Federer seals 7th Wimbledon title at expense of Murray
Roger Federer has won his seventh Wimbledon title
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Murray came from behind to defeat David Ferrer.
Monday, 09, Jul 2012 10:28
By Mark Fordham
Andy Murray's bid to become the first Briton to win Wimbledon since Fred Perry in 1936 ended in defeat as the masterful Roger Federer secured his seventh title at SW19.
The Scot had already become the first British man to reach the men's final since Bunny Austin in 1938 and despite winning the first set, he succumbed to the brilliance of Federer.
Murray has now lost all four Grand Slam finals he has been involved in and this was the first one in which he had won a set.
For the 30-year-old Federer, his 4-6 7-5 6-3 6-4 victory brings him level with legend Pete Sampras on seven Wimbledon titles.
Murray was tearful at the trophy presentation but paid tribute to both his opponent and the support he received.
"Everybody always talks about the pressure of playing at Wimbledon, but it's not the people watching - they make it incredible," he said to BBC Sport moments after the defeat.