Roger Federer back on top with 7th Wimbledon Title

Jul 9, 2012

Nothing could stop Roger Federer from winning his record-tying 7th Wimbledon title at All England Club.

Federer finally equaled Pete Sampras' record of 7 Wimbledon title, and won his 17th Grand Slam title overall, by beating Andy Murray 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4.

"It has worked out so many times over the years here at Wimbledon that I play my best in the semis and the finals,'' Federer said. ``I couldn't be more happy. It feels great being back here as the winner.''

Federer collapsed to the grass with tears welling in his eyes on winning 7th Wimbledon title. He got up quickly and shook hands with Murray at the net. Up in the players' box, Federer's wife and twin daughters cheered and smiled as he took his seat to await yet another Wimbledon trophy presentation.

"When the roof closed, he played unbelievable tennis,'' Murray said.

Federer is now 17-7 in Grand Slam finals, including 7-1 at Wimbledon. Murray dropped to 0-4 in major finals, with three of those losses coming against Federer.

"It's amazing. It equals me with Pete Sampras, who's my hero,'' Federer said. ``It just feels amazing.''

Besides Sampras, 1880s player William Renshaw also won seven Wimbledon titles, but he did it at a time when the defending champion was given a bye into the following year's final.

Sunday'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.