It’s been 77 years since a Brit has won a Wimbledon title (Fred Perry 1936), that was not to stop Andy Murray who just captured his first Wimbledon title beating Novak Djokovic in straight sets; 6-4, 7-5, 6-4.
There was nothing short of a strange Wimbledon final, lots of breaks were exchanged, unforced errors piled up, winners were counted, and each man slipped and slided to their own finishline.
Andy Murray was the fortunate one to cross the finish as the victor. He did after all have nearly all of the momentum in the final match. Djokovic just seemed to hang on, never really dictating, just hanging.
How did Andy Murray win Wimbledon?
In order for Murray to win Wimbledon as he did, all he had to do was put the ball in play and nothing more. Novak imploded.
Djokovic didn’t ever look comfortable on Centre Court. Novak is one of the greatest returners on the current tour, yet he wasn’t able to do anything with many of the Murray lofty second serves (sub 85mph). Even during the points, Djokovic kept hitting it to Murray and rarely engaged in moving the Scot around.
The Nole unforced error count made the difference. Novak ended up throwing the match away unable to consolidate breaks of serves by throwing in a bunch of boneheaded errors; hitting it long or into the net.
Murray, kept a level head and kept his nerve even when the crowd was hardly able to contain their excitement.
What’s next for Andy Murray
Murray has a US Open title to defend. He’s going to have to transition quickly from the Wimbledon title euphoria and buckle down and adapt to continue his winning prowess.
My hat is off to you Andy Murray for a fine played Wimbledon tournament, even if it was strange having past champions lose early on. Regardless, an excellent showing on your part.