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Last updated at 08:34 BST, Tuesday, 09 July 2013

Andy Murray wins Wimbledon


8 July 2013

Andy Murray has won his first Wimbledon title and ended Britain's 77-year wait for a men's tennis champion by beating world number one, Novak Djokovic. His success could lead the way to making him one of the world's highest earning sportsmen.


Andrew Verity

Andy Murray

Andy Murray kisses the Wimbledon trophy


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Andy Murray will collect £1.6m in prize money for yesterday's victory, but that's a modest sum compared with the amount he could earn now his status as a national sporting hero has been sealed.

According to his manager, Simon Fuller, Murray's victory is no less a triumph than winning the top prize in football. And he's now admired not just as a sportsman but as a personality.

Andy Murray's manager, Simon Fuller:

The public has warmed to Andy. As each year passes they understand him and they warm to him, and I think people got a little insight as to how big a heart he has and how sort of passionate he is about sport and what a truly great guy, and I think that, combined with winning on court, makes for a true superstar.

Murray's already earning £15m over five years from sportswear sponsorship and he was reckoned to be worth a total of £32m even before yesterday's victory.

If he now exploits 'brand Murray' to the full, marketing experts believe, he could earn £15m a year making him one of the highest-earning sportsmen in the world.


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a modest sum

a fairly small amount of money


agreed; confirmed


great success


well-known person / famous person


deeper understanding


very enthusiastic


money that a company gives to support or encourage someone or something (and sometimes to promote the company giving the money)


uses a situation to get benefit from it

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