London, July 7 (IANS) Andy Murray Sunday said that he understood how much everyone had waited for the moment as he created history by becoming the first Briton since Fred Perry in 1936 to win the men's singles Wimbledon title here.
Murray ended a 77-year wait for the British by beating Serbia's World No.1 Novak Djokovic 6-4, 7-5, 6-4 in three hours and nine minutes.
"I understand how much everyone else wanted to see a British winner. I hope you enjoyed it. I tried my best," said the 26-year-old Murray to the crowd in Centre Court, who had been cheering for him throughout the match.
"It feels slightly different to last year. Last year was one of toughest moments of my career so to manage to win the tournament today. I don't know how I came through that last game," said the second seed, who lost the final last year to legendary Swiss Roger Federer.
The Scot also lauded his opponent Djokovic, against whom Murray improved his head-to-head to 8-11.
"I've played Novak many times and I think he'll go down as one of the biggest fighters in history. He's come back from losing positions many times before and he nearly did it again today," added Murray.