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Jul 8, 2012 1:32 PM by Matt Stafford

Roger Federer beats Andy Murray to win 7th Wimbledon title

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) - Roger Federer rallied to take a lead of two sets to one over Andy Murray before winning the fourth set, 6-4, to win the first Wimbledon singles final to be played under a roof.

Federer led 4-6, 7-5, 6-3. The match began in sunshine Sunday, but rain forced a 40-minute delay at 1-all in the third set, and the retractable roof over Centre Court was then closed.

The roof was added in 2009.

Federer took charge when he broke for a 4-2 lead in the third set by winning a 20-minute game. The game included a series of improbable exchanges, with Murray falling to the grass three times.

Murray is the first British man to play in the final at the All England Club since Bunny Austin in 1938. The Scotsman was unable to become the first British man to claim the title since Fred Perry in 1936.

Federer adds to his record 16 Grand Slam championships, and ties a record by winning Wimbledon for a seventh time.

 

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