Wimbledon 2012: Roger Federer Defeats Andy Murray To Earn 7th Wimbeldon Title

The 2012 Wimbledon Tournament is nearing its end.

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2012 Wimbledon Men's Final Results: Roger Federer Defeats Andy Murray To Earn 7th Wimbeldon Title

There were no hometown heroics Sunday at the All England Club, but history was made as Roger Federer earned his seventh Wimbledon crown by defeating Andy Murray in four sets (4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4). Federer's championship effort helped him tie Pete Sampras' all-time mark at Wimbledon and added to his already record-setting number of major victories -- now at 17.

Meanwhile, the hometown hero, Murray, failed to become the first British-born champion in decades. His effort, however, was rewarded with a lot of cheers from fans. The support led to a emotional runner-up speech by Murray, who broke down into tears.

In the end, Federer will regain the world's No. 1 ranking on Monday and will move into another tie with Sampras for 286 non-consecutive weeks with the top ranking.

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Men's Wimbledon Final 2012: Roger Federer, Andy Murray Tied At Set Apiece As Rain Delays Match

The 2012 Wimbledon Final between six-time champion Roger Federer and Great Britain's Andy Murray has, as expected, been delayed by rain and is currently undergoing a roof-closing process. The much anticipated match is tied at one set apiece, as Murray took the first set 6-4, while Federer answered with a second set victory of 7-5. The third set is tied a one game apiece with Federer leading 40-0 love in the third game.

The match is expected to be delayed for about 30 minutes and will resume around noon ET, as the roof at the All England Club will close and then the court then needs to be become climatized -- a process which helps limit the moisture inside the now enclosed stadium. The positive about the delay is that it will be the only one the Wimbledon Final will encounter and the match will be finished Sunday.

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