Jul 09 2012
A Grand Slam title drought did indeed end in Sunday’s historic and riveting Wimbledon final, only it was Roger Federer’s lengthy-for-him gap between trophies that came to a close, rather than Britain’s 76-year wait for a homegrown men’s champion.
Making sure everyone knows he is still as capable as ever of brilliance on a tennis court – particularly one made of grass, and with a roof overhead – Federer came back to beat Andy Murray 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4 indoors on Centre Court for a record-tying seventh championship at the All England Club.
“I’m getting closer,” Murray told the crowd afterward, his voice cracking and tears flowing. “Everybody always talks about the pressure of playing at Wimbledon, how tough it is,” he said. “It’s not the people watching; they make it so much easier to play. The support has been incredible, so thank you.”
Somewhere through the course of history I really began to enjoy championship tennis. Roger Federer is one of the greatest tennis players of all-time. He’s a joy to watch. Andy Murray gave his heart and soul to try and win the championship yesterday. I’ve said it a million times, with the Big 4 tennis is in very good hands.
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