Murray beat Novak Djokovic and then went up to his box in the stands to hug his mother, who was immensely proud of her son’s achievements.
She said: “It’s the best feeling ever to see your son win Wimbledon. This is what he has talked about winning since he was a little boy, it was a dream that has become a reality now for him.”
Murray admitted she found it hard to watch her son’s triumph. “I have been shaking for the last three hours,” she added. “I am fine now but 15 minutes ago (just before Murray won) I was an emotional wreck.
“I can’t remember exactly what happened. I know he was 40-0 up in the last game and then it went to deuce, but he gutsed it out. There were some outrageous points in the final game. They had been out there for three hours and it was so hot, but he was so determined to win it.”
Murray was seeded second for the tournament behind Djokovic, but his mother always suspected her son would go on to become the first British man since Fred Perry to triumph at the All England Club.
“I had a good feeling,” she said. “He has been strong and composed all week, but Novak is such a tough competitor so to bury him you have to play unbelievably. You have to play your A game to win and Andy brought a pretty decent game today.”