Andrew Murray came of age last Sunday afternoon as he ended the 77-year wait for a British men’s singles Wimbledon champion with a straight sets victory over world No1 Novak Djokovic.
The 26-year-old Scot was at his tenacious best to recover from two and one-set deficits against Fernando Verdasco and Jerzy Janowicz in the quarter and semi-finals before equalling the legendary Fred Perry’s feat back in 1936.
The women’s competition drew to a close bereft of its top seeds leaving France’s Marion Bartoli to beat Germany’s Sabine Lisicki in a relatively one-sided match to take the title.
Portugal’s presence at the All England Championships endured until the semi-final stage of the boys doubles competition where French Open champions Frederico Silva and British partner Kyle Edmund were ousted 6-4, 7-6 by Stefano Napolitano and Enzo Couacaud. Skip Bandele