Murray gave a famously tearful speech after losing his first Wimbledon final against Roger Federer in 2012.

Twelve months later, he finally ended Britain’s 77-year wait for a male champion – and the chance to see him repeat the feat attracted huge attention.

Spectators queued overnight just to grab a spot on Henman Hill, while the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and former champions Bjorn Borg, Stefan Edberg and Boris Becker were among those watching from the Royal Box.

“This is the most important tournament for me every year,” added an emotional Murray.

“I’ve had some great moments here, but also some tough losses. The win feels extra special because of the tough losses.”

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