Andy Murray was “so glad to finally do it” after he won the Wimbledon title.
The 26-year-old Scot beat Novak Djokovic in straight sets on Centre Court, 6-4 7-5 6-4, to become the first British champion since Fred Perry won for the third time in 1936.
He was in tears of anguish last year after being beaten in the final by Roger Federer, but there was only joy this afternoon.
“It feels slightly different to last year,” Murray said.
“Last year was one of the toughest moments of my career, so to manage to win the tournament today...
“It was an unbelievably tough match, so many long games.”
He saw Djokovic come back from 40-love behind in the final game of the match to force deuce and threaten to level up at 5-5, but Murray dug deep and landed his reward.
“I don’t know how I managed to come through that last game from (holding) three match points,” he said.
“I’m so glad to finally do it.”