Wimbledon 2013 Champion
After an agonising 77 year wait, Andy Murray has become the first British man to win the Wimbledon men’s single championship since Fred Perry achieved the feat way back in 1936. Not only did the Scot make history, but he did it in the most extraordinary fashion possible. Up against the world number one Novak Djokovic, Murray blew the Serb away as he clinched his second Grand Slam title in less than 12 months in a straight sets (6-4, 7-5, 6-4) victory.
Coming almost a year to the day since the British number one clinched Olympic Gold in the men’s singles tournament at London 2012, as well as a Silver medal in the mixed doubles with Laura Robson, there is no doubt that Murray is one of the most decorated players in tennis for a generation.
Has there ever been a better time to be British than right this instant? After years of pain and heartbreak in the tennis world, our sportsmen and women are coming up trumps and inspiring us to head out on court. Other than remembering where our white shorts and trainers are, we need to get some gear; you can get some nifty tennis equipment from Decathlon – which is a good place to start and there’s probably one near you.
We’ll have to wait until August 26th to find out if Murray can continue to overpower his rivals, by retaining his US Open title when the last Grand Slam of the year gets underway at Flushing Meadows.
Thank you Andy for making Britain shine (the sun is clearly agreeing too with temperatures scorching, reaching 30 degree Celsius!)
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