Wimbledon 2012 Schedule: Everything You Need to Know About Men's Final

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Wimbledon 2012 Schedule: Everything You Need to Know About Men's Final
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Roger Federer and Andy Murray will battle in the men's final at Wimbledon 2012, and the two will put on a great show at the All England Club.

On the heels of a women's final that went the distance with Serena Williams winning her fifth Wimbledon title, Murray and Fed will complete the action in London.

In a match that is sure to impress, and with history on the line, this is your guide to the final match of Wimbledon 2012.

 

Basic Information

Who: No. 3 Roger Federer vs. No. 4 Andy Murray

Where: Wimbledon

When: Sunday July 8, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. EDT

How to Watch: ESPN, ESPN3

 

Why it Matters

The men's final at Wimbledon is not just another match: It has history on the line for both sides.

Federer looks to capture his seventh Wimbledon title, which would tie him for the most in history. After his rival, Rafael Nadal, won his seventh title at the French Open (the most all-time), Federer looks to match him with another title in London.

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Murray, on the other hand, looks to make history. No Brit has won it all at Wimbledon since 1936, when Fred Perry dominated en route to a title. A Scot, Murray looks to change that, and win his first Grand Slam event of his career.

It would also be the first Grand Slam not to be won by one of tennis' big three of Novak Djokovic, Nadal and Federer since the 2009 US Open.

These two both have history on the line. While Federer is considered a much better player, he has not proved it against his Scottish counterpart. Murray actually leads the all-time series 8-7, despite losing the last two matches.

These two will put on a show, and with so much on the line, this is must-watch tennis.

 

TV Schedule

Date Time (EDT) Round Channel
Sunday, July 8 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Men's Final ESPN

ESPN3 will also be streaming the action online.

 

Prediction

Roger Federer's reemergence on grass looks to be for real. He used to be the best player in the world on grass, but he has slipped in recent years. However, after beating No. 1 Novak Djokovic in the semifinals, Fed looks unstoppable. Not even Murray, who has beaten No. 7 David Ferrer and No. 5 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, can stop him.

Final Score: Federer wins in four sets.

 

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