LONDON — Canada will have to wait a little longer for it's first Grand Slam singles champion.
Milos Raonic of Thornhill, Ont., lost to Andy Murray in the Wimbledon final Sunday in the first major singles championship match to feature a Canadian man.
Murray, the local favourite, topped the 25-year-old Raonic 6-4, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (2) to capture his second Wimbledon title and third major championship. Murray also won at Wimbledon in 2013.
"This one's going to sting,'' Raonic told the BBC on the court moments after the match. "I'm going to make sure as the grass on these courts is green that I do everything that I can to be back here for another chance.''
Milos Raonic looks downward while playing Britain's Andy Murray during the men's singles final match on the last day of the 2016 Wimbledon Championships. (Photo: AFP/Getty Images)
Raonic beat Swiss superstar Roger Federer in a five-set semifinal thriller on Friday to reach the final.
"It's been a phenomenal two weeks at this tournament ... I keep plugging away, trying to get better to give myself these chances,'' Raoinc said. "I'm going to continue to do the same because there's nothing I want more than to be back here.''
Eugenie Bouchard of Westmount, Que., is the only Canadian female to play in a Grand Slam singles final. She lost to Petra Kvitova at Wimbledon in 2014.
Toronto's Daniel Nestor is an eight-time major champion in doubles.
Murray and Raonic hold their trophies following the Men's Singles Final. (Photo: Getty Images)
Murray broke Raonic's serve only once in the match, while the Canadian had some chances in the third set but failed to convert.
Murray came into the tournament after losing to Novak Djokovic in the finals of both the Australian Open and French Open this year.
Three years ago, Murray became the first British man since 1936 to win the singles title at the All England Club. He also won the U.S. Open in 2012, a few weeks after winning the Olympic gold medal at Wimbledon.
Earlier Sunday, Canadian teen Denis Shapovalov won the Wimbledon's boys' title, defeating Australia's Alex De Minaur in three sets.
The 17-year-old Shapovalov, from Richmond Hill, Ont., bounced back from a 6-4 loss in the first set to take the next two, 6-1, 6-3 respectively.