Andy Murray and Milos Raonic advanced to the Wimbledon final in very different manners. Murray reached his third final at the All England Lawn Tennis Club with a 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 result over Tomas Berdych while Raonic rallied from two sets to one down to stop arguably the greatest Wimbledon champion Roger Federer.
The victory also made it Murray’s eleventh final at the majors and that makes him the most successful British male player at the majors. He moves past Fred Perry who dominated tennis in the 1930’s. Raonic meanwhile became the first Canadian man to reach the final of a major with his 6-3, 6-7, 4-6, 7-4, 6-3 victory over Federer. This final marks the first time that Murray is facing a player other than Federer or Novak Djokovic in the final of a major.
Head to Head:
Murray leads Raonic 6-3. It will be their second meeting on grass; the last time was also the last occasion they played, it was in the final at The Queen’s Club, one of the traditional warm-up events for Wimbledon and Murray won in three sets.
This also marks the first time since 1988 that the Queen’s finalists are playing the Wimbledon final. 28 years ago Boris Becker beat Stefan Edberg in the Queen’s final but Edberg turned the tables in the Wimbledon final.