Murray claims his second Wimbledon title, third Grand Slam
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He has been playing outstanding tennis through out last two weeks at Wimbledon and he ended the tournament as a worthy winner. If seen on quality on Sunday, his service returns and passing shots; both forehand and backhand were out of the world stuff. Neutralizing Raonic’s thunder bolt services, touching 140 plus miles per hour is next to impossible and Murray did that splendidly performance.
And thus, Andy Murray claimed his second Wimbledon title with a clinical 6-4, 7-6(3), 7-6(2) defeat of big-serving Canadian Milos Raonic on Centre Court on Sunday. He never looked remotely like he was threatened in that match – superb control was a thing at display from his side.
The world number two, champion in 2013, displayed an outstanding performance against the number 6, was in control throughout the two hour 48 minute match- Raonic’s power game made little impact on the 29-year-old Scot.
He took the opening set after a break of serve in the seventh game but was taken to a tiebreak in the second. He won it comfortably as he raised his game.
Murray who has worked exceptionally hard for this success and fully deserves all of the plaudits he has and will receive. On the other hand, his opponent Raonic, bidding to become Canada’s first grand slam singles champion, had his first break points of the match at 2-2 in the third set but Murray snuffed out the danger, letting out a huge roar after winning game point.
Twice Raonic held serve to stay in the match, at 4-5 and 5-6, but Murray again bettered his performance in the tiebreak, winning the first five points as he surged towards victory.
Raonic, who had a dream Wimbledon, was unfortunate today as Andy was on top of his game. The Canadian saved one match point but Murray wrapped it up when he forced the Canadian to net a backhand. After consoling Murray, who also won the 2012 U.S. Open, sank his head into his towel with tears in his eyes.
This was his third grand slam title and meant Murray avoided becoming the first man to lose in the final of the first three majors of the year in the professional era — having succumbed to Novak Djokovic in Australia and France. He’s had his ups and downs but never given up, and now he’s achieving the success he deserves.