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Published: 17:00 | 10/7/16

Murray beats Raonic to win Wimbledon

Scot claims second title at SW19

Andy Murray is again the Wimbledon champion as he delivered a commanding performance to beat Milos Raonic 6-3 7-6 (7-3) 7-6 (7-2).

The Scot was in supreme from as he barely gave his opponent a sniff and was utterly dominant in both tie-breaks.

This is the 29-year-old's second Wimbledon title - he won here in 2013 - and he takes his overall grand slam haul to three.

Murray had played in 10 previous grand slam but has had the misfortune of playing either Roger Federer or Novak Djokovic in every single one of them.

With Raonic appearing in his first grand slam final - having showed great mettle to come from behind and beat Federer in five semi-final sets - Murray was favourite for the first time in a slam decider and was on top of the game from the first point.

The Canadian's main weapon is, of course, his booming serve but a blustery wind swirling around centre court did him no favours and Murray broke in the seventh game of the first set, converting the third game point he created.

Murray closed out the set in relative comfort by 6-4, not facing a single break point as Raonic struggled to get to grips with his serve.

The second set drifted inevitably to a tie-break but Murray seized control of it early on and coasted to a 7-3 win, while producing some stunning ground-strokes.

Raonic finally appeared set to break the Murray serve at the start of the third but the Scot, coached again by Ivan Lendl, saved two and held on to win the game.

The games ticked by with neither able to break and so the game went to a second tie-break where Murray, once again, find another gear.

Murray swept into a sizeable lead and found himself with five set points at 6-1; roared on by a noisy home crowd, he eventually converted his second one when his thumping cross-court forehand was dumped into the net by Raonic.

Murray jumped in the air in celebration before falling into floods of tears when he sat down and thought about what he had just achieved.

The Scot was the best player throughout the tournament and was a class above his opponent and will head to Flushing Meadows next month hoping to add a second US Open crown to his two Wimbledon victories.

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