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Tennis-Murray beats Djokovic to end Britain's 77-year wait
July 7, 2013 / 4:32 PM / 4 years ago

Tennis-Murray beats Djokovic to end Britain's 77-year wait

LONDON, July 7 (Reuters) - Andy Murray beat Novak Djokovic 6-4 7-5 6-4 on Sunday to become the first Briton to win the Wimbledon men’s singles title since 1936.

Murray, the second seed, broke top seed Djokovic twice in the first set on a baking Centre Court and held serve to love to clinch it in exactly an hour.

Djokovic regrouped quickly, however, and led 4-1 in the second set before Murray roared back, breaking the rattled top seed twice to take it 7-5.

Murray broke again in the first game of the third set but Djokovic broke back and took the Briton’s serve again to lead 4-2.

Murray broke back twice and served for the match at 5-4.

He led 40-0 but Djokovic saved all three championship points before Murray clinched victory at the fourth attempt after three hours nine minutes when the Serbian netted a backhand.

Reporting by Ed Osmond, editing by Pritha Sarkar

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