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Andy Murray's historic Wimbledon win

Andy Murray with the Wimbledon men's trophy Photo: Adam Davy/PA Wire.

Andy Murray has become the first British man to win the Wimbledon singles title in 77 years.

He sealed his victory against world number one Novak Djokovic in straight sets (6-4 7-5 6-4) to take the title.

Murray, 26, received a standing ovation on Centre Court as crowds roared their support.

The Centre Court crowd stood on their feet after Andy Murray's victory. Credit: Adam Davy/PA Wire.

He threw his hands in the air triumph, smiling broadly before embracing his Serbian opponent.

Andy Murray is congratulated by Serbia's Novak Djokovic

The Scot broke down in tears of joy as the enormity of his triumph sank in.

Murray holds his head in disbelief Credit: Adam Davy/PA Wire.
Andy Murray sinks to his knees after his victory Credit: Adam Davy/PA Wire.

He then ran across the famous lawn at SW19 to embrace his girlfriend and family in the player's box.

Kim Sears looks on as her boyfriend celebrates his victory Credit: Adam Davy/PA Wire.
Andy Murray kisses his mum, Judy Murray Credit: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire.

The win makes Murray the first British man to take the Wimbledon title since Fred Perry in 1936.

Fred Perry playing in the Wimbledon men's final in 1936 Credit: PA Archive

Perry's daughter Penny said she was "absolutely stunned, I can't believe he played that way".

When asked what her father's reaction would have been to Andy Murray becoming the first Brit to win Wimbledon title in 77 years, she said he would have found it 'bitter-sweet'.

"I think 50% of him would have been absolutely up in the hysterical mode of the British drought is over, we have got a British champion - hail to the Brits - because he was supremely patriotic".

Murray, who held his trophy aloft and kissed it, said: "It feels slightly different to last year, last year was one of the toughest moments of my career.

Andy Murray kisses the Wimbledon trophy Credit: Adam Davy/PA Wire.

"It was an unbelievably tough match, so many long games and I don't know how I managed to come through that.

"That final game was unbelievable, three match points."

Andy Murray in front of the score board after defeating Serbia's Novak Djokovic Credit: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Paying tribute to the huge support he has received, Murray said: "I understand how much everyone else wanted to see a British winner at Wimbledon so I hope you guys enjoyed it, I did my best."

Andy Murray fans celebrate his historic victory Credit: Press Association

Prime Minister David Cameron and Scottish First minister Alex Salmond were side by side as they cheered Andy's victory.

David Cameron and Alex Salmond celebrate Credit: Anja Niedringhaus/POOL/PA Wire.

Afterwards, David Cameron described Murray's win as "absolutely brilliant".

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