LONDON: Roger Federer outgunned Andy Murray 4-6 7-5 6-3 6-4 on Sunday to win a record-equaling seventh Wimbledon title and 17th grand slam crown.
The Swiss third seed recovered from a sluggish start to dominate the match and return to the top of the world rankings, dashing Murray’s hopes of becoming the first British man to win the title on home soil for 76 years.
After sharing the first two sets, rain halted the contest for 40 minutes early in the third and when the players returned under the closed roof on Centre Court Federer took control. He made the decisive break in a marathon sixth game and broke again for 3-2 in
the fourth set before sealing victory on his second match point in three hours 24 minutes.
“I played some of my best tennis in my last couple of matches,” Federer told the crowd after lifting the trophy. “I couldn’t be happier. It feels great being back here as the winner and it’s a great moment. It feels nice to have this trophy back after three years.”