Andy Murray was in total control as he claimed his second Wimbledon title with a supreme performance against Milos Raonic.
The British No 1 took back possession of the crown he won in 2013 by sweeping aside the Canadian in straight sets on Centre Court.
Reunited with coach Ivan Lendl for the tournament, who he worked with three years ago to similar effect, Murray showed no signs of nerves in SW19.
Raonic was making his first appearance in a Grand Slam final at Wimbledon and his time will surely come after a strong showing throughout the fortnight.
But the gulf in class was obvious here as Murray made the most of his first chance to win a major without having to face either Novak Djokovic or Roger Federer.
Taking the first set comfortably, Murray was forced to work for the victory in the other two as his experience proved crucial in two tie breaks as he won 6-4, 7-6, 7-6.
Murray’s victory came just 24 hours after Serena Williams had triumphed in the women’s singles for a seventh time at the All England Club.
The American beat Angelique Kerber 7-5 6-3 and equal Steffi Graf's Open era record of 22 major titles and will fully expect to go on and scale new heights.
Williams said: “I think it was a great final. She played really well. We had a lot of long, tough points.
“I think every single point I worked for, and nothing was given to me. It made for a really good match.
“After I won that first set, I got a little more calm. At one point I really, really took a deep breath. If I can just play my game, I know I have a really good chance at winning this match.
“This tournament I came in with just a different mind frame and mindset.
“I knew, you know, in Melbourne I thought I played well, but honestly Angelique played great, she played better. She just played really good tennis.
“If you look at the big picture, I was just thinking about, you know, getting to three finals, Grand Slam finals.
“In the past eight Grand Slams, I don't know how many finals I've been in. It's pretty impressive."