Roger Federer defeats Andy Murray to win 7th Wimbledon title

Switzerland's Roger Federer falls to his

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Switzerland's Roger Federer falls to his knees in celebration after his men's singles final victory over Britain's Andy Murray on day 13 of the 2012 Wimbledon Championships tennis tournament at the All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 8, 2012.

The Championships - Wimbledon 2012: Day Thirteen

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Andy Murray on day 13 of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 8, 2012 in London, England.

Britain's Andy Murray hits the ground af

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Britain's Andy Murray hits the ground after he falls chasing the ball during his men's singles final match against Switzerland's Roger Federer on day 13 of the 2012 Wimbledon Championships tennis tournament at the All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 8, 2012.

The Championships - Wimbledon 2012: Day Thirteen

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Running for the ball on day 13 of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 8, 2012 in London, England.

The Championships - Wimbledon 2012: Day Thirteen

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Roger Ferderer celebrates on day 13 of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 8, 2012 in London, England.

The Championships - Wimbledon 2012: Day Thirteen

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Andy Murray hangs his head on day 13 of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 8, 2012 in London, England.

The Championships - Wimbledon 2012: Day Thirteen

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Andy Murray goes for the ball on day 13 of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 8, 2012 in London, England.

Britain's Andy Murray prepares to play a

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Britain's Andy Murray prepares to play a forehand shot during his men's singles final match against Switzerland's Roger Federer on day 13 of the 2012 Wimbledon Championships tennis tournament at the All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 8, 2012.

View of Centre Court with the roof open

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View of Centre Court with the roof open during the men's singles final match between Britain's Andy Murray and Switzerland's Roger Federer on day 13 of the 2012 Wimbledon Championships tennis tournament at the All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 8, 2012.

The Championships - Wimbledon 2012: Day Thirteen

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Andy Murray on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 8, 2012 in London, England.

The Championships - Wimbledon 2012: Day Thirteen

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Andy Murray reacts on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 8, 2012 in London, England.

Switzerland's Roger Federer plays a fore

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Switzerland's Roger Federer plays a forehand shot during his men's singles final match against Britain's Andy Murray on day 13 of the 2012 Wimbledon Championships tennis tournament at the All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 8, 2012.


Switzerland's Roger Federer won his record-tying seventh Wimbledon title Sunday, beating Scotland's 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 men's champion.

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.

The last British man to win the Wimbledon title was Fred Perry in 1936.

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.

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