Murray defeats Raonic to win second Wimbledon title, third Grand Slam

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jul 10, 2016 21:44 IST
A combination of pictures shows Canada's Milos Raonic (L) and Britain's Andy Murray. (AFP)

Great Britain’s Andy Murray defeated Canada’s Milos Raonic in straight sets on Sunday to win his second Wimbledon title and third Grand Slam overall.

Murray defeated his towering opponent, playing his first major final, 6-4, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (2) in two hours and 47 minutes. The Scot was contesting his 11th major final, not facing Roger Federer or Novak Djokovic across the net for the first time.

Murray won the first set 6-4, thanks to a single break of serve.

In the second, neither man could manage a service break. In the ensuing tiebreak, Murray dominated, winning seven points to just three for the Canadian. The third set played out just like the second, with neither player able to gain a service break. Raonic did have to save several break points along the way.

In the tiebreak, Murray jumped out to a 4-0 lead. Raonic saved a match point before a netted forehand sealed Murray’s win.

Follow game-by-game coverage as it happened:

Set 3

Game 1: Murray holds to get the third set underway.

Game 2: Raonic holds serve. 1-1.

Game 3: Murray with a hold and a fist pump. 2-1

Game 4: Raonic holds to stay on serve. 2-2.

Game 5: Murray staves off two break points for an emphatic hold. 3-2.

Game 6: Raonic holds. 3-3

Game 7: Murray holds with some help from a net cord. 4-3

Game 8: A tight service game but Raonic holds from 30-30! 4-4.

Game 9: Murray holds for 5-4. Raonic will now serve to stay alive in this final. 5-4

Game 10: Raonic holds serve for 5-5.

Game 11: Murray holds serve for 6-5.

Game 12: Raonic holds at 15 for 6-6. The third set is headed to a tiebreak.

Murray dominates the tiebreak once again, winning seven points to Raonic’s two to complete a straight-sets win.

Set 2 - Murray wins 7-6 (3)

Game 1: Raonic with some admirable play to fend off break point, holds for 1-0.

Game 2: Murray lets Raonic back into the game, but an error from the Canadian gives him the hold for 1-1.

Game 3: Raonic with an easier hold this time to stay ahead 2-1.

Game 4: Raonic overcooks an approach shot, giving Murray the hold for 2-2.

Game 5: Raonic holds at love to stay ahead 3-2.

Game 6: No end to the deadlock yet, Murray holds for 3-3.

Game 7: Raonic steps up once again, saves break point to stay ahead 4-3.

Game 8: Another game, another hold for Murray. 4-4!

Game 9: Raonic saves break points, holds for 5-4!

Game 10: Murray holds for 5-5!

Game 11: Raonic holds at love to stay ahead 6-5!

Game 12: Murray holds serve. The set will be decided on a tiebreak.

Murray dominates the tiebreak, winning 7-3 for a two sets to love lead. The Brit is now just one set away from the title.

Set 1: Murray wins 6-4

Game 1: Raonic holds serve comfortably. 1-0.

Game 2: Murray holds at 15. 1-1.

Game 3 : From 30-0, Raonic faces break point but does well to save it. Holds for 2-1.

Game 4: Some good variation from Murray in that game. Holds with a big serve after letting a 40-0 lead turn to 40-30. 2-2.

Game 5: Raonic holds at love to stay ahead 3-2.

Game 6: Murray with a love hold of his own. 3-3.

Game 7: A crosscourt backhand pass and an error gives Murray two break points. Raonic saves the first but nets the volley on the second. Murray leads 4-3!

Game 8: Murray lets a 40-15 lead slip but pulls out two huge serves to consolidate the break. 5-3 Murray!

Game 9: Netted drop shot from Murray helps Raonic hold serve to stay in the set. 5-4 Murray!

Game 10: Murray gets to 40-15, runs Raonic around and puts the volley in the open court to bag the set 6-4!


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