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British media rejoice in 'History Boy' Murray's triumph

July 08, 2013 09:12 IST

British media rejoice in 'History Boy' Murray's triumph

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Andy Murray's Wimbledon triumph was lauded in Monday's British newspapers after he beat Novak Djokovicto deliver a long-awaited home success in the men's singles with The Times calling the Scot 'The History Boy'.

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Image: Andy Murray of Britain greets his mother
Photographs: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

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'At last'

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'At last' read the front page of the Daily Telegraph sports section next to a picture of the smiling champion, adding: "Murray at the pinnacle of his game as he becomes the first British man to win Wimbledon since Fred Perry 77 years ago".


Image: Dunblane residents celebrate as local boy Andy Murray of Great Britain wins championship point
Photographs: Mark Runnacles/Getty Images

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'Now it'll be arise, Sir Andy'

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The Daily Mail front page headline was 'Now it'll be arise, Sir Andy' as it raised the prospect of the 26-year-old being knighted alongside a picture of him kissing the gold trophy after beating Serbia's World No 2 6-4, 7-5, 6-4.


Image: Dunblane residents take to the streets to celebrate after watching local boy Andy Murray of Great Britain beat Novak Djokovic
Photographs: Mark Runnacles/Getty Images

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'Astonishing end to an astonishing day'

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The Independent joined in the celebrations with the word 'Champion' on its front page, while its sports section read:

"It was an astonishing end to an astonishing day. Andy Murray secured his lifetime's ambition by winning a final game of nerve shredding drama yesterday that summed up an unforgettable Wimbledon final, full of stunning tennis and with more plot twists than an Alfred Hitchcock thriller."


Image: Dunblane residents enjoy an impromptu sing along
Photographs: Mark Runnacles/Getty Images

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'The longest yearning in British sport'

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Most papers ran special supplements on Murray's success and some included victory posters after the Scot ended what The Times called: "The longest yearning in British sport..."


Image: Dunblane residents watch local boy Andy Murray of Great Britain play Novak Djokovic
Photographs: Mark Runnacles/Getty Images

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