Recapping Roger Federer's Legendary Run to Historic Wimbledon 2012 Title

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Recapping Roger Federer's Legendary Run to Historic Wimbledon 2012 Title
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In a Wimbledon fortnight fraught with rain showers and major upsets, order was finally restored. The Sunday resolution revived a familiar tradition on Centre Court.

Roger Federer, who won the All-England Club championship for six of the last nine years, managed to capture his seventh title on Sunday by defeating the great British hope, Andy Murray.

Once again, the roof had to be closed over Centre Court when rain interrupted play. This happened incessantly during week two.

At that particular point in the match each player had won one set. Momentum, however, seemed on Federer's side since he had taken the second set.

Once play resumed, Federer ratcheted his game up a notch, denying Murray his moment in the sun. Federer won his seventh Wimbledon crown in a place that felt like home.

The Swiss maestro's magic had returned, absent the past two years on Wimbledon's Centre Court. Lifting the trophy in 2012 seemed every bit as sweet as it did when he captured his first title in 2003.

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