Federer wins Wimbledon, regains No. 1 ranking

ROGER FEDERER dashed Britain’s hope of ending a long drought in Grand Slam tournament by beating Andy Murray, 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4, and capturing his seventh Wimbledon crown.

The victory pushed Federer back to No. 1, which will tie him with Pete Sampras with a record 286 weeks atop the ATP rankings.

The 30-year-old becomes the oldest winner of Wimbledon since Arthur Ashe in 1975.

The win also adds another Slam to Federer’s record total of 17, six ahead of his closest active competitor, Rafael Nadal.

It’s a powerful reminder that Federer, who many consider the greatest player of all time, is far from an afterthought in the age of Nadal and Novak Djokovic. And it may end up solidifying his spot as the top tennis player in history.

Murray put up a good fight. He established the tone early with a break of Federer’s serve and continued his aggressive play throughout the match.

But Federer wouldn’t be denied. He broke Murray’s serve once each in the next three sets and saved the occasional break points he faced along the way. Noli Cruz

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