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Murray hailed after winning Wimbledon title

David Cameron has led the congratulations for Andy Murray after he won his second Wimbledon title today.

The British number one beat Milos Raonic in straight sets.


Murray takes first set in final

Action from the first set. Credit: PA

Andy Murray closed in on a second Wimbledon title as he took the opening set of the final 6-4 against Milos Raonic.

For the third time in his career, Murray walked out to a wall of Centre Court noise on finals day. For his opponent, of course, this was all new.

In this era where longevity among the top players is the norm, Raonic still counts as the new generation at 25 years old, and he has never been afraid of stating his belief that he could challenge for the sport's greatest honours.

With the help of John McEnroe, hired to help him during the grass-court season, Raonic has come out of his shell and his five-set win over Roger Federer in the semi-finals felt like a watershed moment.

The key question was how he would handle the occasion and Murray kept him waiting as he prepared to serve first, but there were no signs of nerves as Raonic hit 139 miles per hour with his big weapon.

The problem for the sixth seed was that his strength played to Murray's, and the Scot was dialled in straight away on the return. That earned him a break point in the third game but Raonic fought off the danger.

The Canadian won the first set against Murray this year in both the Australian Open semi-finals and Queen's Club final but could not get across the line in either.

It was surely crucial for his chances that he did the same here but he found himself under huge pressure again in the seventh game and this time Murray capitalised. Raonic for once was tentative on his approach shot and netted a forehand volley.

The Canadian's net play has been a revelation this tournament but Murray has so much more in his arsenal and there were no real alarms as he clinched the opening set with a simple volley after 40 minutes.

Scot Reid wins men's wheelchair singles at Wimbledon

Gordon Reid celebrates his winning moment. Credit: PA

Great Britain's Gordon Reid landed his second Wimbledon title of the weekend with victory in the tournament's first wheelchair singles event.

The 24-year-old from Glasgow beat Sweden's Stefan Olsson 6-1 6-4 to the delight of a large crowd on Court 17.

Reid and Alfie Hewett took the men's wheelchair doubles title on Saturday, with Sunday shaping up to be an even bigger day for British tennis with Andy Murray, Heather Watson and women's wheelchair doubles star Jordanne Whiley also contesting finals.

Reid said: "It's incredible. To have the opportunity to play singles here, it's something I've dreamed of for a long time, and to come here and win it in front of all the people that I love, and all my friends and family and my coaching team, and so much support, it's unbelievable and I'm never going to forget this moment."

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to cheer on Murray

The Duchess and Duke of Cambridge at Wimbledon in 2015. Credit: PA

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be joined by Prime Minister David Cameron, Scotland First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Hollywood stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Bradley Cooper in the Royal Box as Andy Murray aims for a second Wimbledon title.

The Duchess was a guest at the All England Club earlier in the week when she revealed that Prince George already has a tennis racket and has taken a shine to the sport.

It will be William's first visit of this year, and the couple will be hoping Murray can land his third grand slam title.


Williams sisters win women's doubles final

The Williams sisters, Serena and Venus, celebrate their doubles title. Credit: PA

Serena Williams returned to Centre Court to win her second Wimbledon title of the day as she and sister Venus triumphed in the doubles final.

Their sixth Wimbledon success as a team came at the expense of Yaroslava Shvedova and Timea Babos, with the Williams pairing earning a 6-3 6-4 victory.

Between beating Angelique Kerber in straight sets to take the singles title and being called to the court for the doubles, Serena Williams had paraded her trophy, signed autographs, held a press conference and conducted television interviews.

But the 34-year-old and her 36-year-old sister showed little sign of distraction as they were comfortable winners against Kazakh player Shvedova and Hungarian Babos, Serena Williams putting away the match-winning backhand volley at the net.

Mahut and Herbert win men's doubles

Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut celebrate their win on Centre Court. Credit: PA

Nicolas Mahut earned a new place in the Wimbledon history books as he and Pierre-Hugues Herbert won the men's doubles title in an all-French final.

The 34-year-old Mahut is best known to many as the player who lost the longest tennis match of all-time, the 11 hours and five minutes clash on Wimbledon's Court 18 in 2010 that John Isner won after a 70-68 final set.

This time it was a Centre Court victory for Mahut to savour as he and Herbert justified their top seeding by beating unseeded Julien Benneteau and Edouard Roger-Vasselin 6-4 7-6 (7/1) 6-3.

Victory secured the winners £350,000 to split between themselves, and a second grand slam title following their victory at the US Open last September.

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