Stat Line of the Night — 7/7/2013 — Andy Murray
There was simply no stopping Andy Murray on Sunday during the Wimbledon men’s final at the All England Club. The world’s second-ranked player defeated top ranked Novak Djokovic in a rather impressive fashion, breaking the Serbian on seven of his 16 service games, while winning a total of 41% of Djokovic’s first service points, en route to the 6-4, 7-5, 6-4, straight sets victory.
In the end, those stats listed above were impressive, but there was one number that mattered most: 77. That is how many years the people at Wimbledon have waited for a British tennis player to reclaim the silver gilt cup that is awarded to the tournament’s champion. After failing in his first seven attempts to end Britain’s streak of futility at the All England Club, Murray found out yesterday that sometimes eight is a charm.
It was an impressive performance, and for it, he earns “The Stat Line of the Night” for Sunday, July 7, 2013.