Originally posted on SportsBlooded  |  Last updated 7/9/12
4-2-2010_3-46-45_pm

Down 2-1 in sets and on the verge of elimination, Andy Murray received a huge roar from his hometown crowd trying to will him to victory and help him become the first British tennis player to win the mens singles championship in 74 years. Murray and the hometown crowd will have to wait at least another year as Roger Federer won his 7th Wimbledon title yesterday and tied Pete Sampras for the most career Wimbledon titles. Murray was able to grab the first set and played dominantly in the first couple games in the 2nd set, but Federer was able to take over in the middle of the second set and win three straight sets to take home the 2012 Wimbledon Championship trophy.

As soon as Federer won the last point of the match, emotions kicked in for both players. Although Federer talked earlier in the week about how his 7th win wouldn’t be any different from the rest of his victories, it was obvious what tying his childhood idol meant to him. After Murray’s last shot went wide left, Federer dove at the ground and pumped his fists in jubilation. He also wiped tears of joy from his eyes multiple times during the closing ceremony. Murray showed his emotions when he took the mic to talk about grabbing the runner-up spot. It was apparent how much of his heart and soul he put into this tournament and how much he wanted to win his first grand slam title for himself and for his country. Check out the highlights from their Wimbledon Finals match-up below...

MORE FROM YARDBARKER:
Is Serena Williams the most important modern athlete?
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Olympic wrestler turned ISIS recruit killed in U.S. drone strike

Report: Jamaal Charles to play Sunday against Steelers

Dez Bryant says he will not play Sunday against 49ers

Bill O’Brien officially rules J.J. Watt out for season

Report: Eric Decker out Sunday with partial tear in rotator cuff

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Report: Browns planning to part ways with Josh Gordon

Noah skips dinner at West Point because he's anti-war

Giants could use wide receiver at safety against Vikings

Ryan Tannehill does not mince words regarding offense

Russell Wilson on playing Sunday against Jets: ‘No doubt’

Report: Tyson Fury failed drug test, will be stripped of title belts

WATCH: Is it time for the Jaguars to fire Gus Bradley?

Combing through the crowded 2016 MLB MVP races

The Blue Jays and the meaning of a late season freefall

CFB Crash Course: Week 5 - Less one Les

Box Score: 9/30 - Dolphins, Popovich and MLB umps

Seven most absurd stats heading into NFL Week 4

Antonio Brown to honor Arnold Palmer with custom cleats

The best and worst from the 2016 World Cup of Hockey

Players Jurgen Klinsmann may call up for USMNT friendlies

Byron Scott has no relationship with D’Angelo Russell

Steve Kerr favors shorter NBA preseason to limit back-to-backs

Flaws of MLB replay system exposed in Cardinals’ victory

Tennis News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

WATCH: Is it time for the Jaguars to fire Gus Bradley?

Combing through the crowded 2016 MLB MVP races

The Blue Jays and the meaning of a late season freefall

CFB Crash Course: Week 5 - Less one Les

NBA winners and losers: Gregg Popovich as a voice of reason

WATCH: Will LSU have to sell its soul to find its next head coach?

The clubhouse leaders for MLB Rookies of the Year

Goodbye, Ted: 20 years of highs and lows at Turner Field

Forza Horizon 3 review: Going Top Gear

NFL Kickoff Week 4: Guess what? The NFL is dying again

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker