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Andy Murray wins second Wimbledon title


Andy Murray has won his second Wimbledon title.

The Scot won his second title after defeating Milos Raonic in straight sets on Sunday.

Facing the Canadian for the second time, Murray won 6-4 7-6 (7-3) 7-6 (7-2) against Raonic.

 

 

“This the most important tournament for me every year. I’ve had some great moments here but also some tough losses the wins feels extra special because of the tough losses,” said Murray.

“I played really good stuff today. Milos has had a great few weeks on the grass and had some unbelievable wins, that semi-final against Roger was a great match.”

Having famously ended Britain’s 77-year wait for a men’s Wimbledon winner three years ago, Murray was the overwhelming favourite in a major final for the first time and didn’t disappoint an expectant Centre Court crowd.

Although Murray won in straight sets, Raonic made him work for it.

Gritting his teeth the first break of the match gave him a 4-3 lead, carrying him to the first set.

Raonic’s hopes seemed to rest with defending his own serve and that was rarely at threat in the second set.

At one point, however, Raonic thundered down a trademark serve Р147mph into the body was the quickest of the whole tournament Рbut Murray still returned it and won the point at 4-4.

The Canadian forced a tie-break but then gave away a 3-0 lead to Murray and the Brit made it 4-1 thanks to staggering defence behind his baseline. A two-set lead soon followed.

In the third, Murray saved two break points to retain a 3-2 lead but Raonic was still playing his part – absorbing the Brit’s athletic defence and out-foxing him to draw level at 4-4.

The third also went to a tie-break, in which Murray dug out an improbable backhand to go 2-0 up. Raonic, with the trophy slipping away, erred twice and the Brit soared to a 7-2 tie-break rout.