Murray Wins Federer in Straight Sets in Olympics Final
It might seem ironic that a British man has finally won a singles tournament at Wimbledon for the first time since 1936 — and yet it is not Wimbledon ‘proper’.
Murray provided the style. Serving with a 5-4 lead, he aced Federer for the final two points of the match.
“[The crowd] helped me get a few extra miles an hour the last couple of serves,” Murray said.
The crowd added a few decibels with each point, exploding into a roar as Murray celebrated the final ace. Then he sprinted toward the corner of the court, past the startled line judges, and climbed through the stands toward his family.
Federer exited quickly, leaving center stage at Centre Court to Murray. The seven-time Wimbledon champion was as gracious in defeat as he ever is in victory.
“Don’t feel too bad for me,” Federer said. “I felt like I won my silver, I didn’t lose it. So I feel really happy. I was very happy for him. It’s a long time coming for him, and he did great.”
And he did it for Great Britain, adding an unexpected exclamation point to a remarkable weekend for the home team.