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As it happened: Federer wins Wimbledon 2012

Sunday, 8 July 2012 - 6:36pm IST Updated: Monday, 9 July 2012 - 12:29am IST | Agency: DNA

Murray gets an early break against Federer 2-0 in the opening set.

Sunday, Jul 8, 2012 18:52 IST

Federer finally wins a game against Murray, holds his serve 1-2 in the first set.

Sunday, Jul 8, 2012 18:53 IST

Roger Federer breaks back Murray's serve to equalise the score  2-2.

Sunday, Jul 8, 2012 19:02 IST

Federer holds the serve as Murray is unable to return the serve. 2-3 Federer.

Sunday, Jul 8, 2012 19:09 IST

Perfect start for Murray as he hits yet another ace. His serve has been brilliant in the Championships this year. And indeed he does to level it at 3-3 in the opening set.

Sunday, Jul 8, 2012 19:15 IST

Federer holds with some nice serving and strong forehands.4-3 Federer.

Sunday, Jul 8, 2012 19:19 IST

A very important game for Murray. He served badly, made some errors and looked a bit stressed, but he managed to hold serve to level the score 4-4.

Sunday, Jul 8, 2012 19:31 IST

Murray secures the break to take a 5-4 lead in the opening set. The Scot will now serve for a one-set lead.

Sunday, Jul 8, 2012 19:35 IST

Murray wins the opening set 6-4 after breaking Federer's serve twice. What an opening set of tennis at Wimbledon!

Sunday, Jul 8, 2012 19:39 IST

Fantastic start by Federer in the second set, he wins the first five games and holds at love, ripping a backhand pass that Murray can't handle. Make that six, as Murray sends a backhand wide. Federer lead 1-0.

Sunday, Jul 8, 2012 19:49 IST

Federer-Murray go head-to-head in the second set 1-1.

Sunday, Jul 8, 2012 19:51 IST

Wonderful defence from Murray as he saves two smashes from Federer. However, the third finds its mark - before the Swiss comes to the net to take a 3-2 lead in the second set.

Sunday, Jul 8, 2012 20:05 IST

There's the hold for Murray as he levels it at 4-4 in the second set. This is the point in the first set that Murray took over.

Sunday, Jul 8, 2012 20:12 IST

Federer comes through a scare as he holds his serve to take a 4-5 lead in the second set.

Sunday, Jul 8, 2012 20:20 IST

Murray hits the net as Federer takes a 5-6 lead in the second set. Is this one heading for a tie-break?

Sunday, Jul 8, 2012 20:29 IST

Federer steals the second set with his most creative, and consistent, tennis of the day. 6-4, 5-7 second set.

Sunday, Jul 8, 2012 20:43 IST

Umpire announces play suspended due to rain.

Sunday, Jul 8, 2012 20:44 IST

Both players are making their way back onto the court.

Sunday, Jul 8, 2012 21:16 IST

Federer holds as expected to take a 1-2 lead in the third set.

Sunday, Jul 8, 2012 21:27 IST

Murray holds the serve  to level it at 2-2 in the third set. Federer to serve.

Sunday, Jul 8, 2012 21:27 IST

Murray fires wide to hand as the Swiss takes a 3-2 lead in the third set.

Sunday, Jul 8, 2012 21:28 IST

This game looks never ending. Deuce number nine!

Sunday, Jul 8, 2012 21:50 IST

After a brilliant game played by both players King Roger breaks Murray to lead the third set 4-2.

Sunday, Jul 8, 2012 21:53 IST

Federer recovers from 15-30 down to level it at 30-30. All the momentum is with the six-time winner as he takes a 5-2 lead in the third set.

Sunday, Jul 8, 2012 22:03 IST

Federer clinches the third set. He needs to win one more set to win his seventh Wimbledon title and 17th career major title and retake the world No.1 ranking.

Sunday, Jul 8, 2012 22:07 IST

Murray holds his serve to take a 0-1 lead in the opening game of the fourth.

Sunday, Jul 8, 2012 22:13 IST

A big game for Federer as he levels it at 1-1 in the fourth set.

Sunday, Jul 8, 2012 22:16 IST

Murray holds Federer, who fires a weak shot wide. The Scot leads 2-1 in the fourth set.

Sunday, Jul 8, 2012 22:23 IST

Federer closes out the game with two big serves and a successful approach. Pressure back on Murray, who hasn't broken serve since the first set. Federer leveles the score 2-2.

Sunday, Jul 8, 2012 22:24 IST

Federer breaks with a superb passing shot to move 3-2 ahead in the fourth set.

Sunday, Jul 8, 2012 22:26 IST

Murray holds his serve  to move 4-3 behind Federer in the fourth set. Now, the Swiss is just two games away from the his 7th Wimbledon crown.

Sunday, Jul 8, 2012 22:34 IST

Federer as he takes a 3-5 lead in the fourth.

Sunday, Jul 8, 2012 22:43 IST

Game, set, match, Roger Federer, wins his 17th major title.

Final score: Federer 4-6 7-5 6-3 6-4 Murray.

Sunday, Jul 8, 2012 22:45 IST

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