WIMBLEDON, England (AP) - Hope turned to disappointment one more time for Andy Murray and British tennis.
Murray stood closer to the Wimbledon title Sunday than any British man had in three-quarters of a century, two sets away from ending one of the longest waits in British sports. But he also stood across the net from Roger Federer.
The Swiss star took advantage of a rain delay and a closed roof to win 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4 for his seventh Wimbledon title. A teary-eyed Murray told the Centre Court crowd he's "getting closer."