London, July 10th 2016: Britain’s Andy Murray put the finishing touch to an almost faultless fortnight to claim a second Wimbledon title with a 6-4 7-6(3) 7-6(2) defeat of big-serving Canadian Milos Raonic in the Centre Court sunshine on Sunday.
The world number two, champion in 2013, was in control throughout the two hour 48 minute contest as the power game that sixth seed Raonic employed to crush Roger Federer in the semi-finals made little impact on the 29-year-old Scot.
Unlike three years ago when near hysteria broke out as Murray ended Britain’s 77-year wait for a Wimbledon men’s singles champion, there has been an air of inevitability about title march since top seed Novak Djokovic crashed out early.
Murray did not disappoint as he claimed a third grand slam title in almost routine fashion as he blunted Raonic’s 140mpnh serve and made only 12 unforced errors in the final.
“This is the most important tournament for me every year. I had some great moments here and tough losses too so that makes it extra special,” Murray, who sobbed into his towel on his courtside chair as the triumph sank in, said on court.
“I’m proud to get my hands on the trophy again.”
The final was billed as a showdown between one of the world’s biggest servers and arguably the best returner.