Sunday, July 8, 2012

Wimbledon Title Number 7 for Federer

Roger Federer captured his 7th Wimbledon title, tying Pete Sampras, defeating Andy Murray in four entertaining sets.

Murray, playing in his first Wimbledon final, was great.  Great wasn't enough today against Fed, who was not only great, but artistic, graceful and crafty.

You have to feel for Murray though.  In his emotional post-match interview he showed how much this meant to him,  teared up and won over many new fans.

In what has been described as the "golden age" in men's tennis, the only thing detractors can come up with is that behind the Big Three, there is no depth.  As's Bruce Jenkins wrote here, "Sometimes, I suppose, people just run out of things to say."  Indeed.

This, his 17th major career title, may very well be Federer's last.  But I would not count him out.  His rumored demise has been greatly exaggerated.

Next up, the 2012 London Olympics, where the tennis competition will also be held on the historic grounds of Wimbledon.

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