Andy Murray has won his third Grand Slam Championship and second Wimbledon title after defeating no. 6 seed Milos Raonic in straight sets 6-4, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (2).
In 2013, Murray was the first British man to win Wimbledon breaking a 77 year drought without a native winner, and now he has done it again in what was a dominant tournament where he only dropped two sets.
This is the first major tournament since the 2004 French Open that the winner was not either Djokovic, Federer, or Nadal, or the winner did not defeat one of the “Big 3” along the way.
Murray’s championship today puts his career Grand Slam record at 3-8, a respectable mark considering today was the first time he was the favorite to win in a final.
The world no. 2 player was only able to break Raonic’s serve once throughout the match, but was commanding during his service games allowing the Canadian only two break points that Murray quickly erased.
This was the first finals appearance for Raonic, but the 25 year old has a bright future ahead of him:
“It’s been a phenomenal two weeks at this tournament … I keep plugging away, trying to get better to give myself these chances,” Raonic said. “I’m going to continue to do the same because there’s nothing I want more than to be back here.”
Both players will be back in action in a quick turn around to the hard courts in New York for the U.S. Open in August.