Wimbledon 2016 Finals: Lengthy matches likely for Murray v Raonic and Williams v Kerber

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Andy Murray v Milos Raonic (1pm, Sunday)

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Andy Murray had a comfortable straight sets victory over Tomas Berdych in his semi-final to qualify for his third Wimbledon final.  It’s his 11th Grand Slam final in all, but this will be the first in which he hasn’t faced either Novak Djokovic (seven occasions) or Roger Federer.  That goes a long way to explaining why Murray only has two Grand Slam titles to his name as things stand.

The Canadian 25-year-old Milos Raonic is in his first Grand Slam final after seeing off Federer in five sets in his semi-final clash.  With Djokovic having been eliminated early on and Rafael Nadal missing out altogether through injury, some are suggesting that we could finally be seeing the beginning of a changing of the guard in men’s tennis.

The pair have met on nine previous occasions, with Murray holding a 6-3 lead, including the last five matches.  That includes three victories this year, the last being on grass at Queen’s where the Scot fought back from losing a first set tie-break to win in three sets.

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Serena Williams v Angelique Kerber (2pm, Saturday)

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It’s a repeat of the Australian Open final in the Ladies’ singles, as Serena Williams seeks revenge for her three-set defeat to Angelique Kerber at Melbourne Park in January.  That was the German‘s first Grand Slam title, whereas the 34-year-old Williams has already amassed 21 crowns and is looking to claim a seventh Wimbledon title.

Williams will also be looking to beat Kerber to compensate for her sister Venus’s semi-final defeat to the number four seed and also has the added incentive of trying to win her first Grand Slam title since Wimbledon last year, having suffered a semi-final loss at the 2015 US Open and finishing runner-up at both the Australian and French Open this year.

In reaching the final Williams had a comprehensive 6-2 6-0 over Russia’s Elena Vesnina in just 48-minutes.  Kerber saw off Venus 6-4 6-4 in her Wimbledon semi-final and has yet to drop a set at this year’s tournament.

The pair has never met on the Wimbledon grass before but, unsurprisingly, Williams has the advantage in all the head-to-head meetings to date with a 5-2 lead.

This could well go the distance, so backing over 21 games in the match looks a fair bet.

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