Britain reacts to Andy Murray's win
For the first time since 1936, a British player won the men's singles title at Wimbledon, with Andy Murray breaking through Sunday to defeat Novak Djokovic.
Whether you're into tennis or not, the storyline every year of Murray trying to end that streak is fairly recognizable to many mainstream sports fans. The pressure under which he plays every year at Wimbledon is staggering.
Thankfully for Murray, that big weight has been lifted off his shoulders.
Here is a look at how the British media covered the momentous occasion:
Twitter is having a fun time with it as well.
David Cameron's message to Andy Murray: "You've lifted us all"
— Rob Harris (@RobHarris) July 7, 2013
Something special to be on centre court for Wimbledon history today. nerve shredding final game! But after 77 yrs what's another 10 mins?
— Ian Darke (@_IanDarke) July 7, 2013
The Queen has sent a private message to Andy Murray following his Wimbledon victory.
— Peter Hunt (@BBCPeterHunt) July 7, 2013
Andy Murray is Wimbledon champion and 'Fred Perry in 1936' is trending worldwide! If you're in #teammurray tell us how you will celebrate.
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) July 7, 2013
Regardless of how they're phrased, they all add up to the same finality - the streak is over.
No matter where it is or how long it takes, streaks in sports do end at some point, and in this case, with a thrilling conclusion.
- Chris Lillstrung | @CLillstrungNH