The brilliant Brit, facing an opponent that was not Novak Djokovic or Roger Federer for the first time in a Grand Slam final, won 6-4 7-6 (7-3) 7-6 (7-2) against Raonic.
Having famously ended Britain’s 77-year wait for a men’s Wimbledon winner three years ago, Murray was the overwhelming favourite in a major final for the first time and didn’t disappoint an expectant Centre Court crowd.
The world No 2 from Dunblane maintained his composure throughout and looked like a seasoned champion against Raonic, who was on new ground in his first Grand Slam final.
Murray gritted his teeth as the first break of the match gave him a 4-3 lead, carrying him to the first set.
Murray has now won two out of his three Wimbledon finals – having been reduced to tears by Federer in 2012 before claiming the elusive prize a year later.
His first career Grand Slam was the 2012 US Open, meaning he has now totalled three of tennis’ biggest prizes as well an Olympic gold medal.