Andy Murray donates Centre Court winning kit to Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum

By Culture24 Reporter | 18 July 2013

Tennis fans wanting to re-capture some of the elation of Andy Murray’s straight-sets victory over Novak Djokovic at Wimbledon this summer may want to head back to south London soon, after the Scot donated his winning kit to the Wimbledon Lawn tennis Museum.

a photo of Andy Murray holding his trophy aloft after the men's singles final at Wimbledon 2013.
Andy Murray celebrates his famous win in the kit now donated to the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum.© AELTC/Matthias Hangst
The very kit Murray wore in the gripping Centre Court final promises to give fans a unique opportunity to reflect on the spectacular victory, which saw him become the first Briton in 77 years to win the Gentlemen’s single title at Wimbledon.

Visitors can admire the full winning kit, as well as autographed items including his Adidas Climalite shirt, Aircast ankle braces, Adidas Climalite tailored shorts and Adidas adipower tennis shoes.

Joining this hallowed haul are the dresses worn in the Wimbledon Women’s Final by Champion Marion Bartoli and finalist Sabine Lisicki.

“The display doesn’t fail to conjure up emotions,” promises Ashley Jones, Commercial Manager of the Museum, who says the kit will “take you back to the celebrated moment history was made”.

“We are thrilled to share this unique piece of British Tennis History, thanks to Murray’s wonderful donation (and) we’re delighted we can extend this stirring experience to visitors the world over. It is truly a winning display.”

The museum incorporates tours of the much revered grounds and courts of Wimbledon. There is even a virtual John McEnroe to help visitors conjure the atmosphere inside the men's dressing rooms.

As well as recounting the history of the game of tennis, Wimbledon and The Championships, the museum also seeks to reflect the state of the current game and champions of today, hopefully providing inspiration to the potential champions of tomorrow.

With Murray’s win coming nearly eight decades after Fred Perry won his last of three titles at The Championships, this latest acquisition may just help with the latter.

More pictures:

an aerial view of the centre court at Wimbledon
The Centre Court Tour is an integral part of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum experience.© Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum
a photo of a 3-d projected John Macenroe in a dressing room
A virtual John McEnroe welcomes visitors to a centre court changing room at the museum.© Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum
More on the venues and organisations we've mentioned:
  • Back to top
  • | Print this article
  • | Email this article
  • | Bookmark and Share
Museum Crush digest sign up ad
We are culture24