2016 Wimbledon: Andy Murray Defeats Milos Raonic

2016 Wimbledon Final
Andy Murray Defeats Milos Raonic (CAN)
6-4, 7-6(3), 7-6(2)

Andy Murray 2016 Wimbledon

Andy Murray produced a near perfect performance to win his second Wimbledon title and cement his place among the all time greats. Murray out classed debut finalist Milos Raonic  6-4, 7-6(3), 7-6(2) on centre court in front off a partisan crowd.

Murray is now a three time grand slam winner, adding to his 2012 US Open and 2013 Wimbledon wins. Along with his 2012 Olympic Gold and last years Davis Cup win he is finally moving into being one of the all time tennis greats.

His opponent today Milos Ranoic, playing in his first grand slam final could never quite meet the heights of his semi final win over Federer. This was the first grand slam final, that Murray has not played a player ranked higher than him and his first grand slam final not featuring Roger Federer or Novak Djokovic.

Ranoic’s performance today was very reminiscent of Murray’s debut grand slam final when he lost to Roger Federer in straight sets at the US Open in 2008.

Andy Murray said Ivan Lendl was “lucky” in his post match interview, exactly what that was in reference to is unknown, but it perhaps may refer to the winning of another grand slam for Murray coming immediately upon his return. I have no doubts that without Lendl in corner today, Murray would surely have won today. Lendl will earn his Murray when Murray comes face to face with Djokovic in grand slam final.

Murray eyes will now perhaps turn to the Davis Cup, which starts on Friday, but he may pass on that given that he also has the Olympics to prepare for this year.

New Head To Head Record

Andy Murray and Milos Raonic have now met on 13 occasions and their head to head record now stands at 10-3 in Murray’s favour. Their previous match before today was on hard courts at the 2016 Masters 1000 Paris where Murray won (W/O).

Andy Murray Milos Raonic
10 Wins 3
2 Clay 1
2 Grass 0
6 Hard 2
0 Carpet 0
3 Grand Slams 0
2 Finals 0
4 Semi-Finals 1
Murray vs Raonic Previous Matches
Date Event Round Surface Winner Score
Nov 2016 Barclays ATP Tour Finals S Hard Murray 5-7, 7-6(5), 7-6(9)
Oct 2016 Masters 1000 Paris S Hard Murray (W/O)
Aug 2016 Masters 1000 Cincinnati S Hard Murray 6-3, 6-3
Jun 2016 Wimbledon W Grass Murray 6-4, 7-6(3), 7-6(2)
Jun 2016 Queens Club W Grass Murray 6-7(5), 6-4, 6-3
Apr 2016 Masters 1000 Monte Carlo Q Clay Murray 6-2, 6-0
Jan 2016 Australian Open S Hard Murray 4-6, 7-5, 6-7(4), 6-4, 6-2
May 2015 Masters 1000 Madrid Q Clay Murray 6-4, 7-5
Nov 2014 Barclays ATP Tour Finals RR Hard Murray 6-3, 7-5
Mar 2014 Masters 1000 Indian Wells R16 Hard Raonic 6-4, 5-7, 3-6
Oct 2012 Tokyo, Japan S Hard Raonic 3-6, 7-6(5), 6-7(4)
Aug 2012 US Open R16 Hard Murray 6-4, 6-4, 6-2
Apr 2012 Barcelona, Spain Q Clay Raonic 4-6, 6-7(3)