Andy Murray defeats Milos Raonic to win second Wimbledon title
Andy Murray defeated Milos Raonic in three sets on Sunday to win the Wimbledon title for the second time in his career.
Murray claimed his third grand slam singles title overall, and the first since he won at Wimbledon in 2013, in the 6-4, 7-6, 7-6 victory.
Murray came in as the favorite and looked the part, dominating throughout the match.
Raonic, seeded No. 6 coming into the tournament, shocked Roger Federer in an exciting five-set victory to advance to his first grand slam finale. He forced a third-set tiebreak to prolong his match against Murray, but could not hold on to steal a set from the No. 2 player in the world.
Murray dominated in the tiebreak in both the second and third sets, closing out 7-2 in the third set for the victory.
After losing in the final of the French Open earlier this year, Murray will head into the US Open as one of the favorites to win. The 29-year-old won in New York in 2012 for the first grand slam title of his career.
Serena Williams claimed the women’s title, and the 22nd grand slam title of her career, on Saturday.