“The greatest British sportsperson in history.” “Amazing, amazing, amazing.”
It was a victory that struck a chord with many – even his famously poker-faced coach Ivan Lendl could not hide his emotions as Andy Murray became Wimbledon champion for the second time on Sunday.
The 29-year-old Scot magnificently dismantled Milos Raonic in straight setsto become the first British man to win multiple singles titles at SW19 since Fred Perry in 1935.
Unsurprisingly, it was a triumph that sparked thousands of tweets. Former England football captain Gary Lineker, the world’s most expensive footballer Gareth Bale and even TV presenters Ant and Dec offered their congratulations. Here is how the day unfolded on social media…
Murray had been there and done it before, but that did not stop the nerves and excitement building as the start of the match neared. Former England cricketer Phil Tufnell showed his support – and it became increasingly clear that Murray had the backing of a number of furry friends.
The hottest ticket in town
Royal Box regulars, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were in attendance, as was Prime Minister David Cameron and Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. But perhaps most surprising was the presence of Manchester United’s Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho as Portugal were competing in the Euro 2016 final against France in Paris on Sunday evening.
That 147mph Raonic serve
Raonic produced a colossal 147mph serve in the second set – the equal second-fastest in Wimbledon history – but the cat-like Murray managed to return superbly, winning the point and causing Twitter to purr in admiration.