Andy Murray made it to the 2012 Wimbledon Finals, a feat that hadn't been done by a British men's player since 1938. The crowd was clearly behind Murray during the match, chanting his name between volleys multiple times. Murray fell short, however; after picking up the first set over Federer, he dropped the next three in heart-breaking fashion.
After the match, Murray struggled to keep his emotions in check during his interview. "I'm getting closer," Murray said as he tried to hold himself from crying.
"I'm going to try this and it's not going to be easy," Murray said as he paused and began to cry, with the crowd going wild at his display of raw emotion.
Murray continued: "Firstly I'd like to congratulate Roger ... Roger's 30 now, and he's not bad for a 30-year-old. He played a great tournament. He had some struggles early on with his back, and he showed what fight he still has left in him, so congratulations, you deserve it."
Murray thanked his coaches and trainers before turning to address the crowd.
"And last of all to you guys," he said before pausing to compose himself. "Everybody always talks about the pressure about playing at Wimbledon, how tough it is. But it's not the people watching, they make it so much easier to play.
"The support has been incredible, so thank you."
A full Wimbledon 2012 scoreboard can be found at SI.com.