Federer dodged an opening set loss, 4-6, to defeat Murray for his seventh Wimbledon title.
Here are three things we learned from this epic Men's Wimbledon Final.
Never Bet Against Roger Federer at Wimbledon
Seven times Federer has won at Wimbledon. He is once again World No. 1, and he is well deserving of that title.
When Nadal fell, the door was wide open for the taking. Federer made the most of his opportunities despite his early struggles, and now he's once again on top of the mountain.
His slice was working to perfection, he was hitting his corners and his net presence was actually visible. It was a great tournament for Federer.
Maybe Andy Murray Can Win a Grand Slam
It leaves the door open, but he is only 25 years old and maybe he could catch another break down the line, possibly at Wimbledon where he gets so much support.
Watching him give his speech following his loss was something amazing to behold. It's the reason why sports is so great. The fans were great to him, and he recognized them by getting emotional after his match.
As Federer and Nadal continue to get older, Murray will have more opportunities such as this to make things happen.
Maybe he'll win one before his career is over. Maybe.
Tennis Is Now Chasing a New Top Dog
With Federer's victory, he becomes the new World No. 1. With that title to his name, the bulls eye is directly placed on his back.
When the 2012 U.S. Open begins, the tennis world will be looking to knock him off.
This includes Djokovic who had to give up his ranking following his loss to Federer and Federer's victory at Wimbledon.
Federer's win at the 2012 Wimbledon Final only proves that he very well could be the greatest player of all time.
Despite losing some momentum and falling in Grand Slams, Federer proved that he is still the best tennis player in the world.
His No. 1 ranking helps his case.