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Andy Murray wins second Wimbledon title in style after dominant final display against Milos Raonic

Samuel Stevens

Published 10/07/2016 | 17:24

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 10: Andy Murray of Great Britain kisses the trophy following victory in the Men's Singles Final against Milos Raonic of Canada on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 10, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 10: Andy Murray of Great Britain kisses the trophy following victory in the Men's Singles Final against Milos Raonic of Canada on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 10, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Andy Murray has beaten Milos Raonic in straight sets to win Wimbledon for the second time.

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The Briton won 6-4 7-6 7-6 to secure the £2m prize money and further write his name into tennis history.

It was the first time Murray, ranked second in the world, has won a Grand Slam final without having to defeat either 17-time major champion Roger Federer or Novak Djokovic, the world number one.

"I'm proud to get my hands on the trophy again," he said afterwards. "I played really good stuff today but Milos has had two great weeks on the grass. It was a great, great match and he is one of the harder workers out there - he's made big improvements and has an incredibly polite team behind him."

Despite Raonic’s explosive service, on one occasion touching 147mph, Murray’s experience proved vital against an opponent who was competing in his first Slam final. 

Prime Minister David Cameron, Scotland First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and London Mayor Sadiq Khan joined celebrities Benedict Cumberbatch, Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk in the crowd as the Scot secured just his third-ever Grand Slam title.

Murray was in devastating, efficient form,  as he proved the bookmakers correct by securing a straightforward victory.

The 29-year-old snarled at every dropped point, despite them being in short supply, while also having a grumble at the amount of time taken by Raonic during a comfort break during the final set.

But Murray continued his excellent progress under coach Ivan Lendl to see the match out in emphatic style.

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