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Federer's artistry trumps Murray's spirited fightback in Wimbledon
Federer played out an emphatic game in the Wimbledon 2012 final against Britain's number one player Andy Murray who was desperately looking to win his first Grand Slam title. The score does not reflect the competitive nature of the game, as Murray played well, but Federer was in a league of his own to outclass his opponent.

IT TOOK around 20 minutes for one of the games during a set to finish in the Wimbledon final in which Andy Murray was pitted against Roger Federer. This stat should alone reflect the competitive nature of the final, which was won by Roger Federer in four sets. The score read, 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 and 6-4, reported The Times of India. It was Federer's seventh Wimbledon title and his 16th Grand Slam title overall. Andy Murray is still waiting for his first Grand Slam title.

When the two Wimbledon finalists walked onto the centre court, it was evident that the players were focused for the match. They had a hungry look in their eyes, which showed their eagerness to win, the Swiss ace for his seventh Wimbledon and Murray his first. Andy Murray was the one who started off the block well by winning the first set. It was a set, where Murray made very few mistakes but Federer committed more errors thus increasing Andy's chances of winning his first Grand Slam. It was the last time that Andy smiled during the match.

The second set was very competitive, which Federer won 7-5. Both players were unleashing their trademark shots. Murray hit some solid forehand shots to keep Federer on the backfoot, while Federer returned the ball with equal venom, making the rally go on forever. Federer was as usual, looking elegant in his shot making. He came up to the net when required, played the pass when Murray came up to the net. It was a well-thought out game by Federer, but Murray was responding well to the Swiss challenge. This was before the rain gods interrupted the game and the match.

With both havign won one set each, the third set became important in the context of the match. But the heavens decided to open up yet again. The game was stopped for a while. Soon, the game converted from an outdoor match to an indoor one. It was the last thing that Andy's fans would have wanted to see. Federer playing Murray for the championship under a roof. Federer is at his best while playing indoors, as he does not have to worry about the wind, which can sometimes curtail his ground strokes.

It was a nightmare for Murray, as Federer looked a class player when the game was played under the roof. Murray gave it his all, but his all was not good enough in front of Federer's silky and deft touches. One got the shades of Federer the old, with his venomous aces, forehands and backhands hitting the green turf with an extra force. Federer stepped up the pace and Andy Murray could not catch Fedex Express.

The score with which Federer won the game does not give a true picture. It seemed that Andy Murray failed to play as per the standards he had set for himself in the championship. This was not the case. Andy played a good game but did not have that acceleration that was required when one plays against Federer. Federer is a man for a special occasion and he changed gears so well that even Murray's fans were applauding the great player for his exquisite skills on the court.

Federer deserved to win. He was honest when he stated that he played some of the best tennis during his last two matches here at Wimbledon (defeating Djokovic and Murray). Fans all over the world would second his statement.

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