9th July, 2012, London: Swiss tennis star Roger Federer beat Britain’s Andy Murray to win his 7th Wimbledon title. It was Federer’s seventeenth grand slam title, but first since 2010 Australian Open. With this win, he also reclaimed the number one rank which lost to Rafael Nadal 3 years ago.
Murray was looking for to become the 1st British tennis player since Fred Perry to grab a major title. In the final Federer won the match by 4 – 6, 7 – 5, 6 – 3, 6 – 4.
After the match, a tearful Murray congratulated Federer and told, “Everybody always talks about the pressure of playing at Wimbledon, but it’s not the people watching – they make it incredible,”
“There are mixed emotions. Most of them are negative. The reaction from the crowd was great. I felt like I was playing for the nation and I couldn’t quite do it,” added Murray.
Federer, who now equals Pete Sampras’ record of winning seven Wimbledon title, said, “I think I have played some of my best tennis in the last two matches. It’s worked out here that I have played my best tennis in the semis and the final. I couldn’t be more happy. It feels so familiar and it’s a great moment.”
“It’s amazing, it equals me with Pete who is my hero, and the world number one, they don’t get gifted to you.” added the champ.