Stat Line Of The Night — 7/8/12 — Roger Federer
We knew that history would be made at the All England Club during yesterday’s Wimbledon men’s final. The only question was whether it would be Andy Murray making history by becoming the first Brit to win a Wimbledon title in 76 years, or Roger Federer etching his name into the record books by tying Pete Sampras with seven Wimbledon titles.
In the end, it was Federer who would continue his dominance at the All England Club, as he used his experience and some slippery court conditions to his advantage, en route to the four set victory (4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4). With the win, Federer not only ties Sampras’ mark for most Wimbledon championships, with seven, but he also upped his mark for all-time Grand Slam victories, with 17 (also a record).
With the victory, the 30-year-old will regain top spot in the ATP rankings, equaling Pete Sampras’ record of 286 weeks as the top ranked player. And he also earns “The Stat Line of the Night” for Sunday, July 8, 2012.