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This time I'm in the mood to savour win, says Murray

By Eleanor Crooks

Published 11/07/2016

Victorious: Andy Murray lifts his second Wimbledon trophy
Victorious: Andy Murray lifts his second Wimbledon trophy

Andy Murray vowed to enjoy his second Wimbledon triumph after being crowned the king of Centre Court once again.

The 29-year-old ended a 77-year wait for a home men's singles champion three years ago, finally answering the question of whether he could lift tennis' most prestigious trophy.

His 6-4 7-6 (7/3) 7-6 (7/2) victory over first-time finalist Milos Raonic yesterday had a very different feel.

There was not the same tension as there had been when he beat Novak Djokovic in 2013, surviving that tortuous last game.

This time he was sublime virtually from start to finish, repelling Raonic's huge serve with apparent ease and passing him time and again.

At the moment of victory there were tears from Murray, and even from his famously steely coach Ivan Lendl, but there was also joy rather than the sheer relief he had felt in 2013.

"It is different," said the Scot. "I feel happier this time. Last time it was just pure relief, and I didn't really enjoy the moment as much, whereas I'm going to make sure I enjoy this one more than the others."

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