The Wimbledon finals between Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic wasn't exactly a great tennis exhibition by both players, and it didn't go the distance like other classics in the past, but Murray winning is the sports story of the summer so far.
Murray beat Djokovic 6-4, 7-5, 6-4, becoming the first male from Great Britain to win here since Fred Perry snagged the Wimbledon trophy in 1936.
The match still went 3 hours, 9 minutes despite not even reaching a fourth set, but that was more due to the long rallies between both players than anything else.
A year ago, Murray was on this same surface in the finals eventually losing to Roger Federer, but he said after that match, while tears flowed down his face, "I'm getting closer."
This time it was a different message from Murray.
"Last year was one of the toughest moments of my career. I don't know how I was able to come through that last game … three match points. (I) just managed to squeeze through in the end."
Murray's straight sets victory over Djokovic wasn't just one for him, but it was for his country, Wimbledon and the sport of tennis.
It also showed that no matter how goofy a Grand Slam can be before the finals, a great matchup and an incredible storyline coming out of that tournament can leave everyone extremely satisfied.posted this picture, but the relief on Murray's face is priceless.
Afterwards Cameron tweeted the following to Murray ...
— UK Prime Minister (@Number10gov) July 7, 2013
"I understand how much everyone wanted to see a British winner at Wimbledon so I hope you enjoyed it," Murray said after the win. "I tried my best."than he did on Friday.
We are three Grand Slams down in '13, with one more to go. The U.S. Open kicks off on August 26, but make sure to come back and check us out before then for all your tennis news.
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