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Federer leads Murray in Wimbledon final

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WIMBLEDON, England (AP) Roger Federer has rallied to take a lead of two sets to one over Andy Murray in the first Wimbledon singles final to be played under a roof.

Federer led 4-6, 7-5, 6-3. The match began in sunshine Sunday, but rain forced a 40-minute delay at 1-all in the third set, and the retractable roof over Centre Court was then closed.

The roof was added in 2009.

Federer took charge when he broke for a 4-2 lead in the third set by winning a 20-minute game. The game included a series of improbable exchanges, with Murray falling to the grass three times.

Federer was trying to add to his record 16 Grand Slam championships, and tie a record by winning Wimbledon for a seventh time.

Updated July 8, 2012

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