Dalglish, Hoy & more: Twitter reacts to Andy Murray’s Wimbledon title

Kenny Dalglish, Chris Hoy and Laura Robson all tweet their thoughts after Andy Murray won his first Wimbledon title

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Andy Murray beat Novak Djokovic in straight sets on Sunday

Andy Murray ended Britain’s 77-year wait for a men’s singles Wimbledon champion after a 6-4 7-5 6-4 victory over world number one Novak Djokovic in the final.

The 26-year-old, who was runner-up at SW19 last year, secured his second Grand Slam title as the Dunblane-born second seed emulated Fred Perry – the last Briton to triumph at Wimbledon.

Here is a selection of the best of the Twitter reaction from a host of sportsmen and sportswomen following Murray’s stunning victory on Sunday.

Murray’s Olympic mixed doubles partner Laura Robson ‏(@laurarobson5) is delighted for her friend: “So good!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #andymurray #proud”

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand ‏(@rioferdy5) congratulates Murray: “Hard work pays off. @andy_murray congrats and well deserved fella.”

Boxer George Groves (‏@StGeorgeGroves) predicts a surge of Fred Perry sales: “Congratulations @andy_murray!!!!! Fred Perry’s stock at sports direct has just plummeted!! Great match!!!”

England legend Gary Lineker ‏(@GaryLineker) could be presenting Murray with a certain award later this year: “I sense @andy_murray will take a bit of beating at Sport’s Personality Of The Year! #wimbledon”

Ex-Wimbledon striker Jason Euell (‏@jasoneuell) looks back at Murray’s run to the final: “Congrats to #Murray from the 1/4s being two sets down, the semi’s winning five games in a row. Defining moments. It just had to be his year…”

Olympic gold medallist sprinter Darren Campbell ‏(@campbelldarren) hails the British number one: “@andy_murray Well done mate, this was the one you wanted the most! You never gave up and now it’s all yours! #magic”

Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish (‏@kennethdalglish) pays his respects: “@andy_murray Unbelievable. What a fantastic story. Magnificent. What fantastic dignity from the loser. Off to celebrate. Ya beauty!”

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere (‏@JackWilshere) has his say: “Well done @andy_murray deserved it mate!!”

Golfer Ian Poulter ‏(@IanJamesPoulter) always believed: “Congrats to Andy Murray on winning his first Wimbledon final. @TomHartleyjnr school boy error. Told you.”

One half of the Golden Slam twins the Bryan brothers ‏(@Bryanbros) send their congratulations: “Big congrats to @andy_murray on his historic win at @Wimbledon. A great guy and a very deserving champion.”

Piers Morgan ‏(@piersmorgan) pays tribute to Djokovic: “Class act. @DjokerNole!”

Queens Park Rangers midfielder Joseph Barton ‏(@Joey7Barton) reckons Prince William could have a name suggestion for their imminent baby: “Such is the fickleness of the British, I wouldn’t be surprised if the royal puppets didn’t call that royal baby Andy
Murray Windsor now…”

Former England cricket captain Michael Vaughan ‏(@MichaelVaughan) is still digesting 12 months of awesome British sport: “Olympics, British Lions, @andy_murray and many more… When are we finally going to say we are bloody good at Sport in the UK….!!!”

Tennis legend Martina Navratilova (‏@Martina) has a special word for Judy Murray: “Andy Murray wins 6-4,7-5,6-4 and what an emotional scene on the court afterwards:) Beautiful. Congrats Andy and his whole team!!! And mom:)”

Former Liverpool striker Michael Owen ‏(@themichaelowen) is proud to be British: “Congratulations Andy Murray. The TV shots of his family’s reaction were great. That’s what it’s all about, making people proud.”

Finally, Sir Chris Hoy ‏(@chrishoy) sends his thoughts from the Royal Box: “What a privilege to experience that. Truly outstanding. Bravo Andy Murray.”

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