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07/07/13 17:55

Andy Murray's 'phenomenal' victory

First Minister congratulates Scotland's Wimbledon winner.

Congratulating Andy Murray on winning the Men’s Final at Wimbledon in three straight sets Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond said:

“Many congratulations to Andy Murray on a truly phenomenal victory. Andy’s determination to win was visible in every point and he delivered an outstanding result in a real clash of tennis titans.

"His phenomenal performance against the world number one displayed incredible physical prowess and depths of mental fortitude.

“The shouts of “Come on Andy” were ringing all the way from Dunblane to SW19.

“Last year Andy Murray won the hearts of Wimbledon, this year he has won the championship and on today’s form there will be many more victories to come.

"Novak Djokovic displayed typical grace and sportsmanship in defeat.

“But Andy has firmly secured his place in Scottish sporting folklore. He is one of the greats of the game and his success today will inspire a new generation of tennis champions.”