Andy Murray lived up to expectations draped like a damp, heavy Saltire (Scottish flag) around his shoulders on Sunday. The British Number 1 and World Number 2 bagged his second Wimbledon title and third overall tennis Grand Slam. Defeating Canadian Milos Raonic in straight sets, after being laden with more British hopes than usual, since World Number 1 Novak Djokovic crashed out in the third round after a defeat by American Sam Querrey. The Scot amply met those demands of his fans in spades and stepped out in style to commemorate his cementing of being arguably the best British player in the Open Era (when professionals were permitted to compete in tennis Grand Slams) by partying until 4am in Mayfair.
After attending the Champion’s Dinner in The Guildhall with women’s champ, Serena Williams (who attended her own bash with British Formula One champ, Lewis Hamilton) Murray and wife Kim hit the Mayfair club, Drama, dubbed as “a chaotic utopia of hedonism.” Drama is a hangout with gold rooms and banana scented wallpaper. Murray avoided banana daiquiris and reportedly put thousands of pounds behind the bar to downed Champagne. One Direction star Harry Styles was also rumoured to be at Drama too. Fellow British tennis player Heather Watson also joined the celebrations, after a brief stop at Serena’s party. Andy was cheered and congratulated by the DJ and crowd, taking several snaps with fellow clubbers. The celebration (more than worthwhile after waiting three years to bag another tennis Major) clearly took it’s toll on Murray. Who was yawning following his arrival, 20-minutes late, to a press conference on Monday.
He said: “I had a rough, rough night last night – celebrations with the team, it was fun. It was a great night.”
Clearly Murray served a few aces in terms of Champagne… and well earned too.