indo-asian news service
London, 7 July
Andy Murray tweeted that he “cannot believe what just happened” after creating history by becoming the first Briton since Fred Perry in 1936 to win the men&’s singles title at Wimbledon here Sunday.
“Can’t believe what’s just happened!!!!!!!” tweeted the 26-year-old Murray, who also ended Britain’s wait 77-year wait in 2012 to become the first men’s singles Grand Slam champion when he won the US Open, beating Serbia’s World No.1 Novak Djokovic. He also said on Sunday that he understood how much everyone had waited for the moment as he created history by becoming the first Briton since Fred Perry in 1936 to win the men&’s singles Wimbledon title here. "I understand how much everyone else wanted to see a British winner. I hope you enjoyed it. I tried my best," said the 26-year-old Murray to the crowd in Centre Court, who had been cheering for him throughout the match.
"It feels slightly different to last year.
Last year was one of toughest moments of my career so to manage to win the tournament today. I don’t know how I came through that last game,” said the second seed, who lost the final last year to legendary Swiss Roger Federer.
The Scot also lauded his opponent Djokovic, against whom Murray improved his head-to-head to 8-11.
"I’ve played Novak many times and I think he’ll go down as one of the biggest fighters in history.
He’s come back from losing positions many times before and he nearly did it again today,” added Murray.
Novak Djokovic said the Briton played “fantastic tennis” and “deserved to win”. “Congratulations to Andy. I gave it my all; it was a pleasure to be part of this match, this final. The bottom line is that he was a better player in decisive moments. I should have played better in the decisive moments,” the Serb said.