Wimbledon 2012: Roger Federer beat Andy Murray, became world No.1

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Roger Federer & Andy Murray at Wimbledon Final 2012

LONDON -- Roger Federer won his seventh Wimbledon championship trophy minutes ago at the Centre Court today after beating Britain’s Andy Murray.

Federer, playing his eighth Wimbledon final, has become world No. 1 player replacing Novak Djokovic. Federer has also equalled Pete Sampras’ record of 286 weeks as the top-ranked player after winning the Wimbledon title.

Runner-up Murray was off to a good start and won the first set. But Federer won the Wimbledon title in a 6-4, 5-7, 3-6 4-6 match.

“I am getting closer,” to an encouraging cheer from the crowd. “I am gonna try to say something, but it is not going to be easy...,” said a devasted Murray, just after the match at the closing ceremony.

Murray continued: “Firstly, I’d like to congratulate Roger [Federer]. He’s not bad for a 30-year old! Congratulations, you deserve it.”

…People’s support is incredible, he concluded.

Murray became the first Brit in 74 years to play the men’s final. A win would have been a historic win for Britain as he would have become the first Briton to win the Wimbledon title in 76 years (since 1936).

World champion Federer said: “He’s [Murray has] done so well over the years, he is so consistent. He should at least win one Grand Slam, I hope that for Andy."

“I couldn’t be more happy. It is a great moment," Federer added.

 “It hasn’t come that easy,” Federer said on becoming world No. 1. “It is just a magical moment for me.”

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