Andy Murray wins second Wimbledon title in 3 years
After being runner up in the first two Grand Slams of the year, world number 2 Andy Murray went a step ahead at his home tournament Wimbledon. Murray who had previously held the coveted trophy at Wimbledon in SW19 overcame Canda’s Milos Raonic in straight sets in the finals.
Appearing in his 11th final at the majors, but his first against an opponent other than Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer, the Scot put on a Centre Court masterclass.
Murray buried his head in his towel and wept in the moments after victory.
“It’s the most important tournament for me every year.
I’ve had some great moments and tough losses. I played some really good stuff today,” Murray said.
“The wins feel extra special because of the tough losses.
I’m proud to have my hands on the trophy again.”
Murray faced just two break points in the two hour 48 minute encounter while 25-year-old Raonic, who had clobbered 137 aces going into the final, managed just eight on Sunday.
“It’s a difficult challenge. Andy has been playing great and he deserved to win, congratulations to him,” Raonic said.
“This one is going to sting. I’m going to make sure I do everything I can to be back here for another chance.”
Victory for Murray helped make up for the disappointment of losing the Australian and French Open finals to Djokovic this year.