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In pictures: Andy Murray wins Wimbledon title

July 8, 2013

As the inevitable draw closer, fans began to egg their star on. One spectator held a sign aloft displaying a message. Clive Brunskill / Getty Images
As the inevitable draw closer, fans began to egg their star on. One spectator held a sign aloft displaying a message. Clive Brunskill / Getty Images
And the moment arrived three hours and nine minutes later. Murray, who conceded feeling very nervous during the last few points, finally won what he had dreamed of winning all his life – the Wimbledon title. Mike Hewitt / Getty Images
And the moment arrived three hours and nine minutes later. Murray, who conceded feeling very nervous during the last few points, finally won what he had dreamed of winning all his life – the Wimbledon title. Mike Hewitt / Getty Images
Judy, Murray's mother, and Mahesh Bhupathi, former world No 1 doubles player, were in the stands supporting the Scotsman. A big day for the Murray family, you would think. Clive Brunskill / Getty Images
Judy, Murray's mother, and Mahesh Bhupathi, former world No 1 doubles player, were in the stands supporting the Scotsman. A big day for the Murray family, you would think. Clive Brunskill / Getty Images
Andy Murray was one win away from becoming the first British player to hold the Wimbledon men's singles trophy. Naturally all of Britain was united, finding ways to support their No 1 tennis player. Residents of Dunblane, where Murray's roots lie, were ou???
Andy Murray was one win away from becoming the first British player to hold the Wimbledon men's singles trophy. Naturally all of Britain was united, finding ways to support their No 1 tennis player. Residents of Dunblane, where Murray's roots lie, were ou???
The six-time grand slam champion's expression here says it all. Having conceded 40 unforced errors throughout the match, his chances of another victory was slowly slipping away. Julian Finney / Getty Images
The six-time grand slam champion's expression here says it all. Having conceded 40 unforced errors throughout the match, his chances of another victory was slowly slipping away. Julian Finney / Getty Images
On the court, Murray was focused on playing aggressively and with a very positive intent against his childhood friend, world No 1 Novak Djokovic. Getty Images
On the court, Murray was focused on playing aggressively and with a very positive intent against his childhood friend, world No 1 Novak Djokovic. Getty Images
Among the spectators was Ronnie Wood, guitarist for the legendary British rock band, the Rolling Stones. Clive Brunskill / Getty Images
Among the spectators was Ronnie Wood, guitarist for the legendary British rock band, the Rolling Stones. Clive Brunskill / Getty Images
Murray and Djokovic were involved in many a long, tiring rally, with the British No 1 winning more often than not. Julian Finney / Getty Images
Murray and Djokovic were involved in many a long, tiring rally, with the British No 1 winning more often than not. Julian Finney / Getty Images
The Centre Court at All England club was packed on a sunny summer day with fans dressed in a variety of ways to show their support. This woman had the flags of both Great Britain and Scotland pinned to her hats. Expectations were clearly very high. Clive ???
The Centre Court at All England club was packed on a sunny summer day with fans dressed in a variety of ways to show their support. This woman had the flags of both Great Britain and Scotland pinned to her hats. Expectations were clearly very high. Clive ???
The players pose with their silverware at the presentation ceremony. Glyn Kirk / AFP
The players pose with their silverware at the presentation ceremony. Glyn Kirk / AFP
Murray also posed with the trophy at the Wimbledon balcony with fans, one of them obviously Scottish, cheering on. It was a seminal moment in British, as well as Scottish sport. Carl Court / AFP
Murray also posed with the trophy at the Wimbledon balcony with fans, one of them obviously Scottish, cheering on. It was a seminal moment in British, as well as Scottish sport. Carl Court / AFP
Among those who celebrated were British prime minister David Cameron, left, and Scotland's first minister Alex Salmond. Murray won 6-4, 7-5, 6-4. Anja Niedringhaus / AFP
Among those who celebrated were British prime minister David Cameron, left, and Scotland's first minister Alex Salmond. Murray won 6-4, 7-5, 6-4. Anja Niedringhaus / AFP
In the dying minutes of three-hour-long match, Murray found himself being drawn to the net constantly as Djokovic played a lot of drop shots. Murray, though, seemed to have the answers to whatever Djokovic threw at him. Adrian Dennis / AFP
In the dying minutes of three-hour-long match, Murray found himself being drawn to the net constantly as Djokovic played a lot of drop shots. Murray, though, seemed to have the answers to whatever Djokovic threw at him. Adrian Dennis / AFP
Murray had by now won the key points to win the first and second sets, but that did not stop Djokovic from continuing to push his opponent. It just wasn't his day. Tom Hevezi / AP Photo
Murray had by now won the key points to win the first and second sets, but that did not stop Djokovic from continuing to push his opponent. It just wasn't his day. Tom Hevezi / AP Photo
Murray was congratulated by Djokovic. The world's top two have played in four finals now with many more expected over the next few years. Anja Niedringhaus / AP Photo
Murray was congratulated by Djokovic. The world's top two have played in four finals now with many more expected over the next few years. Anja Niedringhaus / AP Photo
It was the biggest moment of Murray's life and he even said later he could not believe he had won. The crowd was ecstatic, too. Anja Niedringhaus / AP Photo
It was the biggest moment of Murray's life and he even said later he could not believe he had won. The crowd was ecstatic, too. Anja Niedringhaus / AP Photo
Naturally, Murray needed a few minutes to soak into the moment. Kirsty Wigglesworth / AP Photo
Naturally, Murray needed a few minutes to soak into the moment. Kirsty Wigglesworth / AP Photo
Djokovic, a winner here in 2011, was drained after a five-set semi-final against Juan Martin del Potro. The Serb, nevertheless, was on the ball throughout the match. Anja Niedringhaus / AP Photo
Djokovic, a winner here in 2011, was drained after a five-set semi-final against Juan Martin del Potro. The Serb, nevertheless, was on the ball throughout the match. Anja Niedringhaus / AP Photo
The trophy was as much for the British public as it was for Murray who extended their support to the star for al these years. Murray seemed to acknowledge that. Stefan Wermuth / AP Photo
The trophy was as much for the British public as it was for Murray who extended their support to the star for al these years. Murray seemed to acknowledge that. Stefan Wermuth / AP Photo