Atlanta, GA (CNN) — Andy Murrray ended Britain's 77-year wait for a men's singles winner at Wimbledon after defeating Novak Djokovic in a pulsating contest.
Murray, who was beaten in last year's final by Roger Federer, triumphed 6-4 7-5 6-4 against six-time grand slam winner Djokovic.
The World No.2 won Olympic gold on Centre Court last year before going on to win the 2012 U.S. Open.
Murray, 26, is the first British man to win Wimbledon since Fred Perry in 1936.
Serving for the match at 5-4 in a dramatic third set, Murray wasted three match points before being forced to stave off three break points.
But the home favorite finally, at the fourth time of asking, secured the point to ensure his place in Wimbledon history.
"It feels slightly different to last year," Murray told fans on Centre Court.
"Last year was one of the toughest moments of my career, so to manage to win the tournament today.
"It was an unbelievably tough match, so many long games.
"My head was everywhere in that last game, he was hitting some unbelievable shots and I think that is why at the end of the match I almost didn't know what had happened.
"The last 30 minutes have been a bit a bit of a blur. I just don't know what to say."