"I'm getting closer," an emotional Andy Murray joked after his loss toin the Wimbledon final.
All hopes for a Brit to win the Wimbledon were quashed when Andy Murray was defeated by world champion Roger Federer in the Men's Final at Centre Court in London today. Runner-up Murray broke down during the post-match interview, giving a tearful speech.
Unfortunately for those fans, the 25-year-old from Glasgow was overwhelmed by Federer, who grabbed hold of the match during a taut second set and went on to win 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4. Unable to celebrate an iconic win by Murray, the crowd was stuck witnessing Federer make history of his own.
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.
Federer, whose wife Mirka watched with their twins Myla Rose and Charlene Riva, said: "I think he's done so, so well, to be quite honest.
Andy Murray was watched by a galaxy of stars in the Royal Box, including the Duchess of Cambridge and sister, David and , and Prime Minister David Cameron.