WIMBLEDON, England — Andy Murray finally found out on Sunday what it was like to play a Grand Slam final against someone other than Novak Djokovic or Roger Federer.
Not surprisingly, it agreed with him as Murray defeated the big-serving Milos Raonic, 6-4, 7-6, 7-6, to win his second Wimbledon singles title.
Murray’s first victory here in 2013 is difficult to top. It made him the first British man in 77 years to win the singles title at the All England Club.
Sunday’s victory put an end to a much shorter drought for Murray, who had not won another major title since that breakthrough Wimbledon triumph three years ago.
Since then, he has gone through back surgery and two different coaches before reuniting with Ivan Lendl last month. Since 2013, Murray also has gotten married to his longtime girlfriend, Kim Sears, and become the father of a young daughter.
Along the way, he has remained a force at the highest level of the…