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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 — a 2009 five-set match against American Andy Roddick (4.2). For some perspective, the Men’s Final drew a higher overnight on ESPN [...]
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Andy Murray lost to Roger Federer in the Wimbledon championship Sunday, but he did so in gracious and heart-warming fashion. During Murray’s post match interview in front of Centre Court, Murray won the hearts of all those present, and most likely anyone who heard his emotional words. Murray was even brought to tears following a BBC interviewer asking him about the emotions...
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, England -- Roger Federer won his record-tying seventh Wimbledon title Sunday, beating Andy Murray 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4 under a closed roof on Centre Court. The 17-time Grand Slam champion excelled once the roof was closed early in the third set, giving Murray little chance to end Britain's 76-year wait for a homegrown men's champion. Federer is now 17-7 in Grand...
Another win at Wimbledon would put Roger Federer back on top of the tennis world with the No. 1 ranking once again. But his opponent, Andy Murray has the weight of a nation on his shoulders as he has his chance to become the first British man to win the men's singles title at Wimbledon since Fred Perry in 1936. Since bringing on Ivan Lendl as coach earlier this year, Murray plays...
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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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...
By tying Pete Sampras with a record seven Wimbledon titles,
Roger Federer also has tied the American's career mark of 286 weeks
at No. 1 in the ATP rankings.
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...
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...
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...