Wimbledon Final Preview and Prediction (7/916)

As the Wimbledon Championships draws to a close yet again, only one main event is left. That event is the Men’s Championship match, which will include players Milos Raonic and Andy Murray. Here is my prediction for the Men’s Final tomorrow.

Milos Raonic at Wimbledon 2016

Raonic has had an exceptional Wimbledon this year, making it to his first Grand Slam Final of his career. Raonic overcame David Goffin in a Fourth Round match in which he was down two sets. It was the first time Raonic had ever done that in his career. Perhaps even more impressively, Raonic took down living legend Roger Federer in the semifinals, in a match in which he was also losing. Raonic held his nerve against Federer, and played incredible tennis in the final set to win it.

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Raonic celebrates after defeating Roger Federer. (Pic: Associated Press)

Andy Murray at Wimbledon 2016

Andy Murray came into Wimbledon this year after his best clay court season yet. Murray continued to show his exceptional form during Wimbledon this year, with notable wins over Nick Kyrgios and Tomas Berdych in straight sets. Murray was dominant in both matches. Murray’s greatest obstacle came against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France in the quarter-final stage. Murray was cruising after winning the first two sets, but Tsonga made a comeback and won the next two sets. Murray would go on to win the fifth pretty easily, but it was still a shocking turn of events.

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Murray has continued his good form from the clay court season into the grass at Wimbledon. (Pic: Getty Images)

Prediction:

Murray def. Raonic: 7-6, 4-6, 7-5, 6-3

I predict Andy Murray will defeat Milos Raonic in four sets. Raonic is playing the best tennis of his life, but Murray will have a packed crowd behind him on Sunday. Murray is also playing quite well, and his defense and returning abilities will give Raonic a lot of trouble. Murray makes players hit a lot more shots than they want to, and I believe his movement and defense will give him the edge over Raonic. The two played an epic semi-final earlier this year in Australia (in which Murray prevailed in five sets), so we should be in for a treat on Sunday.

 

 

 

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