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Federer Wins 7th Wimbledon

Britons again denied as Andy Murray goes down
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 8, 2012 12:22 PM CDT
Federer Wins 7th Wimbledon
Andy Murray of Britain, front, takes a fall during the men's singles final match against Roger Federer of Switzerland at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon, England, Sunday, July 8, 2012.    (Clive Rose)

(Newser) – Roger Federer won his record-tying seventh Wimbledon title today, beating Andy Murray 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4 under a closed roof on Centre Court. The 17-time Grand Slam champion excelled once the roof was closed early in the third set, giving Murray little chance to end Britain's 76-year wait for a homegrown champion. Federer is now 17-7 in Grand Slam finals, including 7-1 at Wimbledon.

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Murray dropped to 0-4 in major finals, with three of those losses coming against Federer. The last British man to win the Wimbledon title was Fred Perry in 1936. Today's match was the first Wimbledon singles final to be played with the roof closed. The roof was first used at the All England Club in 2009. Some posh spectators were on hand for Murray's loss. (Read more Wimbledon stories.)

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