wimbledon16murray_raonic

wimbledon16murray_raonic

Points won by each set: [ 31-26, 45-42, 39-34 ]
Points won directly behind the serve:
32 % Murray – 34 of 103
25 % Raonic – 29 of 114

After facing either Federer or Djokovic in his previous ten Grand Slam finals, something new for Murray [2]. He was a big favorite to win the final having defeated Raonic [7] in their six previous encounters, including three this year. Even though Murray broke only once in the entire match (at 3-all) it was his impressive performance as far as returning of serves is concerned. The 29-year-old Murray was able to return quite well a couple of times Raonic’s 140 mph bombs (225 kph)! He put the pressure on the 3 years younger Canadian and it paid off in two tie-breaks that Murray easily won (he had lost 4 of their 5 previous tie-breaks).

Murray’s route to his 3rd Grand Slam title:
1 Liam Broady 6-2, 6-3, 6-4
2 Yen-Hsun Lu 6-3, 6-2, 6-1
3 John Millman 6-3, 7-5, 6-2
4 Nick Kyrgios 7-5, 6-1, 6-4
Q Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 7-6(10), 6-1, 3-6, 4-6, 6-1
S Tomas Berdych 6-3, 6-3, 6-3
W Milos Raonic 6-4, 7-6(3), 7-6(2)

Repeated finals at Queens Club & Wimbledon the same year:
1971: S.Smith d. J.Newcombe 8-6, 6-3… J.Newcombe d. S.Smith 6-3, 5-7, 2-6, 6-4, 6-4
1982: J.Connors d. J.McEnroe 7-5, 6-3… J.Connors d. J.McEnroe 3-6, 6-3, 6-7(2), 7-6(5), 6-4
1988: B.Becker d. S.Edberg 6-1, 3-6, 6-3… S.Edberg d. B.Becker 4-6, 7-6(2), 6-4, 6-2
2016: A.Murray d. M.Raonic 6-7(5), 6-4, 6-3… A.Murray d. M.Raonic 6-4, 7-6(3), 7-6(2)

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