Loved reading in the Times that the Wimbledon win produced the biggest electricity surge of 2013 -
"Andy Murray’s victory at Wimbledon last year earned him another title — the National Grid’s award for generating the biggest surge in electricity demand recorded in 2013.
The final between Murray and Novak Djokovic, which lasted three hours and nine minutes, attracted 17.3 million viewers, the biggest audience of the year, and triggered several surges.
In the break between the first and second sets, there was a slight rise in electricity usage as people put the kettle on. The most sudden drop happened when Murray was serving for the title. From 5.25pm, when he won, until about 5.45pm audiences across Britain remained tuned in to the tennis.
Shortly after the victory speech, hundreds of thousands of kettles were boiled, fridges opened and lights switched on.
There was another surge, or “pick-up” as National Grid calls it, after he was presented with the trophy. This was followed by two smaller ones, first when he paraded it round the court and then when the TV coverage finished.
The extra electricity used during these four surges was more than twice as much as in November at the end of the X Factor’s Sunday sing-off."