I don't watch a huge amount of tennis, really just Wimbledon when Britain has a player who is doing fairly well. With Andy Murray getting to the Men's Singles final, the first British man to do so in 74 years, this years final was a must watch.
Initially, Andy Murray got off to a good start, breaking Federer's serve in the first game of the first set and, even though Federer then broke back, Murray went on to win the set 6-4. Federer's early game was definitely not his best, and during the match he made a lot of unforced errors - probably more than he has sometimes made in an entire tournament. Federer did start to improve, winning the second set 7-5, just as it appeared to be on the verge of going to a tie-breaker.
Once the roof closed, the game changed. Closing the roof on Centre Court converts what was a game in the outside to one played indoors, and Federer is considered to be the best indoor player around. With the roof closed, such outside effects as wind are removed, making the ball much more likely to go where intended, allowing greater chances to be taken. Although Murray tried his best, Roger Federer just proved too good, winning the next two set 6-3 and 6-4, winning the championship by three sets to 1.
Andy Murray became the first British player to reach the Wimbledon Men’s Singles in 74 years, even if he failed to be the first Briton to win the men's singles title since Fred Perry in 1936. He also won his first set in a Grand Slam final.
Roger Federer increased his status as the best men's singles player ever. This victory made him the only player to have won 17 major titles, breaking the previous record of 16 - which was set by himself in January 2012. He has equalled the record of Pete Sampras of seven Wimbledon titles of Pete Sampras (although in the amateur era there was a British player with an equal number of wins). Federer once again became the No 1 player in the world, equalling Sampras' record of the most total weeks at No 1 of 286. He also holds the record of the most consecutive weeks at No 1 (237), most finals for major titles (24), most semi-finals (32), is one of only seven men to have won all four major titles and the only player to have reached the final in each major at least five times.
This was the fourth Grand Slam final that Andy Murray has played, and he has now finally won a set. It's unlikely that Roger Federer has got that many more years in him so who knows, maybe Murray will come back to win next years tournament.
Andy Murray in Tears after Losing to Roger Federer