Head to head: Who has edge between Raonic, Murray at Wimbledon?

Chris Bowers and Caroline Cameron break down Milos Raonic’s win against Roger Federer and talk about the drawbacks to having to wait until Sunday for the final.

Milos Raonic made history at Wimbledon Friday, beating Roger Federer in the semifinals to become the first man representing Canada to reach a major singles final in the Open Era. Despite that historic win, Raonic made it known what his true goals are after the match when he said, “I’m by no means done what I’m trying to accomplish.”

To accomplish what he came to Wimbledon for and to claim his first major title, Raonic will have to take down Andy Murray, who beat Tomas Berdych in the other semifinal. Ahead of the final on Sunday, here is some background on how Raonic and Murray have fared against each other.

Head to head, Murray has won six of the nine matches, including the last five. Each has won one match by walkover or forfeit. The last time Raonic beat Murray was in March of 2014 in the round of 16 at the Indian Wells tournament in California, which he won 4-6, 7-5, 6-3.

Most recently, Murray beat Raonic in the final of the Queen’s Club on June 19. Raonic won the first set 7-6 (5) before Murray cruised to victory with 6-4 and 6-3 set wins.

Aside from the head-to-head advantage, Murray also has a significant edge when it comes to Grand Slam experience. Raonic has played in exactly zero Grand Slam finals before Sunday, while Murray has played in 10.

Murray has won Wimbledon once, in 2013. In 2012, he won Olympic gold at the London games, where matches were played at the All England Club. He also won the U.S. Open in 2012.

Before Sunday’s final, the best Raonic had done at a major was two semifinal appearances. The first one came in 2014 at Wimbledon against Federer. The other was at Australian Open this year, where he lost to Murray 4-6, 7-5, 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-2.

Below is a breakdown of the two player’s careers to date.

Head to head stats Raonic Murray
Current ranking 7 2
Age 25 29
Hand Right Right
Turned Pro 2008 2005
Year to date record (W/L) 31/8 33/6
Year to date titles 1 2
Career record (W/L) 238/111 585/171
Career Titles 8 37
Grand Slam career record 51-21 165-39
Grand Slam finals 0 10
Grand Slam titles 0 2
Career prize money ($US) $10,710,488 $46,740,897

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