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Wimbledon 2016 finals: Andy Murray lifts second Wimbledon title
LONDON: Andy Murray defeated the Canadian in straight sets to lift his third Grand Slam title.
Britain's Andy Murray clinched a second Wimbledon title and third Grand Slam crown on Sunday when he downed Milos Raonic of Canada 6-4, 7-6 (7/3), 7-6 (7/2).
The 29-year-old world number two added the 2016 trophy to his 2013 triumph at the All England Club and his 2012 US Open title.
Appearing in his 11th final at the majors, but his first against an opponent other than Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer, the Scot shattered Raonic's hopes of becoming the first Canadian to win a Grand Slam crown
Earlier, Andy Murray won the second set of the Wimbledon final on Sunday, 7-6 (7/3) against Canada's Milos Raonic for a two sets to love lead.
Murray won the first set 6-4.
Key moments from Sunday's Wimbledon final between Andy Murray and Milos Raonic:
1st set: Murray 6-4
+ Cheered on from the Royal Box by Prince William and wife Kate, Murray has early opportunity to dent Raonic's formidable serve when he earns a break point in the third game, but the Canadian blasts his way out of trouble.
+ At 3-3, 15-15, Murray makes his move, unleashes a brilliant backhand winner on the run. The rattled Raonic misses an easy forehand, giving the world number two the chance to land the first break of the match as Raonic dumps a volley into the net.
+ With the set on his racquet, Murray calmly guides a volley into the empty court after moving Raonic out of position. The 2013 champion needs 41 minutes to take the first step towards his second Wimbledon crown.
Key stats: Raonic just one ace and nine winners
Tweet: "Why is missile Raonic not bringing the gas on 1st serve makes zero sense." -- Brad Gilbert, former coach of Andre Agassi.
2nd set: Murray 7-6 (7/3)
+ A Raonic double fault gifts Murray with a break point in the opening game of the second set, but the 29-year-old can't make it count as he mistimes a forehand into net.
+ Murray's masterful returns ensure Raonic is always under pressure and even when he manages the fastest serve of the tournament at 147mph, the Scot still wins the point. Saving one break point at 3-3, then two more at 4-4, Raonic holds on for tie-break.
+ Scenting Raonic is ready to buckle, Murray goes for the kill in the tie-break and curls a majestic forehand winner to put him 4-1 ahead. Pressing home his advantage in ruthless fashion, Murray clenches his fist and roared "yes!" after taking a two-set lead. Key stats: Murray yet to face break point; only six unforced errors so far. Tweet: "Brilliant from @andy_murray absolutely brilliant!" -- former England footballer Gary Lineker.... More
 
 
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