Tearful Murray relieved to end losing grand slam run

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Once the immediate euphoria of winning Wimbledon for a second time had subsided, the tears flowing down Andy Murray's face bore testament to the sheer relief surging through his body.

Murray proceeded to race to a 6-1 lead in the tiebreak, playing flawlessly, and Raonic was realistically finished: No man in the Open Era has ever trailed 2-0 in sets in a Wimbledon final and triumphed.

"I still feel like my best tennis is ahead of me, that I have an opportunity to win more [grand slams]", said Murray.

"I've had some great moments and tough losses [here]. It also has given me a little bit of extra motivation to work hard, train hard, and do all of the right things to give myself a chance to win these events", he said.

Milos Raonic battled all match trying to get to a level that was "good enough" to make him Canada's first Grand Slam singles champion. Milos has had a great few weeks on the grass. I'm going to try to get fitter, stronger.

The 29-year-old has experienced disappointment at the hands of world number one Novak Djokovic on a number of occasions this season, losing out to the Serbian at the Australian, French, and Madrid Open finals.

There was huge demand for tickets to see Murray in his third Wimbledon final and they could have been snapped up for up to £21,000 for a pair for those who are not feeling the pinch of the plummeting value of the pound.

The 25-year-old Raonic, who was bidding to become Canada s first Grand Slam champion, admitted he still had a lot to work on.

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But this was the first time he was under the pressure of being the favourite in a Grand Slam final and not facing a player other than Novak Djokovic or Roger Federer.

"He was up against Raonic - it was his first Grand Slam final - and the start was crucial". Became the first British man to reach the Wimbledon final since Bunny Austin in 1938.

"Congratulations to Andy", Raonic told the BBC.

The Scot said Cameron, who is set relinquish power later this year after a vote went in favour of leaving the European Union, has "the impossible" job in his on-court interview after the showdown.

"It's the most important tournament for me every year".

"I feel happier this time, more content", he said.

"Andy!", he pummelled a forehand into the corner on his second match point that Raonic could only return return into the net.

Thus, Murray entered the 2016 Wimbledon final with a 2-8 record in major finals. Then I had an overhead that I didn't make the most of on my serve.

"From being a very promising junior to getting where he got to, there was a constant, 'When are you going to win Wimbledon?'", she said.

Whether it's the "Big 3" of Federer, Djokovic, and Nadal or the "Big 4" (tacking on Murray), dominance by a select few in men's tennis remains the norm. "The last three months have been some of the best I've played in my career in terms of consistency".

Serena was not finished yet after claiming the singles title and returned to Centre Court for an encore on a glorious Saturday evening to showcase her incredible talents once again along with her older sibling.

Raonic remained under siege, saving another break point in the first game of the second set, one more in the seventh and two more in the ninth as he clung on although his escape was aided by two Murray backhand errors.

"I've lost a lot of close ones against some of the greatest players of all time but everyone's time comes eventually, some in the their early 20s and some in their late 20s".


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