Murray gave a masterclass to beat the big-serving Canadian 6-4 7-6 (7/3) 7-6 (7/2) and clinch his third grand slam title in his 11th final.
The 29-year-old’s success came in his first final back with coach Ivan Lendl since his 2013 Wimbledon success and maintained the dominance of tennis’ big four.
At the moment of victory, Murray dropped his racket to the Centre Court grass before leaping in the air in celebration of another piece of British sporting history.
Clutching the trophy to his chest, he told Sue Barker: “This is obviously the most important tournament for me every year. I’ve had some great moments here and some tough losses and the wins feel extra special because of that.”