Roger Federer wins seventh Wimbledon title

Roger Federer wins seventh Wimbledon title

Washougal : WA : USA | Jul 08, 2012 at 2:38 PM PDT
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Roger Federer has earned back the title of world No.1 tennis player after beating Andy Murray in the Wimbledon final 2012. The 30-year-old Swiss beat Murray by 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, and 6-4 on Sunday.

The match did not start very well for Federer, as he was beaten in the first set by 4-6. However, from the second set till the last set, it seemed that Federer had decided not to look back. The accurate and speedy game played by Federer helped him win the Wimbledon championship for the 7th time. He has now also equaled Pete Sampras’ record at the All England Club and won his 17th Grand Slam title overall.

Federer shared his enthusiasm with the audience after winning the championship by saying, ''It has worked out so many times over the years here at Wimbledon that I play my best in the semis and the finals. 'I couldn't be more happy. It feels great being back here as the winner. It's amazing. It equals me with Pete Sampras, who's my hero. 'It just feels amazing," according to a report by CBC Sports.

Murray couldn’t gather himself after losing the match and ended up crying during the presentation. He congratulated Federer for his performance and also thanked the audience for giving him the support.

''When the roof closed, he played unbelievable tennis,'' Murray said about Federer.

''Everybody always talks about the pressure of playing at Wimbledon, how tough it is,'' Murray added. ''It's not the people watching. They make it so much easier to play. The support has been incredible, so thank you.''

Federer’s wife and daughter, along with his mother, cheered as the tennis star made the amazing come back in the Wimbledon after two years. The last time he won the Wimbledon final was back in 2009.

Thousands of fans watched the match outside the court and cheered with every point that their favorite player earned. The famous celebrities that were present inside the court to see the match included Prince William's wife, Kate, who sat in the Royal Box along with David Beckham and his wife, British Prime Minister David Cameron and a slew of former Wimbledon champions.

The game was interrupted for 43 minutes due to rain.

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Roger Federer of Switzerland looks out across practice courts at Wimbledon in London
Roger Federer of Switzerland looks out across practice courts at Wimbledon in London
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