Roger Federer has claimed a record-tying seventh Wimbledon title, beating Andy Murray in a close four-set final battle.
The 17-time Grand Slam champion took the most after the roof was closed early in the third set, giving Murray little chance to end Britain's 76-year wait for a homegrown men's champion.
“It has worked out so many times over the years here at Wimbledon that I play my best in the semis and the finals,” Federer said. “I couldn't be more happy. It feels great being back here as the winner.”
Sunday's match was the first Wimbledon singles final to be played with the roof closed. The roof was first used at the All England Club in 2009.
“When the roof closed, he played unbelievable tennis,” Murray said.
Federer is now 17-7 in Grand Slam finals, including 7-1 at Wimbledon. “It's amazing. It equals me with Pete Sampras, who's my hero,” Federer said. “It just feels amazing.”
Besides Sampras, William Renshaw also won seven Wimbledon titles, but he did it at a time when the defending champion was given a bye into the following year's final.
Meanwhile, Murray dropped to 0-4 in major finals, with three of those losses coming against Federer.