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Andy Murray Wins 2013 Wimbledon Title

Max Meyer |
July 7, 2013 | 11:42 a.m. PDT

Executive Producer


Andy Murray (bardya, Creative Commons)
Andy Murray (bardya, Creative Commons)
Andy Murray defeated Novak Djokovic in straight sets 6-4, 7-5, 6-4 as he became the first Brit to win Wimbledon since 1936. Murray outlasted the top-seeded man in the world in a 3-hour, 9-minute match that ended with the British faithful at Wimbledon Stadium on its feet. 

Murray made the Wimbledon final last year as well, but he lost to Roger Federer. However, he followed the loss by winning the Olympic gold medal in London and then earning his first Grand Slam title at the U.S. Open. 

By ending Great Britain's 77-year drought at Wimbledon, the second-seeded Murray will gain consideration for the top overall ranking. 

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Murray came back from 4-1 and 4-2 deficits in the second and third sets respectively. In the final game, Djokovic came back from three championship points down, but Murray ultimately prevailed on the fourth one. 

The last time these two played in a Grand Slam championship was in the 2013 Australian Open, where Djokovic won his sixth Grand Slam title.

After finishing on top at Wimbledon on Sunday afternoon, Murray joins Djokovic, Federer, Rafael Nadal and Lleyton Hewitt as the fifth active man with multiple Grand Slam titles.



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