today will likely never forget such a historic moment in their country’s sporting history.
9. And for Andy Murray, first with a gold medal at the London Olympics and now a Wimbledon title, you can say it’s been quite a year.
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