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.