But Murray actually won more of the rallies of four shots or less than Raonic.
"He's just lucky", Murray smiled.
And when the pressure was on in the second and third set tiebreaks, Murray simply overwhelmed the Canadian. Murray, one of the game's great returners, blunted Raonic's biggest weapon - his serve.
"It was just relief when he actually did it so I think he will be able to enjoy this one a whole lot more".
He praised Raonic, who was playing in his first Grand Slam final and had knocked out seven-time champion Roger Federer in the semi-finals.
But all those disappointments disappeared yesterday the moment Raonic's attempted pass buried itself three-quarters of the way up the net on match point. "I wish him all the best", said Kathleen Tanguay.
Raonic slammed down a serve at 147mph on Sunday, the fastest in this year's tournament, but his most destructive weapon never intimidated Murray.
"I believe I definitely have that ability within myself", Raonic said.
In the women's final on Saturday, Serena Williams finally overcame the finishing hurdle to win her seventh Wimbledon and 22 Grand Slam title overall, thereby tying Steffi Graf's record. "Last time it was pure relief and I didn't really enjoy the moment as much, whereas I was going to make sure that I enjoyed this one more than the others".
"I took care of my serve as much as I could".
It's Murray's second Wimbledon title in three years, a huge turnaround for a player who was once dogged by a perception that he folded on the biggest stages.
Riccardo Piatti, Milos Raonic's coach, commented on the Wimbledon final lost by his player against Andy Murray at Wimbledon.
"The last three months have been some of the best tennis I have played".
"I'm going to work on everything".
Andy Murray lifts the trophy following victory in the Men's Singles Final against Milos Raonic of Canada on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships.
"Obviously a lot of questions sort of would get asked of me after those losses".
Since then, he's followed Laver, Bjorn Borg, John McEnroe, Lendl, Jim Courier, Djokovic and Federer as only the eighth man in the open era to reach the season's first three major finals.
Chris Manzinelli said the pair trained together for five years and said with upcoming Grand Slam titles, Raonic has many more opportunities for success.
Murray was happy to accept it was no coincidence he was back winning slam titles in the first tournament under Lendl, who guided him to his other two trophies and Olympic gold before they parted ways in 2014. "Andy has been playing great and he deserved to win, congratulations to him", he said. I m going to try to improve my return game, improve my serve.
"I'm going to make sure I do everything I can to be back here for another chance".