Wimbledon Yields 7th Trophy for Champion
The world renowned tennis tournament has drawn to a close after producing the year’s champions in singles and doubles tennis. The oldest running tennis competition in the world Wimbledon is roundly regarded as the most prestigious.
And here’s a fun fact: Wimbledon is the only major tournament still played on grass. With sponsors like Rolex and IBM there is no shortage of high profile fan base, which includes celebrities and royalty from all over the world.
The roof was drawn shut to keep out the rain during the men’s singles final, but there were plenty of water works flowing from the eyes of British fans when Murray was felled again by Federer, who secured another Wimbledon trophy for his mantel piece. As the first men’s title played under a closed stadium canopy, Federer had no excuse but to press on in a 6-4 5-7 3-6 4-6 victory over the British hopeful. This occasion marks the third instance the Swiss champion has bested the Brit on the lawn. Federer took the trophy in the US Open during 2008 and Australian open in 2010. In total the match lasted 3 hours and 48 minutes, leading to a seventh victory for Federer, tying him up with Pete Sampras and William Renshaw.
The British charity Oxfam earned a sum of derived from Federer’s win to the tune of £100,000, likely making them the only Brits who weren’t rooting for Murray to win. The late Nick Newlife might have been another British supporter of Federer, when in 2003 he put down £1,520 at 66-1 on Federer winning 7 Wimbledons by 2019. He left the betting slip worth £101,840 to Oxfam after his passing in 2009. Federer himself landed a £1.15m prize for his victory.