Roger Federer Downs Andy Murray, Wins Seventh Wimbledon Title
Long live the King!
Roger Federer continued his dominance of Wimbledon, and his domination of men’s tennis over the last nine years, by downing Andy Murray in four sets, 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4, to win his record-tying seventh Wimbledon men’s singles title, and his record 17th Grand Slam singles title.
The 31-year-old Federer, who won his other Wimbledon titles in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2009, has now equaled Pete Sampras for the most titles.
Murray, looking to become the first British man to win Wimbledon since Fred Perry in 1936, won the opening set, 6-4, before Federer evened things up by taking the second set, 7-5.
After about a half-hour rain delay, the roof was closed at the All England Club, and that seemed to favor Federer, who used his booming serve, and lethal forehand, to win the final two sets, and the title.
Federer is now 7-1 in Wimbledon finals, and 17-7 in major finals.