Roger Federer claimed his 17th Grand Slam title with a 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4 win over England’s 25-year-old Andy Murray. The entire 15,000 capacity crowd was rooting for Murray as the host nation was looking for its first Wimbledon singles champion since Fred Perry in 1936. Federer, unmoved by the tide of hysteria that was closing in around him, went about his game like an artist.
The win gave Federer his seventh Wimbledon crown and the world No. 1 ranking, which will take him past Pete Sampras’ record of 286 weeks at the game’s top.
Federer then told the crowd , “I played my best tennis in the last two matches… I’ve missed playing the final. Feels good to have this trophy in my hands after three years, it feels like it never left my hands.”
The most Tennis singles Grand Slam title winners are Roger Federer 17; Pete Sampras 14; Roy Emerson 12; Rod Laver 11; Bjorn Borg 11 and Rafael Nadal 11.