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Federer Wins 7th Wimbledon Title

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Roger Federer of Switzerland holds the winners trophy on the clubhouse balcony after defeating Andy Murray of Britain in their men's singles final tennis match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, July 8, 2012.

Roger Federer of Switzerland holds the winners trophy on the clubhouse balcony after defeating Andy Murray of Britain in their men's singles final tennis match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, July 8, 2012.

Switzerland's Roger Federer has won his record-tying seventh Wimbledon title.

Federer, 30, tied the record of his idol Pete Sampras Sunday by beating Andy Murray 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4.

It is Federer's 17th Grand Slam title overall. With this win, he regains his number one world ranking.

Murray had hoped to be the first British man to win Wimbledon in 76 years.

Serena Williams won her fifth Wimbledon women's title on Saturday.

Some information for this report was provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.

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