Andy Murray bids for a second Wimbledon title and third overall Grand Slam this afternoon against first-time finalist Milos Raonic.
The 29-year-old Murray is finally cleared of facing Roger Federer or Novak Djokovic in the final, but does have the formidable Canadian who stunned the Swiss on Friday.
Murray is just 2-8 in Grand Slam finals while Raonic is making his first career appearance.
And the celebrity coaches collide again in this rematch from Queen’s. Ivan Lendl and John McEnroe will watch intently their charges.
NO. 2 ANDY MURRAY (GBR) v NO. 6 MILOS RAONIC (CAN)
Head-to-head: Murray leads 6-3
2016 Wimbledon sees the 130th staging of The Lawn Tennis Championships, which began in 1877 with Britain’s Spencer Gore defeating compatriot William Marshall 61 62 64 for the inaugural title. This is the 49th staging of The Championships in the Open Era, the first being in 1968 when Australia’s Rod Laver defeated countryman Tony Roche 63 64 62. 2016 Wimbledon is the 194th Grand Slam tournament of the Open Era.
* 2013 champion MURRAY is bidding to win his 2nd Wimbledon – and 3rd Grand Slam – title.
* Murray is bidding to become the first British man to win multiple Wimbledon titles since Fred Perry, who won the title here from 1934-36.
* Murray is bidding to win his 2nd Wimbledon title and become the 12th male player to win multiple Wimbledon titles in the Open Era after Roger Federer (7 titles), Pete Sampras (7), Bjorn Borg (5), Boris Becker (3), Novak Djokovic (3), John McEnroe (3), Jimmy Connors (2), Stefan Edberg (2), Rod Laver (2), Rafael Nadal (2) and John Newcombe (2).
* Murray is bidding to become the 21st man in the Open Era to win 3 or more Grand Slam titles. If he wins, Murray would join Arther Ashe, Jan Kodes and Gustavo Kuerten in winning 3 Grand Slam titles in the Open Era.
* RAONIC is bidding to become the first Canadian man in history to win a Grand Slam title. He would become the 55th different man to win a Grand Slam title in the Open Era and the 150th different man to win a major title in history.
* Raonic is the 2nd Canadian player – man or woman – to reach a Grand Slam final after Eugenie Bouchard, who finished runner-up at 2014 Wimbledon.
* Raonic is bidding to become just the 4th man in the Open Era to win his first grass court title at Wimbledon. Michael Stich (1991), Andre Agassi (1992) and Novak Djokovic (2011) are the only men to have won their first grass court title here.
* Raonic is looking to become the first player outside of the ‘Big Four’ (Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Djokovic and today’s opponent) to win Wimbledon since 2002, when Lleyton Hewitt won the title here. He is also the first player outside those 4 to reach the final here since 2010, when Nadal defeated Tomas Berdych.
SUNDAY WIMBLEDON SCHEDULE
CENTRE COURT – 2:00PM
1. Milos Raonic (CAN)  v Andy Murray (GBR) 
2. Robert Farah (COL)  / Anna-Lena Groenefeld (GER)  v Henri Kontinen (FIN) / Heather Watson (GBR)
Occasional outbreaks of rain are likely during the morning, gradually easing away southeast during the afternoon. Brighter and sunny spells follow, but also isolated showers. Staying breezy. Maximum Temperature 22 °C.
Andy Murray 1.25 v Milos Raonic 3.86
US TV SCHEDULE
ESPN will have live coverage of the men’s final match starting at 9am ET, 2pm local.
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