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Sunday's Wimbledon final seemed to follow the script. Rain fell, England's greatest hope to win its first hometown slam in 76 years faltered, and the unquestionable king of the grass court -- and tennis as a whole -- was crowned one more time. But Roger Federer's four-set victory over Andy Murray was not the mechanical type one would expect from a champion who has now won 17 Grand Slams. He had precision to his game, for sure, but it wasn't the kind of precision he's summoned in years past, when he was bagging about three major titles a year. Federer...
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Roger Federer's seventh Wimbledon title turned into a quite a bonanza for international aid agency Oxfam.
Because of a bet made in 2003, the charity won $157,750 (101,840 pounds) when Federer defeated Andy Murray on Sunday in the Wimbledon final.
According to Oxfam, Nicholas Newlife bet that Federer would win seven Wimbledon titles before 2020. When Newlife died three years...
Wimbledon Boxscore By The Associated Press Sunday At The All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club Wimbledon, England Men's Final Roger Federer (3) def. Andy Murray (4), 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4. Federer Murray
1st Serve Percentage 69 56
Aces 12 16
Double Faults 3 1
1st Serve Winning Pct. 76 69
2nd Serve Winning Pct. 49 48
Fastest serve (mph) 130 133
Average 1st serve speed...
Wimbledon runner up Andy Murray talks about his training regime, his body, and the strengths of some of his opponents.
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Wimbledon-Men's Final Comparison By The Associated Press Roger Federer (3) vs. Andy Murray (4) Federer Murray
Age 30 25
Height 6-1 6-3
Weight 187 185
Rank 3 4
Career Money-x $71,126,377 $20,577,701
2012 Money-x $3,696,441 $1,430,310
Grand Slam Finals 16-7 0-3
Career Titles 74 22
Wimbledon Titles 6 -
2012 Titles 4 1
Head-to-Head 7-8 8-7
Career Record 852-192 355-116...
Overnight ratings jumped substantially for the Wimbledon Men’s Final. Coverage of Wimbledon featuring the Roger Federer/Andy Murray Men’s Final drew a 3.1 overnight rating on ESPN Sunday afternoon, up 48% from Djokovic/Nadal last year (2.1), and up 63% from Nadal/Berdych in 2010 (1.9). The 3.1 is the highest for the Men’s Final of Wimbledon since Federer’s last appearance...
Hope turned to disappointment one more time for Andy Murray and British tennis.
Murray stood closer to the Wimbledon title Sunday than any British man had in three-quarters of a century, two sets away from ending one of the longest waits in British sports.
But he also stood across the net from Roger Federer, who knows better than anyone how to win on Centre Court, and who wasn...
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I have a confession to make: I’m an Andy Murray fan. I first became enamored with the talented Scot at the All England Club in 2008. He was two sets down and a break to another enigmatic competitor, the Frenchman Richard Gasquet, and looked like he’d go down quietly in three disappointing sets. Whether it was the Wimbledon crowd, Murray’s newfound dedication to fitness, or...
Tickets to the Wimbledon Men’s final have become an even hotter commodity now that Andy Murray has advanced to his first final at the All England Club. Murray beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in four sets on Friday to advance to Sunday’s final. The Scotsman has a chance to become the first U.K. player to win Wimbledon since 1938, and fans are dying to be there to see it happen.
What a fortnight. Roger Federer capped off what was arguably the best Wimbledon since at least 2008, and while he's deservedly claimed center stage for the time being, the tournament brought us many memorable moments that will endure in tennis lore. With all of the history that was made at this year's Championships, it's tough to isolate the five best stories, but that...
Jo Wilfried-Tsonga took a forehand to the groin from England's Andy Murray during Friday's Wimbledon men's semifinal tennis match.
Tsonga got cheers from the crowd as he fought through the pain, and he was able to recover and close out the third set. Unfortunately, he wasn't able to get past Murray, who won the match in four sets.
We had a feeling something...
As if losing to Andy Murray wasn’t enough, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga got his balls rocked on this exchange. I feel you, bro
Eh...you never want this to happen at a major sporting event in front of thousands in person and millions on TV.
During Friday's Wimbeldon Semi-Finals Jo-Wilfried Tsonga squared off with Great Britian's Andy Murray, a match won by Murray.
As the two rallied in the third set, Tsonga went to the net...Murray tries to return the volley..and does. The shot..well...let&...
Men's Singles - Roger Federer (3), Switzerland
Women's Singles - Serena Williams (6), United States
Men's Doubles - Jonathan Marray, Britain, and Frederik Nielsen, Denmark
Women's Doubles - Serena and Venus Williams, United States
Mixed Doubles - Mike Bryan and Lisa Raymond (2), United States
Gentlemen Invitational Doubles - Greg Rusedski, Britain, and Fabrice...