Wimbledon 2012 Men's Final: Updated Weather Report for Federer vs. Murray

Justin WeltonAnalyst IIJuly 8, 2012

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 08:  Roger Federer of Switzerland and Andy Murray of Great Britain walk off court as rain delays play and the court is covered during their Gentlemen's Singles final match on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 8, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
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Andy Murray is searching for his first Grand Slam while Roger Federer is looking to become king of the grass at Wimbledon for the seventh time in his illustrious career. 

Will Murray get his first? Will Federer get his seventh? The wait will have to be even longer seeing how they are currently in a weather delay, according to Wimbledon's Twitter feed

The Groundstaff gallop onto Centre Court as play is suspended. The players about to get run over by the covers. #Wimbledonfinal #Androg

— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 8, 2012

The weather stoppage is the 15th in the past 13 days.

 

Who does the stoppage benefit?

Murray clearly benefits from the stoppage of play. He won the first set 6-4 with incredible adrenaline and enthusiasm. When he stepped onto the court, his confidence was high and it led him to the opening set victory.

However, Federer found his momentum after that, winning the second set 7-5. He's mixing in his shots very well, hitting the slice, performing the backhand and he's finally going to the net strong and finishing winners. 

With the wait, Murray gets to regain his focus and relax his mindset. The advantage is clearly on his side.

 

When will the weather stop?

According to Weather.com, the weather appears to be heading for a possible stop around 6 p.m. local time. With the ability to close the roof at Wimbledon, that's the decision the tournament has decided to do, according to Wimbledon's Twitter feed.

They are going to close the roof. #Wimbledonfinal #Androg

— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 8, 2012

The closing of the roof will be the ninth closing of the tournament.

 

Prediction

Murray lost momentum, but now so has Federer. With the roof closing, I have to give the edge to Federer, who has been in this situation before.

He realizes that this may be one of the few golden opportunities he will have to win another Grand Slam and I don't see him letting it slip away.