Roger Federer has won his 7th Wimbledon title at the All England Club, beating Britain’s Andy Murray with a 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4 victory.
Despite the Swiss-man’s historic win, which sees him regaining the world No.1 ranking, all eyes were on Scots-man Murray, who was the first British player to reach a Wimbledon final since Fred Perry won the title in 1936.
However, following his victory over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the semi-final, the Scottish tennis ace suffered a brave defeat at the hands of Switzerland’s Roger Federer. After winning the first set, Murray’s chances looked promising, but his Wimbledon dreams were shattered when Federer won the second set and went on to take the title from there.
Murray missed a massive opportunity at 4-4, which could have resulted in him serving for the second set, but as the score was 1-1 in the third set, a downpour caused a 40-minute delay in proceedings. However, as the players returned refreshed after their break, it was Federer who dominated the remaining 20 minutes of the third set and Murray lost out to his Swiss opponent once again in the fourth set which saw Federer sealing victory after the 3 hour and 24 minute encounter.
Murray was gracious and emotional in defeat and in a post-match speech, the world number 4 said, “I’m getting closer. Thanks to everyone who has supported me. You did a great job. It’s always tough”. Federer was quick to praise Murray and added, “He’s done so well over the years, he’s been so consistent. To me it shows he cares so much. He will win at least one Grand Slam.”
As Roger Federer took home his seventh Wimbledon title, he was watched by a host of famous faces, including David and Victoria Beckham, who sat in the royal box alongside the Duchess of Cambridge Catherine Middleton and her sister Pippa. While the majority of the crowd were willing 25-year-old Murray to clench the title, it was 30-year-old
Federer who made history, winning his 17th Grand Slam, equalling Pete Sampras’ record at the All England Club. Federer will re-gain his World No.1 title from Novak Djokovic and has secured a £1,150,000 prize-fund. Murray, as runner up will receive a £5,770,000 payment.
Not bad for an afternoon’s tennis, chaps!