The classically legendary game-the great Wimbledon final started between Roger Federer, known up till Sunday as the great champ in decline and Andy Murray, the first British man to reach a Wimbledon final since Bunny Austin in 1938!
Yes, the fervor and the rush of anticipation was so that torrential rains did not deter thousands of spectators from their places and they watched the two champs battle the ball till the very end. It was worth their pains.
When Andy Murray took a nasty tumble, he had no way of knowing there was yet a greater, harsher tumble up a-head. Pitched against the 30 year old apparently ‘declining’ legend, Murray had his aim set on the trophy, to become the first British player in 76 years to do so.
The game (and the rare occurrence of a Briton playing the Wimbledon finals) was exciting enough to pull in royalty. Pippa Middleton and Duchess Kate watch on as the game ends (Pippa with a last-minute-wishing-against-wish look and her elder sister more resigned to the fate of the game.)
David and Victoria Beckham: the Power Couple sitting in the Royal Box. We haven’t seen two people more un-interested in the game OR each other in the whole championship!
And this is how a champion beams! With pride and glory written all over him! Roger Federer won a record-equaling seventh Wimbledon title and 17th Grand Slam crown joining Pete Sampras and William Renshaw as a seven-time champion. He is also only the 3rd person over 30 to ever win the match.
Andy Murray: the fighter with much on his shoulders and with the pain of losing out on his dreams. But we say, cheer up! You are young and you have come so far! All you need is one more push at it!
And these are the beautiful ladies in Federer’s life who made the victory all the more special and worth it! The glee and pride on all three faces is worth taking on the world for!
Federer with all 7 of his Wimbledon Cups! He has 75 titles in all. He is the only male player in tennis history to have reached the title match of each Grand Slam tournament at least five times, and is also the only male tennis player to have reached the Wimbledon final eight times.
Three Cheers for the Champ!
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