Roger Federer won his record equaling seventh Wimbledon title Sunday, defeating Andy Murray in four sets 4-6 7-5 6-3 6-4.
The battle was fierce from the beginning with Andy Murray breaking the then-six time champ in the first game. However, Federer broke back quickly as both players tried to get the early upper hand. However, the British crowd went crazy when Murray managed to break Federer again to take the first set, and millions of Brits began dreaming a first British men's singles Wimbledon win in over 70 years.
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However, a tight set two ended abruptly with the set seemingly heading for a tie break, suddenly Federer found an extra gear and snatched the set by breaking Murray's serve in the 12th game of the set.
The tide had turned and set three saw Federer quickly establish himself once again. Murray to his credit was playing some awesome tennis as well, but he was up against one of the greats and when Federer starts to get on top in a match then it is next to impossible to turn things back around again. And so it proved to be the case today.
Despite Murray fighting for every point he was unable to halt Federer's march to his first Wimbledon title since 2009.
Federer fell to the ground with tears of joy in his eyes when he won the championship point. Murray on the other side was left to reflect on his fourth Grand Slam final loss. Murray said in the after match interview, "I'm getting closer," as he found it tough to hold back tears.
The crowd attempted to comfort Murray by cheering him and applauding him for entertaining them for the past fortnight and in particular giving them their first home grown men's singles finalist for more than 70 years. They, and Murray, will be hoping that his first Grand Slam win is just around the corner, and at 25 years of age he still has a number of years left. He will now focus himself on the upcoming U.S. Open, where he is also a previous losing finalist.
But this year's Wimbledon once again belonged to Roger Federer, as he continues to astound critics and prove that he is not a spent force in the game, and he is surely engraving his place in the history of tennis as one of the greats.
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