Wimbledon 2012 Live: When and Where to Watch Epic Men's Final

Donald WoodFeatured ColumnistJuly 8, 2012

SHANGHAI, CHINA - OCTOBER 17:  Roger Federer of Switzerland and Andy Murray of Great Britain pose for photographers after the final on day seven of the 2010 Shanghai Rolex Masters at the Shanghai Qi Zhong Tennis Center on October 17, 2010 in Shanghai, China.  (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
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With the 2012 Wimbledon men’s finals upon us, the matchup of Roger Federer and Andy Murray is the talk of the tennis world.

The tennis legend Federer will be trying to add another chapter to his already impressive career, while Murray will be fighting with the knowledge that he is the first Wimbledon finalist from England since Bunny Austin in 1938.

There is so much for both men to play for on the court Sunday and the storylines surrounding the match are so intriguing that even the most casual tennis fans can’t help but get swept up into the frenzy.

While watching Serena Williams go over in the women’s final was great, the battle at Centre Court of Wimbledon will have the world taking notice.


Where: All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon, England

When: Sunday, July 8 at 9 a.m. ET

Watch: ESPN

Live Stream: ESPN3.com


Roger Federer’s Keys to Victory

While Roger Federer comes off as one of the nicest guys you’d ever want to meet, he is a cerebral tennis player on the court. To beat Andy Murray, Federer must show no mercy.

Murray has always considered to be mentally fragile, and that’s where Federer has to get himself inside the English star’s head just like he did Novak Djokovic in the semifinals.

While Federer comes in to a blaze of cheers everywhere he goes, Murray will be shouldering the weight of every English tennis fan in the world and he knows it. Federer will be attacking his opponent mentally as much as he will be physically.


Andy Murray’s Keys to Victory

Andy Murray proved against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga that he can beat the strongest the sport has to offer, but he has yet to prove he can beat the smartest.

Murray’s key is between the ears.

There is no doubt that most of the pressure in this matchup will fall on the shoulders of Murray, so Murray’s battle is more mental than physical.

With Federer getting older and his dominance wavering, this is Murray’s chance to not only steal a Grand Slam win, but earn his country a Wimbledon title.


Prediction: Roger Federer wins

Despite the overwhelming support Murray received throughout the tournament, Federer will be too much for the England native to handle. The dream of a British Wimbledon champion will have to wait at least another year.

While Murray will finally win a set against Federer, it won’t be enough to stop the focused legend from proving that he has the talent to capitalize when Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal are knocked out of a tournament early.


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