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Andy Murray victory watched by more than 17 million

Andy Murray's Wimbledon victory was watched by a peak of 17.3 million viewers, the BBC said.

The 26-year-old World Number Two beat Serbian world number one Novak Djokovic in straight sets to become the first British man to lift the coveted trophy for 77 years.

Andy Murray on Centre Court during the men's Wimbledon final. Credit: Press Association

The BBC said that Sunday's Men's Final, broadcast on BBC1, attracted a five-minute peak of 17.3 million.

It said that the figure was up on last year's final, which was watched by a peak of 17 million when Murray lost to Roger Federer.



Queen congratulates Andy Murray on historic win

Queen Elizabeth has sent Murray a message. Credit: Ian Georgeson/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Andy Murray has been congratulated privately by the Queen following his historic win

.A Buckingham Palace spokeswoman said: "I can confirm that the Queen has sent a private message to Andy Murray following his Wimbledon victory."

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Andy Murray: 'I did my best'

"It feels slightly different to last year, last year was one of the toughest moments of my career.

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.

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.

I have got a great team, they have stuck by me through a lot of tough moments and this one is especially for Ivan as well."

– Andy Murray, Wimbledon champion



Euphoric reaction to Murray Wimbledon final win


Big congrats to @andy_murray on his historic win at @wimbledon. A great guy and a very deserving champion.

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Murray wins Wimbledon in straight sets 6-4 7-5 6-4

Andy Murray ended 77 years of hurt for British tennis as he clinched the Wimbledon men's singles title.

Not since Fred Perry won for the third successive year, in 1936, had the grass-court grand slam seen a home victory in the men's final.

But Murray put last year's defeat to Roger Federer firmly behind him by beating world number one Novak Djokovic 6-4 7-5 6-4 on Centre Court.

Great Britain's Andy Murray reacts. Credit: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire/Press Association Images
Andy Murray. Credit: EMPICS Sport/EMPICS Sport
Serbia's Novak Djokovic. Credit: EMPICS Sport/EMPICS Sport
Serbia's Novak Djokovic. Credit: EMPICS Sport/EMPICS Sport

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