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Brit Andy Murray Wins Men's Title at Wimbledon

Andy Murray of Britain holds the winners trophy up to the spectators after defeating Novak Djokovic of Serbia in their men's singles final tennis match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London Jul. 7, 2013.
Andy Murray has become the first British tennis player in 77 years to win the men's title at Wimbledon.

Murray scored a 6-4, 7-5, 6-4 victory over world number one Novak Djokovic on Sunday. The second-seeded Murray took three hours, nine minutes to win the title on the hottest day of the year so far in Britain - with the mercury soaring toward 30 degrees Celsius on Centre Court at the All England Club.

Djokovic paid tribute to his opponent, saying Murray played "incredibly." Murray won and lost three match points in the final game before his Serbian opponent dragged a backhand shot into the net.

Murray was runner-up at Wimbledon to Roger Federer last year. After his victory Sunday, he said ''I understand how much everyone wanted to see a British winner at Wimbledon, and I hope everyone enjoyed it."

The last British man to win the tournament was Fred Perry in 1936.

A Buckingham Palace spokeswoman said Queen Elizabeth sent a private message of congratulations to Andy Murray after his Wimbledon victory.

On Saturday in the women's final, 15th-seeded Marion Bartoli scored a 6-1, 6-4 victory over No. 23 Sabine Lisicki.