2012 Wimbledon Championships: Roger Federer Downs Andy Murray In Four Sets For Seventh Title

In what was a vintage display, Roger Federer defeated Andy Murray in the 2012 Wimbledon Gentlemen's Championship, 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4.

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2012 Wimbledon Championships: Andy Murray Becomes First British Man To Reach Final Since 1938

For awhile at the All-England Club, Andy Murray didn't appear that he would breeze through, despite winning the first two sets of the match. After dropping the third set, No. 5 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga threw all he could at him, but Murray prevailed in the other men's semi-final match, 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 7-5.

The victory puts Murray in his fourth grand slam final, where he hopes to do what no other British man has done in over 70 years, which is win the Wimbledon championship. The last man to do it was Fred Perry in 1936. In addition to that, there hasn't been a British man in the finals since Bunny Austin in 1938. By way of comparison, two British women have won the championship in the Open Era, Ann Haydon Jones in 1969 and Virginia Wade in 1977.

Murray will have a stiff challege facing six-time men's champion Roger Federer after he defeated top seed Novak Djokovic in the other semifinal, 6-3, 3-6, 6-4, 6-3. Murray has lost two grand slam finals against Federer in his career, the 2008 US Open and the 2010 Australian Open.

The men's championship will be broadcast on ESPN on Sunday morning starting at 9 a.m.

For a complete scoreboard and results, please check out the Sports Illustrated Wimbledon Scoreboard.

Stick with this StoryStream here at SB Nation DC for updates, scores and more from the 2012 Wimbledon Tennis Championships. For all things tennis, check out SB Nation's tennis hub.

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2012 Wimbledon Results Day 4: Rafael Nadal Stunned In Five Sets

The biggest upset of the 2012 Wimbledon tennis tournament didn't come until the last possible moment of day 4. Shortly after 10 p.m. London time, with the Centre Court roof closed to ward off the darkness outside, the two-time champion and three-time runner-up fell to 26-year-old Lukas Rosol of the Czech Republic, 6-7 (9-11), 6-4, 6-4, 2-6, 6-4.

It is the earliest that Nadal has departed the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club as a loser since 2005, when he was also bounced in the second round by Gilles Muller.

Rosol simply overpowered Nadal, hitting 22 aces to the Spaniard's 19 and recording 65 winners to Nadal's 41. Prior to defeating Nadal, Rosol had never advanced past the first round in Southwest London.

Elsewhere around the grounds, the form largely held. On the women's side, Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams advanced to the third round, while Scottish fan favorite Andy Murray defeated the difficult Ivo Karlovic in four rounds. In addition, the top-seeded American, Mardy Fish, defeated Britain's James Ward in five sets, while Andy Roddick swept aside Germany's Bjorn Phau 6-3, 7-6 (7-1), (6-3).

A complete 2012 Wimbledon scoreboard with live updates is available here.

For more coverage of Wimbledon, stay tuned to SB Nation DC's StoryStream and make sure to visit SB Nation's tennis hub.

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