Wimbledon belonged to Andy Murray once more as the Scot defeated Milos Raonic to win his second title at the All England Club.
Murray gave a masterclass to beat the big-serving Canadian 6-4 7-6 (7/3) 7-6 (7/2) and clinch his third grand slam title in his 11th final.
The 29-year-old’s success came in his first final back with coach Ivan Lendl since his 2013 Wimbledon success and maintained the dominance of tennis’ big four.
At the moment of victory, Murray dropped his racket to the Centre Court grass before leaping in the air in celebration of another piece of British sporting history.
Clutching the trophy to his chest, he told Sue Barker: “This is obviously the most important tournament for me every year. I’ve had some great moments here and some tough losses and the wins feel extra special because of that.
“I’m proud to get my hands on the trophy again. I played really good stuff today but Milos has had some great matches on the grass.”
Murray thanked his team, and his voice cracked as he addressed wife Kim and his parents, saying: “And to my family as well, I love all of you.”
Murray even included Prime Minister David Cameron, watching with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge from the Royal Box, in his speech, drawing some good-natured jeers from the crowd.
“I think playing in a Wimbledon final’s tough, I certainly wouldn’t like to be the Prime Minister, it’s an impossible job,” said Murray.
Raonic vowed to be back, saying: “It’s a difficult challenge as it is and Andy’s been playing great. He deserves to be winning here for a second time. This one’s going to sting so I’m going to make sure as these courts are green that I do everything I can to be back here for another chance.”