Switzerland's Roger Federer defeated Britain's Andy Murray 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4, Sunday, joining Pete Sampras and William Renshaw with seven Wimbledon crowns. While the dramatic win was a disappointment for British fans who had been waiting 76 years for a homegrown men's champion at the All England Club, the match put the Swiss tennis virtuoso back on top. After failing to win any of the last nine majors he played in, Federer's victory now makes him the No. 1-ranked player in the world for the first time in three years. Turning 31 in August, Federer is, remarkably, the oldest man to win a Grand Slam title, his 17th overall, since Andre Agassi won the 2003 Australian Open.
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