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Celebrities congratulate Andy Murray on historic Wimbledon win

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Jul 07, 2013 | 1:51pm EDT

Kevin Spacey and Ewan Mcgregor are among the stars who have heaped praise on tennis champ Andy Murray after he beat Novak Djokovic to become the first Brit to win the Wimbledon Men's Final in 77 years. The Scottish sportsman overpowered the world's number one seed in three thrilling sets to take the Grand Slam title in London on Sunday (07Jul13), making him the first British Wimbledon champion since Fred Perry in 1936. Bradley Cooper and pal Gerard Butler were among the spectators in the stands at Centre Court, while celebrities across the world tuned in for the big game and flocked to Twitter.com to cheer as world number two Murray scored victory in a three-hour, nine-minute match which ended 6-4, 7-5, 6-4, a year after he was named runner-up to Roger Federer. Spacey writes, "Huge congrats to @Andy_Murray for an amazing Win! Been saying he would do it for a year! Alll (sic) of Great Britain is proud! Awesome tennis!" Star Wars actor McGregor was also quick to celebrate his fellow Scot's epic win, tweeting, "Oh my God. What a match, what a player. Inspiring a Nation. Andy Murray!! Ya (sic) Beauty." Meanwhile, One Direction's Niall Horan adds, "He's done it ! Huge win! Congratulations andy" and actor Sam Claflin comments, "Murray Murray Murray! What a legend. Hero. Wimbledon wombles! So chuffed that he's British (not just Scottish now he's won)." Comedian Eddie Izzard writes, "Andy Murray - b**ody hero. Congratulations!!!!!!"; model Erin O'Connor exclaims, "We are so proud of you Andy Murray!!!!!" and Australian funnywoman Rebel Wilson posts, "Awesome Murray!! True champion". In a post on Facebook.com, British soccer ace David Beckham gushed, "What an incredible achievement by Andy Murray today. He has worked so hard under enormous expectation to make history. The country is so proud of him. Congratulations to all his family, friends and team who have supported him over the years."

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