Andy Murray wins Wimbledon, first British man in 77 years to claim title

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In addition to the trophy, Murray earned 1.6 million pounds ($2.4 million) and got that long-awaited invitation to the black-tie champion’s dinner, set for later Sunday night.

“It was a privilege to watch @Andy_Murray making history at #Wimbledon, and making Britain proud,” tweeted the Prime Minister.

Indeed, on this day, the hoorahs were coming from every corner of the kingdom.

“I can confirm,” a Buckingham Palace spokeswoman said, “that the Queen has sent a private message to Andy Murray following his Wimbledon victory.”

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