Sunday, July 8, 2012

Lucky Number Seven For Roger Federer

It wasn't meant to be for Andy Murray and the Brits today at Wimbledon. Roger Federer won his 7th and record tying Wimbledon title. Federer played like a champion in the final. It was an exciting final and my hat goes off to Murray who provided a great effort. Murray has my respect and I hope to see him back in the final soon. Federer won the match 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4

There wasn't too much that separated the pair in the first two sets. Murray actually jumped to a 1 set to love lead and took Federer to the brink in the the 3rd set. Up 40-0 in the 6th game that ended up going over 17 minutes, Federer broke Murray’s serve. That turned out to be the critical moment in the match as Federer went on to win the 3rd set.

After going down in the 3rd set, Murray seemed to be strained as the 4th set went on. Federer could sense the end was near and capitalized on Murray's misfortunes. Federer’s experience took over and he made quality shot after quality shot. Some of his shots were truly amazing. My favorite was a fake drop shot that everyone fooled.

Some of Federer's drop shots were incredible, like one to win the 8th game in the 4th and deciding set. Federer was on fire and it became inevitable that he was going to win the Wimbledon title. Murray just ran ran out of gas in the 4th set as Roger made history. 

It was a great match for Federer! He definitely played like a veteran champion who seemed to regain some of his youth. At 30 years young, Federer didn't look like a senior player int he tour. He showed that he is one of the greatest tennis players of all time and a case can be made that he is the greatest Wimbledon champion.

Murray had a valiant effort. Murray was emotional in the post natch court interview and that’s to be expected. He had the wait of the nation on his shouldrrs this past week but that didn't show in his paly in this final. Murray palyed well and on any other Wimbledon final Sunday, could have been champion.

The problem for Murray is that he had to face one fo the greatest players. Federer is a true champion and is now the world’s #1 Tennis player. Federer won lucky #7 and is the 2012 Wimbledon singles champion.

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