Skooter reporting 07/09/12
His dream was only half fulfilled. Andy Murray's attempt to win Wimbledon was crushed byas the Swiss grabbed a record-equaling seventh SW19 triumph and 17th Grand Slam title.
Murray, 25, was eyeing to become the first Briton sincein 1936 to haul up a major singles trophy. However, the 30-year-old Federer denied him of the ambition sealing it for good with 4-6,7-5,6-3, 6-4 on Center Court to equal the mark set by and regain the world number one ranking.
A tearful Murray has now lost all four of his Grand Slam finals. Murray was the first British man to contest the Wimbledon singles final sincein 1938 but unfortunately he didn’t make to the final goal.
A tearful Murray in the wake of his defeat was quoted as saying, "Everybody always talks about the pressure of playing at Wimbledon, but it's not the people watching - they make it incredible. There are mixed emotions. Most of them are negative. The reaction from the crowd was great. I felt like I was playing for the nation and I couldn't quite do it."
Federer convincingly earned his victory, which he not only equaled Sampras’ on seven Wimbledon titles, but also locked him up a record 286th week as world number one.
The Swiss took home the check for £13.15million and will compete at the Olympics, and surely be a clear favorite at the all England Club. He is the second-oldest man to occupy top spot. In the other hand, Murray, collects £575,000 runner-up prize, sharing his coach Ivan Lendl’s unpleasant record of losing his first four Grand Slam finals.