Wimbledon 2016—London, England
No. 2 seed Andy Murray completed a dominating fortnight on Sunday at Wimbledon, defeating No. 6 seed Milos Raonic 6-4, 7-6(3), 7-6(2) to win his second career title. Needing two hours and 47 minutes to complete his victory, Murray struck seven aces, won 87 percent of his first serve points and 56 percent of his second serve points. With only one break of serve by either player throughout the encounter, it was Murray who used his return of serve and backhand cross-court to keep his Canadian opponent on the defensive. Raonic, who had been averaging much harder second serves throughout the fortnight, averaged only 107 MPH throughout the final match.
Looking to win his first-ever Major title, Raonic never found his footing under the pressure-filled moment. Murray, who was 2-10 in Major finals coming into the match, hit 39 winners to 12 unforced errors in a spectacular performance. Losing in both the finals of the Australian Open and French Open earlier this year to Novak Djokovic, Murray won £2,000,000 for his victory, and 2000 ATP World Tour points for his triumph on Sunday.
Murray will next see action at the Davis Cup quarterfinals in Serbia, before heading to the Rogers Cup in Toronto. Raonic will next compete at his hometown event at the Rogers Cup.