Originally posted on Awful Announcing  |  Last updated 7/9/12

Roger Federer defeated Andy Murray and 62 million citizens of Great Britain Sunday to win his 7th Wimbledon title and 17th Grand Slam tournament.  The win also pushed Federer to #1 in the world at the age of 30.  The win may be the capstone in the career of the greatest male tennis player who ever lived.  But the Wimbledon Final was as much about the man who lost as the man who won.  Andy Murray was seeking to become the first Brit to win Wimbledon since Fred Perry in 1936 and played bravely before succumbing to Federer's elegance in four sets.  Watch as Murray breaks up as he addresses the London crowd, who respond with the most rousing ovation of the tournament.  It's one of those simple moments that shows us why we actually care so much about sports.  

 

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