Steve’s court role during Wimbledon win

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A Royal Navy warrant officer from Arbroath can claim he was also on Wimbledon’s Centre Court the day a Brit won the men’s singles title.

Warrant officer Steve Harvey, a former pupil of Arbroath High School, served as a service steward throughout the tennis championships on the Centre Court including during the men’s final which saw Andy Murray lift the trophy.

And the 38-year-old was delighted he decided to volunteer for the role.

He said: “I’ve been in the Royal Navy for 22 years and this was the first year I’d the opportunity to attend. 

“Centre Court lost some big personalities, such as Roger Federer and the semi final match between Novak Djokovic and Juan Martin Del Potro was an absolute epic battle to watch. 

“However the thing that will always stick in my mind is that I was there when Andy Murray finally broke that 77-year men’s winning drought. This was a surreal experience and you could almost smell and taste the 77 years of anticipation and waiting with every stroke that was fought.”

WO1 Harvey is currently working at HMS Raleigh in Cornwall. He now lives in Plymouth with wife, Marie and children Charlie and Findlay.