The sets were close, but there were only three of them, as Andy Murray toppled the big Canadian Milos Raonic to win his second Wimbledon title, 6-4 7-6 (7-3) 7-6 (7-2). Murray has known triumph and heartbreak at the All England Club. Winning this time, he said that the heartbreak helped make victory even sweeter. “I’ve had some great moments here,” Murray said after fighting through a post-match bout of tears. “But also some tough losses. The win feels extra special because of the tough losses.”
Murray stymied Raonic’s biggest weapon — his serve — not allowing him an ace until the fifth game. The crowd could practically feel Murray’s elation as he looked across the net at a very formidable opponent, but one not named Djokovic. Murray, No. 2 in the world to Djokovic’s solid No. 1, has lost 12 of the 14 matches he’s played against Djokovic since 2013, including the 2016 French Open Final. “I’m proud to have my hands on the trophy again,” Murray said. It is Murray’s third Grand Slam title.