Wimbledon 2012 Champion

The picture says all. He’s done it. He’s number 1. He’s won 17 grand slam titles. He’s the record holder of the most time being number one. Roger Federer. Thats the name.

Photo by: Darren JohnsonPhoto by Darren Johnson

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Murray was hitting all of his serves and shots to Federer’s backhand. Federer had many errors in the first 3 games or so, probably because his backhand wasn’t doing well for him. Federer started to mix some slices and hit his backhand with his forehand which broke Murray’s rhythm. Murray’s first serve didn’t go in a lot which resulted in a huge disadvantage for him. He hasn’t done a double fault, but if a good, strong, serve doesn’t go in, especially against Federer, you’re doomed. At the third set, Murray and Federer had a long game of 10 deuces with Murray serving. Federer ended up taking the game, and after that, Murray started to go down-hill.

First Set

Murray – Federer

1-0 BREAK Federer Serve
2-0 KEEP Murray Serve
2-1 KEEP Federer Serve
2-2 BREAK Murray Serve
2-3 KEEP Federer Serve
3-3 KEEP Murray Serve
3-4 KEEP Federer Serve
4-4 KEEP Murray Serve
5-4 BREAK Federer Serve
6-4 KEEP Murray Serve

Federer was the first to serve. Andy Murray started off by playing aggressively, and took an early break from Federer in the first set. He broke Roger’s service game at 0-0, and he kept his own service game. Roger had lots of unforced errors, but was able to take his next service game. At the game count of 2-1 with Murray leading, Federer was able to break back Murray’s serve after a couple of deuces. 2-2. Federer than kept his next service game. 3-2. Murray kept his service game as well ending it with a service ace. Federer ended the next service game quick with his serve. 4-3. Federer and Murray both broke each others serves, and they kept each others service game for a while. Murray’s first serve didn’t go in 5 times in a row at his service game, and Federer had a chance to break, but was not able to due to Murray’s net approach. After about 12 minutes, Murray was finally able to keep his service game despite the fact that his first serve didn’t go in. Unfortunate for Federer, Murray broke his next service game, 5-4. Murray then kept his next service game and won the first set with a score of 6-4.

Second Set

Murray – Federer

0-1 KEEP Federer Serve
1-1 KEEP Murray Serve
1-2 KEEP Federer Serve
2-2 KEEP Murray Serve
2-3 KEEP Federer Serve
3-3 KEEP Murray Serve
3-4 KEEP Federer Serve
4-4 KEEP Murray Serve
4-5 KEEP Federer Serve
5-5 KEEP Murray Serve
5-6 KEEP Federer Serve
5-7 BREAK Murray Serve

Federer had his first double fault in the second set at 1-1, but was still able to keep his service game. Federer was in danger when Murray was leading 15-40 on Federer’s serve, but Federer was able to keep his serve after a couple of long rallies. Murray took his service game without allowing Federer to take one point at all. (Mostly service aces.) But amazingly, Federer kept his serve without allowing Murray to take one point as well. I thought that Federer was going to be broken on the next service game after the love game from Murray, but I guess you never know what Federer is going to achieve. Federer was in danger AGAIN but was able to keep his service game despite the fact that Murray had 3 break chances. Murray however kept his service with a love game. 5-5. Federer took his next service game, even though there was an unlucky net-in drop shot at the game point for Federer. He was able to come back and take his service game. I loved how cool he was. He didn’t let that ruin his concentration. What a guy. He then broke Murray’s serve with a slick slice volley which made the ball “run away” from Andy, and took the second set with a score of 7-5.

Third Set

Murray – Federer

0-1 KEEP Federer Serve
1-1 KEEP Murray Serve
1-2 KEEP Federer Serve
2-2 KEEP Murray Serve
2-3 KEEP Federer Serve
2-4 BREAK Murray Serve
2-5 KEEP Federer Serve
3-5 KEEP Murray Serve
3-6 KEEP Federer Serve

Photo by: SNappa2006At 1-1, 40-0 Federer to-serve in the third set, the weather’s mood changed and decided to cry, causing a suspension which really was a bummer. The roof closed at the center court, and 30 minutes after the suspension, the players came back to the court to resume play. This was the first time in Wimbledon history that the roof was closed in the finals. An additional time of 5 minutes was given to the players to warm up for the match again. Federer finished off his service game and the score was now at 2-1, Federer leading. At 3-2, Federer playing really aggressively. However, on one point when Federer hit a drop shot, Andy slipped and twisted his ankle a little. At the seventh deuce in the game, Andy made a backhand error and bounced his racket onto the ground. The game lasted 10 deuces and Federer was able to take a service break from Murray. Unbelievable, because Federer Andy was leading at 40-0, but still Federer managed to the the game. Andy’s first serve went in pretty nicely at 2-5, and he was able to keep his service game. But Federer was in the lead and took the third set with his beautiful serves and strokes, leading to 2-0 in sets.

-Photo by SNappa2006

I was not able to watch the forth set which was very unfortunate. I’m sorry. I just had to do something, and it was really urgent. But I do know the scores. The fourth set ended with 6-3, and Roger Federer made history by winning his 17th grand slam, 3rd person to win the Wimbledon at the age of 30, and the longest time of being number one in the rankings. Roger Federer is #1!

Fourth Set

Andy Murray – Roger Federer

1-0 KEEP Murray Serve
1-1 KEEP Federer Serve
2-1 KEEP Murray Serve
2-2 KEEP Federer Serve
2-3 BREAK Murray Serve
2-4 KEEP Federer Serve
3-4 KEEP Murray Serve
3-5 KEEP Federer Serve
4-5 KEEP Murray Serve
4-6 KEEP Federer Serve

Here is an interview from Roger Federer on winning his 7th Wimbledon finals.

Andy Murray:

Photo by: Darren JohnsonPhoto by Darren Johnson

Congratulations Roger! You are just simply amazing!

~Jin

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