The Scot managed to successfully nullify his opponent’s big serve, winning 6-4 7-6 (7-3) 7-6 (7-2) and facing just two break points in the whole match.
This proved to be a key victory in a memorable 2016 for Murray, which culminated in him being crowned world No1 for the first time in his career.
After his success on Centre Court, Murray said: «This is the most important tournament for me every year.
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“I’ve had some great moments here, but also some tough losses. The win feels extra special because of the tough losses.”
Despite being the first seed at this year’s competition, Murray does not come into the event in great form. He hasn’t reached a final in his last seven competitions, and has won just one event in 2017.
A loss in the first round at Queen’s to last minute stand-in Jordan Thompson was not the preparation Murray would have wanted, and he has had to pull out of an event at Hurlingham due to injury.
He is now a proven Wimbledon winner though, and it would be no surprise to see Murray leave his poor form behind should he overcome a niggling hip problem.
Relive Murray’s triumph in our gallery at the top of the article.