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Murray ends Britain's 77-year wait at Wimbledon

Updated: July 7, 2013, 6:09 PM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- Andy Murray needed one more point, one solitary point, to win Wimbledon -- a title he yearned to earn for himself, of course, and also for his country.

Britain had endured 77 years since one of its own claimed the men's trophy at the revered tournament referred to simply as The Championships, and now here was Murray, on the brink of triumph after 3 hours of grueling tennis against top-seeded Novak Djokovic under a vibrant sun at Centre Court.

Up 40-love, Murray failed to ...

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