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Roger Federer wins Wimbledon title, equal Sampras and William Renshaw’s record

July 8, 2012

Wimbledon Champion Roger Federer

Roger Federer won his 7th Wimbledon title after defeating Andy Murray in the finals of the championship. The score at the end of the match read 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4. Federer has once again showed his class and proved that he is the best grass court player of the modern era, if not the best. There is no other player that can even stand on the same platform alongside him from the current crop of players.

Murray started the game pretty well by winning the first set. His fans at the centre court were dreaming of two more sets, but it was not to be. Federer, who had a shaky start, came up with a brilliant second and third set to which Murray had no answer. The final set of the game saw Federer producing the sort of Tennis, which we are acquainted at Wimbledon from the Swiss ace. Hence, it was not a big surprise to see Federer dominate Murray, with his elegant skills.

Murray did not play a bad game. Had it been some other ATP players, the British player may well have turned out to be successful. He played a good game from the baseline matching the Swiss shot for shot and making him run from east to west. But still, Federer got the better of Andy Murray, who was dreaming of his first Grand Slam title.

But, the game between the two was an entertaining one, where both looked aggressive in their approach. Federer in particular played some amazing Tennis to bring a smile upon Andy Murray fans too. Along with this title, he has become one of the most successful players in Wimbledon history. Only Pete Sampras and William Renshaw have won the competition seven times. If he defends his crown next year, he will climb the top of the chart too.

The crowd during the finals supported Andy Murray, as he was the local favourite. But, Federer received laurels from all and sundry after he put up a show for Tennis fans not only on the court but also viewers across the world. Andy Murray was unlucky to face Federer in top form.


From → Lawn Tennis

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