Wimbledon 2012: Roger Federer wins seventh Wimbledon title
Roger Federer shattered Andy Murray's Wimbledon dreams to win his seventh title winning the game in the fourth set. It was his eighth final appearance in the last ten editions of the tournament.
Roger Federer shattered Andy Murray's Wimbledon dreams to win his seventh title winning the game in the fourth set. It was his eighth final appearance in the last ten editions of the tournament. (Photos AP & AFP)
Andy Murray put the pressure early on the six time champion as he took the first two games early on in the first set.
Roger Federer however came back to win the next three games and seemed in control as Murray was clearly feeling the pressure of playing in his first Wimbledon final.
In a set that was evenly balanced, Murray responded to Federer's game with his own display of skill to rally back and take the first set 6-4.
Murray showed he was willing to earn his place at the top as he battled Federer shot per shot as the second set got underway.
But Federer was not willing to be outdone as he responded with some top level tennis of his own.
The Swiss struck some vicious volleys which gave Murray no breathing space as Fedex took the second set 7-5 to level the match setting up a great final.
The third set would see some vintage Federer as he literally made Murray dance to his tune on the court. A clear indication that Fedex rules on grass.
Murray was feeling the heat but would not back down as he had more aces at this point then Federer and was giving the six time champion a run for his money.
As Federer applied more pressure Murray seemed to have a dip in confidence allowing the Swiss to capitalise and take the third set 6-3 to lead two sets to one and have a clear advantage in the final.
In the fourth set Roger brought on all his experience into play and the difference was visible between the two players as Murray seemed to break under Federer's calmness.
Andy Murray looked out of sorts at this pointed and though he played well in patches in seemed that Federer had the better of him.
In the end nothing could stop Federer from winning his seventh Wimbledon title as he took the fourth set to win the match 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4. Murray was simply no match in the end for a more experienced opponent and seasoned campaigner.
This was Federer's seventeenth Grand Slam and he also equaled Pete Sampras' record of seven Wimbledon titles.