For the first time in 76 years, Great Britain has a Wimbledon men’s champion – and Andy Murray still cannot believe it.

Murray beat the world number Novak Djokovic in straight sets on a remarkable afternoon in SW19 to take the trophy and a cheque for £1.6m.

In temperatures on centre court hitting almost 100F, the Scot bore the pressure of an expectant nation on broad shoulders to become the first British male to win the greatest tennis tournament since Fred Perry in 1936.

Murray described the last game of his 6-4,7-5, 6-4 victory as mentally the toughest he is ever likely to play.

The 26-year-old squandered three championship points, saved three break points and finally won his second grand slam after more than three hours play.

He said: “It was tough, it was so hot. I hadn't played any matches in the heat of the day.

“The first few games were brutal. The first four were 30 minutes, so it was a physically incredibly demanding match.

“Mentally, that last game will be the toughest game I'll play in my career, ever.”

He added: “Winning Wimbledon is the pinnacle of tennis. The last game increased that feeling. If I had closed it out at 40 love - I worked so hard in that last game.

“It's the hardest few points I've had to play in my life. But winning Wimbledon, I still can't believe it. I can't get my head around that. I can't believe it.”