Andy Murray won Wimbledon for a second time after beating Milos Raonic 6-4 7-6 7-6 in two hours and 47 minutes.
Murray, who won his fifth Queen’s Club title last month, remains unbeaten since the return of Ivan Lendl as his head coach last month. With Raonic playing his first Grand Slam final, Murray kept the 25-year-old waiting before his opening service game to add to his nerves.
The first set went on serve until the seventh game when the power of a Murray forehand forced Raonic to dump a forehand volley into the net.The Scot took his first set point in the next game when he hit groundstrokes into both corners before racing into the net for a stop volley.
Murray just returned a rocket serve and with time to pick his spot – or to run around on to his more powerful forehand – Raonic’s backhand slice crashed into the net. Raonic came back from losing the first two sets for the first time against David Goffin in the fourth round but it was not to happen again.
The Canadian forced his first break points of the match at 2-2 but wasted both with shots into the net.Murray pumped his fist to the crowd after saving the second and then shouted towards his box as he won the game with another brilliant backhand passing shot down the line. It was to be Raonic only – and last – chance.
The world No 2 won a second one-sided tiebreak when Raonic put a backhand into the net – and Murray threw his racquet into the crowd in celebration.