Wimbledon: Murray Wins Title For Second Time

Wimbledon: Murray Wins Title For Second Time

SKY NEWS:- Andy Murray wiped away tears of joy after winning the men’s singles title at Wimbledon for a second time.

The British number one and world number two defeated Canadian Milos Raonic in straight sets 6-4, 7-6 (7-3), 7-6 (7-2).

Murray seemed overcome by emotion as the enormity of his achievement dawned on him.

He sat down and became tearful as he sank his head in his towel before being presented with the trophy.

Murray, 29, said the victory “feels extra special” because he had suffered some “tough losses” at Wimbledon in the past.

He added: “I’m proud to get my hands on the trophy again.”

Murray admitted: “It’s the most important tournament for me every year. I played some really good stuff today.”

Among the high-profile figures watching the match at SW19 were the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prime Minister David Cameron.

Three years ago, Murray became the first British man to win Wimbledon since Fred Perry in 1936.

This year’s win was also his third grand slam triumph after victory in the US Open in 2012.

In southwest London, Murray faced just two break points in the two hour 48 minute encounter against his Canadian opponent.

Raonic, 25, who had hit 137 aces going into the final, managed just eight on Sunday.

“It’s a difficult challenge. Andy has been playing great and he deserved to win, congratulations to him,” he said.

“This one is going to sting. I’m going to make sure I do everything I can to be back here for another chance.”

Mr Cameron posted on his official Twitter account: “Congratulations to @andy_murray on his second #Wimbledon title. What a fantastic performance and what a proud day for British tennis.”

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon posted: “Congratulations to @andy_murray!,” and alongside a picture of Murray holding the trophy aloft she wrote simply: “CHAMPION!”

Meanwhile, there was more good news for British tennis after Heather Watson won the mixed doubles final with her partner Henri Kontinen, beating Robert Farah and Anna-Lena Groenefeld 7-6, 6-4.

Murray’s fellow Scot Gordon Reid claimed the men’s singles wheelchair title 6-1, 6-4, having won the doubles on Saturday.

Britain’s Jordanne Whiley won the silverware in the ladies’ wheelchair doubles.

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