Roger Federer Defeats Andy Murray, Wins 7th Wimbledon Title

In the fourth set of the 2012 Wimbledon men's final, Andy Murray and Roger Federer continued to battle back and forth. Federer had won the second and third set after Murray picked up the first set. Murray took the early lead in the fourth set of the match, going up 2-1 and leaning on his serve to pick up some quick points.

Federer was able to rally and tie 2-2, not allowing a point to Murray in the fourth game of the set. Federer continued eating away at Murray, picking up points on his returns and forcing Murray into some mistakes. With Federer up 4-2 in the fourth set, Murray took a 40-30 advantage and closed out the set with a serve Federer couldn't return to stay alive in the match.

Federer took his fifth game of the set on a drop shot near the net that Murray had no chance of returning. Murray, faulting once on nearly every serve, was able to continue to stay alive in the final set and take a 40-15 lead, but Federer battled back and tied the game 40-40. After picking up the advantage, Murray hung on and pushed the set to 5-4.

With the crowd chanting his name, Murray took the early lead on Federer in the set. Federer quickly tied the game, however, and went on to pick up point after point on his way to win the game, set and match.

Federer wins his seventh Wimbledon title in four sets 4-6, 7-5, 6-4, 6-4.

A full Wimbledon 2012 scoreboard can be found at SI.com.

For more throughout Wimbledon, visit SB Nation's tennis hub.

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