Novak Djokovic: 'Andy Murray deserves Wimbledon triumph'

Andy Murray of Britain is congratulated by Novak Djokovic of Serbia after the Men's singles final match on July 7, 2013
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Novak Djokovic admits that Andy Murray "absolutely deserved" his victory in Sunday's Wimbledon final.

Novak Djokovic has admitted that Andy Murray "absolutely deserved" his victory in Sunday's Wimbledon final.

Murray saw off the world number one 6-4 7-5 6-4 to lift the trophy on Centre Court.

"Congratulations to Andy, you absolutely deserved it, you played incredibly," Djokovic told BBC Sport. "I know what it means to you guys in the whole country, so well done.

"It makes his success even bigger because I know the pressure and expectations he is under. It is a great achievement. I gave it my all and it was an honour to be in this match, in this final."

Djokovic was bidding to win his second title at SW19 after triumphing in 2011.

Andy Murray of Britain poses with the Wimbledon trophy after defeating Novak Djokovic of Serbia during the Men's singles final on July 7, 2013
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