Roger Federer has won the Wimbledon men's singles title for a record equalling seventh time.
Federer beat Britain's Andy Murray 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4 to foil Murray's bid to become the first British man in 76 years to win the mens singles title here.
The match lasted for 3 hours and 25 minutes and was interrupted in the third set by rain at 1-1 when the roof was closed.
This is Federer's 17th grand slam title - he already owns the record for most slam titles by any male player in the history of the game and his seven Wimbledon titles ties him for most by any male player at Wimbledon along with pete Sampras and William Renshaw.
Federer also returns to the world no. 1 ranking with this win. He will tie Sampras for most weeks at no. 1 by any player at 286 weeks tomorrow when the new rankings come out and will break that record if he holds on to the top spot for one week which he is most likely to do so.
Murray came out firing winning the first 6-4 and also looked to be dominating the second set. However, Federer turned the match around by hitting two deft volleys at 6-5 in the second set to break Murray's serve and tie the match at a set apiece.
When the players returned from the rain delay, Federer seemed to have found his old range again, dominating with his forehand and hitting some exquisite shots, including a forehand drop shot and a forehand slice winner.
Federer broke Murray in a marathon sixth game in the third set which lasted for 20 minutes which seemd to be the turning point of the match. Murray had several chances to win that game but Federer won it on his sixth break point.
The British Prime Minister, the Beckhams and Kate and Pippa Middleton were in the stands for the final.
The last British male to win the mens singles at Wimbledon was Fred Perry who won in 1945, 1945 and 1936.