LONDON (AFP) – Andy Murray hailed his second Wimbledon title as ‘’extra special’’ as the Scot wept tears of joy following his emphatic victory over Milos Raonic in Sunday’s final.
Murray defeated the Canadian 6-4, 7-6 (7/3), 7-6 (7/2) to win his third Grand Slam crown and become the first British man to lift multiple Wimbledon titles since Fred Perry in the 1930s.
The 29-year-old, who became Britain’s first male Wimbledon singles champion for 77 years in 2013, is the 12th man to enjoy more than one All England Club triumph.
Murray had sobbed in frustration after losing to Roger Federer in his first Wimbledon final in 2012, but four years later the tears were purely joyous.
“This the most important tournament for me every year. I’ve had some great moments here but also some tough losses the wins feels extra special because of the tough losses,’’ Murray said.
“I played really good stuff today. Milos has had a great few weeks on the grass and had some unbelievable wins, that semi-final against Roger (Federer) was a great match.’’
After the tension of his first Wimbledon final victory against Novak Djokovic, this was a much more serene affair as Murray cruised to the title with an almost flawless display.
He admitted his maiden Wimbledon success had passed by in a blur and he was determined to drink in the moment and celebrate for longer this time.
“I’m going make sure I enjoy winning this one, last time I was so relieved, there was so much stress and pressure I didn’t get as much a chance to enjoy it,’’ Murray said.