Not too long ago, Switzerland’s own Roger Federer came from behind and beat Andy Murray in the Wimbledon Championship, showing the world that he is still the number one tennis player, but earlier today Andy Murray brought the gold home for the Brits, defeating Federer in straight sets, (6-2,6-1,6-4), on the same court where he lost early July.
Fred Perry is still the last Englishman to win the Wimbledon crown in 1936, as we are all reminded each Wimbledon, but Murray eased the pain of all of Great Britain with his win Sunday. This gives the host country 37 medals, 16 golds, and puts them in third place behind the US and China in overall medal count.
Not only did Murray win, he basically swept the entire field, winning nearly every set of the tournament. In the third round he lost the opening set to Cyprus’ Marcos Baghdatis before taking the next two sets. That was the only set he lost in the entire tournament. After winning the set and match, the entire stadium erupted, as Henman Hill turned to Murray Mountain for the day.