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Roger Federer Wins 7th Wimbledon Title, Defeats Andy Murray In 4 Sets

Make that number seven for Roger Federer. Seven-time Wimbledon champion.

Andy Murray jumped out to an early lead on Federer, winning the first set of the WImbledon Final and having the entire British crowd rooting him on to victory. Unfortunately for Murray, Federer wasn't having it, and rallied to win the next three sets to claim his title for a 7th time.

After the first set, Federer took just under 40 minutes in the second set to take out Murray 7-5 in dominating fashion. All of the momentum Murray had earned in the first set was gone in the second. Then the rain came after the first game in the third. Wimbledon officials closed the center-court roof and invoked a 40-minute rain delay.

Once play resumed in the third set, Federer calmed down and relaxed. Murray fell to a crushing 6-3 third-set loss and Federer was one set away from title No. 7.

In the fourth set both players battled back and forth. Federer kept the advantage with crafty play and playing mistake-free tennis. Even with the home crowd chanting his Murray's name, Federer seized control and with a 6-4 set win he now owns the record for most Wimbledon titles in Tennis history.

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