It was about time. 77 years. And now Wimbledon finally has the win it’s been waiting for.
Ahn-day! He won the Wimbledon title over Novak Djokovic in a tough straight sets: 6-4, 7-5, 6-4.
A beautiful win for Andy, who has been inching his way to this victory for years (who can forget last year’s “I’m getting closer!”), tantalizing and tormenting the British fans. There was so much more relief than joy in Andy Murray’s expression just after that final championship point, as he raised his fists and shook them at his box. At that moment it was personal for him – and how can you blame him for that? To make it anything more would have made it almost impossible to bear.
“I don’t know if you realized what you’ve done,” was Sue Barker’s pitch perfect greeting to Murray after the match. Exactly.
“Feels slightly better than last year,” Murray replied. Exactly.
A prize for Murray. A win for Wimbledon. The victory, at last, for Britain. It works on all levels.