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Roger Federer Defeats Andy Murray For His 7th Wimbledon Championship

When Andy Murray won the first set over Roger Federer, there were some that could've thought that Federer was over the hump again and Murray was the homegrown kid that was ready to win on Wimbledon soil. Federer wasn't ready to quite fall on his sword, and decided that he had one more championship run in him.

After the dropping first set, Federer blazed a trail on Murray, defeating him 7-5 in the second. The rain came shortly thereafter and Wimbledon officials closed the center-court roof. After a 40-minute rain delay, play resumed in the third and Federer regained his composure to win the third set over Murray for a 6-3 victory. Federer was now just one set away from another Wimbledon title.

In the fourth set, Federer and Murray traded game winners in a hotly contested battle. Federer stayed one step ahead of Murray and with crafty play and playing mistake-free tennis was able to gain the advantage. With the home crowd supporters behind Murray, Federer stood tall and with a 6-4 set win he now owns the record for most Wimbledon titles in Tennis history with seven.

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