Murray roars to victory over Raonic in straight sets Wimbledon final (VIDEO)
The Scot’s victory comes three years after he first tasted glory at the All England Lawn Tennis Club, when he became the first Briton in 77 years to win the grass court tournament.
The 29-year-old has experienced disappointment at the hands of world number one Novak Djokovic on a number of occasions this season, losing out to the Serbian at the Australian, French, and Madrid Open finals.
However, in a rehash of last month’s Queen’s Club Championship face-off, world number two Murray put first time Grand Slam finalist Raonic to the sword 6-4 7-6 7-6.
In a speech to the crowd at Centre Court, packed with members of the Royal family and A list celebrities, the clearly emotional Dunblane native praised his opponent, family and coaching staff.
Andy Murray. A humble guy. Lovely about Milos Raonic's team. And wry humour. Beyond proud. #Wimbledon— Natalie McGarry MP (@NatalieMcgarry) July 10, 2016
As expected, social media has erupted with a mixture of congratulatory messages and unusual mash-ups, including a stirring Titanic tennis remix.
Go on Judy go and give him a cuddle - well done Andy Murray— Alastair Campbell (@campbellclaret) July 10, 2016
Andy Murray winning Wimbledon 2016 is even better with the titanic music... pic.twitter.com/e2C7JVzkJW— Titanic Goals (@TitanicGoal) July 10, 2016
Highlighting teary sports stars has also become something of a fad on Twitter, so it is no surprise that a number of people chose to focus on Murray’s impressive crying game rather than his serve and volley shots.
All the previous Wimbledon champions trapped in the tears of Andy Murray x— noel fielding (@noelfielding11) July 10, 2016
Andy Murray shedding actual tears in a continuous loop https://t.co/HRaZOczH6w— Ricky Dimon (@Dimonator) July 10, 2016
Andy Murray is either crying with joy or he's having flashbacks to his mother on Strictly Come Dancing. #Wimbledon— David Owens (@asoundreaction) July 10, 2016