From the back pages Wimbledon special, July 7: Andy Murray wins Wimbledon

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Andy Murray ended 77 years of hurt for British tennis as he clinched the Wimbledon men’s singles title. (The Telegraph)

ANDY MURRAY became the first British man to win Wimbledon since 1936 after crushing Novak Djokovic in straight sets. The man from Dunblane equalled Fred Perry’s achievement 77 years ago by powering past world No1 Djokovic 6-4 7-5 6-4. (The Sun)

Andy Murray.

Andy Murray.

Seventy-seven years of pain were wiped away in just over three hours on Sunday as Andy Murray became the first British man to win the Wimbledon title since 1936 with a stunning 6-4, 7-5, 6-4 victory over world No 1, Novak Djokovic. As Djokovic’s final backhand hit the net and fell back on his own side, Murray dropped his racket in disbelief before celebrating in front of his support box. (The Guardian)

Andy Murray thanked his family and team of coaches after securing his first Wimbledon and second Grand Slam win. The new champion said he couldn’t remember much of the final game that saw him lose three Championship points. And after being handed the winners’ trophy, Murray joked that he felt “slightly different” to last year when he was defeated by Roger Federer. (The Mirror)

It hardly seemed earth-shattering news at the time, seven years ago, but what fretting and frustration could have been saved. The suggestion, that is, that the family of a promising teenage tennis player from Belgrade called Novak Djokovic were considering taking British nationality. (The Independant)

Rio Ferdinand, Gary Lineker, Joey Barton, David Haye and more have joined the masses congratulating Andy Murray’s historic victory over Novaj Djokovic at Wimbledon. The outstanding Briton staggeringly defeated Djokovic in straight sets, 6-4, 7-5, 6-4, becoming the first from these shores to win the men’s title since Fred Perry in 1936. And, as usual, Lineker, Ferdinand and Barton were among the first to express their feelings. (Daily Mail)

MARION BARTOLI climbed from “rock bottom” up to the players’ box on Centre Court to hug her father Walter after beating Sabine Lisicki 6-1, 6-4 in the women’s final. (The Express)